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Since providing 10 Narrow Desks for Small Spaces there have been some changes. New products have been added to the online store. Although many of the desks in the original post are still available some have been discontinued. It therefore seemed a fitting time to provide an update on the previous post with some more slimline desks for narrow areas in the home.
The following desks are all various lengths. However none are over 600mm (60cm) in depth. Many are several centimetres narrower. Ideal for narrower spaces such as hallways or in narrow areas where through access is required such as the foot of a bed, side of a sofa or dining area.
It is one of the longer desktops in this list so may not quite fit if you seek a more compact option. It does fit the requirement for narrow though being under the 600mm.
This desk benefits from a raised monitor shelf for a more ergonomic workstation. Albany has twin pedestals which are interchangeable. One side is open. This could be used for box files or a CPU. The other side has a drawer and a cupboard. In between the two pedestals there is a pull out keyboard shelf and a fixed printer shelf.
The Albany is a very competitively priced home office desk for the storage space it provides.
Maryland is also a twin pedestal. One side features a cupboard with open storage at the top and the other side features three drawers again with open storage space at the top.
This desk is offered in a beech finish.
A great budget option coming in at under £100 inclusive of VAT and delivery.
It is fairly similar to the Albany above at number 1. Indeed the manufacturer is the same for both units. Hastings is finished with a walnut effect and contrasting white cupboard and door fronts like the Albany. Usually available with a 1-2 day delivery window.
Perfect if you are seeking a narrow mobile option. Fitted with break loaded castors this simple glass desk can be rolled out of the way to reach electric sockets or for cleaning. Often high in importance for a smaller room in the home.
It has the smallest desktop of the desks listed so far being 400mm shorter than the Albany and Maryland and 300 mm shorter than Hastings.
The dimensions are 800mm x 510mm. Putney features a pull-out keyboard shelf and a height adjustable pull-out printer shelf. All glass is tempered safety glass. A stylish compact desk.
Now to add some brighter options to the listing of slimline desks for narrow areas in the home. With exactly the same dimensions as the Putney the Vienna desks are ideal if you prefer a little more contemporary or colourful option.
The cherry red glass desktop is shown. Other colours include Atlantic blue or fern green.
Vienna desks have a pull-out keyboard shelf and fixed printer shelf. There is also a large useful storage shelf at the bottom. Both the desktop and bottom shelves are coloured glass. The keyboard and printer shelves are clear glass. A popular choice for use as a home office desk in a bedroom.
This has a depth of 550mm (55cm) and a desktop length of 1100mm.
It is a single pedestal desk with a stationary drawer and a cupboard. This desk features a cleverly concealed pull-out keyboard shelf behind a drawer front. Be aware when in use you will need space to utilise the pull-out-keyboard shelf.
If the idea of a concealed home office appeals then a hideaway unit will exactly fit your needs. The Grange hideaway has a lot to offer.
Firstly it is offered in a choice of six wood finishes: Beech, Classic Oak, English Oak, Teak, Walnut or White.
Actually this adds not just one but six slimline desks for narrow areas in the home to this list! With such a range of finishes this unit can easily be adapted to fit into any room in the home. You can choose from a range of handles too so it possible to achieve a traditional or a contemporary look to suit your style.
It is quality manufactured by a small family run UK business. While this may not be the cheapest option it is superb quality and an extremely versatile unit. All of these factors make this a firm customer favourite.
Mounted on lockable castors, it has a slide out keyboard shelf and adjustable slide out printer and scanner shelves. There is plenty of storage inside as can be seen from the image.
The depth of the unit is 540mm (54cm) so narrower than desks 1 through to 3 and desk 6 above. However one needs to keep in mind there will need to be adequate space to open the doors and to pull-out the keyboard shelf when required. The width of the unit is 850 providing a decent sized desktop area and more compact than options 1-3 and 6 above.
As this unit is made to order there can be a 15 day delivery time. Customers are always so pleased with this product they have been happy to wait.
The integrated left hand pedestal offers an open storage space with one height adjustable shelf. It is ideal for storing A4 Box Files or books etc. It has a sliding door which looks like a false drawer front.
This unit is offered in white or a wild oak finish.
You would need a little more space for the Oxford as these have slightly larger desktops than the Peninsular. The overall desktop depth for the Oxford is 1015mm compared with 900. The overall width is 1550 compared to 1300 with the Peninsular.
The benefit with the Oxford is the addition of a right hand pedestal providing an extra storage cupboard. Of course the working desktop is also a little larger too which can be useful if working with paperwork and a laptop.
This unit is offered in three colour finishes Light Oak and Icy White (as shown), the dark Truffle Oak and white or all white.
However, this unit is well worth mentioning as it offers lots of storage. In fact everything is built into one unit including a seat which wheels out for use with a pull-out desk.
It could be the perfect option for someone requiring an occasional use desk for a narrow space and also in need of lots of storage.
If you have any questions about any of the desks above or any from the previous post, 10 Narrow Desks for Small Spaces, please visit the website. Alternatively contact a member of the team. They will be happy to help.