High & Low: Hidden Laptop Desks

High & Low: Hidden Laptop Desks

Jason Loper
Jan 16, 2013

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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