When you choose pieces of furniture for the home, you do so with great deliberation and care. You want your couch to be inviting, your wooden dining table big enough to host a feast, and your porch swing to be one that begs to be sat in on long summer nights. Your deliberation stems from your desire to be comfortable and happy in your home, and for guests to feel the same when they visit. Despite the consideration you give to your home, however, you may not have given much thought to your office desk.
Your desk is your home away from home. When choosing the best workstation for you, you need to be as mindful as when you chose your four-poster bed or the guest room armoire. However, that is easier said than done. There are several types of office desks to choose from, each of which comes with its unique benefits. Use this guide to select a piece that makes you as happy as the rest of your home makes you.
Executive desks are as big and powerful looking as their name implies. These desks are commonly used in large office spaces and boast plenty of desktop space. They’re ideal for individuals who crave organization and clarity, as the standard built-in filing cabinets and box drawers can be used to stow away papers and ensure a clutter-free workstation. Executive desks typically come in three shapes:
L- and U-shaped desks offer significantly more space than the standard rectangle and are excellent options for those who like to split their time between projects. Because of the additional space, these options are slightly more expensive than the standard option.
Writing desks are simple, no-nonsense structures that are small in size and ideal for cozy spaces. If you want a space in your home at which you can pay your bills and write in your journal, this type of desk may be the right choice for you. Gish’s Furniture’s writing desks are simple yet elegant and are available in a variety of stain options. Because of their simplicity, these types of desks are much more affordable than the executive options.
Computer desks are practical, simple, and spacious. Though not as large as executive workstations, computer desks boast enough space for a full-sized computer monitor and tower set. The desktop also provides ample space for office supplies, a notepad, storage, and a phone. These desks typically have a keyboard tray. Like executive desks, computer desks come in a modular style which means you can create a custom desk in a wide range of styles including Rectangular, L-Shaped, and U-Shaped.
The computer desk is ideal for the individual who craves simplicity but who needs space and organization. Computer desk prices fall somewhere between those of the executive and writing desk options.
The credenza desk is a real beauty and is ideal for busy individuals who crave both practicality and beauty. The modern credenza offers ample storage space, a small, no-nonsense workspace and plenty of leg room. The credenza also comes in a partner desk option, which means that instead of the structure being flush with the wall, the desk portion juts out to form a t-shape. Credenzas are the priciest option, yet their beauty and elegance are well-worth the cost.
Gish’s Furniture makes handcrafted workstations from carefully selected hardwood. Take a look at our collection of custom office furniture to find your ideal new desk.