If you’re a city dweller, chances are you are looking to get the most out of your space.
One thing I LOVE to do to get myself organized and utilize my space better is to convert a closet into an office. There is nothing worse than a dining table full of bills, mail, receipts and projects.
Converting a closet into an office allows for everything your working on to be laid out and if you don’t finish before dinner is ready, just close the doors and everything disappears!
There are 2 ways to go about this.
1. Furniture pieces
In order to install furniture pieces, pay close attention to both the dimensions of your closet and the piece dimensions. You may have to take the doors off to squeeze in a desk and then put them back in after the desk is in place. If you plan carefully, you should be able to slide your chair under the desk and close the doors to hide the entire setup.
2. Built ins
In order to install built in pieces some simple wood working is necessary. Measure all dimensions of the closet (most closets are not exactly square, and so cut do the smaller dimension on the one smaller side) and install 3/4 plywood hung with shelving brackets. Remember to get larger brackets for the desk. The rule of thumb is to not install the brackets further than 4ft apart.
After the installation is complete, its time to find some organizational pieces in order to accessorize and keep the space tidy. These can be cubes, file drawers, trays, or boxes. If the pieces have a similar design element (color, pattern, shape) it helps to pull the space together in order to create harmony and a feeling of uniformity and thus appears more organized and put together.