How to Create a Functional Closet Home Office
If you are trying to determine how to bring a home office into your space, and there just isn’t enough free wall space to do it, converting a closet into one, may be your best solution. Many closets are not used nearly to their best potential, and by converting one into a home office could solve your space issue and help you stay organized and functional in your office. If you’re considering transforming that poorly used hall closet into a worthwhile office space, here are tips to help you.
- Determine what functions are necessities: When
creating a home office in a closet, remember it will take a degree of
pairing down from large amounts of storage, clutter and stuff! Since
closet offices are generally small in nature, determine what elements
of your home office are essential and which ones are for pure
decoration and those that take up space. Stream line and organize
files, and office equipment into storage containers, file cabinets and
stylish desk and shelf organizers.
- Make your office inspiring: Just because you are converting an existing closet doesn’t mean it has to look like
a closet. Before you build your work surface inside your closet, opt
for painting the inside walls an inspiring color or plan to use
colorful photos and personal touches to bring the walls alive. Many
craft and office supply stores have coordinating desk accessories,
bulletin and maker boards and wall organizers to bring a personal style
to your closet home office. Consider using fabric or colorful window
treatments as a way to close off your office closet, if you prefer
instead of doors.
- Accentuate the positives: While it may seem you
are compromising to have a closet office, think of all the positives
you can accentuate in your office. A smaller space means less to
organize, which in turn may help you keep your desk and work area
cleaner. Easy accessibility to your closet home office may mean less
time wasting time in a large unproductive room, and more time for you
to get right into your tasks at hand. One of the biggest positives?
You can still keep all of your other rooms in your house looking great,
without having to takeover the kitchen table with all of your work