No matter the size of your place, there’s probably a better way to use empty or underutilized closet space. With the right storage, organization tools and a little creative thinking, you’ll be able to take any closet and turn it into something more than just a closet. Get cracking on new ways to convert unused, overstuffed or boring closets into extra multifunctional spaces in your home.
Turn a Closet into a Home Office
Looking for a home office that’s not out in the open? Use a closet to reinvigorate your work space. Remove the rod but keep top shelving intact so you have a built-in place to store file boxes and office supplies. If you can’t fit a small desk inside, measure and cut plywood for a desktop, then paint a glossy white or bold, bright color.
Once you have your desk set up, paint the inside or put up wallpaper to give it a pop of color. It should be fairly cost-effective since it’s not much room to cover. Closets don’t necessarily have the best lighting, so find a desk lamp that provides more than ample lighting. Finally, bundle up and label your computer cords so they don’t become a mess. Don’t forget to add the personal touches that make it your home office, like a vase of flowers or cork board with reminders and your to-do list.