4. IN THE POCKET
Credit: Rodrigo J. Morales
Making smart use of every square inch of a home remains essential. This may account for an uptick in pocket offices: little work spaces in a kitchen corner, stairwell, or hallway that put small but appealing places to good use. Pocket offices are a great way for busy parents to stay at the center of the action while paying bills or getting work done, and can make smart use of transitional spaces, too. Laptop and hand-held devices enable an office to be anywhere you want, provided there’s decent light, a flat surface, and a place to sit.