>> Blog Home


Blog Calendar


Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter

Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Multifaceted Office Space

office mudroom shared spaceThe customer had just completed remodeling an area at ground level of their home by combining smaller spaces off the kitchen area into one larger room in which they wanted to have a multi-purpose office room that would combine the diverse functions and needs for their business office, lockers, laundry, craft working space, and cabinet storage. A large window limited the space on one wall and a small alcove presented a creative challenge with real space limitations.

Each of the six areas needed to have a defined space that was large enough and complete enough to serve the needs of both the parents and their children. The area also serviced as command center for a variety of family activities in addition to a business office.

multi-purpose office room

One area of the space was set up with 4 lockers for the kids. Each would have three hooks for clothes and back packs, space for shoes, and a closed overhead cabinet. The seat bench laminate top crossed the entire width of the locker area and was tied into the adjoining office space. Bead board backing in the lockers, raised panel doors on the cabinets, and a crown and base moulding added a degree of elegance.

The office work area was placed in the corner with ample desk and counter space extending along each wall. The base cabinets provided space for file drawers and their printer on a pull-out shelf. The upper cabinets housed other storage needs along with mail sorting and slots for papers and envelopes. We added lights over the entire work surface and used the same marbleized laminate for the desk/counter top. The remainder of the office area provided space for 2 floor-to-ceiling closed storage cabinets with pull-out trays and shelves for a variety of business storage needs.

The hobby area double served as a business packing area for several people could work on projects concurrently. The Island unit had a multi-drawer section on one end for supplies and a closed cabinet at the other end was for larger bulkier supplies with space between the for stools on both side of the work surface.

shared hobby office area     office and laundry room combination

The laundry area was an alcove with a stacked washer/dryer and sink cabinet for laundry supplies. The customer needed more storage, so we created a closed cabinet mounted on castors that could easily moved to access connections for the washer and dryer. All elements in this area, even though in an alcove on a separate wall, had the same visual appearance as the rest of the room.

office space and hobby area storage     wrapping paper cabinet opened 

Finally, we had to find space for gift wrapping paper and supplies So we created a special base cabinet with a wrapping surface and large pull-out bin behind the cabinet doors that could hold multiple rolls of gift wrap and a tray for ribbon spools. A drawer at the top provided space for other needed supplies.

office floor to ceiling storage

Combining six entirely different multi-functional needs into one cohesive, efficient, and aesthetically attractive office space design where six family members could all be involved in different activities concurrently, with ample space to not interfere with one another, completely hidden storage, and no clutter.


Home Organzing System incandescent and compact fluorescent custom garage design solutions chalk board paint in kid's space boutique size walk in closet Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" organized closet shoe closet Closets: shoe cubbies patterned glass and mirrored doors maximize closet storage multi-function furniture entryway storage family activity area colorful children's space organization beautiful custom storage solutions utilize pantry space designing around obstacles gift wrapping counter top closet organization tips closet organization led cordless lighting fixtures reach-in closets fold-out ironing board makeup vanities closet lighting laundry area with sink and chute spring closet cleaning ribbon storage ideas multi-functional office and storage Chicago closets interior design trends reach in closets pantry de-clutter closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin LIT from Keeler vertical and horizontal storage space Kids Room Ideas for Playroom and Bedroom pre-built cabinets closet organizing systems video closet mirror with storage behind multi-use office custom storage solutions mirror placement in design Best Of Houzz 2015 Customer Service Award designing with mirrors Closet Design Tips furniture for small spaces cleaning supply storage hiding fuse box in closet new website layout bright color home decorating master organizer garage cabinets mail station pantry storage options closet accent lighting multi-functional mudroom design pull out mirror ways to eliminate clutter in kitchen cabinets utilize space under staircase master bedroom closet office wall unit Laundry Room/Mudroom garage design cedar backed closet pantry organization closet os video melamine textures grouping together food storage items tricks to make small spaces feel bigger shared closet organization closet os awards create illusion of more space with mirrors closet design benches with bins on wheels multifaceted office design attic closet solutions Old World Charm Closet dressing room vanities closet mirrors shelving and storage under the stairs colorful playroom floor tiles reduce clutter in home elegant prints fro home closet organization systems awards award winning garage electronics charging station multifaceted office space Chicago closet organizers comtemporary closet design custom wall units eliminate electronic cable clutter adult and child locker storage media storage solutions vacuum cleaner briefcase storage Hafele LED drawer lighting garage shelving organizing tips office organization closetos new website design custom closets challenging home organization solutions closet shoe organization multi-purpose storage Home and Garage Organization mudroom shoe closet design tips shoe carousels Carrie Bradshaw shoe closet master closet design open shelving for shoes Best Of Houzz 2015 Design Award under the stairs storage built in usb cable stations home office organization task lighting build in storage ultimate garage laundry basket storage organize shared closet space craft storage room pullout media cabinets man cave updates home office design pantry organization tips vintage garage design hiding wires with design reduce clutter creative custom closet design staircase sleeping nook gift wrapped storage station bedroom wall unit ambient lighting brass hardware gift bag storage spaces Angies List 2014 Super Service Award closet remodeling gloss cabinet drawers 2014 home decorating ideas coat hanging closet master closet drying racks angies list super service awards garage organization cover up computer and lighting wires custom cabinets angie's list award multi-use office entryway Home Organizing Tips attic storage ideas mahogany melamine look customer service bathroom under stairs 2014 closet color trends create a wood texture look with melamine kids' closets Zillow Digs remote controlled lighting Closet Os Overview kids storage and organization ideas under stairs bike storage shoe storage create zones with design shoe fences multi-functional entryway full length vertical drape small windows Top Shelf Industry Design Awards organized media center walnut and burl inlay antique decorating trends reorganize clutter contemporary closets
closetos best of houzz design award 2015
closetos best of houzz service award 2015
closetos angies list award
closetos top shelf awards
ClosetOS Zillow Digs