Before and After Entry Space from Garage.

Hi all- I describe my house as a brownstone in the suburbs.  Lots of levels, lots of stairs.  My boys love to stand on the top floor and drop anything down 4 levels to hit to the lowest level.  I have been know to drop a few items when no one is looking!

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As a result, our garage door entrance opens to the basement level. We have a small landing  with a  closet.  Earlier this year we made a “satellite office” for my husband.  Because the entry is right off the garage it is a dumping ground for shoes, sports equipment, sweatshirts, jackets, lunch boxes and anything else deemed not urgent to move.   It’s the first thing each family member sees when he/she walks in from the garage.

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And, here is the after:

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We gave my {first} husband a chair, lamp and desk for those conference calls that go on just a little too long:

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The only issue with this little space was the rest of the family comes in and out of the garage door and interrupts his work mojo. So we added this curtain and rod to add a little privacy (and it minimizes the draft from the door). I didn’t love the idea of the curtain at first, but it has grown on me. And, it lets us know when dad is working. officebase1

And, the best part- because it is so pretty we aren’t dumping crap all over the floor! Wondering where all “stuff went?” Shelves on the other half of the closet.  MDF shelving from Home Depot.  It took less than 1/2 an hour to install shelves on other side of the office!

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I almost feel guilty that I have this office.
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Comments

  1. Such a nice transformation! I love when little places like this are designed to be so functional- it is so cool to be able to squeeze some use out of every space. Great job!
    -S.L. Payne, uncommongrace.net

  2. Looks wonderful.

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