Workspace of the Week: Hidden in a closet

This week’s Workspace of the Week is AdamSelwood’s basement office:

Many of us have rooms that meet multiple needs in our homes. This week’s selection meets those needs incredibly well. I specifically like the desk drawer and the way that the entire office can disappear behind the stylish closet doors. From AdamSelwood’s description with the images:

We built the office into one of four Ikea PAX wardrobes. Most of the cabling is hidden behind the wardrobe leaving the workspace nice and clean. The keyboard tray is a hacked drawer usually used to store ties or belts. I also put some spot lighting in a couple of places to lighten the space up.

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12 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: Hidden in a closet”

  1. posted by Janka on

    Oh that is awesome….

  2. posted by Laura Cococcia - The Journal of Cultural Conversation on

    I love this – as I’m trying to decide what to take and what to leave as I go to NYC, I’m trying to think of creative ways to trim down my workspace. Great motivation…I’ll submit a photo once I get settled…and if it works out well 🙂

  3. posted by Anita on

    Very cool!

    I’m usually not a fan of closet workspaces (they tend to be rather dark and depressing, in my experience), but this one seems to work so well! Especially love the spot lighting, I think it does wonders.

  4. posted by Anita on

    Also: love the fact that the space under the desk is left empty, leaving plenty of leg room. I find that trying to fit things like printers/scanners under desks is not only uncomfortable, but it also looks cluttered no matter how well you try to set it up. Might just be my love for leg room, though 🙂

    I’ll always love a good Ikea hack!

    (Sorry for the double comment. I guess I got a bit too excited about this space…)

  5. posted by Molly on

    Do you have a picture of what the closet looks like closed? I’m always interested to see how “hidden” it can be.

  6. posted by Shalin on

    Wow that is sleek very space-station-ish 😉

  7. posted by Olga on

    I wish there was a picture to show how that computer chair ties into the rest of the room when the doors are closed. Very cool office space though! I like the legroom, the pullout drawer and that there are shelves above. And the cords are hidden!

  8. posted by Deborah Marchant on

    From what I understand Adam Selwood- the creator of this basement closet office – is or was expecting a child? If this is indeed so, then I can suggest one more item to add to his office. One Sliding Door Lock.

  9. posted by Tania on

    Nice one 🙂

    I generally really like offices built into closets IF – as Anita stated – they leave leg room. This one is really nicely designed. I didn’t even realize that ‘cool looking thing’ was the printer (until I looked at this on Flickr). I thought it was a stereo or something. Really nice.

  10. posted by Adam Selwood on

    Thanks for the post Erin, I’m stoked you like it.

    The room is still being worked on but if anyone’s interested there are a few more shots, including the office, here:

    Thanks for all the comments!

  11. posted by i think i’m in love… « Candy Colored Buddha on

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  12. posted by terryann on

    Look how I did it….
    Using an old TV storage cabinet and a few casters

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