The Corner Office: Tiny Work Areas

Small spaces can yield big results, as these humble home offices prove. Here are five functional home work areas that fit into unassuming corners, nooks and even closets.

Above: In this home by Deborah Berke Architects, a small work space fits into a large white bookshelf; when not in use, it can be concealed behind pocket doors.

Above: A simple palette and expandable desk that tucks neatly behind the door makes this corner workspace blend in when not being used. Originally seen via Design Sponge.

Above: Remodelista editor Janet created an instant family office in her sunroom corner with two simple elements: the Parsons Desk in white ($349 at West Elm) and a vintage Toledo Chair ($75 on Ebay).

Above: In this compact children’s room seen in Dwell Magazine, architects Takaharu and Yui created a workspace that boasts plenty of room to study without interfering with the bed quarters.

Above: Often used for extra shelving or storage; From the Desk of Lola designer Alexandra Loew leant a working title to this corner.

Looking for more home office inspiration? Check out Remodelista’s posts An Ingenious Workspace, Build Your Own Industrial Mod Desk and Editors’ Office Essentials.



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Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Sheri P.
Sheri P.3 years ago

love the ideas! wish i had a work space that looked like one of those...

Kynthia B.
Cynthia B.3 years ago

Wow :)

Chad A.
Chad Anderson3 years ago

Use the space you have as wisely as with any other limited resource.

Carmen S.
Carmen S.3 years ago

thanks for sharing these uses for small spaces

Deborah D.
Deborah D.3 years ago

I like the options for working with a small space - since that is often all that is available for an office or craft space

William K.
William K.3 years ago


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Kathy K.
Kathy K.3 years ago

Oh, I like these. Especially the last one. Thanks.

Claire Jordan
Claire Jordan3 years ago

Most of these require a house far bigger than mine, I'm afraid. My computer desk is 20" square, and we have a slightly bigger one for my mother and a communal table 32" by 30", and that's all there's room for.