How to Fit a Double-Sided Desk Into a Small Space

Double your homework or office space by turning two portable desks into back-to-back workstations.

July 23, 2019

Small Space Solution

We were able to squeeze this double-sided workstation in between two windows in a space that would normally fit just a single desk. Ours is designed for kids, but you can easily make this setup for an adult home office. Placing the desks back-to-back is ideal for collaborating. But, it also works for keeping kids separate to make sure the homework actually gets done.

Smart Seating

Skip traditional desk chairs and go with soft, kid-size storage ottomans. They easily slide under the desk when not in use, and they're the perfect hiding spot for that treasure trove of extra art and school supplies. Wrangle it all in an inexpensive bath caddy to keep everything organized and portable.

Working the Walls

Make the most of vertical space on nearby walls or on the desk itself with temporary adhesive tape. It can transform inexpensive file folders and small desk accessories into instant wall organizers.

Privacy Please

If your child needs a little privacy to get laser-focused on their homework, no problem! A couple of strategically placed chip clips and a piece of cardboard will create a mini-cubicle vibe so they can get down to work without distraction.

Headphone Hook Up

Never underestimate the power of a temporary hook or two, or three. They’re a great way to store headphones, not to mention all those tote bags and backpacks that otherwise would end up on the floor.

Easy Add-On Storage

There’s something exciting about getting a ton of new school supplies. It's even better when you have a smart way to store it all like this wire basket that slides on and off. Can you say Insta-Drawer!? Just make sure additional bins or baskets are the right sizes for the supplies you need to store.

Personalize It

Wall calendars, whiteboards and fun-shaped cork boards will encourage kids to keep up with important dates, special events and goals. They'll also appreciate a special place to display photos, awards and their most recent works of art.

Stock Up on Colorful Supplies

There’s something undeniably exciting about getting new school supplies. Colorful pens, pencils and notebooks will crank up the fun factor. It also inspires them to make the space their own, so they’re more likely to spend time there.

Cord Management

Desks can quickly become cord clutter central, so use small adhesive cord clips to route all your cables and cords. And run devices to a central power strip tucked out of sight. They’re easy to secure underneath a desktop with a six-inch piece of hook-and-loop tape.

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