Have you ever heard the phrase “a workman is only as good as his tools”? No matter how good you are, if you aren’t working with the right things, in the right space, and in the right mindset, your productivity will be affected. It is natural. A study conducted Genstler shows a real and measurable impact between the physical space in which you study, and your overall productivity. So a good workstation is absolutely vital.
You shouldn’t think of your desk as merely a desk, as a piece of furniture. Instead, it is important to make your desk your own, something distinctly yours. Working at a place you are comfortable with, a place you regard as yours will affect your productivity and the quality of your work there.
What you need is a workstation that is well built, comfortable, and well designed. With that in mind, here is a list of ten of the best for your consideration.
1. The Grovemade Desk Shelf
The Grovemade Desk Shelf is fabulously spacious and well designed. The raised shelf for monitors (as the photo shows it can fit two gives it a great ergonomic quality. But my favorite aspect is the small spaces underneath the shelf, allowing for smart and subtle storage.
One thing that needs consideration is that it needs to be placed on a table to be of use. However, with one, it has an immediate effect, transforming and improving your desk space. The storage spaces are great for de-cluttering a messy desk, and the raised area and for monitors places them at a more comfortable height for looking at for long periods of time.
The Grovemade Desk Shelf, $275
2. Modulos Adjustable Desk
The Modulos Adjustable Desk is incredibly inventive, bordering on revolutionary. With the Modulos, you can modify the desk entirely to suit your wants and needs.
Normally, with desks and workstations, the main part is based on a single piece of wood that is impossible to adjust. The Modulos revolutionizes this idea by having the desk formed out of a number of adjustable modules. Because of this, you can change the core shape of it at will.
If one day you want the desk to fit in a corner, and another day you want it to be flat against the wall, this is no problem with the Modulos, but with almost any other desk design in history, this simple change would be impossible. It is for this reason the Modulos stands out, it presents true customization.
Modulos Adjustable Desk, Pre-order on Kickstarter
3. Unicoo-height adjustable Laptop Cart
The Unicoo is built for multi-functionality, you can adjust its height to work as a standing workstation, a desk, a bedside table and more.
In addition, the Unicoo is wheeled so you can move it around with ease to be placed where its most needed.
Unicoo-height adjustable Laptop Cart, $59.99
4. The Foundry Portable Work Desk
The Foundry desk is height adjustable, so you will be able to suit it around your needs. What makes the Foundry desk special is that it is built and designed around being portable. It is designed to be assembled and disassembled quickly and easily, without tools. As such, if you are likely to be moving around often and want to take your work station with you, it is ideal.
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5. OneSpace 50-JN110505 Ultramodern Glass L-Shape Desk
OneSpace desk has an extremely sleek and modern design. Its L shape makes it ideal for fitting in the corner. What it lacks in potential for customization, it gains in spaciousness. It is quite a large desk and not an inch of it is wasted, and thanks to its smart CPU stand for desk top computers, there is even more space for you to work on.
It is built around an incredibly strong steel frame which can withstand significant weight and pressure. The glass itself is tempered safety glass and such it is incredibly strong. The desk’s modern appearance means no loss to structural integrity or strength.
OneSpace 50-JN110505 Ultramodern Glass L-Shape Desk, $86.20
6. Soges Office Desk Workstation
The Stoges workstation is a fantastic all rounder. It has a large surface providing you plenty of space to work on, and this can be improved with a raised layer at the back of the desk giving you the opportunity to add extra items, for maximum space efficiency.
It’s built from high quality, scratch resistant wood, which provides you a strong and clean surface to work on. The fittings are equally high quality, so you will have no problems with strength or stability, ensuring your desk will stay in good condition for a long time.
Soges Office Desk Workstation, $79
7. Soges L-Shaped Computer Desk
This Stoges L-Shaped computer desk, is great for corner placement. Its large surface area gives you plenty of space to work, with more than enough space for one or more computers as well as space for notebooks. Like the above Stoges desk, it is made from high quality materials, meaning it will last you a long time.
Beneath the desk there is a platform for your computer CPU, this is a great feature, as it not only frees up more space for you to work, but allows air to flow more freely around your CPU which might help prevent overheating.
Soges L-Shaped Computer Desk, $125
8. Stoges Home Office Desk
This desk has impressive space efficiency, the main area is large, with more than enough space for your computer or notebooks. This is improved upon thanks to the numerous raised shelving areas at the back with enough room to store several books, folders, or any other item you may need. It is made out of the best materials and fitting ensuring it will last as long as you need it.
Stoges Home Office Desk, $119
9. The Varidesk Cube
The Varidesk is designed to be placed on a desk or table to be of use. However doing so, will utterly revolutionize your workstation. It has an inventive two tier system that allows space for one or more monitors at the top, and your keyboard, mouse or anything else on the lower tier. The raised platform encourages ergonomic and comfortable viewing of your monitors. This is entirely height adjustable, allowing you to have it at a height most comfortable for you.
This desk comes fully assembled right out of the box. Meaning all you need to do is place it on your desk and enjoy.
The Varidesk Cube, $495
10. Customize-It Project Trestle Desk
This desk has an inventive and spacious design. It has a large surface area which ordinarily would provide you great space for you to work on. This is improved further by the shelves on the trestle desk’s stands.
What makes this desk unique Is that each section of the top desk are on hinges and can open up allowing for massively increased storage pace. With it, you will be able to neatly and smartly hide and store a multitude of items. Some of these sections have cork board on one side allowing you to pin and display notes or any other important pieces of paper that you may need. There is even a built in slot to comfortably hold your tablet computer.
All these features are wonderfully subtle and are almost unnoticeable behind its simple and nicely rustic facade.
Customize-It Project Trestle Desk, $709
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