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What To Look For In A Home Office Desk

Confused by all the different home office desk styles and sellers? The best desk for your home office depends on the type of work you do and the space you have available. 

Here’s what you should look for if you have: 

1. An Online Office

If you have minimal paperwork or already have enough storage, a modern sit-stand desk may be your best option. This minimalist, adjustable desk style improves your health by reducing the negative health effects of prolonged sitting.

Standing for several hours or even on and off at 30 minute intervals while you work can have a major impact on your body. You will reduce your risk of back pain, heart disease and weight gain even as you lower your blood sugar levels and improve your mood. You may even boost your productivity.

To get the full benefits of a sit-stand desk, consider setting a timer to remind you to switch between sitting and standing every half an hour or hour.

2. Lots Of Paperwork And Supplies

If you have a lot of paperwork and supplies to deal with, look for a sturdy desk with built-in drawers. You may even want to go for a full-fledged home office setup with matching shelves. 

While a minimalist desk may better suit some tastes better, you will wish you had more storage space when the paperwork begins to pile up. Many people find that they need more drawers and shelving than they thought after a few months in their home office. Above all else, your home office must be functional. 

That being said, there’s no reason a desk with extra storage space can’t be aesthetically pleasing, too. Consider our Cross Island H319 collection for a rich country-style desk or our Trishly H659 for a more casual design.

3. A Small Home Office Space

Before you buy anything, you need to make sure you are choosing a desk that will fit. Measure your space to find out how much room you have. Don’t forget to leave a little extra space around the furniture, just in case.

You should also make sure the desk has enough space for any tools you need close at hand. If you’re used to using two monitors, make sure the desk you’re buying has plenty of space for both, as well as your computer and keyboard.

In small rooms, it’s generally better to use a few moderately large pieces of furniture rather than a lot of smaller pieces. Talking to a full-service furniture dealer can help you make the best decision for your needs and space. 

4. A Desire For Quality Home Office Furniture

Choose a well-reputed furniture dealer to ensure you are getting good quality furniture. You will thank yourself later for buying something durable and well-designed!

Everett Office Furniture is your local dealer in high-quality office furniture. As a full-service furniture dealer, we offer an in-house design team to provide customized consultations, ergonomic assistance, and more. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation with a home office design expert.


Whether you are in the market for the perfect desk chair or are planning a large office remodel, Everett Office Furniture can help you with all your facility needs.