Monday, January 26, 2009

Home Office Improvement Frustration

Right now our office looks like a garage. I say that because all the office and craft supplies we have are sitting in large plastic storage boxes. It's quite an eye-sore. Fabric from my sewing/quilting habit, French Workbooks, Scrapbooking Supplies and bills to-file fill up the room.

We'd like to add some new cabinets to our home office to solve the problem: however, they are very expensive. I've looked into doing pre-fab cabinets from local building supply stores but the problem with them is that they don't make the bottom cabinets at a height appropriate for a desk. They only come in kitchen counter height sizes. They wouldn't work.

Yet, out and about, in all the professional offices I see plenty of what appear to be pre-fab cabinets at desk height. Does anyone know of good places to get pre-fab office cabinets? I've tried online and found nothing.
Plan View

If we go with the custom cabinets, they will cost $4,326 excluding tax and without adding on an additional $800-900 in installation cost. If you add a laminate counter top with a wood edge you must add an additional $675. Total price of the project is $5901 plus tax. At that price, we won't be doing that for a long while.

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Blogger Sara said...

What program did you use for your plan?

January 26, 2009 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Out in Them Sticks said...

I used Autocad 2007 for the plan. When I was nesting (i.e. very pregnant) I did a CAD plan of the entire house because I wanted to know where everything would go.

January 27, 2009 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Aliceson said...

Our last house had a beautiful home office with desk height box cabinets, but no idea where they came from. Sorry. I know they're out there... somewhere.

January 27, 2009 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger E4H said...

try cubicle furniture from an used office supply store

January 27, 2009 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger 13skulls said...

All the cabinets in my garage workshop came out of the E.R. where I work when we expanded and remodeled. Freebie. They were in superior shape. Maybe there is a major building renovation near ya'll where some may be dug up for very little.

February 4, 2009 at 3:34 AM  

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