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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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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.
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April 21, 2013
Lowes wrote:
working on a office for a doctor office - lab surgery area break room computer areas
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...and do you have a question?
   April 22, 2013 at 7:41AM
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NK Lee
What kind of doors are those?
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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
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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!
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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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October 20, 2011
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about 3' x 8'
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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!
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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.
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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.
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I really appreciate your timely, detailed and informative responses
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Ronique Gibson
You are more than welcome!
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August 21, 2014
Emily Cox wrote:
Hi. What is the wall colour here?
May 25, 2014
salgaljacobs wrote:
what wood is used for desk top?
January 20, 2014
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September 20, 2013
ergochief wrote:
What is ergonomic?
January 9, 2013
knoxnews wrote:
Any of these designs have wood floors? Would a closet desk look good in a room with carpet?

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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.
Between Naps on the Porch added this to Your Mission, Should You Decide to Accept It...
With just the closure of two bi-fold doors, this home office is fully capable of disappearing without a trace when unexpected company arrives.
Becky Harris added this to How to Turn Your Closet Into an Office
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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In the guestroom closet.
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Every well thought out home needs a place to plan and organize a household. This doesn't require a separate room. This remodeled closet for a planning center can open and close without having to clean up in between. This works great for those ongoing projects to work on in your spare time. I like the picture on the wall in front of the chair so you aren't staring at a blank wall. Company coming? Just close the door for now. It will be waiting for you just the way you left it when you have another spare moment.
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note the rug, might work better than what using now
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As long as I have a lot of storage space for files and books, I don't need much more physical space than this. Closet-type would be fine (but not off the living room)
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