Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How a Stairway Became an Office Nook

One of the most fun parts of this renovation we've previously shared here , here and here was carving out this lounge/work area from what was once a dining room.

Our clients have a large breakfast room, and a large island with so didn't see the need for a formal dining room.
They wanted a secondary lounge/work space adjacent to the living room we'd also designed. As we gutted the bathroom that's on the other side of the stairs, we realized there was a lot of hidden space under the stairway that would make for a great area for a desk.  


This neatly tucked in workspace was the result.

That pesky support beam meant we had to divide the space and do a  custom desk which we did with deep drawers for file storage. We also added an electrical outlet and recessed lighting.


Custom shelves also added extra surfaces for books and accessories.

This apartment size sofa was the perfect fit for this lounge space. The bold blue added a bright touch to the room's neutral color palette.

All photos by JHillstead Photography 
And that's that. A dining room that was sure to get very little use, is now a functional and much used lounge for this family.
Would you transform your own dining room into another space? I did. My very own home office was once our dining room.

~Get the Look~



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