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Cole Street

Efficient use of a closet in the dining room, which doubles as a home office that can be closed off when needed!

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kbcb25 wrote:
Love this idea! - My dad is going to transform our closet to look like this one. Is there any blueprint he can use?
   Comment   September 9, 2013
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Vanessa McBain
Thanks I have been trying to work out how to do this in my cottage and couldn't explain it or work out how to hide the area as it will be in the living area. Generally study's are untidy so it can be a challenge.
January 16, 2014 at 7:10am     
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Lowes wrote:
working on a office for a doctor office - lab surgery area break room computer areas
   Comment   April 21, 2013
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Rossington Architecture
...and do you have a question?
April 22, 2013 at 7:41am   
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NK Lee
What kind of doors are those?
July 31, 2013 at 3:10pm     
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twwrn wrote:
How can I hide these wires????? - How can I creatively "hide" all those wires coming from pumps and tubes that are on the floor leading to an outlet all coming from our huge fish tank?
   Comment   May 31, 2012
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Cordini
Diann, Email me for Cordini, I can help you with them, Kevin.Waggoner@Cordini.biz
I am the inventor and owner. It's just started in Texas. Thanks, -Kevin
June 14, 2012 at 6:44pm     
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arlen121
I know this is not so chic, but extremely useful, use bread plastic tabs to label cords so you know what goes where!
June 15, 2012 at 7:43am     
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tjd246 wrote:
SHELVING - I SEE HOW THE SHELVES ARE ATTACHED TO THE WALL BUT HOW ARE THEY SUPPORTED IN THE FRONT SO THEY CAN HOLD ANY WEIGHT?
   Comment   March 5, 2012
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They're just held up on the back and side walls. They're only about 8" deep, so they're pretty stable...
March 5, 2012 at 9:51am   
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jomet wrote:
What are the dimensions of this closet? Very cool.
   Comment   October 20, 2011
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about 3' x 8'
October 20, 2011 at 8:45am     
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gwynethbr wrote:
Where can I find the folding closet door in this picture?
   Comment   August 28, 2011
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Kailua Krafts
Budget solution: your carpenter can also join two door slabs with hinges and hang them using hardware for bifold doors. Look for old doors at reclaimed wood warehouses to add more character and recycle building materials. Be green and save some green!
November 15, 2012 at 1:47am     
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Kailua Krafts
Another idea is to paint the doors with chalk board and magnetic paint. You could also buy black chalkboard contact adhesive paper.
May 19, 2014 at 9:44pm   
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motherbear wrote:
How are shelves affixed to wall? I can barely see interval hardware running along the underside. What is that?
   Comment   July 26, 2011
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It's a simple 1x1 piece of wood (a "ledger") screwed to the wall and the shelves are in turn attached to the ledgers. Look closely and you can see the screws attaching into the wall.
July 26, 2011 at 9:35am     
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mishna6 wrote:
what's the recommended height for a writing table. I will also be using the surface probably for typing on a laptop.
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mishna6
I really appreciate your timely, detailed and informative responses
March 9, 2011 at 11:08am   
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Ronique Gibson
You are more than welcome!
March 9, 2011 at 11:12am   
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salgaljacobs wrote:
what wood is used for desk top?
   Comment   May 25, 2014
moskopol wrote:
Interested in this chari - Need an office chair that rises from regular desk height to standing-desk height.
   Comment   January 20, 2014
ergochief wrote:
What is ergonomic?
   Comment   September 20, 2013
prmduarte wrote:
Is it possible in a smaller space? - I have a similar space in my bedroom which used to be a small closet but now I'd like to convert it to a compact office just like that. Its size is 1.60m wide and 0.65m deep. Is it doable? Thanks so much. Paulo.
   Comment   May 3, 2013
knoxnews wrote:
Any of these designs have wood floors? Would a closet desk look good in a room with carpet?
   Comment   January 9, 2013

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If you aren't blessed with windows overlooking stunning scenery, create your own scenery with a beautiful painting. I love this idea...a small home office that thinks BIG!
Janell Beals - House of Fifty Mag added this to Chic & Functional Home Offices
Turning closets into office spaces has become a wildly popular trend, and why not. If a home lacks another space to fit in a work area, this could be the solution. And the benefit? When work is done close down shop by closing the doors.
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Have a few home improvement projects calling your name? Have you been wanting to carve out a little extra space for a home office or craft room? Winter is the perfect time to tackle any indoor DIY projects.
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With just the closure of two bi-fold doors, this home office is fully capable of disappearing without a trace when unexpected company arrives.
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4. Measure again – this time for height. This time, determine the height you'll need for your tallest books and binders and add shelves accordingly.
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to 11 Ways to Create a Multipurpose Office Space
This office definitely looks like one, with its rolling ergonomic chair, adjustable desk lamp, and so on. But just as in the previous example, the entire office can be hidden, this time with folding doors. This office is in a closet in a dining room, but it works for any closet, even in a hallway.
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to 10 Elements of the Just-Right House
6. A smartly designed home accommodates the messiness of everyday life, whether behind closed doors ...
Shawn Gauthier added this to 9 Ways to Enjoy Your Home Office More
… or in a closet. Close the doors and no one will even know it’s there.More: Create an Office on a Shoestring20 Finds to Help You Spruce Up Your Office
Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to A Quick Downsizing Quiz for the Undecided
1. How can you expect me to accomplish anything in such a ridiculous space?2. This could work if I culled my files …3. Genius use of closet space.

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