31 Days of Building Character: Nooks


Welcome to Day 23 of my 31 Day Series, Building Character.  Just to recap, throughout the month of October I am joining over 500 bloggers in the challenge posed by The Inspired Room to post on the same topic everyday.  



The topic I chose is 31 ways to bring character to a newly built, builder grade home.  After I accepted this challenge I realized 31 days was not enough time.  I could go on about this topic forever.  To save you all from that, I condensed it to projects and concepts I have used in my own home.   
Today, I would like to share how we claimed unused space in the hallway to create our office nook... 


As with most cape cod designs, our home is small.  I'm always looking for ways to maximize every square inch.  Our house has three dormer windows across the front.  Inside, one of them is open to the two story foyer, one is in the laundry room and this one is in the hallway.  



When we purchased a gigantic new computer, we realized we needed a dedicated office space.  We were out of rooms, the only available space was inside this dormer.  The idea of the office nook was born.  




Here are the steps my hubby took to create the built in desk...


(Before)


(Brace)


(Tops, Sides)


(Cubbies, Decorative Brackets)


(After)


Not only does the office nook serve a purpose but, it also gave the hallway a personality.  Before, it was boring pass through.  Now, thanks to the built-in desk, it feels important.  

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10 comments:

  1. I don't have a nook, but YOWZA I love what I'm seeing here. Tucking it away on Pinterest. Thanks so much!

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  2. You posted this right on time. My next project is updating my kitchen computer nook. I didn't think of putting a shelf below the desk; genius.

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  3. I am DYING to see your post on the monogram over your fireplace - I just rearranged and I have the PERFECT spot for that very thing! I've been checking back daily...looking forward to it!

    xo Kristle

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  4. Brilliant idea! Looks pretty and functional.

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  5. Love this!! What a perfect use for the space. :) I'm pinning to my hallway office ideas board.

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  6. What a great use of space. That looks like an inspiring desk to work at.

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