5 Tips to Consider When Purchasing an Office Desk

Whether if you work from home full time or just a few times per month, having a comfortable home office is very important. The furniture piece that has the biggest impact on your home office is none other than your office desk. This task of finding the perfect office desk can seem daunting, but it is much easier when you know what to look for. Here are some valuable tips to consider to ensure you purchase the best desk for your space.

 

Tip #1: Know the Material You Prefer for an Office Desk

Today, there are many different furniture materials that you can choose from. From particle board to glass, it is safe to say you have a wide variety to choose from. This is why it’s best to start by selecting which material you’re interested in purchasing. Typically, you can rely on a wooden desk or a metal industrial desk to last you for many years to come. Most of our desks are only made of solid wood or metal because we know those are the most durable furniture materials.

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Tip #2: Consider Your Price Range

In addition to considering the material you prefer for a desk, you should also look at your price range. Some materials are less expensive than others. For example, at most mass-produced furniture stores, you will see many particle board office desk options. While particle board is much less expensive than solid, real wood, it is nowhere near as durable. So, you will want to consider if you want to have a less expensive desk now and need to repurchase another later, or just purchase a desk you will own forever. Either way, you may end up spending a similar amount of money.

 

Tip #3: Figure Out Your Style

The amazing thing about having a home office is that you get to choose furniture you love. When at work, you typically have furniture provided by your company, and it usually is not your first pick. However, now that you are furnishing your home office, you get to choose your favorite pieces for your space. Take a look at Pinterest or furniture magazines to get a feel for your style. Think about where you would feel the most creative and productive. For some people, this could be at an old-fashioned writer’s desk, and for others, it could be at an industrial desk. Be sure your new desk matches the furniture you already plan on using in your home office if that is important to you as well.

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Tip #4: Think About Storage

From important documents to your favorite pen, storage in an office desk is very important. This is why many people prefer a desk with drawers, so they don’t have to make room for other storage solutions. Keep in mind, there are many desks available on the market with discreet storage options if you don’t like the look of having several drawers. So, try to find one you like the look of with enough storage. When you have zero clutter on your desk, you will be very happy you chose a desk with drawers.

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Tip #5: Consider the Size of Your Home Office

Last but certainly not least, you should consider the size of your office space and the size of the desk you are interested in. The desk should take up a good amount of space in the room as the statement piece. However, you don’t want your desk to be uncomfortably large for your office’s size. If you have more of a compact home office, consider desks for small spaces. Many amazing designs have great surface area despite being a small desk. You can also look at a small computer desk, as they tend to come with a lot of storage. On the other hand, if you have a large home office, you will want a large, grand desk to balance the room out.

 

If you are interested in purchasing a handcrafted, custom-made office desk, please feel free to look at our selection. We build our customers high-quality furniture that they can pass down to future generations. With the Unruh Furniture process, you tell us what desk you want, what dimensions and hardware it should have, and we deliver it to you. This way, you can get your dream office desk that you will love forever. With our lifetime warranty, you can work at home with ease, not having to worry about your desk getting damaged.

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Hailey Neu

Hailey is a proud Texan with a passion for writing. When she is not writing, she is probably walking or playing with her rescue dog, Ranger, or cheering on the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

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