Entry #2559, June 24, 2013
Does your current home office look a little chaotic? Get it organized and save space with a mini-closet remodel! A fantastic solution for small spaces, closet offices are budget-friendly, completely customizable, and absolutely stylish. You can turn almost any existing closet into a personal workspace for your crafts, computer, and more with the right supplies.
3 Easy & Creative Steps to a DIY Closet Office
Image via: Modern Craft Construction
Step 1: Choose a closet
You’ll need a closet that isn’t being used. Guest bedroom closets, hall closets, and even pantries can become organized offices. With a little planning, try to move items from your potential work closet into others areas of your home. This is a great excuse to finally get around to that spring cleaning…
Image via: Johnson Hardware
Step 2: Plan your space
Will this closet be your new sewing room? An office with a computer? Decide what you will use the space for, and evaluate everything that needs to fit inside. Before going shopping, look online at some types of storage solutions; you may find the perfect little gadget to hold spools of thread! If you don’t know where to begin, just ask. The Container Store offers both DIY and supervised closet design assistance through their elfa Design Center. Vertical space is key: if you need a desk, add shelving, hooks, or boxes above the desk to maximize storage.
Image via: Mercedes Corbell Design + Architecture
Step 3: Decorate
Once you have the storage solutions down, start thinking style. To save more space, take down bi-fold, sliding, or outward-opening doors and replace them with colorful curtains for extra punch. To do this, either use a tension rod or mount a regular curtain rod above the inside molding of your closet and hang curtains that fall from the top of the frame to the floor. Whatever state of chaos your workspace is in, the curtains will disguise it with style!
Inside the closet, paint the walls a bright color (white works great, too) to make the small space look larger. Use plenty of lighting; have an electrician add a light fixture inside the closet, or use a bright desk light. Color-coordinated office supplies, decorative and functional corkboards, and a motivational quote will finish the space get you excited to work from your new office!
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