OFFICE IN a Closet
HAVE AN EXTRA CLOSET? TURN IT INTO A WORK SPOT.
If you work from home or simply would like an organized, designated spot where you can sit and deal with bills, invitations or recipes, this repurposing project may be the answer. “Many of our custom homeowners want a formal study, but they also want to carve out a little bit of space for work, homework and everyday life,” say Jenny Leporis and Poppy Bourg, finish-out coordinators for Robert Elliott Custom Homes. “The key is to be able to conceal the space in some way so that it can be messy at times. To do this, you could use a sliding door, a nice drapery or even a folding screen.” Some homeowners make room in their closets (think dressers) in the bedroom or use a linen closet in the hallway—whatever works, as long as the location will be advantageous for its purpose. Though the beauty of mini offices is that you can hide these spaces easily, use shelves, cork boards and boxes to keep your papers and projects neat. “Organization in these spaces is key so everything has a place, since typically these spaces are compact,” say Jenny and Poppy. Paint the interior walls, or hang some wallpaper for a finished look you’ll love.