5 Things to Consider Before Buying Your New Office Desk

By Bailiegh Basham · June 15, 2020

5 Things to Consider Before Buying Your New Office Desk

Countryside's Solid Wood Desk Buying Tips

In 2020, many of us have learned the importance of a designated home office. And the furniture in our office is just as important as choosing a quality mattress. As more of us work from home, we can spend eight hours a day here or more. Luckily you can invest in yourself and your work with quality, handmade, hardwood office desks. This guide will help you find the right piece to get the job done.

1. What’s your style?

  • The decorating style will often determine what type of desk you purchase for your space. For example, if you want a mid-century office, you can choose a period-appropriate wood writing desk. Find which type of solid wood will work best for your home or office and then determine your favorite finish option.
  • Desks come in all types: classic, contemporary, space-saving, and specialized. Choose a desk that suits your décor, but will also help make your work easier.

2. Size and configuration?

  • What type of desk will work best for you depends largely on the office space you have available. Desks come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes from space-saving writing desks, to complete u-shaped workstations.
  • Commercial settings need extra space for multi-tasking, meeting with clients, and additional file storage, whereas space is a premium in a home office.
  • Constricted to a corner? L-shaped desks may be just what you need.

3. What type of computer?

  • Do you use a desktop or laptop? Generally, more space and accommodations are needed for a desktop such as a keyboard pullout and an enclosed cabinet to store your PC tower.
  • Laptop desks are often sleeker in design and can be used in nearly any room of the home.
  • Regardless, if you plan to use your home office desk as a computer desk you should consider wire management options to keep your work area free of computer clutter.

4. How do you work?

  • Do you need plenty of space to move around? Do you need a large clearance under your desk to fit an oversized chair? Does your work involve a lot of files, papers, and books? Consider a larger executive desk with plenty of hanging file space and drawers.
  • A hutch desk combines cabinets, shelves, and drawers for easy access during the workday.
  • If you're someone easily distracted, the side barriers of an Amish-made roll top desk could help you focus.

5. What kind of storage space do you need?

  • An organized desk makes an organized mind. Make sure you pay attention to specific desk features to make sure it has everything you need. For example, drawers to hold office supplies, cubbies, a keyboard tray, hidden areas for cable management, open shelves for decor, and plenty of room for daily work. Some desks and office furniture even offer hidden compartments

After considering these questions, browse our large selection of solid wood, Amish-made desks to find one perfect for you.

Countryside Tip:
Remember, a great desk chair is just as important as your desk. For more information check out our blog about Finding the Right Office Chair. Or design a matching set for your office, with the craftsmanship you’ve come to expect from Countryside. Choose bookcases, file cabinets, and more wood office furniture.

Pictured: St. Gallen U-Shaped Desk With Hutch

Author, Baileigh Basham

Bailiegh Basham is Lead Sales & Marketing Strategist at Countryside Amish Furniture. She's been a team member since 2014. Bailiegh is deeply passionate about furniture design and home decor.