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Home Office Storage & Organization Solutions

Create a home office anywhere with these ideas for streamlined storage and efficient organization.

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    • Corner Office

      A fully functional home office doesn't need to have its own separate room. Tucked into the corner of a dining room, this full-fledged office gets its deluxe status thanks to plenty of storage and ample work surfaces. Use space wisely by installing shelves above the desk and cabinets below the work surface.

    • Desk-Less Office

      With plenty of on-the-go options for paying bills and managing paperwork, you may not even need a dedicated office. Instead, try this set-up, which include plenty of smart storage and organization ideas.

    • Write Away

      If your office needs are more sporadic, consider a simple writing desk for the occasional bill-paying sessions or mail sorting. This writing area is stylish but serves the function of an office as needed.

    • Compact Office

      A handsome secretary can turn any room into an office. Painted to match the bedding and draperies, this blue secretary blends into the cottage-style bedroom, while providing a spot to write and a place to store stationary, books, and more.

    • Charging Station

      Thanks to tablets, laptops, and wireless internet, the office can be anywhere. But that also means office supplies and device chargers can be anywhere. Corral all of your office supplies into a single cabinet and add a charging station, so you have a central location to rejuice devices and find pens, paper, and file folders.

    • Color Coordinate

      Put your walls to work in your home office space. Floating shelves can be stacked with binders, magazine boxes, and more. Wall-mounted baskets are an easy way to file mail or to-do tasks.

    • Landing Space

      Employ an unused landing space at the head of the stairs as a central home office. Stock the space with cabinets, desks, or tables and comfortable chairs to create a central work zone for homework or office work that the whole family can utilize.

    • Perfect Office Setup

      Create a corner office at home by zoning a section of a larger room (such as a living room or family room) as a work zone. Behind this desk, a large bookcase fulfills all the storage needs of this work area in one simple system. For more storage, hang floating shelves along the wall. When planning your home office, make sure there are adequate outlets nearby for computers, printers, and task lighting.

    • Inspiration Point

      Surround yourself with beauty while you are hard at work. Hang art that you love above your desk, or add a few decorative items to your desktop. Improve function by adding a pretty lamp or wall sconces for better lighting.

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      All in One

      Add the function of command center to your office with a wall calendar and a bulletin board. Use the calendar to keep track of everybody's activities and the bulletin boards to keep track of important papers and reminders.

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      Pretty Space

      Old desks, such as the one tucked into this corner, often have plenty of drawers and storage, but might not be up to par in the style game. Paint a secondhand desk a fresh color that suits your room's style.

      Go to the next slide to learn how to paint furniture.

    • Your Guide to Painting Furniture
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      Give furniture a color makeover with paint. Here's how!

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      Smarter Office Storage

      In a small space, take office storage to the walls to keep work surfaces clutter-free. In this space, cubbies were mounted to the wall and magazine holders were screwed into the bottom of the cubbies for an innovative mail sorter. For an easy and affordable work surface, transform a slab door into a desktop by mounting it to a wall and placing bookcases or file cabinets beneath it for support.

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      Kitchen Office

      A small desk tucked into a kitchen is suited for many tasks, such as doing homework or jotting down a grocery list. Incorporate a few drawers and cubbies to maximize the space's storage capacity.

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      Office with a View

      Bump a desk up against a window with a deep windowsill and use the sill as an improvised shelf for baskets and boxes. Plus, placing a desk near a window provides plenty of natural light.

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      Collaborative Space

      Do you need an office for more than one person? Use a dining table as a desk, and place it perpendicular to a wall so several people can sit at the table at once. This table bumps up against a wall of built-ins, which add storage. A large bookcase also works wonders for an office setup like this.

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      Hidden Office

      Turn storage upside down with an inventive way to use kitchen cabinets. Hang a cabinet horizontally and attach piano hinges to the doors so it can open to become a mini desk area. When not in use, the door can simply be closed to conceal the work area and maintain a sleek appearance.

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      Easy Office Filing

      Turn an existing dresser or other unit with deep drawers into a file cabinet with one simple addition: Install adjustable hanging file frames (available at office supply stores) in the drawers and develop a filing system with tabbed hanging folders.

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      Cozy Work Space

      Turn an awkward closet into an office with a few quick changes. Remove the closet doors and paint (or wallpaper) the interior. Hang shelves along the wall and tuck in a desk for a quick-fix office that packs efficient function into a small sliver of space.

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      Build a Desk

      For a simple, do-it-yourself desk, employ sturdy file cabinets as a base and a large desktop, or painted panel, as the work surface. Position the desktop on the file cabinets and screw into place.

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      Around the Corner

      Capitalize on a corner office space by extending upper cabinetry into an L shape rather than just straight across the back of the desk. Use this newfound storage space for display pieces or for office necessities, such as files and desk supplies.

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      Add More Storage

      Take a storage lesson from this small desk space and add in storage wherever you can. Cubbyholes along the bottom of the desktop provide space for tucking in papers and notebooks, while a file cabinet below stores more supplies, as well as important paperwork. Above the desk, a shelf stores even more office essentials, and magnetic strips act as a posting place for important notes and to-do lists.

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      A Checkerboard of Options

      Serve all your organizational needs with a combination of basic solutions. Mount squares of fabric-covered corkboard for posting notes, pegboards for hanging supply cups and bins, and whiteboards or chalkboards for jotting down reminders.

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      Office Alcove

      An underused alcove was given new life as an office and storage station. A basic desktop was upgraded with a pretty skirt to conceal storage beneath. Shelves were mounted high along the wall to create more headspace above the desk. Higher shelves such as these are ideal for storing infrequently used items. When needed, they are easy to locate but are kept out of the way to make room for things used on a regular basis.

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      Living Room Office

      Inconspicuously add an office to a living area with a few simple tricks. Incorporate as much concealed storage as possible, such as these clean-front cabinets which add office functionality without distracting from the rest of the room. Take steps to add in elements to tie the space to the rest of the room. A bamboo chair and burlap-covered bulletin board harmonize with the living room's natural look.

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      Tired of shifting bills and junk mail from counter to counter in your home? Squelch the struggle against paper clutter with these smart ways to get organized.
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