Show your desk who's boss with easy ideas for getting—and staying—organized. No room for a home office? Think again! You can transform a closet into a workstation using our budget-friendly plan.
Tuck a hideaway desk inside a closet. Add plenty of shelves for storage. It's so easy (and a bargain)!
For the desk:
To create something sturdy and attractive, use a hollow-core door or 3/4-inch plywood with a wood-veneer edge. Install it 29 inches from the floor. This desk is 22 inches deep.
For the shelves:
Use 3/4-inch plywood or boards. Or consider precut laminated shelving. These shelves are 11 1/4" inches deep; the lowest one is 23 inches above the desk surface.
The desk surface sits on a lip, made of 1-by-1 inch wood strips, that extends the length and depth of the desk on three sides. The shelves are supported by a lip at both ends.
For the back wall:
Line it with corkboard so you can use tacks and pushpins to hang things. Corkboard comes in sheets or square tiles that you can glue to the wall then coat with latex primer paint.
Work space designed by Liz Lipkin (lizlipkin.com)