Many people do not have enough space at the computer. Every now and then you have to write, read, sort through documents and handwritten notes, and you need to store both of them somewhere. In order to have where to put the necessary things, the computer table with add-ons just serves, but you need to choose it correctly.
The add-in affects not only the size of the workspace and the price of the entire structure, but also the functionality of the product. It should not be excessively high, otherwise it will block the lighting, and reaching up to very high tiers will be uncomfortable. Tables with shelves can be unstable, so carefully check their balance before buying. Sometimes outwardly beautiful furniture requires mandatory emphasis on the wall or even attachment to it. An important advantage of tables with an extension is that they allow you to organize, organize work at the computer, even for a large family.
The usual options, which do not have such elements, are plunged into chaos within a few days after the purchase. Misunderstandings and even conflicts arise; time is wasted.
The table should be, no doubt, comfortable. And this means that the countertop must abut against the solar plexus, be at its level. It is very bad when there is no gap from her to her knees, this significantly reduces the comfort of the user. It is not necessary to buy an overly wide table, but both elbows should be freely and calmly placed on it - it will be more convenient to write and read. The height is selected individually, it is unacceptable that the superstructures go to the very ceiling - this is not only impractical, but also ugly, bulky. Think about whether it will be possible to carry this or that product through your doors.
White color is completely impractical: no matter how you try to put things in order, the table will still quickly be covered with dust and dirt. It is more appropriate to choose a simulation of an array of wood. It creates the optimal mood for work and does not distract excessively. It is undesirable to choose flashy, saturated tones, because they will cause emotional overstrain.
Coloring under wenge can be used if you want to emphasize the aristocratic and elitist atmosphere, highlight the piece of furniture in the room. Just keep in mind that this color shows its capabilities well only in intense light. If there is not enough light, it begins to seem gloomy and excessively heavy. Fans of country and Provence should choose a color that mimics expensive natural wood.
For modern interiors, pastel colors are an ideal solution, except if you want to make the table the semantic center of the room.
Materials and Design
A computer table made of chipboard is cheap, but buying it does not make much sense - this material is toxic and not practical enough. After a couple of years, you will find that you need to purchase new furniture. So in the budget category it is more correct to opt for MDF. And if it is possible to spend a large amount, buy a natural wood structure, it will look better and will last quite a long time. Attention: in the children's room there is no place for a varnished or painted table, but unpainted wood should still be well polished.
Natural wood and MDF are useful if the room is decorated in the following styles:
- Ecological style;
- Ethnic styles;
- Classic motifs.
The modernist environment is ideally compatible with products from glass and plastic, aluminum, they will look even better in the interiors avant-garde, hi-tech, minimalism. A very good move is to complete all the fittings in the tone of the facade frame.
The vast majority of computer tables with add-ons are made in the styles of techno and minimalism, this is understandably the priority of convenience in work.
Narrow tables are more practical than the classic options, they can be placed on a relatively small area, and it is important that this will also be the least demanded part of the room - its corner. This should not be reflected in capacity, the well-thought-out design of computer tables allows you to freely put books, notebooks (notebooks, folders), and writing tools.
Rectangular tables are distinguished by the fact that they better fit into a variety of interiors. The addition of shelves and cabinets frees up the worktop. The table in the form of the letter P will be exclusive in appearance, in addition, it is convenient to use. But there is one indispensable condition - the availability of free space around the entire structure. The shape of the semicircle looks soft and can be very interesting, but it must necessarily have something in common with the rest of the interior.
Desks with add-ons are suitable for schoolchildren and students , researchers, engineers, writers, and journalists - in a word, everyone who constantly works with a large number of documents - printed or manuscript. You can also choose the solutions that are optimal for those who are fond of needlework, crafts, filming videos about their hobby. Each item will always be at hand and can be immediately shot on camera.
Small-sized tables often have only one pedestal, then there is a compartment under the system unit in it. All versions where there are rolling out boxes are quite large in size. The ratio of boxes, add-ons, niches is not connected in any way, and you can always choose the optimal configuration for yourself. Almost always drawers are put on the bottom of the table, with the exception of the need to constantly work with paper filing cabinets and catalogs. A mobile stand will help you move documents, records to the right place in the room, if necessary.
Tips for choosing and using
A table with a superstructure, drawers and cabinets, allowing you to place many useful items, quickly becomes covered with dust. Choose and place it in such a way that you can get to the entire surface and any storage place without unnecessary tricks. If possible, you should focus on the simplest design. If you still want to order a complex design, be sure to ask the sellers to demonstrate it in three-dimensional simulation. The countertop should be large enough so that you can safely place the keyboard and mouse on it, use them and not touch anything.
Versions with a sliding shelf for the keyboard are not only convenient, but also make it easier to maintain cleanliness. Other things being equal, take furniture with footrests. This will make comfortable a long active work, will help maintain health. It does not matter whether it is a corner table or a straight line, a special compartment with free access to air must be provided for the system unit, otherwise it will become too hot during operation. The monitor is always placed at eye level, you do not need to take such models that require you to lower your head to read text or watch a video, because constantly being in this position can cause osteochondrosis.
The greater the distance from the keyboard to the monitor in height, the more often you will change the focus of vision, the more actively the muscles of the neck and upper back will work. It is very good for health.
Types of add-ons
The shelves for the installation of monitors are the lowest, mostly stationary, only in single corner and transforming tables can they rotate. Important: the shelf must be located exactly opposite the seat and not shifted to the sides. Places for installing speakers are useful because these devices can occupy a considerable portion of the countertop, and placing them on symmetrical stands not only frees up space for work, but also improves sound quality.
Layered add-ons can have a very different appearance and device ; if you do not keep documentation, you should limit yourself to a disc holder and niches for small accessories and notebooks. It does not make sense to consider the cabinets separately from the shelves, there is no strict and clear line between them. Most often, cabinets are called shelving compartments, starting from the very base. Closed sashes are quite rare, glass or made of matte plastic are much more often used.
Pencil cases are sometimes used as substitutes for lockers, which are equipped with both straight and corner tables. When there is a high superstructure and a pencil case at the same time, the product becomes very capacious and outwardly elegant. Unfortunately, due to the high consumption of structural materials, the cost cannot be low. The choice of a computer table with add-ons has many subtleties and nuances. But now, having understood them properly, you will definitely make the most correct and adequate decision.
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