closet os logo
Call Toll Free: 866-521-4267
Live Life Above the Clutter
Serving Chicago IL, Northern & Central Illinois, Northwestern Indiana

 Subscribe

>> Blog Home

Tags

pull out mirror master organizer incandescent and compact fluorescent Chicago closets designing around obstacles Closets Magazine "Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies" Closet Design Tips elegant prints fro home challenging home organization solutions closet remodeling brass hardware attic storage ideas makeup vanities pullout media cabinets led beautiful custom storage solutions cordless lighting fixtures man cave updates garage cabinets reduce clutter designing with mirrors patterned glass and mirrored doors closet organizing systems video customer service antique decorating trends multi-use office entryway home office design multi-functional mudroom design 2014 home decorating ideas task lighting vanities build in storage tricks to make small spaces feel bigger walnut and burl inlay master closet design garage design closet master closet media storage solutions comtemporary closet design built in usb cable stations award winning garage Home Organzing System Closet Os Overview office wall unit Home Organizing Tips hiding wires with design custom garage design solutions mudroom multi-use office boutique size walk in closet custom cabinets remote controlled lighting closet design create zones with design ultimate garage garage organization garage shelving 2014 closet color trends create illusion of more space with mirrors organized media center pre-built cabinets maximize closet storage reach-in closets reduce clutter in home gift wrapped storage station gift bag storage spaces custom wall units cover up computer and lighting wires family activity area dressing room angie's list award shoe closet reach in closets contemporary closets vintage garage design furniture for small spaces shoe closet design tips angies list super service awards custom storage solutions Closets: closet lighting ribbon storage ideas closet lighting,remote controlled closet lightin office organization loset organization reorganize clutter bedroom wall unit multifaceted office space attic closet solutions bright color home decorating custom closets organized closet gift wrapping counter top craft storage room utilize pantry space spring closet cleaning interior design trends closet os awards organize shared closet space Home and Garage Organization home office organization multifaceted office design mirror placement in design multi-function furniture creative custom closet design closet organization vertical and horizontal storage space pantry storage options shared closet organization organizing tips full length vertical drape small windows Top Shelf Industry Design Awards multi-functional office and storage gloss cabinet drawers master bedroom closet pantry organization hiding fuse box in closet ambient lighting closet os video cedar backed closet closet mirrors kids' closets closet organization systems awards Chicago closet organizers eliminate electronic cable clutter closet organization tips

Posts

Blog Calendar

SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
171819
20
212223
24252627282930
31      





Sign Up!
Closet OS Newsletter

 

Closet Organizing Systems Blog

Multifaceted Office Space

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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.


     
CUSTOM CLOSETS  |  OFFICE CABINETS  |  GARAGE CABINETS  |  LAUNDRY CABINETS  |  PANTRY CABINETS  |  ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS  |  AND MORE
WALK-IN CLOSETS | CLOSET DESIGN PROCESS | CLOSET INSTALLATIONCLOSET ORGANIZING TEAM | CLOSET TESTIMONIALS

Serving Chicago, IL - Northern & Central Illinois - Northwestern Indiana
Main Office-Showroom | 8N450 Tameling Court, Unit C, Bartlett, IL 60103

Call Us Today! 866-521-4267
© 2014 Closet Organizing Systems