Tips for Purchasing a Home Office Desk
May 16, 2012 § Leave a comment
Buying a home office desk can be an important commitment, especially if you work from home. You may be using your desk on a daily basis, so you want to be sure that you find a desk that can accommodate all of your needs while achieving visual appeal as well.
The first thing to consider is how your desk will be used. Desk features can be basic or multifunctional, ranging from a simple writing table to a computer desk with a hutch. If you use a desktop computer, you’ll want to make sure there’s a designated space for your tower, keyboard, mouse and monitor. Laptops require less space but will need a flat surface that will allow you to type comfortably. If you just need a desk to write notes, sort mail and make grocery lists, you probably don’t need a lot of drawers and cabinets. You can even find desks that fold up when not in use, which is a great option if you’re short on space as well. But if you work from home, consider a larger desk to keep the inevitable deluge of papers from piling up. Desks with a lot of compartments and nooks will keep you more organized than a desk with a lot of writing space.
Next, you’ll want to consider color and style. Wood finishes are the most popular types of desk, though white will fit in just about any room. Lighter wood colors will make a desk appear to take up less space, while darker wood colors give a desk a heavy, grand appearance. A black desk will look sleek and modern. Styles can range from traditional to contemporary. If your home office has a lot of books, a traditional style with carvings and turned legs will tie in nicely. If you work with computers and design, consider a clean modern look with minimal embellishments.
The last thing to consider is desk quality. Look for hardwood desks and desks made from high-quality veneers. Investing in sturdy furniture ensures that you won’t have to spend money on a replacement desk sooner than anticipated. Browse through all of your options at Cardi’s furniture stores in MA, RI and Cape Cod.