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Space-Saving Methods for Your Small Home Office

If you have installed your home office in a spare bedroom, additional closet, basement, laundry room or even tucked under the staircase, you may be on the lookout for ways to make it work harder for you. Read on to see how low shelving, concealed worktops, wall storage and other arranging tricks can help you produce a more comfortable and effective workspace.

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Rollout desktop. A rollout desk like this is a excellent way to supply you more workspace if you want it — and less once you do not. This traditional built-in desk has lots of knee room for the regular user, but the much cupboard pulls out as an excess countertop for larger projects — as well as office space for two.


On the wall. Making the most from your wall might help desk areas like this remain clean and functional. This homeowner installed a horizontal hanging rod to store pencils, pens and other smaller items within easy reach. The light fixture has been mounted to the wall too, freeing up valuable surface area. An articulating arm signifies the light can be pushed out of the way when not being used.

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Low pajamas. If you are planning out shelving to your office, do not forget to stretch it beneath your desk, too. Recessed shelves allow you to store paperwork and documents that may not be needed every day.

Jennifer – Rambling Renovators

Countertop within the heater. Do not allow your radiator eat up valuable room. Construct over it.

This home office added an excess work surface right over the radiator in desk height. Considering that the average radiator is just about 12 inches from the wall, you can make the countertop more shallow if you prefer. Make sure any combustible counter material is at least 9 to 12 inches over the radiator, though.

Lucy Johnson Interior Design

Pull-out table. This subtle home office seems similar to a built-in bureau in relation to a dining room. But when it is time to cover the monthly accounts, the front drawer shows an entire working surface.

This program’s beauty is twofold: When it is not being used, everything resting at the top of this drawer can remain in the same spot if you push it back again. This particular drawer even includes its own electric outlet.

SchappacherWhite Architecture D.P.C.

Creative shelving. This very small home office has limited room for shelving, therefore its occupant transported out the shelves beyond the wall. A metal suspension rod in the ceiling supports the end of the shelf.

The Cross Interior Design

Chalkboard wall. Cover a wall at chalkboard paint for a minute floor-to-ceiling message board. This dark colour increases the office’s sleek design plot, but it’d work great at a contemporary or more traditional setting, too.

Create Your Own Chalkboard Paint

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Dual-purpose screen. Watch TV one minute, and work on a spreadsheet the next with an integrated double-duty flatscreen into your home office. Built into the wall at eye level, this display works like a computer monitor and TV, providing a larger screen for work and play.

More: Decorate With Intention: Get Your Home Office Right

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