Millions of people around the world have had to adjust to long periods of working from home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic this year. This has resulted in a lot of workers turning makeshift kitchen counter offices into fully fledged business spaces as they realise that it may be a common way of working regardless of when the lockdown lifts and the pandemic starts to pewter out. If you’re one of the many people needing to create a workspace at home, buying a desk is a good place to start. The following tips should put you on your way, allowing you to make a practical choice that not only looks good, but helps to keep you motivated to work while isolated from the rest of your team.
A Fine Line: Combining Practical with Stylish
When you’re looking for a desk for home, it makes sense to try and find a sweet spot between practical and stylish. While something may look very good, or artistic even, it may not be a practical solution that will be easy for you to work on. When doing your research, keep your needs front of mind at all times. Are you an architect that needs a large desk to design? Are you a writer that can get away with a small desk? Do you typically have a cluttered or minimalistic office workspace? These questions can help guide you along the process. The key is finding something aesthetically appealing, but durable and practical as well based on the type of work you do.
Skimping on Price Means Skimping on Quality
The changing global landscape means that if you’re working from home a lot during the lockdown, there is a fair chance that it may be something you will be required to do at intervals over the coming years as well. For anything you’re going to use regularly, it pays to invest a good chunk of money upfront, rather than skimping and having to replace it in the short-term. When buying furniture, the cheaper you buy, the worse the warranties, the lower the quality. Decide on a budget upfront, setting a comfortable range and an idea price you’d like to pay (including delivery), which will be useful when dealing with suppliers and getting quotes to compare with each other.
Do Some Exploring For a Good Deal
If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that we all have to slow down the way we live and work. This includes spending more time on purchasing decisions, taking our time to look after ourselves, and choosing not to live in a way that constantly puts us under stress and time pressure. Buying a new desk doesn’t have to be an “on the day” job. Do some exploring for a good deal by signing up for email lists offering specials on furniture, and keeping an eye on the social media accounts of reputable suppliers. Have a conversation with friends and family about the companies they have used in the past. Taking your time, even if just putting aside an hour or two, can make all the difference to the overall experience, and the price you end up paying for the desk.
Talking to a Specialist About Your Needs
If you need a bit of extra advice before deciding on the right desk for your home, Ixaxa Office Furniture is always a bankable option. Their team of experts is on hand to answer any questions, and to help point you in the right direction based on your individual needs. Their online catalogue is regularly updated, and they are always ready to meet increased demand, as was evidenced by their quick reaction to the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Now that you’re armed with some tips, you’re ready to take the plunge, and before you know it, that beautiful new desk will be arriving at your home, ready for years of productivity and enjoyable work.