Home design idea: An office that doesn’t waste an inch of space – The Boston Globe

An office makeover in Charlestown.
An office makeover in Charlestown.Sian Roberts

The owners of this Charlestown town house had always used one of the home’s three bedrooms as an office. Their three kids shared another bedroom. As the kids got older, they asked designer Carly Blackmore for another solution. The founder of Habitat Design divided one of the two third-floor bedrooms into two: a bedroom for the eldest child and a small office. She then reworked the vestibule that leads to the fourth-floor primary suite to include access to the new office, which sits at the bottom of the stairs. “They were nervous about the office being too small, but at 10-by-5-feet, it works well,” she says.

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