Furniture Purchasing Tips, Mark Downs, Office Furniture

Buying a New Office Desk

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When it comes to the furniture in your office, there are some pieces that are more important than others. One of the most important pieces of office furniture to have is an office desk. Your desk is where you will spend most of your day and where you will conduct most of your work. Because your office desk is so important to your job, you shouldn’t just pick up the first desk that you find.

Before searching for an office desk, you must first ask yourself some questions:

  1. How much space is in my office?
  2. What type of business will I be conducting?
  3. Will I have one computer monitor or two?
  4. Will I need drawers?
  5. Will my computer be the only item on my desk?

Once you have answered these questions, you are able to form a better idea of what type of desk you will need. Choose a desk that will comfortably fit within your space without making the area too crowded. You must also be able to fit behind the desk with your chair. If you will need space, choose a desk that has a wide surface area, or one that features small shelves or drawers. If you are afraid of spills or other damage taking place, choose a darker shade of wood that features a protective stain or finish.


At Mark Downs Office Furniture, we specialize in new and used furniture to help turn your office into a collaborative space for your employees. From desks, to ergonomic chairs, to conference room tables, Mark Downs has everything you need to create a comfortable and welcoming work environment for your employees.

Want to get started with Mark Downs? Search our website for furniture pieces or stop in to our showroom, located conveniently in Cockeysville. Have a specific question? Call us today at 410-771-6800 to speak to a trained staff member.

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