The Best Closet Sized Home Office Desks

The Best Closet Sized Home Office Desks

Gregory Han
Mar 25, 2010

The big news in our lives here is after 5+ years in the same apartment is we're packing up and finally moving to a new place. The exciting part is the new space will offer more space in every room than our current studio. Almost. We're going to lose our beloved home office, so now we're scheming and dreaming about how to make an oversized closet work as our new work space. Here are some of the closet-sized desks we're considering…

Not all of these are the right size (in fact, you may already recognize the IKEA Besta Burs is the work surface we use at the moment), but we've been collecting a variety of solutions and inspiring home offices in closet photos. The easiest route is to stuff an appropriately sized desk into a closet; we haven't moved in yet, so we're not sure of the dimensions of the living room closet. But if money wasn't an issue, our first choice would be the sublime Lifework Portfolio's Airia desk from Herman Miller; we fell in love with it on first site at ICFF a couple seasons ago and haven't forgotten ever since.

A close second and more within our reach (with a little bit of saving up), is the LAX Series wall mounted desk; the clean lines and shallow depth makes this very closet friendly. But more likely and within our budget is a rail wall mounted shelving and desk system from the likes of The Container Store's elf system or California Closets, which would take advantage of the vertical space and leave enough depth to and floor clearance to hide away the task chair when guests are over. For now, all possibilities are still open, so we'll report to you in the coming weeks as we setup our new home office.

Here's are eight various size desks that can work within different sized closests:

  1. Lifework Portfolio's Airia Desk
  2. Platinum & White elfa Wall System
  3. Herman Miller Enchord Desk
  4. LAX Series Wall Mount Desk
  5. IKEA Besta Burs
  6. CB2 Go-Cart Desk
  7. White Roll-Out Desk
  8. California Closets Wall Systems
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