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Interior Design

Small-Space Home Offices

Make an island hideaway.

Add office space to the list of many functions a kitchen island provides. A drop-leaf table slides out from under this island, creating an ideal spot for doing homework, using a laptop or paying bills. Storage drawers above the table are handy for storing bills, paper, pens, stamps and more. When not in use, the table slides back into the island and is concealed behind cabinet doors that match the island’s style.

Add a small office plus storage.

Keep a small office from feeling cramped by using versatile furniture. This collapsible table takes up little visual space and can be rearranged and easily moved. A wall-mount shelf creates an artful wall display. Pull up a comfy chair from the living room to create an instant office space.

Rethink your space.

Put an extra closet to use by converting it into a clever and inexpensive workstation. Remove the doors and any extra shelving, paint the interior of the closet, and simply add a desk. To polish off the new nook, install baseboards to match the rest of the room and add task lighting, like these pendant lamps, to illuminate the space.