Don’t have that many clothes to store? Turn one of your closets into a home office retreat. By remodeling your home office closet, you can improve your square footage and get a nifty addition that helps you stay organized!
Turning a Walk-In Closet Into a Home Office
First thing’s first: if you have a walk-in closet, you already have a home office. Walk-in closets can be the perfect place for a home office if you don’t need the closet space, as they are isolated from the rest of the house (and its associated distractions). To turn a walk-in closet into a home office, consider:
- Revamping the storage. To take full advantage of your walk-in closet, you should concentrate on taking out anything that takes away square footage. For storage, concentrate on drawers, built-in shelving, and cabinets that could line a single wall.
- Bring in the light. Many walk-in closets don’t get a lot of natural light, but there are a few things you can do about that. Consider widening the doorway or installing french doors. Glass doors, in particular, will give a lighter, airy feel while still giving you privacy.
- Installing compact furniture. Consider things such as fold-out desks that are attached to a wall or custom cabinet. These items of furniture will give you flexible space when you need it.
All-in-all, a walk-in closet can turn into a dream office space with a bit of planning.
Remodeling a Reach-In Closet for Additional Office Space
What if your closet isn’t quite a walk-in? Create a compact office space using what you have whether it’s a small pantry closet off your kitchen or a reach-in closet in your guest bedroom. Consider taking the door off the hinges, and start thinking about ways to maximize your space.
Clothing racks and hanging rods will likely need to come out in favor of shelving units and cabinets. Take full advantage of your space, and look for ways to hide away certain equipment. As an example, your router may be able to nestle along the top of a shelf or near the ground, freeing up your worktop.
In-closet office spaces are perfect for creating a hidden office nook. Simply close the doors or draw the curtain to hide the work away.
When you’re thinking about additional storage space, don’t forget about your closets or any “dead” areas. Not only can they be used as storage and organization, but with the right solutions, they can become super functional areas in your home.
For more information about closet renovations and home storage products, contact the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts. We are the preferred choice for custom closets and space-saving home furnishings in the Boston-metro area including Franklin, Medfield, and Hopkinton.