From a study: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1009679025919 (Family Life in the Digital Home — Domestic Telecommunications at the End of the 20th Century)
Quick quote that I found interesting:
home offices suffer from ‘space-famine’ which
means that communications products are located on top of
speakers, under paper mountains, and on the office floor. In
addition, products designed for the office (e.g. fax
machines) were found in bedrooms and in the hall with a
resulting trail of wires running around the house.