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Meet the #Cloffice

With so many of us working (and schooling) from home this past year, the demand for home offices has skyrocketed. But what if you don’t have an extra room to transform? You don’t have to resign yourself to working from the kitchen table. Allow me to introduce you to a growing trend called the #Cloffice.

What is a Cloffice? Any spare space in your home turned into an office
Design by Thomas R. Kelly of the TRK Design Company

What Is a Cloffice?

A cloffice is any spare space in your home that has been transformed into an office. Think closets, a bare corner, space under the stairs – any nook or cranny that isn’t being used to its full potential.

A nook of a kitchen turned into a cloffice
Design by Kitchens & Baths by A Matter of Style | Allie Fackler Photography

Why Do I Want One?

I don’t think I have to convince anyone who’s been working/schooling from home of the benefits of a designed work space. But, if you want some more reasons…

  1. Adds home value.
  2. Facilitates work/school life and home life boundaries.
  3. Eliminates distractions while working, raising productivity.
  4. Creates a designated space for office supplies, eliminating mess around the house and helping to keep everything organized.
  5. Utilizes unused or underused space, meaning you don’t have to rearrange your house or sacrifice space.
Custom cabinets create a cloffice area in this kitchen
Design by Thomas R. Kelly of the TRK Design Company

How Do I Make One?

The most important aspect of any cloffice is shelving, both for decorative and functional storage purposes. (PS. We can help with that! Check out our custom office cabinets here.) Your cloffice desk probably won’t be huge, so keeping everything neatly stored away is a must.

 

Next, add a comfy chair and partition. You can decide for yourself the necessity of the partition, but I find it crucial to creating a separate space and eliminating distractions.

 

Those are the basics; now have fun decorating! There are so many ways you can style your cloffice, but it all comes down to your personal tastes and needs. I’d recommend searching #Cloffice on Pinterest to see what you like! Find a Kountry Kraft dealer near you to design a cloffice in your home.

Dee Funk September 2, 2021