It's a recurrent theme among featured workspaces, but only because it's true: if you want something just perfect you have to build it yourself. Today's featured workspace features a complete office remodel including custom desk and door.
Lifehacker reader John Sorenson did quite a remodel job on a small upstairs room in his home. The space feels much bigger than it is and John has tons of room to spread out with a custom built-in desk. From his notes:
This is the product of a remodel job I did in my home, replaced window, installed a new Maple floor, baseboards and rim, put in a reeded glass door and custom built in the desk. I couldn't find a desk that served my purposes so I just built one into the space. I custom ordered the legs and the rest was taken care of with a few trips to Home Depot. I really wanted the separation between "work" space and "creative" space... And with all this audio equipment, I didn't want to overcrowd myself when I was paying bills, working from home, or anything like that. It's really a good "his & her's" setup, but I took both sides for myself. The ceiling is only 4' high on either side, but the paint scheme and the configuration makes good use of the limiting height. I took this into consideration that I had to keep the middle area open to access the desks.
We're huge fans of the reeded glass door, not only does it let in light from the hallway but it adds a lot of character—and an old-time detective agency vibe!—to the room. The Dual Desk Office [Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell Pool]