Problem: Not sure where to fit a home office?
Solution: If your entryway has the space, try a desk there.
A desk can provide almost everything you need in an entryway: surface space to drop your keys and bag, hidden storage for things you don't want on display, and it can double as your home office. Even those with limited square footage can try this strategy.Wall-mounted laptop desks (like the IKEA PS Workstation shown in photo #3) can solve the small footprint problem for people with narrow entryways.
For those who have more room to spread out, a desk can make an interesting design statement. Drawer knobs can double as hooks (photo #1), or a vintage secretary (photo #5) can hide messy mail in an instant. A pinboard (photo #4) displays reminders alongside inspirational clippings.
By combining workspace with a practical sorting station, the entryway desk offers a smart way to organize several things in one place.
• Liz's Well-Edited Half of a Durham Duplex
• Teresa's Goldberg on the Gold Coast
• Kathryn's Tiny Home Office
• Jessica and Erik's Cozy Bungalow
Photos: Liz Fabry, StudioThomas, Kathryn, Jessica Engeman