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How to Bring Business into Your Home

The final installment of a three-part series on home offices: welcoming visitors.

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Part One
Home Sweet Home Office
Finding the right tools to maximize efficiency and minimize pain.

Part Two
A Wiser Use of Space: How to Set Up Your Home Office
Tips for choosing an optimal spot and staying organized.

Inviting your business into your home is one thing. But inviting your business clients into your home? That's something else altogether.

"It's an intensely personal choice whether to open your home to the stresses of business life," says Claire Tamburro, a designer in Arlington, Va., who has a background in residential home offices. "There are design challenges, issues with friends and neighbors. It can be done, but it is a big step."

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