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A guide to buying a large desk

Having a large desk is great for offices, study areas, and is especially convenient for those who use a double monitored computer. Be mindful to match the desk's style with that of your office or spare room where it will be going. Moreover, be cognisant of the amount of space, and storage that you will need for the desk. Oversized desks are available in a wide variety of stores.

Look and feel

For those design-savvy buyers who want a matching room, it is important to make sure that your large office desk matches the flow of your room. There is something to be said for style and comfort as well. Will you be comfortable sitting at the desk for possibly hours? Testing It is important to test out both the desk and the chair. If possible, when choosing your desk, place the chair that you plan to be using with the desk in front of it. Sit at the chair and desk. Check whether they are level with one another. It will be a real pain to stretch your arms in the air just to get at your keyboard.

Storage

Now that the desk matches the theme of the room, does it have any storage? While you may be looking for something a bit more sleek and modern, such as a glass table, the room which you will be housing teh desk may not allow for such a spacious desk without storage. Space Especially if the room is small, you will want the desk to have drawers or compartments either under, or overtop of the desk. Many desks come with shelving mounts, or can easily be customised to fit one. Shelves and drawers are also convenient for those who require a lock on their private work, or for those who are storing a lot of papers.

Price

Many stores offer affordable large desks. Ikea offers some of their larger desks for under £200 (as of 2011). Bizrate.com also offers a large selection of oversized desks from different stores, such as Cymax Office, Alfax Furniture, Computerdesks.com, and Officefurniture.com. Bizrate Bizrate offers large corner workstation desks, large computer desks and corner computer desks for under $400 USD (as of 2011). Those who do not mind used furniture will do well to pursue Garage Sales for good deals on desks. Those in Canada will benefit from using the website Kijiji.com to search for previously owned desks. There are many deals found on Kijiji for both modern and antique desks.

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