Painting would have been easier and quicker but it wouldn’t have produced the look and feel I was going for. Cut trim pieces to length for each exposed edge of MDF. Glue and attach trim pieces with finishing nails. Sand smooth and finish with tung oil, paint, or some other stain. Cut feet for the bottom of the legs and cut shelves. Attach shelves to wall in the same way the desk top was attached to the walls.

  • If you closet is deeper then you will likely need to add a third support along the back edge of each small shelf, or the shelf will sag over time.
  • If you have a closet, large or small—or even just most of one—here’s how you can convert that closet to the office space you’ve been dreaming of.
  • Take a cue from blogger Yaro Zuarich, who gave his cloffice a personal touch with baskets-turned-pendants.

It’s the perfect spot to arrange books, keeping them accessible yet off of your workspace. Enter this crafty solution from Vanessa Wearmouth! She cut a U-shaped nook into her desktop, allowing plenty of space for the chair to be pushed in. As a final step, install some additional beams on an angle, extending from the edge of the closet entrance to the back wall. I used 2x4s for this, flipped onto the wider side. Attach them to the supports on the walls using a combination of pocket holes and screws driven directly through the wood.

Stylish Desk Chairs That Also Happen to Be Comfortable

You might consider closed storage if you have a lot of stuff — just hide it behind cabinet doors. If you want to add a more luxurious feel to your cloffice, an ornate chandelier hanging from the ceiling does wonders. A closet is a naturally dark space, with little or no access to daylight. The term “cloffice” refers to the concept of turning your closet into a mini-office.

It’s a brilliant solution when you don’t have perfect squares and standard-sized spaces to work with. You can still make a functional office out of this space. This example shows a small desk, three shelves and several built-in filing and office supply containers. Attractive floating shelves hold items you reach for often or want to display.

Highlight the desk space with a brass trim

With all the screws installed, you can remove the clamps. While I could have made the desk in such a way that the doors would still close, I decided not to. Besides, I wanted to ditch the tobacco-brown 70s-era doors ASAP. It is made almost entirely out of maple veneer plywood, with a few supports made of 2x4s. There is a ton of shelf space on either side for all of his gear. Maybe he’ll actually use it to do his homework, too.

“Kate really loved my idea of turning the small closet into a vanity space and brought it to life by adding the desk and overhead shelving,” she explains. This design by Capital Closets showcases a closet-turned-office that features a built-in desk and shelving, as well as a cozy seating area for relaxation. Storage cabinets are thoughtfully planned and arranged around the desk for maximum efficiency. Think shelving or cubbies above the desk to create storage and space for decorative accessories that make it a pleasant place to work. And there’s no reason not to own a cloffice that packs a decorative punch.

Why A Closet Office Is Worth It

That’s right — the closets in bedrooms, basements, or even hallways can double as offices. Ideally, your cloffice flooring should match your home’s flooring. The purpose of this is to make a small space feel like it’s part of something bigger. Keeping everything in perfect order might be challenging with open shelves.