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Home Office Furniture: Choosing the Perfect Desk

09/29/2020
by Katie Eckelberry

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In times like these, when so many of us are making the shift to working and learning from home, having the right home office set up is more important than ever. The right office furniture can make all the difference in keeping you or your student focused, organized, and productive. Whether you’re working from home part-time or full-time, temporarily or permanently, this guide is here to help you figure out what you need to make your home office work for you.

Learning from Home

As school starts up again, many students are learning from their bedroom rather than the classroom. With so many distractions available and less structure and oversight, it’s crucial to keep students’ minds fixed on their schoolwork. One way to help facilitate their concentration and learning is to create a dedicated workspace where they can keep all of their school materials and step away from any diversions. 

Whether it be a simple writing desk, a modern computer desk, or a student desk with plenty of storage space, there are many available options that are well-suited to the new needs of today’s students; you need only determine which style will be the best fit for your student.

Hamilton Writing Desk - Geitgey's Amish Country Furnishings

A writing desk is, as the name would suggest, a desk primarily intended to be used for writing; as such, writing desks typically feature a clean, open design with four legs and a drawer or two for storing pencils, pens, and papers. Less bulky than many other desks, a writing desk may be ideal for small spaces and students who value simplicity.

A computer desk is similar in many ways to a writing desk. They both typically favor clean, classic lines, and have dedicated storage for writing utensils and papers. The main difference is that a computer desk is designed with technology in mind, meaning that these desks generally have cable grommets, keyboard trays, and other helpful features that make it perfectly tailored for use with a desktop or laptop. If your student is relying on their computer for the majority of their schoolwork, a computer desk may be the right solution for them.

Clark Computer Desk - Geitgey's Amish Country Furnishings

Last but certainly not least, a student desk or work station has all the advantages of a writing or computer desk with the added bonus of storage space. Many student desks and work stations feature a hutch where students can store their textbooks and a desktop that’s suited to writing or using a computer, and these desks have plenty of drawers for keeping your student and all their materials organized. But, be aware, student desks and work stations tend to take up a bit more space, so they’re best for larger rooms.

Cabin Creek Student Desk - Geitgey's Amish Country Furnishings

You really can’t go wrong with any of these options. As long as you take your student’s specific needs and your space into consideration, you’re sure to end up with a piece that your student can use for years to come!


Home Office Solutions for the Professional

Whether you’ve always worked from home or if this is a new experience for you, you may be considering making some updates to your workspace. Whatever you may be looking for, be it a comfy upgrade from your current desk chair, a bookcase to organize your library, or a file cabinet to keep all your papers in order, we have a variety of options that will make working in your home office the best of your day!

Vienna Double Pedestal Desk - Geitgey's Amish Country Furnishings

But most important of all is your desk. When it comes to buying a quality hardwood desk, there are many options out there, and you want to be sure you get what is right for you and your needs. For example, a single-pedestal desk is great for anyone who wants a no-frills, efficient desk where they can sit down and get their work done. Or a double-pedestal desk works as well if that’s your case but you need a bit more storage.

Signature Corner Desk - Geitgey's Amish Country Furnishings

A corner, l-shaped, or u-shaped desk is perfect for those who like to spread out and keep their projects separate whereas a partner desk is a clever, unique solution for anyone who finds themself sharing their office space. If you’re searching for the ultimate in space and storage, though, an executive deskfeaturing two full pedestals, file drawers, and a wider desktopmay be the right choice for you.

Montereau Executive Desk - Geitgey's Amish Country Furnishings

For those who don’t have a dedicated space for their office or are working with a smaller space, maximizing functionality is crucial. Thankfully, there are desks designed with those folks in mind. If you work in a public space of your home and need to be able to close up your desk when not in use, a rolltop desk or secretary desk may be ideal. Both desk styles make the most of small spaces, combining lots of storage with pull-down lids that allow you to conveniently hide your work away at the end of the day. 

Murphy Rolltop Desk - Geitgey's Amish Country Furnishings

If you are wanting to refresh your entire office space, you may be interested in an office suite. These suites feature a range of products that are designed to work together and complete any office space. With several styles available, you can find the perfect suite to suit any decorating aesthetic and bring your office a polished and purposeful look.

Liberty Partners Desk - Geitgey's Amish Country Furnishings

No matter if you’re working or learning from home, if it’s short-term or long-term, the furniture you fill your workspace with can make a world of difference. Investing in the right desk, the right chair, and the right organization can set you up for success as you navigate these changing times. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the variety of Amish office furniture available at Geitgey’s Amish Country Furnishings, feel free to call, email, or visit. Our sales team is ready and happy to help you make the most of your home office.

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