04/06/2015 11:19 am ET | Updated Jun 01, 2015

Home Office Ideas for Tiny Spaces

When you're living in cramped quarters, let key pieces work overtime.

photography by FORMULA Z/S (SCOTT & ZOE)

Go with a compact cube.
A modest, modern unit with a tiny footprint--great for a kitchen or studio apartment.
Meet its many uses:
•cubby for a computer hard drive or printer
•file cabinet (fits legal or letter-size files)
•laptop living quarters

photography by FORMULA Z/S (SCOTT & ZOE)

Take the zen minimal route.
An elegant piece that reveals no clue of its interior life.
Why we love it:
•sleek brushed chrome handles are deceptively chic
•removable shelving makes for easy conversion to a TV cabinet

photography by FORMULA Z/S (SCOTT & ZOE)

Create a corner office.
An extra-roomy organizer makes good use of often-wasted corner space.
How to repurpose it:
•slide-out keyboard ledge
•two tiers of superdeep shelves
•lower cabinet is great for hiding unattractive things behind closed doors