You’re looking for the best home office desks but don’t know where to start?
Are you looking to make your working from home environment better and more productive or are you simply looking to set up a permanent new home office?
Either way, choosing the right desk for your needs is essential to make your work station a productive and enjoyable area where you can get work done.
But, with so many options in desk sizes, designs, and functions out there on the market today, how do you make the decision on which desk you should go for?
In this post, I will go over everything you need to know regarding the different desks types and their contribution to your working environment, to hopefully make your decision process an easy one.
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How to choose the right desk for your home office?
Choosing the right desk for your home office can be the most difficult decision you have to make when setting up your working environment at home. You may think it’s easy until you start searching on Google for “Home Office Desk UK” and thousands of different types of desks pop up.
So, how do you select the right desk for your needs? Here are a few things that I advise you to consider before buying.
Consider your profession
Are you a copywriter or a web developer? In that case, you may require more desk space to fit in all of the monitors that you plan to use to do your job effectively.
Consider your budget
It comes as no surprise that bigger desks cost more money, and so, if you are working on a tight, under £100 budget for a desk, you aren’t likely to find a desk that is both large and of good quality.
Consider your room space
If you want to turn the smallest room of your apartment or home into an office space, then you may need to consider smaller desks like the All White C-Leg Narrow Rectangular Desk.
How to choose the right size desk for your home office?
Choosing the right size desk for your home office can be challenging. For example, a desk that is 1.20m x 0.60m is ideal for two average-sized monitors while still having plenty of desk space for other paperwork and documents.
However, if your profession requires you to have more than 2 monitors, then perhaps you should consider a more solid desk to which you can mount 3 or more monitors.
If you don’t fancy having a large desk or simply cannot fit it into your room space, consider going after a corner desk. This way, you can fit three monitors within a tinier amount of space while achieving the same effect.
How to choose the right desk shape for your home office?
Choosing the right desk shape is very much based on personal preference. I personally like the look of a rectangular shaped desk with sharp edges like the Laver Computer Desk while others prefer a corner desk like the Portal L Shaped Workstation.
If you have extra space within the room that you are looking to turn into an office, then besides your personal preference, it doesn’t matter which desk shape you go for.
If you are looking to turn the smallest room in your apartment or house into a home office or are looking to set up a working station in the living room, then choosing a more compact desk is important so that you don’t take too much space.
Choosing the desk that’s right for your budget
The budget for an office desk can greatly affect the options that you can select from. If you are sticking to the lower end of the bracket, looking for home office desks for under £100, then your options in design, quality, and size will be limited.
On the other hand, if you are willing to reach deeper into your pocket, a whole new world of high-end office desks will be available for you to pick from.
If you have a budget or haven’t yet decided on how much you want to spend, please take a look below where I have selected the best three home office desks for different price brackets.
Home office desks for under £100
This computer desk is ideal for smaller home environments when you are working with limited space. It features a minimalistic and retro design. The laminated particle board is supported by black hairpin metal legs.
This desk currently retails at £49.00 with free delivery. You can also enjoy a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.
This C-Leg Narrow Desk design features a 25mm heat and stain resistant white MFC top with ABS edging. The supporting legs are fully made out of welded single steel cantilever in silver colour.
The great thing about this desk design is that it comes in different sizes, making it perfect for someone who needs more space. While the depth and height stay the same across all sizes, the width can be as small as 80cm and as large as 180cm.
This desk retails for £86.00 with free delivery and you can enjoy 8 years of manufacturers’ warranty.
Width: 80 -180cm
The Laver Computer Desk is ideal for a home office if you are working with a small space but also want a modern design. If you often work with paperwork or documents, unlike the C-Leg Narrow Desk and the Kemper Computer Desk, this desk is perfect as it comes with an open cubby and large drawer suitable for storing office supplies.
This desk retails for £87.00 with free delivery. You can enjoy 1-year manufacturers’ warranty.
Home Office desks for under £300
If you are looking for a stylish and versatile workstation, this office desk is perfect. The metal legs support two push to open drawers and a scratch-resistant melamine coated wooden surface, making it perfect if you are an architect and work with various tools that may damage the surface of the desk.
This desk retails for £156.00 with free delivery. You can enjoy 1-year manufacturers’ warranty.
The Harper Computer Workstation is the perfect solution for business owners and managers that want to work from home. The compact design of this office desk is ideal for a smaller room while providing 12 storage cubbies with plenty of space to store any necessary paperwork and documents.
This desk retails for £149.00 with free delivery. You can enjoy 1-year manufacturers’ warranty.
The Hurley Computer Desk is not only the cheapest office desk out of the three desks within the under £300 price bracket, but it is also is most modern and effective, or at least, I’d like to think so.
The attractive, strong and practical design is complemented with a beautiful light oak finishing and a gloss, white steel frame. The desk also comes with 3 large drawers with chrome handles.
This desk retails for £138.00 with free delivery. You can enjoy 1-year manufacturers’ warranty.
Home Office desks for under £500
If you are after a modern and versatile desk, the Spongarda Desk is the ideal desk for your home office. The shock and impact resistant material that the desk is made out of also features a white metal frame.
Perhaps the most seamless complement to this desk design is the push to open white glass door and minimal and compact storage space right under the desk top. This quick and easy to assemble desk retails for £333.00 with free delivery.
You can enjoy 1-year manufacturers’ warranty.
The only L shaped office desk on this entire list of office desks is the ideal solution for professionals who require a fair amount of working and storage space. If you need to have three monitors and a printer or a lot of space for writing or drawing, this desk is the perfect corner desk.
If you are not a fan of cables hanging all over the place, the inbuilt cable management system is the solution that you have been waiting for.
This desk retails for £322.00 with free delivery. You can enjoy 1-year manufacturers’ warranty.
Overall Width: 212cm
Overall Depth: 149cm
This stylish and versatile glass desk is ideal for a home office desk. Fitted with height-adjustable shelves and multiple storage areas, one of which has a lockable drawer makes this office desk perfect for keeping important documents and paperwork safe.
This quick and easy to assemble desk retails for £340.00 with free delivery. You can enjoy 1-year manufacturers’ warranty.
Something different: Funky Home Office Furniture
If you are looking for a vibrant, bright and stylish workstation, then I would recommend the Spector Orange Workstation as it is perfect for you if you are a desktop or a laptop user with built-in CPU storage.
This quick and easy to assemble office desk retails for £119.00 with free delivery. You can also enjoy 1-year manufacturers’ warranty.
Where can I buy home office desks from?
Buying home office furniture online can be somewhat of a minefield, with many online stores selling cheap and low-grade office furniture.
Besides the likes of popular Ikea desk choices and Argos desk options, some of the most popular choices for office furniture are online retailers like Amazon and Furniture @ Work, which I have used personally to furnish my home office.
It is also important to mention that you should look out for discounts and deals as those can significantly lower the total price of your next office furniture purchase.
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