Creative Ways to Hide a Small Home Office

office in a closet

For those who work from home, or need an organised desk space to catch up on paperwork,  bills or a quite reading corner, a home office setup is definitely a necessity. While a room designated to this setup is ideal, many small houses, town houses and apartments simply can't accommodate the space, so it's important to work with what you've got and be space savvy. Set up a small and private home office with these hidden space ideas. 


compact home office

The Closet Office

small office in a closet

This is a most sensible way to set up a small office at home. Everyone has a closet. The bedroom location is a plus – adding accessibility and security to your office. Just free up a portion of your closet, install a horizontal plank across to serve as your desk, add some overhead shelves, and install the power outlets needed.

study area in a closet

Under the Stairs

space smart home office
under the stairs office

Instead of filling this convenient space with household junk, why not convert this forgotten space into a private home office. Build in storage shelves and add a small desk and filing cabinet. 

pocket home office

An Old Armoire

collapsible home office

Do you like the look of a vintage armoire displayed throughout your interior design? Why not incorporate it into your office setup by replacing the interior with a shelving and storage option. 

hide-away home office
office in a cabinet

A Kitchen Nook

home office in the kitchen

The kitchen or near to the kitchen is a good office location for easy access. You can use a part of a large pantry, a nook, or a rarely used counter. Those drawers and power outlets can come in handy. You just need to add doors or shelves as needed.

small home office in the hallway

Hideaway Desk

fold down office desk

The hideaway desk is the most convenient and space-saving option for a small home office. You can place and move your desk to anywhere in the house. You can choose the size of your desk according to your needs and the size of your available space.  

small space mini office

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