Peter Walsh

Photo: Dave Lauridsen

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STEP 7: Use Space Creatively
"Limited space requires creativity," says Peter, here, finding a way to organize Joanna's cluttered desk drawers. Look above and behind things: An area over your desk can be used for files; the back of a door might be good for storage.

STEP 8: The worst spot for a home office? Your bedroom. "That should be a haven," Peter says. "It should be peaceful, calm, and intimate. The minute you put a desk there, you risk compromising that space."