Neat Home-Office Nooks

Even if you don't have an entire room to spare, you can still work a small yet efficient office area into your home. Get inspired by compact workspaces built into bedrooms, kitchens and more.

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    Recessed Desk

    Designer by Andreas Charalambous used space wisely in this basement guest room/office. Without sacrificing floor space, recessed shelves provide storage and a desk alcove.

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    Convenient Kitchen Office

    A workspace adjacent to the kitchen features built-in shelving and cabinets to house cookbooks and frequently used office essentials. Design by Barb Ince.

  • Double-Duty Wall

    Designers Sarah Shetter and Alison Palevsky encased the structural column in this bedroom with a free-standing wall, dividing the master bedroom from the office. The front of the wall serves as a headboard for the king-size bed, while the back of the wall has a built-in desk with shelving above.

  • Space-Saving Design

    To preserve as much floor space as possible in her family game room, Rate My Space user Rachel Bay Area had this desk unit recessed into the wall. Four large drawers and shelving that extends all the way to the ceiling provide plenty of storage space.

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    Adaptable Office

    In this combination home office/guest room, the desk slides out of the way so a Murphy bed can be pulled down when visitors need a place to sleep. Design by Erica Islas.

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    Centrally Located

    Set between the relaxing family room and the cozy kitchen, this desk center is bordered by matching cherry cabinets. The warm tones of the wood create an inviting place to work. Design by Lou Ann Bauer.

  • Sun-Filled Office and Laundry Room

    Rate My Space user georgiapeachez added a home office to her vibrant laundry room, where curtains conceal the washer and dryer and add color to the space. Next to the desk, cubbies house a collection of crafting and cookbooks.

  • Attic Office

    A small but functional home office can be a good fit for an oddly shaped room. Rate My Space user lowenstein found space for both a desk and exercise equipment in this awkward attic.

  • Vintage Desk

    The right furniture can help an office nook fit in with a room's decor. Rate My Space user TheYellowHouse chose an aqua desk with antique details to complement this mudroom's cottage style.

  • Creative Corner

    Using an L-shaped desk, Rate My Space user JulieMacHome was able to create a home office and crafting area in the corner of this small guest room. Shelving mounted above the desk keeps books and files organized.

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