A home-office command center that doubles as a craft area fits neatly underneath the staircase. An oak desktop, protected with glass, echoes the dark-stained floors.
Clever office space and reading nook combo.
Dozens of decorating ideas for teen rooms that pack a lot of stylish living (and a homework station) into a small space.
Gorgeous home office in a closet-size space by architect Jan Gleysteen of Massachusetts. | thisoldhouse.com
A host of low-cost accessories turn a small closet into a high-functioning (and pretty!) office space. Get the list here.
Stylish desk in a southern kitchen by designers Allison Smith and Erika Powell of Urban Grace Interiors.
Homework station with room for two in a modern farmhouse.
The space beneath a round, porthole-inspired window is closed in to create an office nook. Shelves in the niche around the window are a hiding spot for books, and the desk’s wood top further enhances the subtle nautical theme.
A sliver of space—only 30 inches wide—is all you may need to carve out a space in your kitchen for your laptop and the kids' paperwork.
A fold-down desk keeps paperwork within reach but out of sight.
A clothes closet transformed into a just-the-right-size homework station.
A simple bookcase serves as the backdrop for two homework stations.
A fold-down desk and skylight for added headroom carve a home office out of this sloped-ceiling attic room.
When there wasn't enough space to add a library, Hinsdale, Illinois, architect Ann Nowotarski got creative and carved this computer alcove off a great room.
Talk about multitasking. Built into the kitchen, this home office allows its homeowners to stay connected while cooking, cleaning, paying bills and overseeing homework.
Reuse still-sturdy kitchen cabinets in a garage or closet instead of tossing them. Remove the doors, paint the boxes, and as long as they're modular cabinets—premade boxes that are unattached to each other and can stand alone—they're easy to relocate. You could save $5,000 compared with buying new units to fill space with a 10-foot run of base and top cabinets.
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Home office space neatly tucked under a stair.
A pantry is transformed into an accessible kitchen home office with the addition of pull-out shelves, clear baskets and a magnet board to corral notes and supplies,
Decorative beadboard with a shelf above and lots of white paint marry disparate office furnishings that now seem tailor-made for each other.
Schumacher's "Birds and Butterfies" wallpaper adds a touch of whimsy to this attic workspace.
The space beneath a round, porthole-inspired window is closed in to create an office nook. Shelves in the niche around the window are a hiding spot for books, and desk’s wood top further enhances the subtle nautical theme.
Like the rest of this gorgeously remodeled home, this workspace mixes materials to create a contemporary vibe. | Photo: Jeremy Bittermann for the NYTimes
Chelsea at TwoTwentyOne.net based her home office makeover on the Ikea Expedit workstation, customized with her personal touches. Nice!