The No-Space Office Desk Solution

May 1, 2024

We’ve all been there. We’re scrolling Instagram, deep in the algorithm of ideal working from home set-ups. Ergonomic office chairs – check. Ambient lighting – check. Plants – check. Height adjustable desks – check. It all looks great and you want a bit of this for your home office. The only issue is, you don’t have the space. Or do you?

Today, we’re going to be focusing on alternative desking solutions for your home office and how you can make this work when you don’t have the traditional space for a dedicated desk. The good news is that you can emulate these dreamy working from home set ups, even if you’re tight on space.

But first, let’s dive into why it’s important to have a dedicated space for your home office.

Why is this so important?

It might rightly seem like a lifetime ago, but think back to the normalisation of home-working post-Covid and those days of working from the sofa.

While comfortable for short periods of time, it’s really important to have a dedicated space for your home office to set the boundaries between your work life and your home life. While convenient and tempting to sometimes work from the sofa on a Monday morning or Friday afternoon, you might not want to be reminded of work when you’re chilling out on the sofa watching your favourite TV show or the football.

Not only this, but having a dedicated space minimises the distractions that you might come across during the day. This space doesn’t have to be a specific office by the way – even having a space in your kitchen, a desk in the hallway or in a spare bedroom is great. This allows you to achieve that separation between work and home, and allows you to fully focus on your work tasks during the day.

Now, back to the desks.

Even in the smallest of spaces, there’s a range of innovative solutions to incorporate a desk into your working from home set up. Today, we’re going to run through a few of our favourites and how these can help you really optimise your space.

The ‘No Space’ Option

If you’re really tight on space at home, but are looking to emulate the functionality of a height-adjustable desk, something like a portable laptop stand can work wonders for your set-up.

If you’re working from a fixed-height kitchen table for example, or if you’re frequently on the move and working from your local coffee shop, this could be a great option for you.

Portable laptop stands work in such a way that they imitate the functionality of a height-adjustable desk by raising your laptop to eye level. By bringing it to this level, you eliminate the stress placed on your neck and your back and also reduce the amount of eye strain you may be experiencing.

Not only this, but portable laptop stands allow you to take ergonomic working anywhere you want. The Oripura laptop stand is a multi-functional option. Lightweight at only 409g, this sturdy stand’s open design prevents your laptop from overheating, has built-in cabling options to keep your space tidy and, to top it off, folds up so can fit easily into your rucksack or drawer at the end of the day.

With a portable laptop stand, we’d always recommend pairing this with a separate keyboard and mouse to fully compliment the ergonomic set up and ensure you’re primed for success when working from home.

The ‘Standing Desk’ Option

If you’re really looking to closely match the functionalities of the height-adjustable desk you’ve seen online but don’t have the space, you might want to consider something like a portable sit-stand riser.

Sit-stand risers give you a greater range of options to adjust your work space to your preferred height. Not only this, but they can be used alongside a number of other set ups.

If you’ve got a portable laptop stand, you can use this on top of a sit-stand riser to give you more options if you prefer standing while working. Alternatively, if you’ve got a smaller fixed desk at home with a separate monitor and monitor arm, a sit-stand riser can be used to host your keyboard and mouse and bring you up to height with your monitor. If you wanted to use your laptop on a riser, then this can also be easily done.

The Monto Sit-Stand Platform provides a great option if you’re looking for functionality, sturdiness and portability. With its ‘waterfall’ front edge, users avoid any unnecessary pressure on their wrists and arms. Its soft-touch grip surface ensures its suitable for a range of tasks whether you want to use it for writing your to-do list or typing on your keyboard. With nine different height adjustable levels, finding the right height for your working set up is a breeze. While it is portable and weighs in at 7kg, this might not be one you’d want to be lugging around your local coffee shop. However, for a portable option around the home we’d recommend this as being a safe and solid investment.

The ‘Incognito’ Option

If you’ve got space in your living room or hallway, but don’t want to use that for a traditional desk, you might want to consider something that blends design with functionality.

One of our favourite desking options here at TG Office Services is the Vepa HomeFit Desk. This looks, at first glance, like a small cabinet that wouldn’t look out of place anywhere in your home. The transformation of this takes place by opening the cabinet doors – instantly giving you a fixed height desk to work from with plenty of space underneath for a chair. On top of this, this desk comes equipped with the option to transform it into a fully height-adjustable desk in an instant. Using the electronic switch just underneath the desktop, you can take this desk from anywhere between 68cm to a maximum height of 118cm depending on your preferences.

If you didn’t think it got better than that, there’s a built-in storage tray to allow you to store all of your work materials at the end of the day. Pop in your laptop, close the doors and it’s back to a cabinet before you know it.

Ultimately, if you’re short on space for a traditional desk, there’s a range of creative desking options available to give you the best working from home set-up possible. In doing so, you’re setting yourself up for success by providing yourself with a dedicated working space while minimising the possibilities of any work-related injuries that might arise from poor posture.

At TG Office Services, customers are at the heart of what we do. If have any queries or just want to chat through your space with us and explore the options available to you, we’re always here to help you. Feel free to drop us an email at info@tgofficeservices.com – we’d love to hear from you.

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