Whether you have limited home office space or you want to make your guest room do double duty, a computer cabinet, armoire or an “office-in-a-box” — they’re all the same thing — is a good alternative to a simple desk. Between white boards, drawers and extra storage bins in the door, armoires are filled with function. As with anything, including furniture, there are always advantages and disadvantages.
•Compact and ideal when space is limited
•You can close the doors at the end of the day
•All of your home office equipment fits inside
•Some have drop-down desks and file cabinets that roll inside
•It can blend in with the rest of your home
•Not all cabinets have leg room
•There’s not always enough space to spread out papers
•There’s limited filing space so you’ll need a file cabinet nearby
Something to think about: If you decide to buy a computer cabinet or any other home office furniture, plan ahead and measure your space. One of my client’s enthusiasm for a new computer cabinet was squelched when she realized on delivery day that the cabinet she bought couldn’t fit through her home office door.
Would an office-in-a-box work for you?