If you live in an apartment or a “cozy” home, then you know just how much of a hassle it can be to try and position your furniture (or even fit all your furniture) in a way that looks good and is relatively functional. And when you don’t have a room to call your home office, figuring out where to put a desk can be a serious challenge. The den? The bedroom? Where else? Well, if you’re willing to sacrifice some storage space, then the closet could be your solution. These closets-turned-offices maximize space in small rooms and actually look really great!
Just Enough Room
Is your closet ridiculously small? Even if you have nothing but a very shallow section of the wall carved out that could barely be considered a reach-in closet, there’s still hope for turning it into an office space. Take a look at what some homeowners and apartment renters were able to do with their teeny tiny closets below. [Photos from HGTV]
Cozy Reading Spaces
For those types of closets that take up a lengthy area of the wall, you’re probably going to need some ideas for that extra space where your desk doesn’t reach. This closet office space from House of Rose incorporates a cute little reading nook that’s built into the desk. What a great idea!
Stepping It Up for Storage
If you don’t mind keeping all of your clothes in a dresser or hanging somewhere else, then a closet office might be a great option for you. But what about all that other stuff you keep in your closet? You know, bins and boxes of things that need to be stored away and only brought out once in a while? With the right shelving, you can still make it work. Either keep the original top shelf in there, or bring in some new shelves to maximize all that space above your desk. [Photos from Apartment Therapy, Freshome, and Decor Pad]
Behind Closed Doors
What’s great about turning your closet into an office space is that if you decide to keep the doors on it, you can close them and put all that work out of sight! A great option for when you want your den to look like a den or your bedroom to look like a bedroom. [Photos from Country Living and Mood Maybe]
Walking Right In
Do you think you could handle working in a small walk-in? It might not be every claustrophobic’s ideal work space, but it can serve as a great cubicle-style office if you’re already used to working in that type of environment — and the best part is that you can decorate it any way you want. This one from Apartment Therapy has the right idea!