A desk hutch is a very useful type of furniture. Desk hutches are sets of shelves and, often, cabinets placed on top of your desk or table. They are available in a variety of finishes in color, fabrication, and detailing. Desk hutches are normally timber-based products that may include some glasswork and metal detailing or even rattan backing.
A desk with hutch and drawers is suitable for a space where lots of paperwork is generated, or where you have papers that need locking away for safekeeping. Office desk hutches are popular in private areas both in the workplace and at home and help keep a work area neat while adding a charming air of gravitas to your room. Nothing says “I do important work” like a big wooden desk with a credenza desk hutch!
Before you buy a desk hutch, consider several things outside of the desk hutch itself. Contemplate the type of desk you have and whether it would be suitable to add a desk hutch.
Do you intend to have a computer desk with a hutch that allows for more storage beneath the desk for hardware and files, or will it be a student desk with hutch that makes more storage space in your hutch necessary? It may be possible that you need to buy both a desk and a desk hutch, making things a little easier when it comes to matching your desk furniture. You will need to measure your desk and the height or space available from the desktop to the ceiling to assess whether your chosen desk hutch will fit. Wall mounted desk hutches may make sense after you study the room and décor in which you will place your desk hutch.
Once you have decided to purchase a desk hutch, you need to consider the following features. A desk hutch should always fit the desk, and its edges should not hang over the desk. An inch or two is sufficient.
Color or wood finish is another feature to consider. A white desk with a hutch would look odd if the hutch were a dark mahogany color. Try and match your hutch and desk as closely as possible in both style and color. Style options are usually traditional or modern. Heavily scrolled desk hutches are unlikely to suit plain surroundings or a plain desk unless designed to be complementary and a focal point. You will also need to decide between solid wood, wood veneer, and laminate options. Finally, consider the installation of your desk hutch. Do you wish to install it yourself? Desk hutches are usually fairly easy to install if you are DIY handy and the desk hutch is wall-mounted. Otherwise, remember that it never hurts to get professional assistance or advice.
There are many types of desks to choose from; a writing desk, a secretary's desk, or even an executive desk, so it makes sense that there are various types of desk hutches to choose from too.
First and foremost, know your budget for your purchase and choose a desk hutch that you like. When selecting a desk hutch, understand what you need it for, is it for showing off some family photos, or do you need to lock documents away? Does your current desk enable you to purchase a premade desk hutch, or do you need custom desk hutches? Pick a desk hutch that is the right size. Take your tape measure with you when going to a showroom. Measure your desk and the space before purchasing your desk hutch and measure your chosen desk hutch before buying it. Finally, make sure it doesn’t have too many dark corners that will go unused. Some recessed lighting may be a good idea. A desk hutch is designed with functionality in mind for the user.
Choosing a desk hutch does not need to be a difficult exercise. Whether you want corner desk hutches or a writing desk with a hutch, or even an antique secretary desk with hutch, always remember that a desk hutch can be attractive and functional. A desk hutch lets you keep your desk space neat and the work you need within arms reach. Shop our great collection right here at LuxeDecor today!