When my husband gave me a Cricut Expression for Mother's Day I had to rethink my space. As you can see in previous gallery photos this Expedit unit was vertical. When I realized I could lay it horizontal in the space I was thrilled, I like this much better. I sacrificed none of my storage space, was able to add the Embellishment Center above and use the top as counter space for my new Cricut and move my printer over enabling me to put my full size monitor on the computer table next to it and utilize the keyboard pull out for my wireless keyboard. I can access all of my photos because of my wireless network. Its great to print photos right here as needed!