Six Tips to Design a Cool Office

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"Convert Unused Structures"

Architect: Philip Tusa
Office: Hudson River Studio

Plenty of us have unused rooms in our homes, so why not put these spaces to work? Philip Tusa transformed the garage adjacent to his home in upstate New York into the loft-like design studio that now functions as his office. Tusa recommends converting attic space, basements, and even wall space into usable work areas. Rooms with vaulted ceilings and generous layouts are especially helpful in creating a stylish space, and offer room for wall art and sculpture, he says.