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Design an amazing desk

28 June 15 Author:Michelle Gaffaney

You will spend many hours at your desk, so it’s important to make sure it functions perfectly and is designed to keep you healthy, comfortable and inspired. Whether you’re adding new desks to your workplace or setting up a home office for freelance working, Greenstone Design can help you design the perfect workspace.

1. How much space do you have?

If you’re working from home or in an office where space is at a premium, you might need to focus on making the most of the room you have. This neat foldaway desk or this compact ladder desk shown on houzz.com is the perfect solution if your space is limited.

On the other hand, you might want a big surface to spread out drawings, plans and documents. Take a look at these gorgeous solutions for those of us who need to spread out at work.

2. Designing in health

Most obviously, we will need to find you a chair with the right support and ensure it is adjustable. It’s far too easy to overlook the importance of ergonomics until back problems set in! Adjustable monitor stands are a great idea too, so you can make sure you’re not hunching over your screen. There are other simple tricks that can help improve workplace health too – planning how you will get to the printer, loo and kitchen without disturbing colleagues is really important.

You might want to consider opting for a standing desk or a kneeling chair to improve your health at work, as the evidence is increasing that sitting all day is bad for us. Check out the Wirecutter’s post on the best standing desks for more inspiration.

3. Colour and personalisation

Once we have the functionality sorted, it’s time to have some fun with personalising your workspace. Perhaps you want something minimal and stripped-back, with inbuilt lighting and discreet drawers and compartments? Or maybe your style is extrovert and outrageous and you want big, colourful fittings to give a strong sense of personality.

Take a look at the beautiful designs on Freshome.com to get some ideas rolling! Whatever your approach, we can help you design a desk that will bring out the best in your working day.

Keen to get started? Give us a call on 01706 813777 or email info@greenstone-design.co.uk.

 
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Michelle Gaffaney
Michelle Gaffaney - Architectural Director
With a wealth of experience working on a range of projects, Michelle Gaffaney has a passion for design and strong relationships with her clients. Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn