- Study (room)
A study is a room in a
housewhich is used for paperwork, computerwork, or reading. Historically, the study of a house was reserved for use as the private office and reading room of a family father as the formal head of a household, but today studies are generally either used to operate a home businessor else open to the whole family.
A typical study might contain a
desk, chair, computer, and bookshelves. A spare bedroomis often utilized as a study, but many modern homes have a room specifically designated as a study. Such rooms are usually located in a convenient area on the main floor of the house and may be referred to as a den, home office, or library.
The study developed from the closet or cabinet of the Renaissance onwards.
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