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Need a desk in a tight space

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theshooglypeg Mon 27-May-13 19:18:32

Now that our baby has arrived, we need to convert our study into a nursery. This means we need to squeeze a desk into our living room. It needs to have space for two monitors, fit into an already full room and not look ugly: anyone got any recommendations?! I am stumped...

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 27-May-13 20:05:13

Make one. Do you have an alcove? We've just made our understairs into a study!

We used a piece of the kitchen worktop we'd just ripped out (that helped!) and I recovered it to match the shelf above (which I also covered using fablon type stuff).

It looks fab! Look at some storage solutions on Pinterest and ikea etc to give you inspiration to make a small space work as an office.

FannyMcNally Mon 27-May-13 20:18:52

I think I would probably try and squeeze them into your bedroom somehow. Or could you divide the study into two and have half as a nursery and half as a study? Apart from a cot and a storage unit babies don't take up much room!

horseonabeach Mon 27-May-13 20:29:59

Could you build a built in cupboard thing along the smallest wall and hide a desk in there? I saw something like that in the latest Living Etc. Open up the doors et voila - desk, shelves and stuff! You could even make it a drop leaf desk to keep it really slimline

flanbase Mon 27-May-13 20:30:12

would put the office aspect in the bedroom or could it possible in the kitchen if there is a table or counter top you could use. It depends if the computers need to stay there or are portable.

horseonabeach Mon 27-May-13 20:31:34


theshooglypeg Mon 27-May-13 21:31:08

Thanks everybody. There is space in the bedroom but my partner tends to work after I've gone to bed, so trying to avoid that option! Half nursery, half study could work, will give that some thought.

Am not very handy but my partner is so home-made desk might be possible. Thanks also horseonabeach, will check out the link.

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 27-May-13 23:14:52

something like this but a bit bigger - you can fit an office in a cupboard really well if you have the right storage solutions!

Liveinthepresent Mon 27-May-13 23:20:26

Watching with interest as DH is currently moving his office to our walk in wardrobe for same reason.
My main ( selfish) concern is that I won't actually ever be able to get to my clothes again...

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