Friday, September 12, 2014
Office Desk FAQ: Selecting the Perfect Workstation
Are you in the market for a new office desk, but uncertain of what model will work best for you? You're in luck! In today's article, we'll be highlighting 7 of the most commonly asked questions by desk shoppers to help you select the best workstation for your specific business needs. Enjoy!
Q: What size desk should I purchase?
When shopping for office desks for the home or business, it's important to start by taking accurate dimensions of your space. Before you know know what desk size is right for you, you have to know what sizes will fit! In most cases, office desks come standard in 60" and 72" wide variations. Based on your areas dimensions, select a worksurface size that will fit comfortably without making your office look cluttered. Again, always remember to measure first before shopping or purchasing a new desk to determine what size station will fit correctly! Be sure to leave room for useful accents like file cabinets and bookcases to help keep your space organized.
Q: What types of desks are most common?
Office desks come in a variety of popular variations that work to serve specific purposes effectively. In 2014 L shaped desks, U shaped desk layouts, and writing style desks are the most popular for both computing and executive applications. L shaped desks work well in corner work spaces and typically feature a straight or bowed front section with return to provide additional worksurface space. U shaped desks offer the same basic features of L shaped stations but include a rear wall credenza to form the full U shaped design. Writing style desks offer a luxury look that works well in traditional environments. These popular desks look almost like tables and are most commonly used in home office spaces.
Q: What desk styles are trending in 2014?
It's safe to say that traditional wood office furniture will always have it's place. However, the modern look is in! This year, the top desk manufacturers are competing to offer the latest and greatest collections with modern accents and features to provide cutting edge aesthetic benefits. In addition, height adjustable ergonomic desks are also quite popular this year and provide a ton of versatility. These stations are typically a bit more pricey, but definitely worth the investment if you're looking to take your office space over the top.
Q: Who are the best office desk manufacturers?
You can never go wrong with brands like Mayline, Global Total Office, and Cherryman Industries. These reputable manufacturers take pride in offering the industries best executive desks and home office desks on the market today. Brands like Mayline and Cherryman Industries offer quick shipping solutions from a variety of trend setting collections to help you makeover your various work areas in a timely fashion. Global Total Office offers high quality, made to order desks available in a wide range of finish options. They are a top choice of interior design teams and industry professionals alike. If you have the time to wait, you really can't go wrong with Global desks!
Q: What are the best selling desk collections?
Each year, new and exciting collections are brought to market from the industries best. In 2014, collections like the e5 series from Mayline, Verde series from Cherryman Industries, and Zira series from Global Total Office are all incredibly popular for those in search of modern appeal. Collections like the Sorrento series from Mayline and Emerald series from Cherryman Industries are perfect for more traditional projects and will no doubt provide plenty of wow factor.
Q: What finishes are most popular?
Finishes like cherry, mahogany, and maple will always be popular options for desk shoppers. However, this year has seen a booming trend with darker tones like espresso, mocha, and black cherry. In addition to darker wood tones, gray and white have also become preferred choices in 2014.
Q: What should I look for in a new desk?
Shopping for a new desk should be all about meeting your specific needs. While one desk may be a perfect fit for a coworker, it may be all wrong for you. When selecting a desk, consider important factors like worksurface space, storage, and ergonomic features to keep you working comfortably. In addition, consider important trends like finish blending (the use of glass, metal, and wood together) to keep your space aesthetically pleasing for years to come. Most importantly, find a desk within your budget to prevent over extending your resources. Try to find a desk with modular benefits that will allow you to grow your workstation with the needs of your business!