Cole StreetTraditional Home Office, San Francisco

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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T W wrote:May 31, 2012
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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!
gwynethbr wrote:Aug 28, 2011
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    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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    Another idea is to paint the doors with chalk board and magnetic paint. You could also buy black chalkboard contact adhesive paper.
mishna6 wrote:Mar 8, 2011
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    I really appreciate your timely, detailed and informative responses
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    You are more than welcome!
Lowes wrote:Apr 21, 2013
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    Can my existing double-sliding closet doors be deconstructed, and then reconstructed with hinges like yours? If so, can the same sliding door hardware be used?

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Kendra wrote:Sep 9, 2013
  • 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.
  • Rose Kenney
    We just downsized to a condo would like to have this office for my husband. Any tip
salgaljacobs wrote:Jan 7, 2015
tjd246 wrote:Mar 5, 2012
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    Rossington Architecture
    They're just held up on the back and side walls. They're only about 8" deep, so they're pretty stable...
jomet wrote:Oct 20, 2011
motherbear wrote:Jul 26, 2011
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    Rossington Architecture
    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.
dougriddle wrote:Jul 10, 2015
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        ergochief wrote:Sep 20, 2013

          What Houzz contributors are saying:

          Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to A Quick Downsizing Quiz for the UndecidedDec 16, 2013

          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.

          Shawn Gauthier added this to 9 Ways to Enjoy Your Home Office MoreJan 11, 2012

          … 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

          Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to 10 Elements of the Just-Right HouseOct 21, 2011

          6. A smartly designed home accommodates the messiness of everyday life, whether behind closed doors ...

          Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to 11 Ways to Create a Multipurpose Office SpaceOct 20, 2011

          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.

          Becky Harris added this to How to Turn Your Closet Into an OfficeJan 12, 2011

          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.

          Between Naps on the Porch added this to Long, Cold Winter Days—Bring 'em On!Dec 16, 2010

          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.

          Janell Beals - House of Fifty added this to Chic & Functional Home OfficesSep 27, 2010

          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.

          What Houzzers are commenting on:

          Sophie Pease added this to Office2 hours ago

          Use of sides with wraparound shelves

          Pam Tuggy added this to Building, interiorNov 6, 2019

          office: wires piled in corner but accessible

          Abby Sarmac added this to BasementOct 19, 2019

          Hidaway office! No need to clean desktop. Just shut it away.

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