So you’ve found a little extra space and want to create a small home office? I don’t blame you. Actually, I think computer desks are ideal options for small nooks and crannies in a home. You really can’t have too many computer stations in your home these days.
Also, I think small “nook and cranny” style computer stations look fabulous. Whether on a stair landing, a closet converted to small office, a built-in, off to the side of a bedroom or wherever you have limited space, but sufficient for a small computer space, the right desk can make it look great.
This article features 5 small computer desks costing less than $100.
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Top 5 Small Metal Computer Desks (Under $100)
A computer desk is an essential piece of furniture for your home and can be used in a variety of different ways, and for various reasons. But what if you only have a small amount of space available for a desk? I have compiled five of the best computer desks available that will easily fit into the smallest space you have available. I have listed them from the most expensive to the least expensive options. However, all of them can be found for under $100, so you are sure to find a bargain!
1. One Space Regallo Expandable “L” Computer Desk
- Wt: 71 pounds
- Dimensions: 47.2″ x 33.5″ x 23.6″
- Item Model No. 50-100705
- Available colors: Black/Stainless Steel
This small desk is perfect for any small office space. There is room for a laptop or even a desktop computer and the desk can quickly expand to provide extra workspace. The work surface extends the table top into an “L” shape. Therefore, you will get a fully-functional work space that can adapt to any area you put it in. It is solidly constructed with tubular steel, but remains lightweight. There is also a bottom shelf that can be utilized for additional storage space.
2. Mobileand Compact Complete Computer Workstation Desk
- Wt: 34 pounds
- Dimensions: 31 x 23.5 x 41 inches
- Item Model No. RTA-2018-GPH06
- Available colors: Graphite and Brown.
This desk would be ideal for a smaller office, or even as a child’s desk. It is made of wood and a scratch-resistant steel frame. It has wheels to provide smooth mobility, and the shelves are adjustable. Includes a pull-out keyboard shelf to keep the table top clutter free and comes equipped with a media and CD rack on one side, with an accessory shelf on the bottom.
The wheels are constructed out of non-marking durable nylon, so they won’t scratch your floor, and they lock into place, so your desk annoyingly won’t move around. The mobile and compact complete workstation comes with a five-year limited warranty. Its durable construction and ease of mobility make it the best desk that can move with you and adapt to the smaller surroundings.
3. Clifton Black Computer Desk
- Wt: 23 pounds
- Dimensions: 23.5 x 27.9 x 31.5 inches
- Item Model No. NAN-CLIFTON-BK-GG
- Available colors: Black, White
This desk has a black laminate surface, raised top shelf, bottom shelf for extra storage, and a silver powder-coated frame finish. This desk does have a smaller surface area, but is still suited for a desktop computer or laptop. It is easily assembled and is a perfect addition to a smaller space. The desk is built from quality materials and can stand up to durability.
4. Magic Union Mobile Computer Desk Home Office Furniture
- Wt: 20 pounds
- Dimensions: 24 x 19 x 29 inches
- Item Model No. B01LY9L5OL
- Available colors: Black
This desk is made of chipboard and steel and has wheels for easy mobility on any flooring. It has a pull-out keyboard drawer, so that you can optimize the work space on top. There is a shelf on the bottom for storage or to place a desktop’s CPU or printer. It is made of a durable particle board and has a rust-free coated steel frame. The bottom shelf can hold a CPU, and the wheels lock the desk into place. The wheels make it a highly mobile workstation, and you can roll it to any room of your home with ease. While stylish, it is also durable and functional, and makes the perfect addition to any home or office.
5. Metal and Wood Computer Station
- Wt: 52 pounds
- Dimensions: 38 x 22 x 35 inches
- Item Model No. RTA-2706-WG01
- Available colors: Black/Grey, Espresso/Black, French Oak Grey/Black, Light Cherry/Black
This simple and stylish desk is a functional choice for any smaller work space, and is manufactured from MDF panels and steel frame. This is my personal favorite on this page (saving the best for last).
This particular model offers some shelving and a main surface for a computer. The lower shelf on the right is to hold the CPU, but if you use a laptop or a computer without a CPU, you have additional storage.
It’s open shelving which can look fine as long as you don’t stuff it with paper and junk.
B. Above $100
In case your budget is a little bigger, we thought we’d include some cool metal small desks that cost a little more.
Below are 2 higher priced metal framed computer desks.
6. Wood and Metal Saginaw Computer Desk
Weight: 55 pounds
Size: 55.75” H x 31.5” W x 20.75” D
This MDF panel and steel framed desk is narrow and tall so it can fit in a lot of small spaces. It doesn’t offer all that much storage; it’s principally a computer desk. The castors it sits on makes it very mobile, which can be good or bad. I’m not too big of a fan of furniture with castors because it doesn’t look great, but this type of rolling desk could be great in a home office in which it must be moved around to accommodate other uses.
7. Glass and Metal Small Desk
- Weight: 68 pounds (glass is heavy)
- Size: 35.8” H x 32.2” W x 24” D
Our final item in our list is a little different in two ways. First, it has a lot of glass with a steel frame. I’m not a big glass furniture fan, but we included it because glass is very popular and some people love it.
Second, notice how the monitor is situated well above the keyboard. This is very nicely ergonomic since you can stare straight ahead rather than downward when computing.
The big downside to this unit is that you can’t really use it with a laptop because the top shelf will get in the way of the laptop screen. This also rules it out for me since I only have a laptop.
Choosing a computer desk for small spaces
There are many options available when looking for a compact desk for a smaller space. A few things to keep in mind while shopping is: the desk’s primary use; the desk’s location; the price; and how well-made it is.
A desk is an important piece of furniture in your home. You want to make sure it is functional, comfortable, affordable, and a good fit for your space. Out of the five desks reviewed, I found the desks with wheels to be the most efficient for smaller spaces. Having that mobility could work to your advantage later on and with the wheels you won’t be pushing and pulling a heavy desk by yourself.
Finally, when I look at a desk, it has to be comfortable. Make sure you check the dimensions on the smaller desks, especially if you are a person who is tall with long legs. Sometimes, the smaller desks aren’t the most comfortable for taller people, because of the shelf that is usually placed on the bottom of them to hold the CPU. You also want to find the most comfortable chair as well – one that will fit under the desk. Happy shopping!