The Real Cost of a Home Office

By Yvette Romero - 2012-02-09T15:31:59Z

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The Printer

"More people are running paperless offices," says Pamela Slim, author of "Escape From Cubicle Nation." If that's your intent, you may not need a printer at all and FedEx Office is always there for emergencies. If you do buy a printer, Kanarek recommends a space-efficient "all-in-one" model that includes a copier, scanner and fax.

$350: HP LaserJet Pro M175NW Multifunction Printer --
$228: 4-Pack New CE310A toner cartridges (four replacements, $57 each) --
$40: 5,000 sheets of copy paper -- Office Depot

Running Tally: $2,962