The Quick Fix
Old, staid home offices don't cut it anymore (just ask Paula Deen): Getting into the mobile desk revolution
Oct 8, 2011 | 11:57 pm
Working in a traditional home office just doesn't compute for today's on-the-go, technologically savvy families.
Working in a traditional home office just doesn't compute for today's technologically savvy families. "Today's home office category can be defined in one word — mobile," says Jackie Hirschhaut, American Home Furnishings Alliance [http: /www.ahfa.us/] vice president of public relations. "In keeping up with these trends, the home furnishings industry is helping families be more productive, comfortable and organized as they move from room to room." Enter the resurgence of writing desks, those small and decorative desks. "These solutions make it easier and more convenient to get the work done. And that means more quality time together — away from the computer," Hirshhaut adds. Designed to fit into small spaces in bedrooms, family rooms or kitchens, the new Essentials Lifestyle [http://www.aspenhome.net/default.aspx?tabid=223&pid=1934] e-desks from Aspenhome can make a home office out of any extra space. The 48-inch unit shown here sells for $299 and is made in the United States. (aspenhome.net [http://www.aspenhome.net/])