We took a bit of a break from working on the office remodel in order to tackle our garage and woodshop these last couple of weeks. But we’re back at it, so here is the latest with the office. We are attempting to convert the closet into a workstation, one that will house our gigantic flat file, our Etsy shop supplies, and possibly a table top to do some work on. Something I was trying to avoid was having the closet still end up looking like, well, a closet. A dead giveaway is always the inner height: the space above the typical top shelf, going up deeper than the closet door header. One way to nix the closet vibe and have more of an alcove appearance, is to install a drop ceiling at the same height of the closet door header. So that’s what we did, with wood planks!
So why use up closet space for a workstation? The office is technically a third bedroom, meaning it’s smaller than the other bedrooms in the house and has an odd closet….which brings up the fact that every house I have ever lived in that had a third bedroom, the closet was always wonky, like under stairs where you can’t hang up anything that’s longer than a shirt, or was only big enough for a couple outfits and one pair of shoes….what’s up with that? I digress. So in typical third bedroom form, the closet is shallow, and one end is cut off at an angle thereby making that side unusable. To top it off, the previous owners decided that this closet was the perfect place to wire for internet, so yeah, there’s a big thick black cord running up through the floor in there….
After Aaron trimmed out the closet and got the ceiling in, he set about matching up the baseboard trim to get it all to match up with the wainscoting….
We are almost ready to move into the office, just a few more messy things need to be finished first like painting the alcove trim, so stay tuned! 🙂