02/11/2015 02:00 pm
If you are like most people, when you are home after a hard day at the office, you want as little to do with your work as possible. You spend enough time in the office already, after all, so why bring it home? And yet, there is no doubt that home itself requires a certain amount of deskwork and paper shuffling. Why not be supremely comfortable at home with a proper home office desk?
You may spend some prized weekend hours seated before your desk, paying bills and scheduling your social calendar. Conducting your home affairs at anything less than a beautiful, comfortable, ergonomically correct desk will only make you unhappy and reluctant to attend to necessary work.
When searching for the perfect desk, quality is evident in materials and workmanship:
A home office desk is the hub of your most productive home time, where you will organize personal finances and schedule events around family and friends. Select a style to match your personality and set the tone for your home office space, whether it is a separate room or simply a corner of the kitchen, recreation room or master bedroom.
Common styles include:
Common materials include steel, wood veneer, plastic laminate and combinations of these elements.
A home desk is a surprisingly large piece of furniture. Dark tones tend to seem heavy against lighter tones in walls and floors, so consider the overall appearance carefully. While you may prefer a lovely dark-stained wood veneer, something lighter may work better in your space, helping to reflect light.
Unlike executive desks at your business, your home office desk is not meant to impress visitors. It should make you feel comfortable. In many cases, the front of the desk will be against a wall, so take time in the showroom to sit and get a feel for working at the desk.
For maximum comfort, balance distinctive style with practicality:
When shopping for a home office desk, keep in mind that your needs may change over time for unforeseen reasons, so consider a manufacturing line that offers matching pieces. Perhaps a family member is contemplating beginning a small business, or maybe he or she will work from home. Having a matching credenza, filing cabinet and bookcase conveys the right note of foresight and serious business.
If you are unable to budget a complete home office of matching furniture when you purchase the home office desk, make a note to periodically review your needs. Revisit the furniture showroom so you can keep track of your particular line’s availability.