When looking for new or used furniture, the office desk is one of the most important pieces as it is most likely going to be the centrepiece of the room. So what are some important things to consider when considering purchasing a new or used office desk? Here’s some items to keep in mind.
Size – First and foremost, the size of the desk is imperative and is based on your needs; do you need lots of space to spread papers, projects and other objects on the desk, will the desk satisfy any higher potential change in environment? Or are you doing everything electronically and don’t need much desktop ‘real estate’. Also if the desk is coming pre-assembled will you be able to get it through the door or into the space to begin with?
Assembled or Pre-assembled – Are you handy with tools? Or you don’t know your Robertson from your Phillips? Being able to assemble your own desk can be cost effective when buying your new desk. High quality used desks will typically always come pre-assembled and will often save you money and a lot of frustration messing around with screwdrivers and Allan keys.
Height – Make sure your desk suits your needs, if you like to stand and work with papers, blueprints, etc. a taller desk might be a better option, however, if you sit the majority of the time, a lower or standard desk height might be best. Make sure to check to see if your chair will work with the desk, especially if you like being able to tuck your chair underneath your desk.
Storage – Are you messy or are you neat? Drawer space is often a necessity for those who deal with large amounts of paper; it gives a space to put away items without messing up the aura of the office. A desk with no storage is typically recommended for those who are mostly digital in their work and don’t have a lot of paper that can quickly clutter an office desk.
Style – It’s going to be the centrepiece of the office, have some fun and pick a style that brings out your personality whether it’s a modern all glass desk or a classic Victorian heavy wood desk.
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