Saturday, July 6, 2013

New desks for our home office

We need new desks for our home office. They will face each other in the centre of the room so they must be the same for a clean look. Harry's only request was that they be height adjustable; being a software engineer he spends a lot of time at his desk and the standard height is not the most ergonomic.

Most adjustable height desks are quite boring, designed for personality-less commercial office spaces, not for the home. I've decided our best option is the FINNVARD adjustable trestle legs from IKEA in either white (combined with a timber table top) or birch (combined with a white table top). So now the only thing left to do is make that decision.

Above image from Norske Interior Blogger

Above image from Bodie and Fou

We currently have white walls and a horrible beige carpeted floor in our home office, so I was leaning towards the first option as it would provide a better contrast against both. The only problem is the timber table top is currently out of stock with no estimated return date and I am very impatient, so I'm considering changing my mind just so I don't have to wait.

There is a third option to buy a NUMERAR kitchen worktop and cut it in half (it's 2.5m long), similar to the picture below.  It's also reversible so we could choose a white or dark grey top.

Above image from Varpunen

What do you think? Also, we're likely to be tearing up the carpet and replacing it with white bamboo flooring from IKEA in the short term, then eventually taking that back up and restoring the original boards (or if we find they are in a very bad condition I'm hoping to lay new herringbone timber floors in their place).

No comments:

Post a Comment