Ana M
Ana M
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  • Alpharetta, GA

We wanted a built in home office but were on a budget. So IKEA was the solution!


IKEA- We wanted a built in home office but were on a budget. So IKEA was the solution! I put together the cabinets myself and became so good at it I was able to whip them together in 15 minutes, my son timed me! They are durable (it has held up for 7 years!) & it looks like we spent a ton when we did not.. The most time consuming part was the measuring and planning so that we had every inch available for storage. There are 3 office desks in the office and each desk make you feel like you have your own private area. It has held up for 7 years and if we ever got tired of it, we could easily change it. I have since changed the ceiling fan to a more modern one that fits the space better.
Desk 1 (left) and desk 2(right)
Desk 1 (left) and desk 2(right)
Desk 3 (left) and desk 1 (right)
Desk 3 (left) and desk 1 (right)
Desk 2 and it's personal storage space- cabinet above desk, cabinet to left of desk (there are two there)and cabinet to the right and behind desk (3 large floor to ceiling cabinets)
Desk 2 and it's personal storage space- cabinet above desk, cabinet to left of desk (there are two there)and cabinet to the right and behind desk (3 large floor to ceiling cabinets)
Desk 3 and it's personal storage cabinets- above and cabinet to the left.
Desk 3 and it's personal storage cabinets- above and cabinet to the left.
Desk 1 and it's storage space above desk, one cabinet to the right of desk (there are two there one it for Desk 2)
Desk 1 and it's storage space above desk, one cabinet to the right of desk (there are two there one it for Desk 2)
Desk 1 and it's storage cabinets to the side two cabinets)
Desk 3 (left) and it's storage cabinets and Desk 1 (right) and it's storage cabinets
Desk 1 and it's storage cabinets to the side two cabinets) Desk 3 (left) and it's storage cabinets and Desk 1 (right) and it's storage cabinets
Desk 3 (left) and Desk 1 (right)
Desk 3 (left) and Desk 1 (right)

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  • Doyle Murphy
    on May 31, 2017

    what is the name of the hanging cabinet on the wall, did you hang it with special fastners?

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  • Marlo Brown
    on Aug 8, 2015

    I like the clean concept of your office. This is what I'm looking for. This is multifunctional and would fit great in a family room setting.

  • Espie Tamayo
    on Aug 12, 2015

    I really like what you did for your home office. Our dining room was too tiny to fit family gatherings so we converted it to an office. Your solution is very streamlined and neat, and I like the cabinets. Thanks for the idea, and if it's OK, I'd like to "borrow" it.

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