If you run a home-based business, then you'll understand the importance of having a dedicated office space to work in. One of the key features of a successful home office is having a work desk that perfectly meets your requirements. While there are multitudes of pre-manufactured or flat pack desks available on the furniture market, you may find that many of them fall short in some aspect of being the ideal desk for your workspace.
The solution to this dilemma is to have a desk custom made by a cabinet maker. A bespoke design means you can create a desk that is optimised for your precise requirements. If you're planning to have a custom desk made, then here are two important factors you should consider during the commission process.
1. Storage space
As the saying goes, everything in its place, and a place for everything. When you're trying to create a space that's highly functional, organised, and clutter-free to work in effectively, then bearing this idea in mind is vital. You need to find the balance between being able to tuck things away and still access them easily as they're needed.
A custom desk is a perfect way to fulfil both needs. With clever design, your cabinet maker can ensure that you have plenty of storage for your electronics, stationery and any other objects that are required or your business. Custom design also means you can utilise clever storage features, such as roll-out shelving, to allow you easy access to items such as printers or fax machines as and when they're needed.
2. Ergonomic design
Good ergonomics is important for office furniture. Any work which involves long periods sitting at an unsuitably sized desk and using a computer can wreak havoc with your posture and cause muscular aches, tension headaches and long-term spinal and neck problems. Using a well-designed, ergonomic chair can mitigate the problem somewhat, but is only one part of the solution.
When you buy a pre-made desk, they generally come in standard sizes and heights. While this may suit a person of standard height, if you're shorter or taller than the norm, this may not be the most comfortable desk height for you to work at and may mean you must slump, strain and over-reach repeatedly throughout your work day. A custom-designed desk can be built with your height perfectly accommodated for.
To commission your custom made desk, contact your local cabinet maker. They can help you to plan your ideal desk and help you decide which materials will best suit your tastes.