Better Renovations: The Office, Before

This room was originally used as Steve's bedroom back in 1970, but was later turned into his office. It's got ample plugs for computers and great desk space; as well as two sets of windows.

It's very well organized, but there is the opportunity for storage under the desk space (building drawers?) and the window fixtures and general aesthetic could use some updating:
  • Get rid of air conditioner in window - drafty and unsightly!
  • Patch dents and apply a fresh coat of paint
  • In the longterm, if reflooring is done in library, extend into office?
  • New seating
  • Simplify the wiring situation. Remove clutter.
  • Extend shelving toward ceiling?
  • Lighting: Is the fluorescent light on the ceiling the most energy efficient? If that's the case, should we leave it? Is there anyway to make it nicer?
  • Shoo away some little friends who left a mess near the printer...
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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.