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Do any employers provide furniture - or home-office design services - for their telecommuters at home?

Very few, if any, provide the design service; most homeowners just don't want an outsider coming in to make design suggestions, even though this might be a very useful service. More and more employers are starting to provide furniture, or at least provide a cash payment to cover part of the cost. This is a fairly recent trend because until now, the major office furniture vendors didn't have product that was designed to look good in the home and also have the ergonomic features and sturdiness of regular office furniture.

Bear in mind that many telecommuters may not want the company to provide the furniture. There might not be enough space in the home, or the furniture might clash with carefully-chosen home decor.

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