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Soon I will be working on designing a shared home office for my husband and me. Any ideas for the best kind of set up for this? For context, I work from home and he does not, but he is also an attorney who needs a desk and space to be able to work from home when needed. Thoughts on two separate desks facing each other, on separate walls, along a single wall? The only thing that I think would be a little weird is if we were back to back, in case of my video calls for work

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My wife and I have separate offices. I spend all day on calls and it would be super distracting for her. If you're forced to be in the same office I'd do side by side on the same wall. You could have a large amount of "common" desk space so he can spread out when needed. The "Ikea hack" may be the best way to go about putting a desk like this together. You can comfortably go 96" which should be plenty of space for two people

Depends on the shape of the room. If it’s rectangular both desks on one wall is best. If square put them on opposite walls. Make sure you account for the heat of two computers and two people, especially if the room is small. And also make sure you set up a second workstation elsewhere in the house for either of you to use when one of you needs quiet. Doesn’t have to be big but it should be comfortable so the person who leaves the office doesn’t resent it.

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