How to Design a Home Office Using Cabinets

Cabinets add much needed storage space to a home office. When working from home, paperwork often piles up and becomes difficult to manage. The addition of cabinets allows for easy organization and removes the excess paperwork from view.

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Cabinets add storage space to a home office.

Home Office Cabinet Design

Step 1

Choose where the desk will be located in the home office. Placing the desk against a wall is often the best way to make use of the available space in a room.

Step 2

Place a cabinet equal to or slightly shorter than the height of the desk on one side to serve as a place to set things down. An area such as this one is good for placing food and drinks, keeping it off of the desk but still at arm's reach.

Step 3

Place several tall cabinets along an open wall in the office to maximize storage space. This provides a uniform design to the office and keeps things from becoming cluttered. However, the cabinets do not have to be matching in height; varying height can add interest to the design is décor is added atop the lower cabinets.

Step 4

Place a cabinet beside the entrance of the room as a place to set things down upon entering. A low, wide cabinet is best for this purpose.

Step 5

Add decorative accents atop the cabinets that will not be used as a place to set things down upon. Examples are decorative fabrics, statues and photographs.