5 Ideas for Built-ins for Your Home Office
A big home office used to be a fairly common room in the homes I’ve designed, back when “working from home” required a separate, private room. It had doors to close it off from the rest of the house and lots of home office built ins.
That’s not the norm these days – with laptops, tablets, and home networking in most houses, Mom and Dad can get work done from almost any room.
But the home office hasn’t disappeared completely…it’s just taking up a lot less space. Sometimes it’s a much smaller room, and sometimes it’s a wall of custom built-in cabinets and shelves, like the ones in these RTA projects:
Tucked in a corner of the family dining area, and just off the kitchen, this desk/home management area helps keep this family’s daily activities organized.
This tiny but utterly functional home office space doesn’t need a door – it’s just off the hallway that connects the garage and back door to the kitchen.
Here’s one of my favorites – Kathy’s home office space is tucked neatly behind a pair of folding doors. When the office is closed, it’s really “closed”!
Jeanne’s office is a separate room, but it’s just the right size. With her desk centered on the window, and a wall of custom built-ins behind her, There’s just enough room to get work done.
Another example of a home office that’s very small, but just the right size for a built-in desk, a few cabinets, a laptop, and a great view. And when privacy’s needed (or the mess needs hidden), they just slide the barn door closed.