Let’s face it working from home has a lot going for it. No more commuter hours lost at the start and end of each working day, no more boss to please, no more having to put up with unreasonable work colleagues. So life is sweet, yes? Well actually yes it is pretty much. But there are some things that you have to get right if you are going to make working from home work for you, like buying the right home computer desk furniture for instance.
The backbone of your home office is undoubtedly your office desk. Given that like 99% of the population you will be working on a computer in your office this means you need to buy the right Home Office computer desk.You need to create a comfortable work environment that enables you stay both productive and organized. What this will mean in practical terms is that you will need certain storage features and shelving units to accommodate files and office supplies. If your budget is tight then you will not be able to offer yourself an office desk suite at the outset, you can start with just the desk and then add the other furniture too as you can afford it.
Choose a desk design that will best fit into the space you have available. Below, you’ll find a review of the 5 top computer desks for home offices.
1. Corner Computer Desk
By definition this is a desk which is designed to fit into the corner of your home office. Typically you will choose a corner desk if your home office is on the small side, small office = small desk. Though occasionally it might just be a question of personal preference. It could also be that the disposition of the room with doors and windows best lends itself to this type of desk. Corner computer desks generally have space-saving designs with features such as overhead shelving, concealed filing cabinets and keyboard trays. This style of office desk is available in modular and traditional designs to complement most styles and themes and you can usually pick up some nice budget models on the Internet which offer a maximum of features.
2. Computer Desk With Hutch
A computer desk with a hutch may be the best fit if you are looking for an office desk with plenty of storage space but don’t have much room to add other office furniture like filing cabinets, bookshelves or a set of drawers in your home office. Computer desks with a hutch feature large enclosed shelving units that can store books, files and office supplies. Hutches come in two styles, open or closed. The advantage of a closed hutch is that you can hide materials from view and create a neater, more organized space for small areas – out of sight is out of mind!
3. L-Shaped Computer Desk
An L-shaped computer desk has a similar footprint to a corner desk the difference being it is not designed to stand in a corner. This type of desk will invariably be equipped with overhead compartments, drawers and pull-out trays to accommodate a keyboard and small office supplies. These types of desks generally offer space-saving solution for rooms with limited space while providing easy access to office supplies and equipment.
4. U-Shaped Computer Desk
The U-shaped computer desk is an unusual choice for a home office because these desks tend to have a large footprint. U-shaped computer desks tend to be multi station desks, they are large enough to share with another person. But if you have a large home office space and/or you tend to work with your partner or spouse then the U-shaped computer desk may be the ideal desk for your home. These desks are invariable equipped with drawers, shelves, pull-out keyboard trays and overhead storage space.
5. Glass Computer Desk
These desks often best fit in a modern and contemporary home office. Glass computer desks often feature a silver frame and can add a futuristic finish to a room, though there are some glass and wood models which would fit better in a traditional office. Glass computer desks might have clear glass, black glass or blue glass but beware glass doors tend to show the dust more than other materials, so be prepared for some frequent cleaning. Also if you are wanting to hide cables and are looking for a desk with grommets, this will not generally be the right desk for you Some glass computer desks incorporate wheels, so as to add a degree of mobility to your office furniture.
These are the 5 main styles of home computer desk.