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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.

If you are working from home as standard most of the week, you would benefit from a dedicated workspace so you can be more productive.

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.


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.

Corner desks

Corner desks are ideal for small spaces, offering a quiet place to work while you can tuck yourselves into the corner. As they occupy very little space, they can probably go a little larger and add more working or storage space. Small corner desks are ideal for small spaces, as they will take up the least amount of space.

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Folding desks

Portable folding desks are a perfect solution for a temporary office space. Whenever you need it, you can use the work surface. When you don’t, it can be folded up and stored away. It is not typical for them to have built-in storage, but there are exceptions if this is important to you.

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Slimline desks

Slimline desks are often quite modern and stylish, making them the ideal solution for an apartment with limited space but high design demands. Slimline desks can also be used as console tables if you need a multi-functional piece of furniture.

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Small desks

Your desk doesn’t have to be a bulky, baronial expanse of wood that occupies your room space. It is often better to have a smaller, more living space at home – especially at this time when many of us are trying to squeeze an additional workspace into any place that is available.

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Compact desks

Choosing a compact desk is the best solution when space is tight, and you don’t actually need much space in the home for work. With so many styles of compact desks for small spaces, it is certain that you’ll find one that fits well with your current furniture

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Hideaway desks

A small apartment might not seem like a place for a home office, but with the right desk, your small space can become the perfect nook for working. So set up your home office with hideaway desks.

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Writing desks

Writing desks are furniture pieces that feature drawers, a place to store writing materials, and a surface to rest your papers on. Get them to help you organize your home office space.

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Standing desks

Get a break from sitting with a standing or adjustable desk. Their design is usually minimalist, with no storage, so they don’t take up much visual space. This is a good option if you like working and standing occasionally.

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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.

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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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To find out more about how to incorporate a working area in your small space

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