I have a 4' X 8' padded printing table and after seeing Nienke's work space, I've had this fantasy about one just like it 4' X 8'.
I drive one of the smallest cars but managed with the help of a kind man to get the large boxes squeezed into my tiny car. The seat release ended up getting broken but it was a small price to pay for my new work space. This is what the space looked like a few years ago:
Then I added a table in front of the ironing table so that it was two tables wide.
A really messy photo but you get the idea of what was here before. I removed BOTH tables, slid in the leaf of the table and removed the plastic organizer drawers beside the lamp. This is an in-progress picture:
The office chair is sitting in what will be the center of the work space. I started out with the Expedit shelves in this configuration but later turned the end (single) unit facing the same way as the other shelves with a space and one of the short plastic drawer units in between.
This is the entire work space assembled
Here you can see how I spaces the single and large Expedit units with the plastic drawer unit. This side is 8' long, four ' across.
Now I have set up the ironing table (2' X 4') at the end of the workspace. The table top is a 4' X 8' 1/2" particle board with a white laminate on top and bottom. The edges were raw snaggy particle board very vulnerable to water and swelling. I bought some Duck (not duct) tape in purple and used it as a wrap to protect the edge from moisture as well as make it attractive and smooth so fabric wouldn't snag on it. I hope you can see all the room I have on this side of the work space to stand.
Nice edging. Really looks finished.
This side is getting full of bins
On the short end of the table, I slid in a small unit of plastic drawers under the ironing table - still very accessible.
This table was LOADED with stuff but now everything is neatly in a bin.
Containers for scissors and rotary cutters.
Even my painting table is cleared and organized.