How to Create a Cloffice for the Ultimate Work-from-Home Setup

If you’re renting your home or apartment, look for battery-powered lights that can be mounted to the wall or shelf with removable adhesive strips. These come in an ever-increasing array of choices and are quite affordable. When your lease is up, simply take them down and take them with you.

A fold out desk can make a small closet into a seriously functional office or craft nook. Just fold out the desk or table when you need it and leave it folded up the rest of the time. Measure the space and decide what size desk you want to fit into it. Your desk can be as simple as a painted board or a complex setup with drawers. If you need a home office space but don’t have a spare room, a spare closet can be a great solution.

Step 5: Cut the Shelves and Supports

Decoist is a web magazine that brings you the daily bits of architecture, furniture and interior design. For more spiritual encouragement, click here for the rest of my project posts that also include Renovate Your Faith devotionals. You can leave the doors on if you want to be able to close it away. Or you can take them off the hinges completely if you want it to look more like an alcove.

If you plan on having a lot of cords, I would advise using a hole saw drill bit to cut a small, circular hole in one of the top corners. This will allow you to neatly run your cords all to one place, since you won’t be able to run anything behind the desk. In addition to those changes, we also decided to make our paneling taller than 48″ off the base boards. This was solely to cover up as many holes as possible that were left from removing the existing wire shelving.

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And I made the most out of my dark closet by installing a small chandelier in the ceiling. Again, I don’t splurge often – but I already have many back problems and don’t need any more. Have you encountered any adhesion issues because of the vinegar used in the stain?

The benefit of the faux stain is that you can make any surface (even metal) look like one of 9 shades of hardwood. By using a faux stain with latex paint, you completely cover any knot holes or filled-in holes in the wood leaving you a perfectly smooth finish. A DIY closet desk in a walk-in closet is a great way to have a mini workspace without the cost and hassle of remodeling. As I mentioned before, I use my walk-in closet office as a workspace for my quiet times. Once a day, I’ll go into my fun little closet and spend some time in prayer and Bible study. It’s nice that it’s so isolated from the craziness of the rest of the house.

Step 3 –  Draw a Level Line and Find Studs

When it comes to an organized space, it’s important to evaluate your needs and customize your space to suit them. This space utilizes a wire wall organizer, a hanging mail rack, and a cart to store and display all the office essentials. Don’t settle on a single method when getting streamlining your space. Installing some shelves on your wall will give you tons of storage opportunities while taking up space that would’ve otherwise gone unused. An ergonomic office chair is a must for any work from homer. Trust me, it’s better to make a bit of investment now rather than dish out thousands of dollars on back surgery and physical therapy down the road.

Screw it into a stud close to the centre of the closet, then use the spirit level to level out the support. Add screws in every other location where the support intersects with a stud behind the wall. Once all paint has dried and all moulding and shelves have been installed, carefully move the desk into the closet and onto the supports. Our desk is so heavy and is such a tight fit into the space that we didn’t feel the need to secure the desk to the supports. If you wanted to secure it to the supports, you could use an angle bracket to do so. Once you have the boards cut, level and drill the supports into each stud.

But cabinet bases are the perfect heavy duty choice for a desk in your office. Once you get the base together, its time to cut your piece of maple with your circular saw. As you see in the video, be sure to tape around the edge of the wall so prevent any stain or paint from getting brushed on the wall.

At the end of the day, simply close the closet doors to conceal your workstation and keep your home looking clutter-free. These smart and stylish cloffice ideas will show you how to outfit the space with furniture, lighting, storage, and more to create an efficient spot to work from home. The doorless design in this IG post features a wide desktop, as well as several drawers and cabinets, making it truly feel like a small office. She cut a U-shaped nook into her desktop, allowing plenty of space for the chair to be pushed in. If you’re currently rocking a one-bedroom apartmentor your kid needs a study space for back to «school,» then you know that having extra office space can seem like a luxury. If you’re stuck wading through work space to find your dinner, it’s time to get creative.

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