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8 Home Offices in Innovative Places

June 24, 2015

You don't need a spare bedroom or bonus room in order to have a workspace at home. Squeeze an efficient and stylish home office into one of these often underused places.

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The “Cloffice”

A walk-in is easy to convert from clothing to computing, but even a hall closet can be turned into an efficient office. Wallpaper or paint can set off the interior from its surroundings, and when the work day’s done, you can simply shut the doors. 

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The Kitchen Office

Working in the kitchen doesn’t have to mean working at the kitchen table. A dedicated nook like this one can fit neatly under the cabinets, and no one needs to know there’s a printer, not dishes, in there.

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The Dining Room Office

Most people would say their dining room is the least used room in the house — lots of square feet reserved for a once-a-year formal feast. When you’re not hosting a banquet, try converting it into a workspace. (I’ll let you decide if you want to call it a “d’office.”)

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The Under-the-Stairs Office

Typically a catch-all for cleaning supplies and spare paper towels, this often overlooked spot can be turned into a mini office that can feel spacious, with plenty of room for file storage. 

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