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Buying an Executive Writing Desk

Updated on September 22, 2010

Your office furniture makes a big difference in how other people perceive you and even how much confidence you have in your self. This may sound childish, but it is a proven fact that the higher your self esteem or confidence you have in your ability, the better your work performance and relationships are with family, friends and business associates. Of course, an office desk is not going to give you all the self esteem you will ever need, but it does show that you value your work and believe it is important. Having nice office furniture also tells your clients that you mean business and are serious about your work. This gives them more confidence to work with you and place their trust and hard earned money with you.

Executive writing desks are typically wooden and have drawer space on the sides for storing papers. Some also have a pull out drawer underneath the main writing surface for storing timely work. Executive writing desks come in a variety of shapes, sizes and price ranges. Choosing the one that is right for you and your office space is not always easy since you have many elements of form and function to consider. Here are a few things you should look for when shopping for the right desk. Of course, it all depends on the person, but keeping these ideas in mind you should be able to find one that suits your needs and personality.

Yes, personality does make a difference. For example, if you want to make a fashion statement you might want to go with the black high gloss wooden writing desk or maybe you would prefer a nice mahogany. If you have a good size office that can support a large desk you'll have many different options to choose from. A large executive writing desk is usually around 72 to 84 inches long. They are also available in L-shaped and U-shaped configurations with various drawer configurations, storage cabinets, hutches and accessories designed to accommodate a plethora of modern office equipment. Even if you use a computer you will still need a generous desk top area to do non-computer type work and meet with clients and business associates. Many people who writer a lot find that they need a spacious area to be able to write creatively. Having a large desk can help clear your mind and get you on the right track.

Since there are so many options, don't rush out and buy the first one you see. Do a little planning. Bring a hand sketch of your office with measurements down to your local office furniture store and ask them for some ideas. Have them show you some of the different writing desk styles and configurations. Discuss how you plan on using your new desk. What type of equipment you use and how much storage you think you will need. For instance, do you have items that you would like to showcase in your office? Maybe you would be interested in an illuminated storage hutch too.

Having a large executive writing desk with lots of space may not be necessary to perform your daily tasks, but it is certainly a sign of success that will instill confidence and impress your guests.


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