You know how your mom always kept a pristine dining room "for show"? That's kind of how these homeowners treat their downstairs french-door home office. The real party is upstairs, where this music-hobbyist woodworker custom-built a hidden music studio into the walls for around $2,500.
Buddy managed to squeeze a piano, a collection of guitars and a slew of recording equipment into a 3-feet-deep "closet" space at the back of his family's upstairs home office. The whole thing was featured on This Old House's website, presumably to make us feel worse about our own overflowing storage spaces.
When the first two bi-fold doors he created open up, you'll spy a pegboard setup to neatly stash his guitars, closed off with plenty of custom-built shelves designed to hold headphones and cords. Next door, you'll spy a recording studio desk surrounded with sound-dampening tiles. The whole thing is lit up with under-cabinet fluorescent light kits.
If you're feeling like your space is too tight to create the right "studio" for your hobbies, take a cue from Buddy. Work from floor to ceiling and take advantage of every inch as a possible spot to stash even the bulkiest supplies.