- 43.3'' x 19.1” desktop area
- Shelf + 4 storage drawers
- Compact Design
- 51" x 19.7" desktop area
- Ample storage space
- Cord storage holes
- 39.4” x 17.7” desktop area
- Lower shelf for storage
- Easy to assemble
If you are on a budget and looking for an inexpensive work station, these cheap computer desks are for you. We were able to find and review all types of desks, including small, large, and corner desks. Some have quite a lot of storage space, despite their inexpensive price tag. We also gave preference to desks that could handle a multiple monitor setup.
What To Consider When Buying Cheap Computer Desks
If money is tight but you still want a decent work from home setup, we’ve got you covered! There are still a number of things to consider and countless options for each style of desk that may suit your needs. We like to consider being on a budget as an optimization puzzle. You can’t have the Rolls Royce option, but you can shop around and find a suitable desk. We want you to find one that will ideally fit most of your top needs. We’ll walk you through creative solutions. In addition we’ll discuss key decisions you should make before picking out the right desk. And we’ll do all of this while on a budget!
Defining What You Need From Your Workspace And Computer Desk
The first thing you should consider is what you need out of your workstation. Do you want to have a second monitor to give you two screens to work from? If so, we recommend a desk space of at least 36 inches wide 24 inches deep. If you want a total of three screens (two monitors, plus your laptop), you’ll want a cheap computer desk that is at least 48 inches wide. And obviously, be careful about your monitor size because that’s still cutting it close.
Secondly, would you like the option to stand part of the time while working? If so, you can always look at our smaller sized sit/stand desks that tend to run a bit cheaper. Or, consider a converter that goes on a desktop to give you a few feet of added height. If you want to save money, you could also choose to only get a standing desk. Then, you can buy a simple stool to sit on when you need a standing break. The point is, you have options, so find out what is your perfect setup, and optimize for it!
Multipurpose Furniture Options
If you don’t have much money to spend, consider buying a desk that will also double as an additional piece of furniture. That’s two for the price of one.
Think about this as an excellent opportunity to show off your creative interior decorating skills while also not breaking the bank. For instance, consider a desk that also doubles as a bookshelf. The furniture designs on these cheap computer desks are really modern, beautiful, and relatively inexpensive. And when you need it to be, it can function as a full time bookshelf – how cool is that?. You really just need two or three feet of space, and a wall to make this the perfect addition to your home.
There are a range of desk designs that toe the line between desk and hallway table if you don’t need extra shelf space. These tables go well in offices, bedrooms, or open halls. When you need to tackle work from home, they are discreet enough to serve as an elegant table or as your desk.
Other Creative Options For A Cheap Computer Desk
If you are really in a bind, you can pick from a few other choices. You can also use the kitchen or dining table as a replacement desk if you just need a laptop surface.. You could also look into getting a lap desk. They are all portable, very cheap, and can easily be stored under the bed or in other convenient areas.
While these solutions are very cheap and easy to manage, we would like to point out that dedicated workstations are conducive to far higher efficiency levels while working from home. Although big corporate office spaces are diminishing, there’s a reason why they all come with clean surfaces, good lighting, a comfortable chair and a whole host of other features to help you function. So keep that in mind when thinking about setting up your desk. We highly recommend having a dedicated space in your home, even if it’s a small space. There’s something for everyone, no matter your budget!
When all is said and done, there are only a few big things that you ought to consider before you find the right answer. Make sure to know how much space you have, what other things your office requires to have (monitors, keyboard , mouse, etc.), whether you want to choose a desk that still acts as another piece of furniture, or whether you want to totally forgo a desk configuration and buy a lap desk.
Being on a budget and looking for cheap computer desks doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice everything. For example, if you want a desk with a bunch of drawers, get a lot of drawers! Or get creative and buy a very simple table top without drawers, and buy a cheap set of drawers that you can put below your desk! The possibilities are almost endless.