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Upgrading Your Desk

As we move through the different stages in our lives and careers we go through upgrades. We upgrade our wardrobe our cars, furniture and appliances. For me I needed some upgrade in my life specifically in my office. Now for those of you who read my blog How to Choose the Right Office Chair for Your Workspace you would know I had already begun this process. I traded in my over-sized office chair for something smaller and more efficient and next up on my check list was a new desk.

before desk

My previous desk was one that I had thrown together from Pinterest. It had storage cubby sides and a wood top desk. It was by no means anything fancy nor did it have all the features I was looking for in a desk. It was always meant to be temporary until I was able to upgrade to something a little more professional.

When the day finally came I hit the warehouse to look at all the desk sets available. My first thought was that I needed something with lots of storage. I started checking out all the desk sets with credenzas and plenty of storage space. However, my office space (which also happens to be my bedroom) is limited and while I longed for a big desk set I knew it wasn't in the cards.

I took several laps around the warehouse until I returned to the Everyday series in Cherry. One of the things I loved about this series is how I could pick and choose from several different pieces to make the desk set I wanted. I settled on the smaller desk with a single pedestal side. The great thing about this desk was all the features:

  • Easy to grip handles
  • Locks on all drawers
  • Black full suspension ball bearing slides on all drawers
  • Black finished drawer interiors
  • File drawers supplied with rods for hanging legal or letter files
  • Matching vertical grain drawer fronts
  • Black plastic wire management grommets
  • Vertical grain full modesty panels
  • Scratch resistant laminate
  • 3 Millimeter edge banding on all edges
  • Adjustable leveling glides

Everyday Series Desk

Now that's a lot of features for just a small desk right? But while this desk gave me enough space to work it didn't give me all the space I needed for storage so I added on a two shelf bookcase to the set. The book shelf was an important add on for me. It stores my printer along with the four baskets of office supplies I had in my previous desk. Even though I went from a one piece desk to two piece set I ended up taking up less space. My new desk is less bulky then my previous one and gave me more space to walk by. In the end I couldn't be happier with my new set. My office is more organized than ever and with the Cherry color I was still able to stay in the country style design I desired.