8 of the best space-saving desks

Whether you work from home full-time or just need a place to check your emails once in a while, having a desk in your home is almost a necessity these days. But what do you do when your tiny home has no extra space for a piece of furniture that's only almost necessary?
You invest in a space saving solution, of course! There are a ton of desks out there that don't take up too much space and can sometimes do double-duty as something else you need in your home. Here are eight of the best.
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1. A murphy desk
This fun spin on the murphy bed is the perfect desk for small spaces. Designed by Shanty 2 Chic, it gives you a handy place to store all your paper and pen essentials, and doubles as a cute chalkboard!
2. Double up on desk and storage space
Seen on Apartment Therapy, this clever desk/bookshelf combo is a great way to have two dedicated workspaces that don't take up too much room. Plus, the bookshelf and the hanging baskets give you a ton of much-needed storage space-- what's not to love?
3. Desks that convert into a kitchen table
If you have a long narrow space, this project from Ana White might be perfect for you. Having two desks side by side gives you tons of space to work, and the setup keeps you from needing a designated dining room table!
4. The Study Bed
Although it was designed with dorm rooms in mind, the Study Bed is a great way to create a home office that doubles as a spare bedroom. The best part of the design? The surface of the desk isn't disrupted at all during the transformation, so you don't have to be constantly arranging your stuff.
5. A desk built into your dresser
This handy desk from Wharfside is a great option for your bedroom. When closed, it just looks like a dresser, but the cabinet top pulls forward to reveal a surprisingly useful desk.
6. Wall-mounted drop-leaf desk
Perfect for a small space, this clever desk only sticks out 2 1/2" from the wall when it's not in use. Mount a lamp on it, and you have a great workspace ready to go whenever you need it! You can purchase it from Amazon here.
7. A hidden desk and chair
This concept by designer Claudio Sibille is as clever as it is simple: the desk rests on top of the dresser when not in use, and the chair can be tucked away inside the dresser where it resembles extra drawers. It almost seems like magic when you pull your desk out of nowhere!
8. A wall-mounted fold-up workspace
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This functional workspace designed by GamFratesi folds up into a tiny box when it's not needed, and gives you just enough space to store whatever you're working on at the moment. It's sleek, stylish, and keeps clutter to a minimum.
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