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How-to: Turn Bedroom into the Perfect Office

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This home office solution is perfect for bedrooms generous in height but not breadth.

We practically spend all day glued to the front of our computers anyway, so why not turn your bed into a home office that features generous space and privacy?

That's exactly what Joel Vardy did to his bedroom, which enjoys a high ceiling. Vardy simply put his bed on a loft, and converted the space created below into a roomy workspace. Maximizing the opportunity, Joel also practiced some good cable management, constructing the desk in such a way that only the monitors and peripherals appear topside. Last but not least, lights were embedded directly underneath the bed, to provide lighting for the desk itself.

Of course placing the bed on the second level isn't an option for the handicapped. And not everyone is lucky enough to have such a vertically spacious bedroom like Joel Vardy. But for those who can take full advantage of Vardy's setup—which is by no means original by the way—would definitely benefit from this space-saving solution.

Here, we like featuring gadgets and how they can make your life better (or not). And sometimes getting the most out of technology involves modifying how you use it for maximum efficiency. Head bumps might be frequent for users who take the time and effort to convert their bed into a loft/desk combo. But the potential benefits are simply too great to ignore.

Loft Desk Maximizes Space In Smaller Rooms

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    Trialsking , June 8, 2010 5:28 PM
    I suppose this works great for him seeing as he will definateky not have any women in there, ever!
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    tokenz , June 8, 2010 5:35 PM
    Wow. I cant believe that is an article.
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    PreciousL , June 8, 2010 5:29 PM
    I'm guessing he doesn't have a lot of girls over.
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  • 26 Hide
    Trialsking , June 8, 2010 5:28 PM
    I suppose this works great for him seeing as he will definateky not have any women in there, ever!
  • 23 Hide
    PreciousL , June 8, 2010 5:29 PM
    I'm guessing he doesn't have a lot of girls over.
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    cadder , June 8, 2010 5:29 PM
    Some years back this was standard for college kids in dorms. They would build a bed frame/desk, and make it where they could disassemble it to take home with them at the end of the semester and then reuse it next year.
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    kalogagatya , June 8, 2010 5:33 PM
    This setup looks like an office the same way gaming looks like work.....

    Now he only needs a toilet and a fridge. bathing is optional :p 
  • 6 Hide
    shening , June 8, 2010 5:33 PM
    girls are overrated
  • 26 Hide
    tokenz , June 8, 2010 5:35 PM
    Wow. I cant believe that is an article.
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    Pyroflea , June 8, 2010 5:37 PM
    preciouslI'm guessing he doesn't have a lot of girls over.


    Lmao, nothing says "I don't communicate with women" like having a bedroom like that.
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    anamaniac , June 8, 2010 5:40 PM
    tokenzWow. I cant believe that is an article.

    Me either.
    My computer chair/bed is a futon though. Much more convenient.
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    SevenVirtues , June 8, 2010 5:43 PM
    Why are you treating this like it's something new? My bed, 17 years ago, was like this.
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    tokenz , June 8, 2010 5:44 PM
    sheninggirls are overrated


    After you hit puberty, we will see if you still feel that way.
  • 13 Hide
    Tyellock , June 8, 2010 5:45 PM
    crawling in and out of bed drunk must be a challenge
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    gerohmygosh , June 8, 2010 5:48 PM
    Hahaha I laughed hard when the comment I wanted to post was already up as either the first two posts.
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    Jung , June 8, 2010 5:49 PM
    Yeah, if you are twelve.
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    joebob2000 , June 8, 2010 5:49 PM
    Bit of advice, pay attention to the ceiling type in your room before elevating the bed (and everything that goes on atop the bed)... "Smash Textured" ceilings with pointy spackle are as sharp as they look!
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    SevenVirtues , June 8, 2010 5:50 PM
    More importantly, putting spotlights under the mattress for this "office" is possibly as big a fire hazard as a match next to a bucket of petrol.
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    ikoliss , June 8, 2010 5:53 PM
    I fail to understand why this made it to the news..
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    Anonymous , June 8, 2010 5:54 PM
    Man, what chair is that, I want one
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    Niva , June 8, 2010 5:59 PM
    sheninggirls are overrated


    It's appropriate to put a "no homo" tag on that line, though I'm not sure it works...
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    tayb , June 8, 2010 5:59 PM
    This isn't anything new. Dorms have been doing this for years now to save space. It sucks. This isn't the perfect office or the perfect bedroom.
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    SevenVirtues , June 8, 2010 6:02 PM
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Computer-Office-Racing-Bucket-Chair/dp/B003AWSR96

    I have onelol.
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