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Selecting a desk for your home office can be challenging. If you work from home, you'll need the piece to be durable and accommodating. Those planning to use their office for crafts or hobbies will want something comfortable that inspires creativity, offers adequate workspace and helps keep supplies organized. More
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To find the best home office desk for your needs, consider these important factors.
Choosing a home office desk that has a large work surface but doesn't overcrowd the office is a balancing act. To avoid paying for a piece that's rendered useless by lack of space, know the room dimensions and have an idea of what other furniture you want in the office before you shop. Creating a floorplan that maps out furniture pieces and leaves room for movement can really help.
Next, consider how you will typically use the desk. People who need a desktop computer in their office should get a piece with enough surface area to fit the monitor, keyboard and mouse. You'll also need to consider where the CPU will go.
Those who regularly work with a combination of paper and computers may want an L-shaped home office desk. This roomy configuration gives you space for everything while keeping things neat and organized.
Since a home office desk sees a lot of use in many households, you'll want to make sure your selection is sturdy so you can count on it lasting for many years. Pieces with laminate surfaces are more affordable, but you run the risk of scuffing, separating or losing their stability over time. It's wiser to invest in solid wood. Steel and other types of metal are also extremely resilient.
The height of home office desks is essential for comfort. The standard measurement is between 29 and 30 inches, but you may need a more specialized piece if you are taller or shorter than average. Desks that adjust to standing height add versatility for those who don’t want to stay seated for long periods of time.
Finally, home office desks should be a reflection of your personal style. It may be helpful to keep in mind that metal gives off a more contemporary vibe, while wood can have a traditional, rustic or country cottage feel depending on the finish.
Keep an eye out for unique drawer pulls, or look for a piece with scrollwork embellishments that appeal to your sensibilities. No matter what home office desk you choose, there's no need to compromise on flair.