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How Do I Choose the Best Modern Glass Desk?

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  • Written By: C. Mitchell
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  • Last Modified Date: 20 July 2018
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Choosing the best modern glass desk is usually a matter of balancing several factors, including desk size, the dimensions of your unique space, and the amount of money you are willing to spend. There are usually many different options when it comes to choosing contemporary desks. Glass desks can fill a wall, fit in a corner, or act as a centerpiece to a room. They can be as simple as a clear glass table, or as complex as a desk with drawers, keyboard holders, and computer cradles. The science of choosing the best one is usually as simple as understanding your space, and making a selection accordingly.

The first consideration you must make relates to how the desk will be used. If this is a desk meant to fit into an office building or corporate reception area, your needs will be a bit different than if it is meant for a home office or intended fit in a kitchen nook or hallway. Some manufacturers offer glass desks for wholesale or bulk purchase that are not available for individual sale. Similarly, many of the clear desks available in furniture showrooms are priced per piece, which can make multiple sales tremendously expensive.

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Once you know where to look, you next need to know what you need. Begin by measuring the space where you would like to put the desk. Think about how much space you want the desk to take up, and what kind of a look you are trying to achieve. Modern glass desks that are rectangular or semi-circular in shape can typically be placed in a variety of places, while desks designed specially to fit into corners are usually more limited.

You should also take stock of the other furniture you have. It is not uncommon for a modern glass desk to be accented by wooden or metal trim. The best modern glass desk for your particular space will at least coordinate with the other pieces nearby, if it does not match them directly.

It is usually worth it to shop around. Visit a few different furniture stores and outlets, and search for modern glass desk ideas online. Speak to a couple of different design representatives, and collect price quotes.

The price range for a modern glass desk can range from the very affordable to the extraordinarily expensive. If budget is an issue, keep an eye on more economically minded offerings. Often times, budget stores and warehouses will offer glass desks that mimic the sleek style and features of designer and craftsman pieces, but at a fraction of the price. The quality is often diminished in a mass-produced modern glass desk, but overall look is generally comparable. Which one is best depends on what is most important to you.

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