The first step of any professional design project is space planning. You can't very well select a new office desk if you don't know what will fit! Start by obtaining the dimensions of your space. Be sure to take note of power outlets, entry ways, load bearing members, and other room obstructions that will affect the way your new desk configuration will fit.
With your dimensions in hand, it's time to plot your space. Grab a blank sheet of paper, sketch out the perimeter of your space, and make a few copies. Draw sample layout ideas of what desk shapes and configurations will help you maximize your square footage and operational space.
Now that you have an idea of what you're looking for, it's time to start the shopping process. If you want to keep things simple, consider providing your dealer with the dimensions of your space and ask about product suggestions that will work for your specific needs. If you want to avoid a sales call, start the shopping process by browsing reputable furniture brands and their top desk collections. We recommend Mayline, Global Total Office, and Cherryman for both home and professional desking needs.
Once you've settled on a furniture collection you love, finding the perfect desk for your space is pretty simple. Most office desks come in standard widths of 60" and 72". You'll need to select from popular variations like L shaped, corner, and U shaped units. L shaped desks are great for along the wall applications and typically come with the basic storage components you'll need to operate a smaller workspace effectively. Corner desks are great for work environments where multiple users are present as well as home work spaces. Last but not least, U shaped stations are great for executive office interiors and provide plenty of work surface space, as well as storage.
Before purchasing your desk, you'll want to do some comparison shopping. As finding a good deal will make you feel better about your furniture investment, this step is essential. You can visit popular coupon sits, sign up for dealer newsletters, or simply call to inquire about bargains that may be available to help you maximize your budget.
In the long run, selecting an office desk should be a fun and enjoyable experience. The desk you choose should be looked at as an investment in workplace productivity. Plan your space, set a budget, research top rands, and shop for value. Follow these simple steps and you'll be on your ways to a better office space win no time! If you'd like help with design and space planning, don't hesitate to ask. Dealers like ourselves are always happy to assist customers in their quest to create versatile work environments. Happy desk shopping!