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With many people working from home, it can be easy to feel stagnant after spending so many hours in the same space. One piece of resounding advice for at-home workers is to ensure your “office” is separate from the rest of your living space.
If you have a smaller home, the idea of dedicated space can feel daunting, but it’s still totally possible. While you don’t need an entire room to an office, it can be as simple as having a surface that is solely used for work, allowing you to formally shut down for the day.
Sometimes doing a small space refresh is the best way to increase productivity and make working from home more enjoyable.
If you’re a minimalist looking to upgrade your home office, we’ve found a top-rated option that’s totally affordable. Zipcode Design’s The Genther 1 Drawer Desk, available at Wayfair, is an ideal no-frills piece for your workspace – and it’s currently 63% off.
What is it?
The sleek, streamlined desk is a great solution for a casual work station that won’t take up too much space in your home. Made from wood and laminate, this budget-friendly desk is available in eight colours.
SHOP IT: Wayfair, $108 (originally $290)
How does it work?
This desk has a 4.3 star rating, due to its chic look and simple assembly. With one drawer, this desk takes a minimalist approach to office space, leaving you just enough storage to clear your desktop of any clutter.
What people are saying
With more than 6,900 reviews, shoppers love the simple design and versatility of this writing desk.
“The quality is great for the price… It's the perfect size for the space I have!” reads one review.
“Love this desk, it is exactly what I wanted. I'm a college student living in a fairly small apartment so I was looking for something simple that was on the less expensive side, and that was easy to assemble,” adds another. “This took maybe 10 minutes to unpack and put together which is perfect. It is small but fits what I need on it including a laptop and a printer. Perfect for me.”
While the desk’s drawer is functional for small items, some reviewers do say that’s a downside if you want more storage solutions,.
“The little drawer is handy for pens and note pads but doesn’t fit much else,” warns one customer.
“The desk itself seems sturdy, however, I would not recommend the drawer for more than a few pencils. The drawer does come in the desk top… so assembly was easy, just put the legs on,” adds another.
This minimalist desk is great if you’re looking for an unassuming workspace that fits in a small space. However, if you’re looking for a desk with multiple storage solutions, this likely isn’t the right option for your home.