Working from your tiny home and desperate for a smallish or even secret workstation that is hardly noticeable when not in use? This guide to secret desks is just what you need
Wall-hung secret desks
It looks like a chalk board and in this mode it is a chalk board and can be used as one. But the front of this wall-hung Phoenix Desk unit from Amazon folds down and folds out to rest on the floor to become a fantastic WFM secret desk.
It even conceals a storage area that will hold a small laptop, booksand stationary, so all trace of your work can be hidden away at the end of the day. It's reasonably priced and can double up as a kitchen table too.
Click on the image above to see the transformation.
Designed to look like a suitcase with a soft upholstered front, this wall-hung hidden desk drops down to reveal a roomy desk area and a storage support for a laptop and books, plus there is a slit for cables to be fed through. Designed by Gam Fratesi for Ligne Roset, you can find much cheaper hidden desks than this one, but here you will be buying a design classic that could well become a collectible in the future.
This SoBuy wall-mounted desk from Amazon doesn't quite fit within the hidden desks category, but with the laptop removed it appears to be a regular bookshelf, so it's one of those secret desks in plain sight.
As wall-mounted desks can be positioned at any height, they make great standing desks too. Just position them at the height you need to stand rather than sit.
Bespoke hidden desk ideas
It may cost more, but when you really want to maximise the space you have the best option is often to go bespoke. This secret desk and home office is cleverly concealed within a bank of kitchen units.
Similar bespoke hidden desk ideas could work equally well in a bedroom, hallway or living space too. Plus, when you go bespoke you can have the desk built to your exact height requirements and choose the mix of shelving and drawers to fit your particular storage needs.
Hidden home office armoire
You can also find a range of traditional and contemporary hidden home office stand-alone units. You can choose the paint colour, notice board fabric and handles for the armoire shown above from Dormy House, which also comes with cut outs to thread cables through.
Hidden sideboard desk
When the top is pushed in on this sideboard desk, it looks like a standard sideboard. When it's pulled out it turns into a desk top with a hidden office storage organiser beneath. While two drawers and two cupboards flank the central display shelf beneath. At less than £200, this modern sideboard desk is good value too.