A U-shaped desk is a space-saving desk that offers ample space for you to work. There are many benefits of having this desk in your office. If you plan to buy this desk, you need to know the reasons why this desk will be beneficial for you and all the factors that you need to mind when you want to buy it.
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What Is a U-Shaped Desk?
A U-shaped desk is a desk that encloses its user in all of their three sides and leaves only the rear size open for traffic. This rear side, however, is often occupied by a credenza, which makes up a unified combination with the desk.
This desk is available in various designs, ranging from simple desk with only a working surface and legs to a bulky desk that consists of many extra storage units, such as shelves, chests, and drawers. Their variations of colors, materials, configurations, and sizes further make them varied products that give you a lot of choices.
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The Advantages of Using a U-Shaped Desk
A U-shaped desk gives you varied advantages depending on their design and where you use them.
- It gives you ample space to work.
With a working surface that stretches from your right to your front and then to your left, you will never have to worry with working space limit and clutters. If you have office documents on your right, a letter to write in front of you, and a computer on your left, you can simply sit on your swiveling office chair and when you want to do a particular job, just face a particular side without leaving your chair. With a credenza or office cabinet that stands behind you, you can save much time dealing with your office works if you have a U-shaped desk there.
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- It gives you much privacy.
With a desk surrounding you, you can enjoy ultimate privacy when working in your office. Having a U-shaped desk in your office is like having a more secluded and private office within your office room. You will worry less about disturbances and intrusion if the place where you are sitting is encircled by this desk.
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- It makes you the real boss.
The bulky design of a U-shaped desk is intimidating enough for your guests, though it is still quite welcoming for everyone who is ready to do real businesses with you. This desk positions you in a superior position, like a real boss. If you want to do business, negotiate, and make certain arrangements with your business clients, partners, and even competitors, the overawing atmosphere that this desk offers will certainly give you a real edge.
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- It is great for classroom activities.
A U-shaped desk is suitable not only for office use. It is also a versatile desk in the classroom. As a teacher, you can use this desk just like a boss does; however, this desk can also be used to create a more democratic atmosphere in the class.
A pair of simple U-shaped desks that consist only of a working surface with empty legroom can be combined to create a round table, which is great for group discussion and classroom activities. As a teacher, you can sit in the middle of the circle and enjoy easy interaction and conversation with all students who surround you.
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Factors to Consider When Buying a U-Shaped Desk
If the advantages above convince you that a U-shaped desk is the best desk that you should buy, there are factors that you should consider to make sure that you don’t by the wrong desk.
- Your working habit
Your working habit determines whether a U-shaped desk is the best desk for you. If you work mostly online using your laptop, this desk might not be the best choice because you will leave the largest portion of its working surface empty. Get this desk if you have to deal with a lot of documents and a lot of works when you are working.
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- Your need for storage
Even if you don’t need much working surface, your need for storage may also affect your decision of whether to buy a U-shaped desk. One great advantage of having this desk is that you have a lot of storage units that are within easy reach. This desk is often equipped with drawers, shelves, and chests that allow you to store everything that you need when you are working.
A credenza that stands on your side or rear further enhances the storage capability of this desk. Think about the amount of storage that you need when you are working and decide whether this desk can satisfy your need.
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- The size of your office
A U-shaped desk is considered space-saving due to its U-shaped working surface; however, in terms of design, it is considered the bulkiest desk that not every office room can accommodate. If you plan to install this desk in your office, be sure that there is enough room for traffic, which is usually 3 to 3.5 feet wide at all sides of the desk. Don’t let your office look cramped just because you want to have a desk that truly makes a statement there.
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When buying a U-shaped desk, the desk’s material becomes an important factor that affects many things, including its look and definitely its price. Two important parts of the desk that you should mind when deciding its material are its working surface and its body.
The working surface can be made from various materials, including wood (solid or engineered) that becomes an integral part of the body, metal, stones (marble, granite, etc.), acrylic, and glass. The most common materials for the body are wood and acrylic. Your budget and taste of style determine which materials are the best for your desk.
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- Fixed or modular
When you want to buy a U-shaped desk, you have the option to buy either a fixed desk or a modular desk that usually consists of three modules. A fixed desk looks more seamless, but if you want a more versatile option, a modular desk might be a better choice.