With the coronavirus forcing many professionals to work from home, the new working style has proven challenging for those unaccustomed. COVID-19 has expedited remote work, but the enterprise was already heading that direction. By 2030, Gartner says that demand for work from home (WFH) will increase by 30%.

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Productivity is one of the biggest issues for most employees new to working from home. Experts suggest professionals boost their productivity by creating their own personal workspace at home. Here are seven desks to help kick-start your home office.

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1. Salina L-Shape Computer Desk

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With more than 5,800 reviews and 4.4 out of 5 stars on Wayfair, the Salina L-Shape desk is a stylish, functional option for professionals. Offered in five different finishes, the desk has two surfaces to work on and a wire management grommet to easily access chargers and cables. The end of the desk even features a couple shelves to display items on or store materials, making it a fashionable choice for the home.

2. Prepac Wall Mounted Floating Desk

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For business professionals that don’t have a lot of room, the Prepac Wall Mounted desk fits great in small spaces. The desk can be mounted at any height, doesn’t have legs, but still provides a functional desk experience. With built in storage, users can display pictures or store equipment easily. The desk also has cable and wire management features to keep the space organized.

3. HON 66

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This desk is a solid option for professionals wanting a sleeker look to their home office. The HON Laminate Desk is simple, but gets the job done. With two box drawers to hold office supplies and three file drawers, the desk is scratch-, spill-, and stain-resistant. It has two cable grommets and comes with fully assembled lateral files and storage pedestals.

4. HON Credenza Shell

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A straight-forward, no frills option, the HON Credenza Shell is a regular desk with two grommets. The desk comes without drawers or shelves and in three different finishes. The shell can be combined with another shell to create an L-shaped workstation, or just left alone for a simple sturdy workspace.


5. L-Shape Desk with Hutch

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For those wanting a workspace with extra storage, this desk from Wayfair features built-in shelves and a drawer, along with an entire hutch. The hutch has seven shelves, with one that has a door to store important items. The desk is a smaller L-shape, allowing for more room, while still maintaining a compact frame. The set comes in gray, harvest cherry, espresso oak, and white.

6. Carlisle Executive Traditional Office Desk

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Sporting a more classic antique look, the Carlisle Executive Traditional Desk is perfect for the classic home office setting. With hand carved designs and a walnut finish, the desk is old-fashioned, but sturdy. While it may not have the bells and whistles newer desks offer, the traditional look makes for a great statement piece.

7. Armoire Desk

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Working from home can make it difficult to maintain a work/life balance. This Armoire desk, however, lets you physically put the office away. Users can either just use the pull-out desk, or open the top cabinets for a full desk experience. The two-toned design also makes for a great addition to a modern living room setting.

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