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Buying Guide for Space Saving Desks

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When it comes to buying a space saving desk there are a few things you will need to bear in mind in order to make the right decision and choose the right desk for you. The space your desk in is important as to what style desk you will go for. Here are a few of the main factors to keep in mind.

Your work load

If you have a job which means that on occasion you have to work from home, then it’s important to make sure your work space is spacious and stress free. To make sure this is the case consider choosing a larger desk with plenty of storage space.

However, if you don’t have enough space for a large desk choose a space saving desk with storage, or use your corners to maximise your space.

Most people won’t have the luxury of a separate office space, but there are other ways of making sure your office space is kept private and quiet such as using room dividers to make it separate from the rest of the space. Find out more>


Home office desks or space saving desks come in a large variety of shapes and sizes. The uniform rectangle shape will fit in virtually all room sizes and shapes.

An L- shaped and corner desks may work best if your working area is in a corner.


Be mindful of what you will put on your desk. If you have a desktop computer, consider purchasing a space saving desk with an inbuilt keyboard tray as this will free up the surface space.

Drawers and cupboards in your desk are also a thing to consider to store away paperwork, stationary etc.

However, you can buy separate storage cabinet to put underneath desks if the space you have available cannot fit a storage desk in.


As well as a huge variety of shapes and styles, desks also come in a large variety of materials. The material and finish of the desk can also have a bit impact on your space. Some materials can make your space seem smaller than it is whereas other materials can help enhance your space.


You do not need to spend a lot of money to get a decent desk. Desks range in price from £30 upwards. Even the cheapest of desks can look nice and create the perfect work space area.

Storage desks

Storage desks come in a variety of sizes from small and compact to big and tall. When shopping for a storage desk keep in mind your work load. If you are someone who has a large work load with lots of paper work, then you might consider purchasing a large desks with storage or a taller space saving desks with storage. Whereas if your work is mainly on a laptop or computer then a smaller and compact desk will suit you fine.

Small Corner desks

Corner desks are great for small spaces and make great work areas as you can tuck yourself away in the corner. They also do not impede on your space too much. They can be large or small. Small corner desks are ideal for small spaces as they will take up the least space.

Glass Desks

Glass and mirrored desks are great for small spaces. The glass is transparent and therefore trick the eye into seeing through them creating the illusion that they are invisible. Mirrors a bounce the light around the room and reflect the surroundings, this all helps to create an illusion of a larger space.

Wall desks

Wall desks or wall mounted desks are great for those of you who can’t find a place to fit a proper desk and if you don’t need to work from home often. Wall desks are compact and can be folded away, when not in use to avoid taking up unnecessary space.

Ladder desks

Ladder desks are great alternative space saving desks. Taking up less floor space than a traditional desk, they also have the added advantage of additional shelving or storage. Some ladder desks should be fixed to a wall, so be sure to check before purchase.

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