High & Low: Hidden Laptop Desks

High & Low: Hidden Laptop Desks

Jason Loper
Jan 16, 2013
Hidden Laptop Desk from Son & Dotter

Having worked from my small apartment for the past couple of years, I've found it very helpful to be able to close my laptop as a way of leaving the office behind. Taking it one step further, having a desk that can be closed at the end of the day can help create a definitive division between office and home. We've rounded up eight great options — four on the high end (over $1,00) and four on the lower end (under $400) — that are perfect for small space home offices.

High End:
• Hidden Laptop Desk from Son & Dotter — The top of this desk slides to hide the laptop compartment, turning the desk into a console table. $1,600
• Patchwork Secretary from West Elm — By day, with the front door flipped down, it's a desk. At night, with the door closed, it has the appearance of a dresser. $1,399
• The Ledge from Urban Case — The front of this wall-mounted option flips down to reveal a slide out desk tray and cubbies for storage. $1,500
• La Secrete from Ligne Roset — This compact secretary is an all-in-one home office but it can also be closed at the end of the day to become a regular handsome piece of furniture. $4,400

Low End:
• VIKA VEINE from IKEA — The top of this desk flips up to reveal storage and extra work space. $159
• Flip Top Desk from Brookstone — This desk can go from writing table to laptop desk with a flip of the top. $138
• Mojave Flip Top Desk from Apt2B — Although it's shown with a standard monitor in the photo, this desk would be perfectly suited for stashing a laptop at the end of the day. $348
• Intimo Secretary Desk from CB2 — The front of this simple secretary drops down to create a work surface. $399

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(Images: As credited above.)

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