Pick The Desk Shape Best Suited For Your Space And Workflow

Most people pick their desk based on the space they can jam it into — "Open corner? Corner desk it is!" — and treat different desk layouts as though they are largely interchangeable. Pick out your desk based on your workflow needs.

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Home and technology blog Unplggd has put together a guide to picking the best desk shape and design for your space and needs. They've highlighted the pros and cons of corner, L-shaped, U-shaped, along the wall, centre of the room and double-bar desks. Here's their take on an along-the-wall desk:

+ Stable desk. + Will fit in many rooms and moves well from home to home. + The entire desk is usable, no dead space. + Can be recycled and put to use in other rooms of the house (i.e. as a dining table). - No clear delineation to split computer/writing spaces. - Who wants the wall as their view?

Check out the full article for more insights on other desk styles, along with accompanying sample photos. Have a strong opinion on the utility of one desk style over another? Let's hear about it in the comments.

Pros and Cons to Help You Choose a Desk Layout [UnPlugged]


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    For sure. Basing your desk type on workflow requirements is a great idea, if you have a large, empty spare room you're not currently using for anything.

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