Featured Image: West Chin Architects

Featured Image: West Chin Architects

All of us deserve space free from noise and bustle from the outside world so that we can focus on our work. For those working from home, such a room is a need. Nevertheless, not every house will come equipped with a spacious workplace or a predestined nook. Welcome to the ingenious society of the closet office. If you have a spare or unused closet, why don’t you turn it into a practical office? Check out these 31 closet office desk design ideas and be inspired.


Michael K Chen Architecture

Integrated behind sliding doors, this secret home office makes great use of closet space.


Mendelson Group

Built-in desk area off the great room is a perfect place for keeping track of the family’s daily activities.


Verboys Interiors

Shoji-style doors slide back to unveil a built-in work center.


Studio RODA

Contemporary built in desk and office storage space hidden behind light wood pocket doors.


U31 Inc.

Walk-in closet off the bathroom was the quiet space needed to convert into a modern study room.


Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects

Inserted underneath the second-floor stairs, this home office regained precious square footage.


Schlage Locks

Big on design, small on space. This minimal approach to a desk has everything you could need.


Callahan Interiors

Home office also doubles as a wrapping station and or crafting room.


Redstart Construction, Inc.

Tired of always seeing the junk mail & bills lying around? Then convert the pantry into an office.


Gonterman Construction

Imagine coming home and dropping off the mail at this desk. It would be a joy to pay bills.

Why A Closet Office Is Worth It 

As popular as it is purposeful, the built-in closet office could be undertaken in several methods, no matter the closet design’s size. No more shuffling documents in the dining room table or balancing your laptop computer in bed or front of the television. Almost any unused closet could be used to create your office nook. Everything you will need is a work surface area, a pleasant spot to sit, and a good dose of inspiration. 

In case you have one master bedroom closet, free that room up by buying one or two wardrobes for your clothing and shoes. If you have a guest bedroom that seldom gets used, updating the closet into an office environment turns it right into a dual-purpose space. Groceries can move into kitchen cabinets, your guests’ coats will be strung on a jacket rack, and linens may be stacked in baskets on bathroom shelves. After selecting your small workroom area, it is time to shift your thoughts toward your design. What can you do to make a productive work zone? What colors, fabrics, and accessories go best with your current home decor? What accents do reflect your personality? One of the closet ideas that you will genuinely need is lighting. Sufficient lighting is essential for work zones. 

Nevertheless, for a genuinely well-lit closet office, you might have to call an electrician to add light fixtures and outlets to your brand new work zone. Recessed lamps can bring a remarkable degree of illumination to small work areas and look great with almost any decor type. When you rent your apartment or home, use battery-powered lights that could be mounted on the wall or shelf with removable adhesive strips.


Supple Homes, Inc

Sitting area between the master bedroom and bathroom is a peaceful place for a desk area.


Tazz Lighting

LED rope lighting underneath the shelving provides all the light needed to work.


Janelle Interiors

This home office utilizes the former closet depth to add built-in cabinetry inside.


Kathy Appel

A cedar closet was transformed into a cottage-chic freestanding desk area for writing.

Creating A Space For Your Office

There is not enough storage. Whether homeowners reside in a small cottage or a sprawling estate, they often seem to complain about the closets, their discouraging scarcity, and frustratingly small size. We are nearly all engaged in a never-ending fight to fit more and more stuff into very little space. Are you prepared to quit the struggle? Remove those belongings that you do not need, or sign on the dotted line for storage-unit lease. Hey, there is no shame in it. But if you are not prepared to surrender yet, if you still have a little fight remaining in you, have faith. Many people before you have experienced closet conundrums and won, sometimes by making use of smart DIY hacks, other times by producing savvy purchases, but continuously by making the most of every square inch. Continue reading for small closet ideas.

Empty soda cans might occupy room in the recycling bin, but they are more useful inside a cramped closet. How and why? By doubling the number of clothing, you can hang on a single hanger. Just pop the tab off of the can and slip it around the hanger’s hook. You can then slip one more hanger through the gap in the tab. Easy, effective, and best of all, it is free. Remove your frequently worn items from the closet and put them out in the open, in a freestanding organizer. Are you watching what you are spending? Do not shop for one; design your own instead. You will find numerous choices. You can get creative. Many homeowners that buy a custom closet solution end up assuming it was money wisely spent. Hiring professionals is not your only option, though. If you have the equipment and experience, why don’t you design and create your own? Even for beginner woodworkers, creating closet shelving and cubbies usually make for a satisfying project.

Small walk-in closets work best when thoughtful designs are taken into account. Create a purposeful Home Depot closet design plan incorporated with your closet design ideas by first removing the items you do not need. After that, take an inventory of what is left while thinking about how leftover pieces could be grouped to enhance available closet space. Lastly, do a little research to develop racks, bins, shelves, rods, and DIY remedies that you can use to organize your small walk-in closet perfectly. Stow, sort, and organize a walk in closet with techniques that reflect your style. If you are considering some small walk in closet ideas, think about the places where you will put your stuff. It is essential to provide each item a proper, reachable place when planning a small walk in closet. You cannot beat shelves for neatly keeping folded things stored and within view, which allows you to put things away and easily pull an outfit together.


AMI Design

Behind custom cabinet pocket doors lies a built-in desk which otherwise would look like a pantry.


Klassen Remodeling & Design

Well-organized desk, once behind closed doors, nobody would know of its existence.


Pacific Coast Custom Design

Built into a niche, this cabinet makes the most of the space in the room.


Amaron Folkestad

Tucked away behind sliding barn doors; this desk area has a window with a view.


Kristy Kropat Design

An unexpected twist on a traditional concept by using a roll-up metal door to hide the desk recess.


Applegate Tran Interiors

Fun, trendy colored doors splendidly picked for the built-in desk area meant to be seen, not hidden.

Closet Office For A Productive Day At Home 

Almost everyone has to bring their work home with them at some time. It could be a stack of paperwork or even saved on a laptop computer. If you are not an office worker, you need a separate spot to sort the bills and correspondence. Sometimes, the kids require an area to sit and focus on homework or do computer research. Whatever your requirements, the chances are you want a home office, whether it is like an ample space, a nook, or a pull-out shelf, that is up to you. Getting your home office spot on is crucial to producing an area that is inspiring, functional, and will keep you feeling effective. Thus, whether you have an entire room or work from a space within the living room, ensuring you have the most excellent storage solutions to keep the place tidy and efficiently organized is crucial. Even if your tasks are primarily paperless, the inescapable creep of bills, posts, and archived papers have to be preempted. For some office storage ideas, think about having some adjustable shelves that can be repositioned.

Adjustable shelves allow you to maximize the available room, fitting the shelves to your things, instead of being left with wasted voids. Another excellent small office design is to build a flexible storage wall structure with floor-to-ceiling supports and brackets. Open storage systems do offer complete control over the storage area. Not only can you get shelves of any depth, but useful pegboard-style panels or drawers can be added in too for stationery. Make the importance of a home office, like a closet office, into something breathtaking with the help or a feature wall of shelving or pinned pictures. This is the ideal option for those integrating a home office into a living room or communal space. Remember to leave many places to display treasured items to keep it visually pleasing and functional. 

Go for a wide variety of home office storage ideas, such as shelves for books, magazine files and ornaments, drawers with file hangers for paperwork, drawers for pens, and cabinets to hide away bulky items or printers. For a clutter-free closet office, search for a seamless desk with drawers. Make use of the drawers for files and notepads, then create a feature of stationery storage with several gorgeous pen pots and magazine files. We have a lot of time for the modest pegboard; it looks cool, is very flexible, and could be cut to fit any space.


Studio 512

Yellow walls, paired with light-colored wood, make this an easy space to retreat too.


Capital Closets

Storage cabinets thoughtfully planned and arranged around the desk for maximum efficiency.


Murdock Solon Architects

Ideal place to take zoom meetings while at home in your sitting area.


Robert Elliott Custom Homes

Salvaged metal doors flank the beautiful blue painted cabinetry inside this home office cavity.


Archibuild LC

Clean lines, simple color palette, rich wood tones all something expected to see in an office.


Leslie Banker

Situated in a studio apartment, this desk is neatly tucked away within a wall of cabinetry.


MAJ Interiors

Leaving the space underneath open allows for a large comfy desk chair to remain placed.


Kariouk Associates

Kitchen reimagined to include a home office into the cabinetry.


Brayer Design

Warm medium wood tones wrap the interior space behind the white closet doors exudes power.


JWT Associates

A new skylight was strategically placed above this desk to highlight this little haven.

Maximizing Your Small Closet Office Idea

Because a closet office could be such a small space, you must use every inch of the wall surface area. Shelves are among the most excellent methods to put in a load of storage to the cozy nook. Racks could be painted with the same color as your wall space, painted an accent color, and covered in wallpaper. In case you find a lovely wood surface desk, you can put in richly stained, real wood shelves to complement it. Cabinets are also a vital aspect in many closet office nooks. Although smaller fitted closets might not have space for any cabinets, most closet offices have the area to fit at least one good set of drawers. Probably the most logical place for a tiny drawer is underneath the table. Allow for adequate leg and knee space for when you are seated, and sufficient room to bring your seat inside before you shut your office at the end of the day. Use a range of cardboard boxes, containers, and jars to keep your small office supplies.

We hope our closet office ideas will help you in creating your own functional home office. Check the images here and see if you like to replicate one or two in your home.

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