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This story appears in the June 1999 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

PROBLEM: Gold Cap Design founders Christine and AndyMadsen (at right), 28 and 31 respectively, weren't sure howmuch space they needed for their homebased business, which designsWeb sites, skateboards, and more, but they did knowtheir 1,500-square-foot loft wasn't nearly bigenough for three designers and a baby. "We needed a place toput public things in readily accessible areas, so employeeswouldn't accidentally interfere with our personal space whilesearching for the bathroom or ," Andy says.

SOLUTION: The 700-square-foot workspace is separated fromthe living area by a large, modular bookshelf--open enough to allowlight, but sturdy enough to act as a barrier, shielding thetelevision, stereo and kitchen from clients. Dozens of cardboardstorage boxes, stacked neatly beneath each workstation, keep theessentials organized. ("Clients don't like a messydesigner," Andy explains.)

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