5 Great Built-In Ideas for Your Home Office

A big home office used to be a fairly common room in the homes I’ve designed, back when “working from home” required a separate, private room.

That’s not the norm these days – with laptops, tablets, and home networking in most houses, Mom and Dad can get work done from almost any room.

But the home office hasn’t disappeared completely…it’s just taking up a lot less space.  Sometimes it's a much smaller room, and sometimes it's a wall of custom built-in cabinets and shelves, like the ones in these RTA Studio projects:

Tucked in a corner of the family dining area, and just off the kitchen, this desk/home management area helps keep this family's daily activities organized.

This tiny but utterly functional home office space doesn't need a door - it's just off the hallway that connects the garage and back door to the kitchen.

Here's one of my favorites - Kathy's home office space is tucked neatly behind a pair of folding doors.  When the office is closed, it's really "closed"!

Jeanne's office is a separate room, but it's just the right size.  With her desk centered on the window, and a wall of custom built-ins behind her, There's just enough room to get work done.

Another example of a home office that's very small, but just the right size for a built-in desk, a few cabinets, a laptop, and a great view.  And when privacy's needed (or the mess needs hidden), they just slide the barn door closed.

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