15 Cloffice Ideas for WFH How to Make a Cloffice

Beyond those requirements, how you design your home office will depend on the space you have, what other items you need, and your budget. ‘Whether you work full time from your home office or just a few hours a week, it should be a space that feels productive and inspiring. “From there, we lucked out and found the IKEA Kallax bookshelf was the perfect fit as a bench,” she adds. Wood elements like a floating shelf and a bench topper completed the project. This design by Applegate Tran Interiors features a closet-turned-office that incorporates a built-in desk and shelving, as well as a custom bench and storage.

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Start by securing 2×2 boards (cut to the desired desk depth minus 3/4″) on the sides of the closet. Plus, I am planning on hanging a couple sconces from the shelves to add a little more light to my desk area, which will come in handy when I am working late at night. Since this was a clothing closet, there were already a couple shelves.

Closet office ideas – 10 clever ways to create home working space

Again with the aid of a helper who is holding down the shelves, drive in 1.5″ pocket screws from underneath to hold the shelves in place. While pressing down on the desktop, drive one or two screws through the diagonal supports into the desktop. Be extremely careful not to drive the screws too far! With the clamps in place, drive in the pocket hole screws. With all the screws installed, you can remove the clamps. For all the shelf supports I tried to hit as many studs as possible, because they are stronger.

There are three very sturdy shelves above that will hold so many files, papers, books and more. It’s got plenty of room for double monitors, and everything is covered in wood paneling. What’s amazing about this closet to office conversion one is the illusion of spaciousness. It’s not a bigger closet than most of the others, but it looks like a real desk in a real office. You’ll have room for a desktop computer with a decent sized monitor.

How to Turn a Closet Into an Office (a Cloffice!)

“Definitely keep in mind you might need to add an electrical outlet,” she says. It’s particularly important if you want to be able to plug in a computer or other device. Aside from a standard ceiling light, consider wall lights, desk lights, or stick-on lights to brighten the space.

To get a wire up a wall and into a ceiling cavity, you’ll need to drill through some framing members. Square holes, one in the ceiling and the other in the wall directly behind the light fixture box. Then drill a hole through the top plate of the wall framing. To complete this step, I installed the remodel box and outlet, patched the wall and ceiling, and installed a 6-in.

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