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Old 08-26-2008, 08:16 PM   #1
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Making a functional comfortable office

In an older say late 90's 27 - 28 ft unit, what's the best idea to make an office while one is in school and living in the A/S full time? I noticed some of the newer units have a credenza, but the older ones don't seem to have this. Creative ideas? Pearls of wisdom?

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Old 08-26-2008, 08:43 PM   #2
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...what's the best idea to make an office while one is in school and living in the A/S full time?...
do you mean some/small 'office space' ?

as in a desk area with lights, 'puter, printer, a little filing space and so on?

one option is find a twin bed floorplan and convert one bed area for this.

that way it is in the back away for the galley and main living space...

of course that means sleeping on a twin bed r converting the sofa/bed.

one could also pull the dinette and put in a desk/office area, but it will ALWAYS be in the way...

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If you want to save some money look for an AS made in the 70s or 80s. Some are well taken care of and can be bought for under $8,000. We are living full time in a 29 foot 76 AS and the table doubles as an office space. The computer tower is under the table. You can modify the interior space to meet your needs.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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please consider the new wireless technology such as a laptop with a wireless printer. it gives a lot more options.

what kind of workspace do you need?
how many things do you need 'at hand' such as books or files of paper?
will you need to have space available for a second person in the office area?
do you want to be able to leave things out or is putting things away at every meal ok?

those answers will narrow your choices to suit you best.
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I have a small foldiong table that has become my computer table. I have the twin bed setup and this area has become my lounge/office. One overhead bin stores all of my files, books and papers that I need for work. My printer tucks away under one of the twin beds. Eventually I might remove one of the twins and create a desk with cabinets and an entertainment centre of sorts. Right now, the small table and storage as described works very well for my needs. The twin bed that I sit on is even large enough for me to use as a layout space if I need to refer to blueprints.


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The best idea I have seen is to get a unit with twins, take one of the mattresses off and build up that area for the desk. It's out of the way and funtional. I'm thinking of putting the 2nd mattress on my bed. Princess and the pea!
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