2,398 Traditional Desks

Whether you’re outfitting a home office or simply need somewhere to stick your laptop, a home desk is a popular addition to your household. Depending on your needs, a wide variety of styles are available with functionalities to accommodate to your individual lifestyle. If a new workspace is in your future, consider the following: More 
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What kind of office desk should I buy?

Before doing any shopping, determine exactly what you want from your desk. Do you work from a home office? You’ll want something highly functional and equipped with storage essentials that’s also comfortable to sit at for several consecutive hours. Is it a casual spot to hold your computer and some knick-knacks? Perhaps it can be more decorative with less drawer space.

What style computer desks should I consider?

Consider both the size of the room that will be home to the piece, as well as your needs. Are you outfitting a spacious home office for daily use? Bow-front executive desks, U-shaped or L-shaped desks will provide ample work space, room for your computer and plenty of storage. Working from home, but in more cramped quarters? Hutches, secretary desks and corner units save floor space without sacrificing function and storage needs. Looking for something decorative to pay the bills and answer a few emails? A clean-lined Parsons unit will do the trick and works in almost every design scheme.

What material should I look for?

If you’ll be using your desk every day, a solid wood desk offers sturdy construction and a timeless appeal. If you want something a little more modern and interesting, consider metal chrome-plated furniture. Choose a Lucite unit and it will appear as if all your items are floating in mid-air.

What type of desk storage options are available?

It depends on which piece you choose, but most come with a decent amount of storage space. Units with single pedestals will offer two deep drawers, while those with double pedestals will come equipped with four. Secretary, armoire and hutches usually come with a mix of shelves and drawers. If you feel like your desk is lacking, there are easy solutions: add a shelving unit, or purchase additional filing cabinets.
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