ORDER IN THE HOUSE
Don’t fret if your home lacks an office. You can transform an underutilized back entry with clever products and simple storage hacks.
A small-space office solution chock-full of organizing ideas? Look no further.
DIY DESK In a high-traffic entry, a slimwork surface is a must. Using 3/4-inch Baltic birch plywood, construct a modulardesk that has handy slots for a laptop and sleek storage trays. Choose a joinery technique that’s suited for your skills and equipment. For example, you can use the Kreg Jig R3 ($45; kregtool.com) to join the boards with pocket holes or a router to create rabbet joints. Mount the desk on heavy-duty brackets secured in studs at a comfortable height—between27 and 46 inches off the floor.