Transform storage room into studio –

How to turn a closet into a small study room

In planning the renovation of a property, as well as studying a better distribution of spacespossible changes to the intended use of one or more rooms can be evaluated.

In the article, we look at a case where the need was expressed to commute a pre-existing one closetto get one small study roominside a residential house.

Closet to be transformed into a small studio at home: location plan

The graph proposed below represents the plan of the current state of a small room used as a closetin the context of an apartment to renovate, whose overall floor area is over 110 square meters.

Storage room to expand and transform into a studio - floor planStatus plan of the storage areas, to be expanded and transformed into a small study room

The small closet is accessed, through a normal hinged door, from a large disengagementthe latter from scale back for the purpose of a more comfortable use of the various environments, while still guaranteeing easy passages, without however wasting space.

The small closet occupies a rectangular plan area of ​​2.50×2.30 meters, resulting in a floor area of 5,75 mq.

A window exposed to the West, it ensures a good degree of lighting and ventilation of the storage compartment.

The intention of the clients was to to commute il closetper obtain a small study room.

Small study room obtained from an extension of the closet

We recall that the minimal surface for a venue studio must be at least 7 square metersin compliance with current Building Regulations.

Consequently, since the pre-existing storage room had a floor area of ​​only 5.75 m2, a small one was needed enlargement of its surface, in order to obtain a study room of at least 7 square meters.

Small study created by expanding the closetPlan of the small studio, obtained by exploiting the utility room and part of the hallway

The diagram above shows how the utility room has been enlarged to obtain a small room to be used as a study at home.

It basically was exploited a small one portion of the surface of the disengagementper stretch the space of about 60 cm, thus obtaining a small study room measuring 3.10×2.30 metres, with a useful internal surface area of over 7 sq m.

A retractable sliding door in the wall, it eliminates all encumbrance, leaving the internal space of the room free for arranging the equipped furniture for study use.

Small study obtained from the closet: furnished project plan

In the following plan graph, a possible design solution for to furnish the small study roomobtained by expanding the pre-existing closet.

Small study obtained from the storage room - furnished floor planSmall study obtained from the closet – floor plan furnished by Antonio Previato Designer

Since the doorway is at the top in plan view, theoffice furniture inside the small study room it is essentially arranged on the wall to the left as you enter and on the portion of the wall below the window.

Entering on the left, a wardrobe with two doors, below a custom furniture shaped Lvisible in detail in the next 3D drawing.

On the other wall to the right as you enter the small study room, small open wall units with reduced depth.

Small study room obtained from the closet: project drawing

In the following drawing in perspective view, I illustrate thefurniture tailored for the small study roomcreated by expanding the pre-existing storage room.

Small study from the closet - Designer Antonio PreviatoDrawing of a small studio obtained from the closet – Designer Antonio Previato

L’office wardrobe full-height, it has hinged doors, in lacquered wood with a central showcase, for the files of documents to be kept in view.

The office desk it is characterized by an extensive wooden worktop strong thickness in the shape of a large L, reaching to the underside of the window.

Custom furniture for the small study room

The depth of the L-shaped desk it may be 60 cm on the long left wall, reducing to about 40 cm in depth, in the portion below the window.

Two long shelves on the left wall, about 35 cm deep, they will be useful for cataloging documents and other frequently used objects.

And office container with drawers, movable on wheels, it will be practical under the desk top, between the two workstations on ergonomic seats.

Other containers with removable drawers for folder archives, handy on the wall under the window.

On the right wall, some wall units per day shallow, so as not to invade too much the internal space of the small study room.

To get an idea of ​​the multiple possibilities that each room can offer with an adequate organization of the spaces, with the online service of freehand design you can take advantage of personalized advice for split and furnish the rooms in a functional way.

Examples in photos of furnishings for organizing a small studio at home

In the following gallery of images, some photos taken from Furniture rangespecialists in the creation and supply of specific furnishings for organizing a small studio at home.

Versatile wardrobes closed with removable floors tailor-made, strategic in situations with less space available, in addition to customized desks for every need.

Interesting i containersparticularly practical and multifunctional, for creating work areas even in very small spaces.

In succession, still in the photo gallery, the Home Office furnishing solutions by ARCHITECTS are strongly focused on the values ​​of essentiality and functionality, responding to the new needs of having to organize work in smart working.‎

Float Home Office by Archiutti reorganizes the workspace with desks, bookcases, panels and chests of drawers designed to order and furnish your multitasking station.‎

Multiple configurations can be created by choosing between details, colors and modules to create a small but well-equipped study room.

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