New Workspace: The Plans Revised

Last month, I posted the basic plans for a new workspace. I did a ton of looking around for cabinet and tabletop options (online, ReStore, local hardware stores, Craigslist) without much of a result.  It looks like we would have to spend quite a bit of money to get something that looks good and fits well in the space.  Then what happens when we move… it won’t likely fit well in a different space. So I let the project fall onto the back burner but I kept my eyes peeled.

As I told you earlier, work was busy but exciting last week with a new editing project.  This week and going forward, I will actually be doing some editing from home as well as in the office.  But that brought me back to my existing desk… it really does not function as a workspace beyond surfing the internet.  So I went back into planning mode this weekend.

If I was going to have to spend money on my old desk idea, I began wondering if it was time for me to buy my first piece of big girl furniture. After looking around a bit, I found that there are a lot of 60″ desks available but they are fairly pricey.  In an ideal world, we would end up with something like this:Source: http://www.wayside-furniture.com/

Both of our monitors would fit on top of the hutch and we would have plenty of storage (and leg room!).  But this is undoubtedly hundreds or thousands of dollars (they don’t show the price on the website so that’s a bad sign).  Even a more basic version is expensive:Source: http://www.havertys.com/

This has far less storage and less character but it is still $329.  I’m honestly not crazy about it but the price is better.  So then I had another thought… what if we did two cute little his and hers writing desks and split things up a bit?  I stumbled upon this affordable 30″ writing desk that has a really cute shape!Source: http://www.wayfair.com

We would each get our own space, our own storage, and our own chairs. I think it would look really cute to make each one our respective styles.  Thanks to the magic of Photoshop, here is an example of what I mean:I think his & hers desks would be adorable… plus they would fit better in a new space than one giant desk.  Best of all- we could get both for under $250! I am still running all of these ideas by the boss-man but I would love to hear your thoughts!  Please let me know what you think of any or all of the above!  I also welcome other ideas… I would LOVE to get this workspace scratched off of my list!

Update: Woo here they come! :)



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  1. Mom

    March 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Would your monitor fit on the top shelf? If not, make sure the desk depth is large enough. I think these are cute….having two would allow you to put them in different places if you want.

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    • Erika

      March 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

      Haha wow like mother like daughter… I already emailed the company this morning for the hutch dimensions! I think these desks would only work well if we could put the monitors on top. :)

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  2. Brhea {NoPlaceLykeHome}

    March 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I am really digging the his and hers desks and love the idea of them being the same
    Shape but different colors and hardware. Great price to boot!

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    • Erika

      March 13, 2012 at 7:31 am

      Thanks Brhea!

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  3. Shannon @ Bungalow960

    March 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Finding a desk is near impossible. I went to a dozen second hand furniture stores looking for one to restore, got too overwhelmed, and then ended up getting a cheapo one at Walmart. It’s now falling apart only 6 months later. I’m going to have to find a new one soon, can’t wait to see what you end up doing!

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    • Erika

      March 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Ugh what a drag! I know… it is so hard to find one especially if you have specific measurements in mind. I am still waiting to hear back from the company about the depth of the hutch (we want to make sure the monitors fit up there) but I think we are leaning towards the his & hers writing desks!

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