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If you work from home, chances are you don’t have a dedicated office space. You know how important it is to have a comfortable and functional desk. After all, this is where you’ll be spending most of your time, so choose a desk for the home office wisely.
One of the most important pieces of furniture in your home office is your desk. It should be the right size for your space, and it should be set up so that you can work comfortably. But let’s have a deeper thought on what makes the best desk to work from home.
How to choose a desk for the home office
Consider your needs
What type of work will you be doing at your desk? Do you need a lot of storage space? A place to spread your paperwork? A place you have a bite or a coffee occasionally? So many questions you can add, but the important part is, make sure you list all your needs.
Measure the available space in your “working corner”. You don’t want to end up with a desk that’s too big or too small for the room! You also want to have a desk that fits the space like a glove and is comfortable enough without losing the visual part of it.
Style and functionality
Speaking of the visual part, think about style as well as function. You want a desk that looks good in your office and fits with the overall aesthetic of your home. But it also needs to be practical and comfortable for you to use on a daily basis.
Consider what type of material you want the desk to be made of. Wood? Metal? Glass? Plastic? There are lots of options out there, so pick something that fits your style and needs. Ommik brand is all about sustainability, therefore, I would recommend you choose the natural material and avoid plastic. You can also use the options made of recycled material, which contributes by re-using something old.
Think about storage options – do you need drawers or shelves built into the desk? This can be really helpful in keeping your office organized and tidy. Especially, if you do a lot of paperwork on your desk, you need storage space to organize the chaos.
Standing desks have been trending for the past few years and they do have the benefit for us, the “office plankton”. It is healthy and recommended to avoid sitting all day long, so having a standing desk will enable you to work standing from time to time and stretch your legs. Bye-bye lazy asses and hello healthy habits!
Buy or build?
When it comes to desks, there are two main options: buying a ready-made desk or building your own. Which is better depends on a few factors.
If you have the time and patience, building your own desk can be an extremely rewarding experience. You’ll get to choose every aspect of the design, from the materials to the dimensions, and you’ll end up with a unique piece of furniture that perfectly suits your needs. Plus, it can be fun to work on a project like this with friends or family members. Bookmark this blog or subscribe to a newsletter and you won’t miss my future posts about building a desk on your own!
On the other hand, buying a ready-made desk is often more convenient and less expensive overall. You won’t have to worry about making any mistakes during construction, and you’ll be able to use your new desk much sooner than if you built it yourself. And if you find just the right one, it can still feel like quite an achievement!