We live in a fairly small urban townhouse. There are four of us and only 3 bedrooms, which means my work-from-home office is actually our dining area. And the dining area happens to be part of our open concept living room, kitchen and front entry.
I’m lucky enough that my large workstation with my colour-calibrated monitor (affiliate link) is tucked slightly out of view by a wall that provides some separation from the front entry. However, our main family computer doesn’t have such privacy.
Before we built our wall-mounted fold-down desk, the laptop lived in various different locations: on a bookcase, the kitchen table or any available surface. Then my sister bought a 500 sq. ft. micro-apartment along with a bunch of tiny living furniture that made it possible to live in her apartment with her husband and baby. I fell in LOVE with her wall-mounted fold-down desk.
However, it was way out of our price range and too large for our space, so we decided to build our own.…