Which are the best work from home desks? After last week’s post on how to set up a great home office, I noticed a lot of commenters noting that they were still working at their dining room table and getting tired of it. I happen to be on the hunt for a new desk for my son so I thought I’d do a hunt on desks for today!
Note that instead of picturing just a few desks, I’m mostly going to be picturing desks using widgets — please let me know if you have any problems seeing the widgets! Stores represented below include West Elm, Crate & Barrel, CB2, Ashley, World Market, and Target. Ikea and Room and Board wouldn’t work with my widget so there are a few text links to those as well.
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The Best Affordable Work From Home Desks If You Just Want Something Temporary
These desks are all under $200…
The Best Work From Home Desks If You’re Low on Space
I get it — tiny apartment, you don’t want yet another piece of furniture. Still, a proper desk has a lot of advantages over, say, your dining room table — including a dedicated place for your work stuff and the mental importance of having a separate place for your work. (Also, you may be damaging your dining room table — look into table protectors like this one.)
This one wasn’t working with my widget but is a gorgeous armoire desk (although definitely pricey).
The Best Work From Home Desks If You Want a Computer Tray
These are best if you’ve got a desktop computer instead of a laptop — you can even connect a full-size keyboard to a laptop if you want a less-cramped writing experience. (This is my favorite ergonomic-friendly keyboard.)
The Best Work From Home Desks If You Just Want, Like, a Normal Desk
The Best Adjustable Work From Home Desks (Sit/Stand)
The Best Work From Home L-Desks
The Best Work From Home Desk/Shelf Systems
Ready to go all in? It’s easier than ever. Note that you can also look into custom carpentry if you’re willing to devote this much space to it!
Ladies, what type of desk situation is best for you? Have you bought a work from home desk recently — which one, and where?
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I don’t like the desks, but I want the art in the stock photo at the top of this post.
Ooh, I really like the mountain/lake design too.
Is it Friday yet?
I had the same thought and really want to know where it’s from!
Is it Friday yet?
Found it! :)
Oh, wow! Thank you!
I love the BDI Format desk, filing cabinet and credenza I got when I transitioned to working from home before the pandemic.
I chose the BDI walnut/white combo with nickel plated steel accents to tie in with Room and Board Copenhagen bookcases in walnut with stainless steel bases and door handles.https://www.roomandboard.com/catalog/storage/bookcases-and-shelving/copenhagen-bookcases
My work space is not particularly bright so the light color of the BDI tops works well. I also like the furniture’s work appropriate details like a fold down keyboard tray and a pull out shelf for a printer. The walnut finishes are a bit different between the two companies but it’s not obvious because the Room and Board bookcases are on a different wall than the BDI furniture. (Note: if you get the furniture with the white finish it’s worth it to get a glass top as any dings in the white top show.)
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I have a west elm mid century mini desk and love it. Plenty of space for my laptop, phone, lamp, notebook, mouse pad, cup of water/coffee, but not huge. It sits in a corner of my living room and looks nice. I’ve been using one of my dining chairs with it and am happy with that set up.
I really like my Ikea Hemnes desk with hutch. It is definitely not minimalist, but I really like its size, the storage options (good mix of drawers and open storage), and its cord organization (it has a shelf underneath where I set a surge protector). I have a Hemnes bookcase on either side. Based on how my apartment is set up, it’s only really able to be put in one corner, but it’s large enough it feels like a little office area.
I bought the Dewel Computer Desk 47 inches, and it works great for my needs. I only set up one of the shelves so my computer tower can sit off the floor. I also bough two glass monitor risers, and i use some cute trays to tuck under the risers for storage.
Topical! I bought the Josie Desk from Wayfair. It’s < 1 week, but so far, so good. My only caveat is that it arrived with a scratched exterior drawer, but Wayfair is shipping a new one. Easy to put together, and plenty of space for my laptop/monitor/etc.
I would love more desk chair options, though. I'm tempted to pull the trigger on the Poppins chair recommended here with a previous post, but is it that great?
I’m sorry but NONE of these solutions work for someone who has a serious job that requires multiple monitors, a printer, docking station/mouse/keyboard, possibly an external video-conference camera, etc.
If you’re a high-achieving Instagram personality who “works” from a fully charged laptop a few hours a day…sure, I guess?
I purchase a 60 inch desk from stand up desk dot com. Really happy with it. The fully brand looked good too. I find it to be plenty deep (maybe slightly too deep) with plenty of space for two monitors and a lamp. Depending on the size of the monitors you could fit a printer, but I’d rather keep that hidden since my desk is also in my living room.
I have a serious job, but I also have no space because I live in a tiny apartment, so I’m doing the best with what I’ve got? My printer is wi-fi enabled and in my living room, while my Josie desk is in my bedroom. Would I love a bigger desk? Sure. Do I have enough room for a bigger desk in my small apartment? Negative.
I’ve mostly worked off my laptop (Mac) even when i was in the office because it was easier to carry along to meetings and charged over lunch. My job is in Tech/Product. I’ve never needed a printer, but did use screens/keyboard etc occasionally (had them on the desk, bothered to plug in on quiet days)
I will be starting a new 100% remote job soon and am wondering if working off of a laptop 100% actually doesnt work.
Most of the pandemic wfh has been non-working via some weird severance situation- i worked in the kind of deep-tech product that my multi-Bn-$ marketcap, public listed, dividend-paying employer decided was too expensive to invest in so i have only worked-from-home when mildly sick or due to similar reasons.
This is unnecessarily judgmental.