Archive for the ‘Office Furniture’ Category

Choosing Home Office Furniture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

As more people are becoming self employed there is a greater demand for home offices. Choosing furniture for the home-office requires a great deal of thought.

When choosing your desk think about the size of the room and the other pieces of furniture that will be in the room, eg: bookcase, fax machine etc. A corner desk is great if you are limited to storage space, some desks offer overhead storage for files and stationary equipment. Make sure your desk has sufficient room to use your computer and keyboard comfortably and have enough space to do your paper-work. Filing Cabinets and Bookcases are a perfect way to keep everything neat and organised.

A comfortable office chair is essential. An adjustable chair is always a good option. A good office chair should not only look good but give comfort as you will often be sat in it for hours.

Another thing to consider is free standing furniture and not fitted as if you decide to move home you will be able to take it with you.

A good quality Home Office takes some thinking about but when done correctly it should look great and last you for many years and will be of great use to other family members.

 

 

 

What to look for when buying a desk

Monday, January 31st, 2011

A practical and sturdy desk is a must for some people. For university students it is an essential item of furniture for studying, writing essays and organising lecture notes. Children of school age meanwhile will find a desk equally useful for getting their homework and exam revision done, far more effectively than if they were sitting on the couch with the TV on in the background, or reclining on their bed.

For anyone who works from home, a desk is also a necessity, and can be a place for working on a desktop computer, sorting through paperwork and performing other functions as required.

Whatever your main purpose is for buying a desk, the basic principles are the same. The desk should be sturdy and durable, and for this its important to consider the material that it’s made from. While manufactured wood and veneered designs may be cheaper, they are nowhere near as durable or as aesthetically attractive as a desk made from real wood. A pine desk is a great choice for anyone on a budget, offering an appealing combination of cost-effectiveness, attractiveness and functionality.

An oak desk meanwhile is ideal for anyone with a little more money to spend who is looking for something that will last for decades and retain its attractive natural finish.

Aside from materials, it’s important to think about the area of workspace provided by the desk, and whether this is suitable for your intended purpose. The number of drawers and the space available inside them is also an essential consideration which should be weighed up against your specific needs.