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Corner Computer Desk – Making the Most of the Space in Your Home

Corner Computer Desk – More and more people are working from home these days, and even more regularly use a home computer on a daily basis for shopping, socializing, and a wide variety of other uses… The trouble is, many of us don’t have the space to dedicate a whole room to a home office, and instead try to cram the computer into the smallest space possible. A corner computer desk could be your ideal solution.

Specially designed to maximize the use of space, whilst remaining as unobtrusive as possible, there are a wide variety of corner computer desks available to meet a range of needs.

​What sort of corner computer desk is right for me?

​Before searching for an office desk, ask yourself a couple of simple questions:

  • How much space do you need? Will the desk be used for a desktop computer, or a laptop?
  • Would you like extra storage?
  • Would you like to be able to shut the computer away?
  • Would you like the desk to have cable runs, so you can tidy away the cables to you computer?
  • How about a sliding tray for a keyboard?
  • What style would suit blend in with your existing furniture? A wood corner computer desk, or a more modern metal or glass one?

If you’re buying a desk now, ask yourself if it’ll meet your needs in the future – will you be buying more computer equipment; a bigger monitor; or need space for extra file storage? Thinking these things through now could eliminate the need to upgrade in the years to come.

​Small desk, limited functionality… right?

​Wrong. Just because the desk might be small, you’ll be surprised at what can be packed into it these days… it’s not unusual for a corner desk to provide space for a monitor, keyboard, computer tower unit, printer/scanner, disks, and filing.

​Shutting away the home office

​If space is at a premium in your home, you may end up with an L-shaped desk in your lounge or bedroom. This is fine while you’re spending your day working, but at the end of the day you may want to forget about work, switch off and relax – many corner desks allow you to do this. Simply close the doors and you’re left with what appears to be a cupboard unit, hiding your office equipment away until the next time you need it.

​Buying online?

As with buying all pieces of office furniture online, check first with the seller about their delivery charges – office computer desks can be heavy and as such usually attract a premium delivery charge. If you need to bring the desk through an area of restricted access, make sure you check the dimensions before ordering. While you’re looking at home office equipment, you might want to check also the option of assembling the furniture by yourself since this might save you some money. IKEA for for example offers plenty of computer desk types.