If you’re painting with a completely different wall color, you will want to measure off and just paint the top portion of your closet with the new lighter color. The closet may not provide a lot of working room, but it does offer up quite a bit of storage. Just because you’re turning it into an office doesn’t mean you need to forego its natural talents. Wall pots for plants make really good pen holders. Enlist different types of storage to organize paperwork, office supplies, and other essentials.
Try to take advantage of natural light when you can. “If you have the opportunity to create a closet office across from a window, take it!” Patterson says. You can use plywood for desktops as long as you use the smoother edge, sand it, and either stain it or apply a faux stain as I mention above. I like to use wood filler to fill any holes or deep scratches and then the faux stain completely covers any areas I’ve repaired. In this post, I’ll be showing you ideas for how to design your own DIY closet desk and will show you how I transformed a small walk-in closet into a cloffice. After the close has been painted and the electrical wiring has been installed it is now time to reinstall the desk.
Incorporate office storage solutions.
That leaves me with nothing for the rest of the room. But in a convert closet to office, I only need to build the top, no legs are needed. For our 24-in.-deep countertop, we used 20-in.
She explains that buyers are always checking for closet space — and the more, the better. But if you do have both walk-in closets and additional closets (the dream, right?), and you don’t have an office, it could be a value-add to convert your space. When empty nesters decide to downsize, we often deal with their need for a workspace. Let’s face it, guests won’t really miss it at all. Once you have your moulding cut down to size, you are ready to hang! Starting with the longest wall, level your board.
Step 8 – Finish and Clear Coat Your DIY Floating Desk
Once you have the marks made, drill screw holes along each mark and in the center of the 1×2. Drill a wide enough hole for the screws to fit through easily. The standard height is 28-30”, but be sure to take into account your chair height when deciding on the exact measurement. Her office is adjacent to the mudroom near the garage entrance. This study is a lovely size with optimal counter and cabinet space. Square polished nickel hardware and a black + brass chandelier for a pop against the wood.
Plus, there’s no uninstall required should you choose to convert the space back into a closet in the future. The “desk” can just become an extra long “shelf”. A cloffice is a closet that has been converted into an office.
Step 4 – Mark and Drill Holes in the Wood Braces
The hardest part was ensuring each board was straight and evenly spaced out. Once you have an empty space to work with, you can decide whether to remove or leave the doors and existing shelves. Our two home decorators opted to remove the doors to make tier cloffices feel more spacious. It is simply a closet that has been transformed into an office or compact work station. We designed one for our High Park client just a short while back. Construction hasn’t begun because of covid but we are perched, ready to go with all the design work completed.
Where is a good place to put a desk?
A properly placed desk
Place your desk as close to a natural light source as possible. You should also place your desk as close to a natural light source as possible. Some like to face the window, but if that proves too distracting, put the desk perpendicular to it.