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Guide to Buying a Desk

With more of us working from home than ever, it's never been more vital to pick the right desk to make you feel as comfortable and efficient as possible. Below, we have a breakdown of the important selling points of a desk, so you can make an informed choice when kitting out your office.

Size Matters

When it comes to buying a desk, make sure you measure your space at least twice, so you don’t accidentally buy something too big. Whilst browsing for your desk, take into consideration what kind of work you’ll be doing at it – if you’re mostly doing work on a laptop, a smaller desk or a laptop stand might be all you need, but for artists or anyone who works with a lot of equipment, a writing desk or corner desk might be the better fit.

Corner desks, also known as L-shaped desks, can make the most of your space too, helping to fill in gaps in awkward shaped rooms.

If you're short on space or live in a studio flat, you might find a shelf desk is the best fit for you since they tend to be compact and fold away after use.

It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Storage space is important when it comes to desks – it keeps your office organised and helps your essentials to stay close at hand. Choose between a single drawer edge or two drawers for maximum storage capacity and a traditional look. Alternatively, ladder desks give you incredibly convenient shelves instead of drawers, so you can keep your items on display – ideal if you’re someone who loves to buy pretty stationery and storage boxes! Regardless of the desk you choose, you can try adding tabletop storage too such as paper trays, pencil pots or letter holders to make your workspace more streamlined.

Show Me What You’re Made Of

Desks come in a multitude of different materials, so how do you know which is right for you? Are you someone who likes to change up their routine? If so, a lighter, metal desk might help with that – these are often on wheels or are made from a strong, lightweight frame, making them easy to pick up and move when you want a fresh view. If not, a classic wood desk will probably be a better fit. MDF and veneer woods tend to be cheaper than solid wood, but both styles are great in terms of style and durability. If you want a sleek, modern look, glass might be the one for you!

The Finer Details

Whilst it's important to think about functionality, you should also take into consideration your budget and your own personal style. After all, you'll be using your desk a lot, so it's a good idea to pick something you won't mind looking at every day that won't break the bank. Whether you prefer a modern aesthetic, a traditional one, or a desk that's more industrial, you're sure to find one that suits your budget with our collection of computer desks.

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