Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Create Private Space for Working Woman

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Create Private Space for Working Woman

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Perhaps you have heard of the expression "man cave," the affectionate term for a man's private space. Women need their own private spaces, too. If your home allows, instead of having a universal office, consider an office just for her.

Ideally the location of a female home office should be easily accessible to prime areas of the home, but also afford privacy. A home office should also be a space where the primary user doesn't have to worry about having belongings disturbed or removed.

Because the space should be for both work and relaxation, the space shouldn't be designed as just an office. Don't just focus on hard surfaces such as a desk; also incorporate soft elements such as sofas, chairs and chaises. Creating opportunities in a space for relaxing "me" moments will go a long way. …

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