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What are some ways to use an armoire in a home office?

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One of the primary ways to use armoires in home offices is as a computer desk that closes to hide the equipment when it is not in use. While most sit flat against a wall, a corner armoire helps to minimize the space requirement. Other uses are to store files and other office essentials.

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The computer armoire is a good choice for a mini-office that takes a small part of another room, such as a family room. Users can add bulletin boards or attach storage containers to the inside of the doors to make the space more usable when the office is open. Many have a slide-out keyboard shelf that extends the workspace.

Armories often do not provide an abundance of writing space, which is a problem for users with work that doesn't involve the computer. While office stores often offer a large selection of computer armories, they are often in office finishes, which do not necessarily match the furniture already in the room.

Closing the armoire doors at the end of the workday helps remind the home worker that the job is complete for the day and that family time is starting. This visual clue helps to separate two very important parts of the life for those who work at home.

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