09/07/2012 08:27 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Take Advantage Of Back To School Sales: A Home Office Makeover For Under $300 (VIDEO)

Right now, the time is better than ever to give your home office that makeover it desperately needs so you can be productive. With so many back-to-school sales going on, it's easy to find office essentials at affordable prices, and products marketed for college dorm rooms can offer stylish solutions for any workspace. Don't believe us? Check out the video below, and see how designer Hilari Younger from HGTV's "Design Star" transforms a plain office space from dull and drab to trendy and chic for only $247. Not only does Younger take advantage of the great seasonal sales, but she also heads to a thrift store to find gently-used chairs and a lamp. We're impressed at how a fresh coat of paint and some inexpensive furniture and accessories was all it took to completely transform this space. So, instead of putting it off any longer, take some tips from Younger and give your office its own redesign while the back-to-school deals are still hot.

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