This week’s Workspace of the Week is Arthelemis’ office in a spare bedroom closet:
Closet offices are phenomenal uses of space if you have a closet to spare. Obviously, the best part about them are they allow you to close the door when you’re finished using the area. This office is for a student whose bedroom is in the basement of the house. An explanation of the space:
I had to make do with a tiny budget (less than 100$), so I reused a lot of material we already had. It might not be pretty but it’s functional. The best part is being able to close the door on the mess.
Arthelemis explains in one of the notes to this image that the power cord for the laptop is hanging down because it regularly has to be unplugged and moved out of the closet. I have the same issue with the power cord on my laptop and I’ve been thinking about getting a second power cable for this exact reason — keep one at the desk and one in my laptop bag. I’m tired of bending under my desk and dealing with it every time I want to be mobile. There was also a note that the arm rests for the office chair (not pictured) had to be removed so the chair could fully slide under the desk to be able to close the door. A simple hack and no new office chair was needed for this special setup.
Anyway, the closet provides a good amount of storage space, even with the desk front and center. Check out Arthelemis’ additional photos in the set for more views of the storage areas.
Have to admit, I also love that the Unclutterer Forums are open on the laptop screen in the picture. A nice touch, Arthelemis, and thank you for submitting your wonderful workspace to our Flickr pool.
Want to have your own workspace featured in Workspace of the Week? Submit a picture to the Unclutterer flickr pool. Check it out because we have a nice little community brewing there. Also, don’t forget that workspaces aren’t just desks. If you’re a cook, it’s a kitchen; if you’re a carpenter, it’s your workbench.