Get a High-end Home Office Look with a Small Budget

For years, the two small conference rooms in our office have been referred to as "the interrogation rooms." This tongue-in-cheek reference had less to do with any questioning taking place in those rooms and more to do with the prison-like atmosphere cultivated by stark cinder block walls, spartan furnishing and a stained drop ceiling. Plus, there is always an Arctic blast of air conditioning in the rooms-turning even friendly conversations a bit chilly.

An idea to improve the appearance of those two rooms bubbled up in a newsroom improvement committee meeting, and, of course, I took the bait. As writers, we know that setting influences plot. I was determined to make those rooms a less institutional place to have a conversation, but it wasn't until I committed to the makeover project that I discovered the budget: $200, plus the cost of paint.

Clearly, this would require some reinforcements. I enlisted the help of interior designer Scott Tjaden, who also writes an occasional design column for Lifestyle, and Scott Bujnak, the carpenter supervisor in our building. Due to our limited funds, we had to approach the project in reverse, gathering our available resources before coming up with a design vision, but the end result impressed even our cynical colleagues.

We discovered that even the most utilitarian and sparse office space can be transformed with some creativity. If you have a home office that lacks inspiration, follow these seven steps to a low-cost, high-style office makeover.

1. Define the purpose.

Every smart design project begins by figuring out exactly how the space will be used. We determined how much seating was needed for small groups of editors and reporters to be able to meet about a developing story. We knew each room also needed some sort of table and decided to add a whiteboard. These items were our essentials.

"Unless those things are defined, you're going to get off track," Tjaden said.

2. Identify the strengths and weaknesses.

When I first showed Tjaden the rooms in their original state, his first reaction was: "We need paint to disguise these architectural deformities."

He instantly noted which elements we needed to hide because they were impossible to replace. The ceiling tiles were just plain dirty. And, the concrete walls could not be changed. There was no natural light and a single dingy sofa, well past its use-by date.

On the plus side, we had free reign with colour choices and we could freely plunder the building for furniture castoffs.

"You can't have a vision for something until you know what is available, especially when you have a tight budget," Tjaden advised.

He had already decided that the walls would be striped in each room to help disguise the concrete cinder block walls.

Vertically, stripes can make space look taller. Our objective was to make the space look wider, so we went horizontal. It created an illusion of space.

3. Determine what is already available.

This was when we started scavenging the building for pieces with any sort of potential. We pored over rows of decrepit, dated and discarded furniture. The same can be done in your home, as long as you can see older pieces with a fresh perspective.

Initially, Tjaden was looking for a large tall item for each room and seating. We found some key components, like an older wooden storage cabinet, which we asked Bujnak to refinish and lacquer. We also found a large bookcase with shelves, along with wooden white boards, which would take on new life with a fresh coat of paint.

Each room needs three sorts of elements, Tjaden explained: A dominant, subdominant and subordinate. Even a small room needs one large object for drama and attention. In our case, the bookcase and storage cabinet would be the dominant pieces. The stripes and other furniture were subdominant, and accessories, the subordinate pieces, would pull the room together.

In the newsroom's much larger conference area, I had my eye on a neutral grey, camel back sofa. We measured it and discovered it would fit perfectly alongside one wall.

"People automatically assume that a small room needs small furniture, but that's not true," Tjaden said. "It can also be wide, like the sofa that goes wall to wall and maximizes seating. Plus, it's a neutral colour, so it disappears."

4. Refinish and repurpose.

If you have the ability to refinish a piece of furniture yourself, it's certainly the cheapest option. Fortunately, we had a talented carpenter on staff, who indulged our multi-stepped refurbishing requests.

The dated wood cabinet got lacquered in a high-gloss aqua colour. The bookshelf was repainted black with the inset shelves painted an accent cayenne orange-red.

"A bold colour scheme and large items work well in a small space," Tjaden said.

5. Make a list and prioritize.

Finally, it was time to go shopping. One of my colleagues suggested installing a mini-bar in one of the rooms. There were two problems with this idea: One, alcohol is banned in our workplace, and two, did we really want to hear potential story ideas from sloshed editors?

More important, we still didn't have any seating, which was really the whole point of the rooms. We made a list based on our budget and started prioritizing that list. We knew we needed seating and some art for the walls.

This was the time to start cruising used office supply stores, Goodwill and the Salvation Army.

We started with Warehouse of Fixtures in St. Louis, which carries a great selection of gently used, high-end office furniture in a back room. The store had rows of beautiful, black leather Herman Miller swivel chairs. They were the perfect size, colour and type. Unfortunately, they were completely out of my price range. On the plus side, the owner was willing to negotiate based on how much we were buying.

We found two black plastic chairs, with a curved back that matched the back of the sofa, along with an old, wooden coffee table, which we hoped Bujnak could refinish and paint, and four of those swivel chairs ... all for $160. We had to arrange the pickup ourselves, but we were so excited by the find, we would have carried them four city blocks on our backs.

We had chosen a dusty and worn-out table for its size and straight, clean lines.

The square table reflected the stripes that would be painted on the wall and the grid pattern of the ceiling tiles and lighting.

The geometry was softened by the rounded backs of the plastic chairs and curved top of the sofa.

"Measure, measure, measure," Tjaden said. "Take the height and width measurements of a room, along with where the door is to make sure you buy pieces that actually fit."

6. Paint.

Easily, the cheapest way to transform a space is by painting it. In our case, it ended up being our biggest expense because we chose so many different colours and finishes.

Tjaden suggested a dark colour for the drop ceiling. It makes the space look larger, while hiding the ceiling tiles. It would also unify tracks and tiles, by painting them one colour. One wall would be painted the same colour as the ceiling to reunite the ceiling with the rest of the space. And a dark-coloured wall automatically creates drama in a room.

Both rooms have the same commercial, looped multicoloured carpeting (which we also couldn't change). For the accent colours in each room, Tjaden pulled the orange, blue and grey present in the carpet. One room would have a more whimsical feel with bright blue and green stripes, while the other has more muted, neutral stripes.

I was a little concerned about how such a bold statement would carry (or scream) in such a small space. I looked for reassurance from Bujnak, the carpenter who would be supervising the paint job.

"What do you think of this colour scheme?" I asked. He refused to play.

"It's your party," he said.

7. Finishing touches.

Once we had fresh paint on the walls and our new furniture in hand, we needed the accessories to complete the rooms. During our previous walk-through the building, Tjaden noticed a weathered, old portrait of the Pulitzer brothers, and we discovered the 8-by-10 could be scanned and converted to a high-resolution jpeg image. We also found clever, black and white drawings of the Weatherbird gathering dust in a corner.

And our photography department had the perfect photo we wanted to enlarge and frame for one side wall. The head of the photo department tracked down the jpeg of that original, and I ordered poster-sized prints of each for about $9 a piece. I found cheap black poster frames at Walmart. Our expenses, not including paint, came in exactly at $200.

I also found a globe on a co-worker's desk and a tall plant in a hallway on a different floor. We rescued a metal stand from a trash bin and turned it into a phone stand.

"I think it turned out great for the budget we had," Tjaden said. "One thing that was successful in making the two spaces cohesive yet distinct was the stripes," he said. "It's the common denominator."

You know you can declare a design project a success when a manager sends you an email saying: "You can decorate my house any time. ... The rooms went from 'early prison' to glam."

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 30 years ago in the south of France, the camera switched its focus to the celebrity-obsessed artist Andy Warhol, who became the reluctant subject of a photo study that was then relegated to a storage cabinet filed under "W." Sometime last year, a friend of photographer Steve Wood happened upon the trove of 35mm slides and persuaded wood that the "lost" images deserved their Warhol-allotted 15 minutes of fame. The resulting exhibition, "Lost Then Found," opens on May 3 for 10 days in New York, and features unusual shots such as Warhol posing with a giant sunflower and backpack, or shown winking, with eyes closed and in close-up head shots. "These photographs reveal a different Warhol than most of us have ever witnessed," said Christopher Bollen, editor of Interview magazine, which Warhol founded in 1969 and which is supporting the exhibition. "It's a testament to the photographer and an opportunity to re-assess his bearing as one of the most influential artists of the last century," Bollen said. The origins of the 1981 Deauville shoot were just as unlikely as its rediscovery. Warhol and Wood, a British Daily Express newspaper veteran of both war front lines and fashion shows, met through a mutual acquaintance - New York restaurateur Elaine Kaufman, proprietress of the celebrity haunt Elaine's. Both photographer and subject overcame initial reluctance, with Wood finding the light that had inspired the Impressionist painters a century earlier perfect for the private, wan Warhol, organizers of the exhibit said. The Pittsburgh-based Andy Warhol Foundation, which oversees the late artist's canon, is also a partner on the exhibition, which takes place at the temporary New York City gallery, 345 meatpacking. Warhol, who died in 1987 at age 58, was known for pop art paintings of iconic items such as a Campbell's soup can and eye-catching portraits of celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Mick Jagger and Elvis Presley. He also dabbled in music and film making and his studio, the Factory, was home base for a generation of New York celebrities and hipsters.
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Q: We live in a bungalow condominium community, and plan on staying. Our master suite bathroom has a large whirlpool bathtub that we never use. We are shower people. We are planning to renovate and want to replace the bathtub with a shower. What styles can you recommend?A: Your home's design should be based on elements that match and enhance your lifestyle. To renovate your bathroom, make it truly yours. Don't take baths? Forget the tub. Take the time to research all the styles and options available for a shower that is safe, comfortable and great looking.The shower base will set the footprint of your design. There are plenty of choices and sizes to fit large and small spaces. Be sure to look for bases that have a safe, non-slip surface. Shower doors can be rounded, square and divided into sections. To design a shower, visit and click on Build Your Shower on the home page. Move through the selections that include bases, door configuration, hardware and hinge finishes and glass type. Once completed you will receive a quote for your design. As for trends, the emphasis is on safety and comfort. Fleurco offers two shower bases with seat and storage, a design detail that is practical and versatile. A step-in shower with safety bars and built-in seat creates a safe and accessible shower experience. The Urbana base with Titan doors has storage.Choose shower heads and sprays that can be controlled for different purposes, from power massage to rain shower soothing. Enjoy a refreshing spa experience every day.Q. We've just moved into an old house that we love, but it's in rough shape. The bathroom needs a redo, but how can we make it fun and kid-friendly for now?A: Begin by cleaning and bleaching all surfaces. Storage is all important in a family bathroom, so assess the storage. If there's a cabinet under the sink, remove the doors and build in shelves for the kids' bath stuff.Fit a narrow storage cabinet on the wall beside the bath/shower if there's room. Then paint in high gloss white, accenting a few shelves with bright colours - red and blue and green are favourites. Mats and towels will freshen up the floor and walls. Arrange hooks so kids can hang up towels easily. (They still won't but this helps.) If there is any spare wall space, see if you can carve out niches between wall studs for stacking soaps, brushes and toys. Keep any medicines and cleaning supplies locked away, preferably in another room.This column is produced by Debbie Travis and Barbara Dingle. Email questions to .
Audio Video Storage Cabinets
There are many different things to consider when you are purchasing an audio video storage cabinet. People have a number of things around the house or at their place of work which need to be stored in the most efficient way possible and for a low cost. This article will give you a few different things to consider when thinking about what you need in your audio video storage cabinet.Whether you want to store video games systems, a DVD player, or stereo, you need space. Having enough room for everything is one of the most important aspects of your cabinet, because it allows all of your equipment to be stored in an easy and organized way to make things run more smoothly. People often have multiple things running at once, such as a DVD player, television, and speakers, so having enough space in your cabinet is critical if you don't want to take up too much room with a second cabinet.You'll also want to make sure that the price is right too. Shop around a little bit at various office supply stores as well as other places that might sell furniture, including audio video cabinets. When you are talking with a sales person, you will most definitely want to convey what you need exactly, including all of the different devices you plan on storing in the cabinet, so you can have an idea about what kind of cabinet you want and how big as well.An audio video storage cabinet should be able to hold everything you need while still not taking up too much space and saving you a few dollars in the process. Most people just go out and pick up the first thing they see, but it's important to take your time and consider what would be best for you. You want a cabinet that will look nice in your home or office as well as store everything in an organized and efficient way so you don't have to worry about space. If you plan on putting many different things in your audio video cabinet, you might want to consider looking for one with different compartments that come out and can be put back in, so you don't have to buy an overly large cabinet that takes up way too much room. All of these things and more should be considered when you plan on purchasing a good audio video storage cabinet that will do the job for you.
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While above the warranty does not cover failure or damage caused by improper applicationsand unreasonable conditions or abusive use.Q3: Could I take some samples from you? How about the sample charges?A: Yes, samples are available. The sample cost is triple of the unit price. But we will return the extra once received your next order• You May Also Want to Knowwhat would be the best color or stain to match black dining room set of black w mahoghony top?Stripping a built in cabinet is tedious and time consuming. Especially if it's got ornate features. I typically don't paint wood since I've spent so many hours stripping paint from wood furniture or molding. However, finding a stain that will work with those colors is very difficult.If you say the built-ins look horrible, you may want to sand them down, wood putty the gashes and other imperfections, re-sand, prime with an oil based primer (that covers stain better and helps the paint to adhere) and then choose a paint color that will work.A forest green would be pretty with the black and mahogony as well as a light blue. There's a lot of accessories out there now in the blue/brown/black combinations.Sometimes taking a favorite dish or pillow and using the colors from those help in making up ones mind on paint colors.Good can i make goop or play doh outta house items?To make a Goo you will need: White glue, water, paper cups, food coloring, and borax laundry detergent1. Mix together 2 tablespoons of white glue and 2 tablespoons of water in a paper cup.2. In another paper cup, mix together ten drops of food coloring, 1/4 cup of water, and 3/4 teaspoon of borax laundry detergent.3. Add 2 tablespoons of the borax mixture to the glue mixture and stir well.4. Have fun playing with your Goo. Store it in an airtight container.To avoid stains, be careful not to let goo touch furniture, carpet, or clothing.Where can I buy umbrella bases for different kinds of umbrellasThe size of the umbrella bases will depend upon the size of the umbrella, like for a big umbrella you will be requiring a big base while for a small you need a small one. In nearby furniture shop these bases are available of various strength and size. Go ahead purchase them as per your requirement.Moving into my sisters old room lots of ideas needed!!!!!!!!?I just redid my room. I painted it a deep but bright purple, and baby neon blue. With zebra curtains, and bedspread. Maybe put a curtain against the closet so it looks neater. And it will be like a dressing room. Don't put too much furniture because then you'll feel crouded. Go to they have AMAZING PRICES! 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There are many different types of glue, like hot glue, so you can use them in different situations where sticky tape would not help much.Can you leave a wicker swing out in the rainIt depends on the manufacturer but most wicker furniture does not come waterproof. To be sure that the rain wil not ruin the wicker, spray the wicker swing with clear polyurethane. Both glossy and matte finishes are available in clear polyurethane sprays.Cabinet wall thickness of Thomasville cabinetsThe ends for standard construction and plywood end construction is 1/2". If you upgrade to furniture construction which flushes out the end so there is no longer a reveal on the side of the cabinet the construction goes up to 3/4" thickness.How to Fill Holes in a Redwood DeckRedwood, with its warm golden-red hues, is highly desirable in outdoor deck and furniture construction. Categorized as a softwood because it comes from a coniferous tree, redwood contains a high amount of resin, making it naturally resistant to moisture and insect damage. When sanded and sealed, redwood lasts for years. To protect the beauty and lifespan of your redwood deck, make repairs promptly. Filling holes in your deck will keep it looking new.How to Put Glitter on a CeilingIf you would rather not go through the process of mixing your favorite glitter into a clear-coat glaze for your ceiling, purchase glitter finish paint from a company like Benjamin Moore. Not all paint stores carry this type of product, so it may be necessary to make a special order. Glittery ceilings are also great for weddings and formal events. Consider putting down a drop cloth in the room you are painting to protect flooring and furniture should the varnish drip.what type of barrier should go under vinyl stip flooring?You don't need to put any barrier under Allure, but you do need the floor they are going on to be perfectly smooth and firm. If it isn't smooth, any bumps or dips will eventually show through the vinyl. If it isn't firm, the vinyl will get dents where any furniture sits, or anything else sits for any length of time. If the glue is smooth, I would do nothing before installing the Allure. If it isn't, you are going to have to use a solvent to remove it or install some thin plywood to give you a smooth hard surface. I think I would have left the old tiles and smoothed them out with an embossing leveller.I need to repaint a table and chairs.?I think you are talking about "Wicker" furniture maybe? I would think that since it has already been painted, that you might be able to skip sanding, especailly since you are going to try and match the same color. But if it has a glossy finish, go ahead and sand it lightly. Spray paint would be the way to godefinatelysince wicker is hard to get into all of the little nooks & crannys. After your paint dries good, you should seal it with a clear spray sealer, and that will help protect from getting the chips and scuffs again:)Best of Luck!!Contemporary Furniture Showroom Phoenix, AZLocated in the heart of Phoenix, this showroom was the first we ever opened; a headquarters for our family-owned business. With over 40,000 square feet, this location carries a wide selection of products, from sofas to wall art, for your living room to your office. Featuring a long, open showroom layout with modern windows and natural light, the Phoenix location represents everything you love about contemporary design. 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Irish Spring is another odor that they hate, and you can use slivers or slices of it in the clothes drawers and closets so that your clothes don't smell like mothballs when you go out of the houseWhere can you purchase some sturdy dining chairsDining chairs can be purchased at any furniture store. Places like Room Store or Value City Furniture offer a wide selection of chairs. For better quality (but also higher prices) look into Ethan Allen or Bassett.what do I use to repair surface scratches on laminate flooring?I also need this, not the fillers like people keep suggesting, the minor scuffs aren't deep enough. Once, I used something like a permanent marker made for furniture. It worked perfectly, I can't remember the name, might have started with an M. I have a few more places to touch-up.Help with color scheme for living room/dining room combo room?Yikes! There's a lot going on here. White leather, roses on your china, curio, and crystal? It sounds like you are stuck a little bit in the 1980's. Perhaps you should consider an update in your furniture, or get some curtains to match the "vintage" look, along with some 1980's artwork. Look at the and websites for some decorating ideas - I think you might need professional help!Good luck!How to Replace Ugly Foil With Window FilmHow many times have you seen a house that has aluminum foil in all the windows? It's an old trick used to reflect the sun's heat and keep the house cooler; but, be honest, it looks terrible. It also keeps your house dark and gloomy inside. Instead of aluminum foil, take a look at the new types of window film. This is a very do-it-yourself-friendly project, and almost all brands of window film today will block 99% of the sun's UV rays, which will mean you do not have to worry about fading of furniture or flooring. Plus, you can reflect the solar heat and still enjoy the view. 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