Small spaces: how to create a practical home office with space-saving desks
Those who only have a few square meters available, fear not! Sometimes a single corner and the right desk are enough to create the perfect home office
Working from home has now become a widespread need among the most diverse sectors.
It certainly has its advantages, but to do it well it is important to have a dedicated space and, above all, to choose the solutions that suit your needs accordingly, both in moments of concentration and of leisure.
Those who have only a few square meters available must not fear! Here we will show how sometimes a corner is enough to create the perfect home office, a functional and comfortable space, due to space-saving furniture solutions that combine design, aesthetics and practicality.
Here is a list of pull-out tables and fold-away desks perfect for setting up the home office in a small house:
Concealed solutions: pull your desk out of a drawer
Have you ever thought about hiding a table in a drawer? The Lunch +39 system allows you to easily extract a 70 cm long table from a drawer compartment, giving more functionality to spaces of limited size. Lunch +39 can be installed in furniture with a minimum depth of 39 cm, normally present in the living room, bedroom or kid’s bedroom.
Once you have finished using it, simply return the top to the drawer compartment and make room for other activities.
Even a 39cm-deep shelf can contain a pull-out table suitable for creating a space-saving home office. With the Mensola T-Able +39 shelf you can get a desk of considerable size (135cm x 115cm) with a slightly adjustable height, thanks to its telescopic leg.
Its light and easy-to-handle structure, made of aluminum, guarantees resistance and stability to the table, capable of supporting up to 100kg evenly distributed on its surface. Here you can really place all the material you need to work well from home.
Increase privacy with a workstation that you pull out from tha wardrobe
When we integrate the home office into an environment, it may be necessary to obtain more privacy to ensure one’s concentration. In this case, even the wardrobe door can act as a movable wall, which separates without dividing.
Evolution is a system designed to take advantage of the use of the furniture door, allowing the extraction of a medium or large table from a cabinet. Available in different versions (Evolution, Evolution XL, Evolution +39, Evolution XL +39), this solution adapts perfectly to the different requirements of each project.
Evolution: the workstation hidden in the wardrobe
Use the internal compartments to keep objects within reach
No matter how large or how small, a perfect home office often requires one or more storage compartments where to keep magazines, books, documents, small objects of all sorts.
With Desk, simply open the flap door of your cabinet and voilà! Turn the door into your working table while, at the same time, you use the furniture’s internal compartment to keep all the necessary material to carry out your work.
The same concept applies to Homework, system for a folding 1-meter-long desk, which withstands up to 40kg thanks to the strength of the aluminum guides with which the mechanism is made.
Flush-to-top solutions: how to increase existing work surfaces
You can also choose to increase the worktops already available by adding a pull-out flush-to-top solution. With the Oplà mechanism it’s possible to extract an extra work surface that is kept hidden in a drawer compartment. When necessary, a few movements are enough to take the top out and position it flush with the shelf above, expanding its surface.
For those who want maximum elegance and design, the Oplà Folding +39 version keeps the mechanism completely hidden even with the shelf pulled out.