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The home office, it seems, is going the way of the fax machine. Interior designers say families are finding more inventive uses for their homes' extra little rooms — optimistically called "bonus rooms" by real estate agents. With the spread of wireless Internet and portable devices such as tablets, it's common now to send spreadsheets and emails from any room in the house, not to mention the nearest coffee shop. In fact, among major home-renovation projects, home-of-

fice improvements provide the puniest return on the investment when a home is resold, according to Remodeling magazine's 2013 "cost vs. value" report. So instead of that dust-collecting desk, many families are seeking creative ways to customize these alcoves as game rooms, dressing rooms, small theaters and more. "I get this question a lot," says Elizabeth Cb Marsh, an associate

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