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Home Office & Media Center Combination Makes the Most of a Small Space

Posted by Robert Gudanets on May 30, 2018 2:46:37 PM

With so many of us spending hours every day in our home office – either as a home-based business or as a remote worker – having a functional space is important to productivity. As a designer for Valet Custom Cabinets & Closets, I needed a place to meet with clients and a place to work on the computer creating designs. But limited space meant I needed to combine my office with a family room. I wanted to be able to relax and watch TV after the workday was over.

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Topics: Custom Home Offices, media center, Full Motion TV Mounts, Custom Workstations

Installing a Custom Kid’s Workstation Can Help Pleasanton Students Succeed

Posted by Larry Fox on Oct 11, 2016 1:38:40 PM

Pleasanton is a young town brimming with freshly started families. Over a quarter of the population is under 18. What’s more, a lot of the kids in the neighborhood are just now entering the serious homework phase of school—and that means needing a workspace of their own.

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Topics: Custom Workstations, Kid's Workstations, Kid's Workspace, Pleasanton, Roll-Out Shelves, Custom Wall Beds

The Open Floor Home Office: Creating a Custom Workspace in Your San Ramon Living Room

Posted by Larry Fox on Sep 8, 2016 3:27:07 PM

San Ramon is a very tech-friendly sort of town. I tend to notice giants like GE when I drive through, but there are also a lot of startups. This means many of my San Ramon clients are accustomed to modern work environments and “open office” floorplans: no cubicles, and everyone sits together. Some people love this layout, some don’t, but nearly universally, no one thinks to bring it back home. When it comes to home offices, some of the most innovative people in tech still buy into the “closed door” theory.

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Topics: custom offices, Custom Workstations, San Ramon, Custom Cabinets

Custom Cabinets Help Turn Your Spare San Mateo Room into a Nursery and Child’s Room

Posted by Larry Fox on Aug 11, 2016 4:13:28 PM

South of San Francisco, at the northern edge of Silicon Valley, San Mateo is perfectly placed to attract folks exhausted by a tight housing market (and I mean perfectly placed—it’s got a wonderful sunrise view of the Bay). With more affordable real estate and a great school system, it’s no wonder many young couples look to San Mateo when they start thinking about families. The problem is that the rolling front lawns and spacious living rooms of their dreams aren’t always a reality.

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Topics: Custom Cabinets, Nursery, Custom Workstations, Reach-in Closets

Creating a Custom Home Office When There's No Space in Your Mountain View Condo

Posted by Larry Fox on Aug 9, 2016 12:23:07 PM

Ah, to be young and live in Mountain View. Or to be in the prime of your career and live there—or to be retired there. Whatever your age, this Bay Area jewel is attracting lots of newcomers. It’s been fun to see the downtown area bloom over the last decade, and while there are plenty of great houses, I’ve found that the condo market is probably the hottest: condos sell within 15 days—and at 107% of list price. Those are unheard of numbers, and they’re driven by two groups: tech employees from Silicon Valley and retirees.

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Topics: Custom Home Offices, small spaces, Custom Desks, Custom Workstations, Mountain View

Create a Zen Workspace in Your San Jose Home through a Custom Office Design: Part 1

Posted by Larry Fox on Jul 5, 2016 4:23:24 PM

I like to start my mornings with a nice breakfast while I flip through the newspaper (call me old-fashioned). San Jose residents may find it a strange routine. If you’re part of the growing tech scene, your morning might go more like this: You wake up already panicking about how much you need to get done, down a pot of coffee as you scan emails, and by the time you look up from your laptop, it’s 10 or 11 PM. Whether you’re trying to get a start-up off the ground, or working through the ranks of a more established company like eBay or TiVo, there’s no denying San Jose folks are stressed.

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Topics: Custom Home Offices, Custom Cabinets, San Jose, Custom Workstations

San Ramon Students Benefit from Dedicated Study Space in Custom Workstations

Posted by Larry Fox on May 24, 2016 3:45:42 PM

When I work with clients in San Ramon, they often tell me how good the schools are. It’s the main reason many move there, and they’re right: the San Ramon high school district is one of the best in the state. It’s something to be proud of – but behind that silver lining, there’s a pesky cloud. These schools are very competitive, and to stand out, kids in San Ramon need every advantage they can get.

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Topics: Students, Custom Workstations, Custom Desks, Study Space, San Ramon

A Custom-Designed Home Office In Menlo Park Helps Working Parents Get Advanced Degrees

Posted by Larry Fox on May 20, 2016 9:43:33 AM

The economy is different today. When I started working, a college degree was an entryway to a high-level career. Now, a college degree is less an entryway and more a welcome mat. This is especially true here in Silicon Valley. In some cities, like Menlo Park, a Master’s Degree is often the starting point if you want a leadership position in one of the area’s top tech companies. Nearly 70% of Menlo Park residents have at least a bachelor’s degree, making it one of the most educated cities in the country. It’s a race just to keep up.

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Topics: Custom Home Offices, Custom Cabinets, menlo park, Custom Workstations

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