We've been longtime fans of adding a little ruggedness into the everyday abode. And while there's something to be said for the classic appeal of an old school tanker desk, all workspaces aren't built equally—especially if your home office is literally a corner of your room. When we discovered these extremely affordable and efficient shop desks, we dug their customizability, spartan design and 14-gauge steel construction. It's far more durable than the affordable price suggests and there are options to add power outlets on the side, hidden slots that take care of annoying wires, and a lockable drawer for valuables like laptops. It takes all the throwback appeal of a steel tanker desk, and adds a dose of modern minimalism.
Shop Desk, $150 by Global Industrial