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The Corner Office: Tiny Work Areas

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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3:10AM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

Thanks for the article.

9:06PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

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

11:48AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

Wow :)

7:28PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

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

2:45PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

thanks for sharing these uses for small spaces

1:04PM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

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

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9:27PM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

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

11:34AM PDT on Apr 21, 2012

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.

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