Work Around: Closets as Offices

Work Around: Closets as Offices

Annie Werbler
Jul 9, 2010

With built-in shelving to make use of the vertical space above our heads and a large open area at eye level intended for hanging clothes, a standard closet can sometimes lend itself nicely to a home workspace.

Adding curtains, translucent doors, or just keeping in mind that sunlight should get through to the back wall, what you may expect to be a claustrophobic space can feel quite comfortable. All you need is a desk, a chair, and a nearby outlet to get started, then layer in bright pops of color to keep the closet office from feeling dingy. And remember, organization is key! Otherwise it'll look like a regular old closet on which you'll want to shut the doors.

Shown above, top row, left to right:
1. Converting a Closet into An Office?
2. 12 Uses for IKEA's Lack Shelves
3. Musical Offices: A Playlist of Home Office Moods
4. 5 Inspirations For Turning Your Closet Cool
5. Fitting a Home Office in Your Small Space

Shown above, bottom row, left to right:
6. Inspiration: Eva's Office Spaces
7. Converting a Closet
8. Finding Space for a Home Office
9. Before & After: Jason's Closet Office
10. Before & After: Closet to Office/Entertainment Center.

Images: Credits at Above Links

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