Space-Saving Tech Idea: An Appliance "Desk"

What do you do when you run out of room at your workspace? Extend it! It's almost instinctual to add an extra desk top or filing cabinet to your office space when you need an extra surface to set down your new (bulky) printer/scanner. Why not try the same idea in other tech-heavy rooms?

Alexandra from This Old House had to find a way—OK, many ways—to make her 450-square-foot (rent controlled at $600 per month!) Greenwich Village apartment work for her. All of her space-saving ideas are featured in Small, Smart Upgrades for a Small Space.

One of the more clever solutions is adding an extra counter top in her kitchen. It's simply a slab of marble with some metal legs epoxied on to it, placed near an open wall to keep her KitchenAid mixer and food processor at easy reach. An appliance desk, if you will.

It's a great place to store often-used tech that may otherwise be banished to the depths of lower-level cabinets. We could see the same idea working in a living room that needs space for a bevy of TV components.

(Images: This Old House)