Built-in Desk Ideas: 11 Creative Designs for a Home Office

a built-in desk idea as part of a staircase
(Image credit: French + Tye, c/o Alpex Architecture)

Built-in desk ideas are a smart way to get the most from what is often a compact space. Going for a built-in design means you can go bespoke and make your desk to perfectly fit your space, while you'll also find that you can implement plenty more home office ideas such as built-in storage, space-saving lighting and even a desk that hides away when not in use. 

We've found 11 brilliant examples of built-in desks to serve as inspiration for your own grand home office plans — which is your favourite?

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.