Many people spend the majority of the work day at a desk. Whether at an office or at home, your work environment should be efficient, comfortable and inspiring. Innovative desk ideas incorporate both function and creativity. The following ideas will help you get started on upgrading your desk for optimal productivity.
Desk Ideas: Shelving as a Desk Base
Using shelves as a desk base is more popular than ever. Shelves impart an alternative look to the work space, allowing you to customize your desk arrangement. Shelves are practical and perfect for displaying special items such as books, collectibles or photos. Wicker baskets are another useful option.
Finding the right desk can be challenging if your office is small. One solution is to build a desk specifically to fit your space. For example, you can turn an old door into the perfect desk. Start by first smoothing it with a sander. As you work, use a level to make sure the surfaces are even. Once the door is prepped, place it on two easels. This style of desk is sleek, innovative and easy to make at home. It requires almost no construction and you can sand, cut, paint and move it with ease.
Resurface an Existing Desk
If you want to spruce up your existing desk (and save money by not having to purchase a new desk), paint it. Most wood surfaces simply need a quick sand, perhaps a primer, and then can be painted. Choose a neutral color like shades of blue or yellow if you want something calming. If you want to brighten up the room, go for a bold color like red. In lieu of painting, you can resurface your desk with things like maps, family photos and even movie posters.
Making your work space exciting and fresh can be accomplished at minimal expense and in a short amount of time. Also, doing so does not necessarily require an expert knowledge of construction. The options are limitless — it’s up to you to discover your perfect fit.
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