Since we moved into our house three years ago, my writing space has been a desk in the hallway, just outside the bathroom/kid's bedrooms. It worked because I didn't think we had any other options.
For my 40th birthday this year, my husband told me that he would turn what we'd been using as a storage space into an office for me. I was super excited! The project was a big one, despite the small size of the area. Not to mention that my hubby had to do all the work on the weekends.
I took pictures of our progress along the way. And here is the end result. I LOVE this office!!!