Desk Decisions: Divide & Conquer or Go Big?

Desk Decisions: Divide & Conquer or Go Big?

Anthony Nguyen
Apr 25, 2011

I'll be moving into a new lovely Victorian-style apartment next month with a dedicated study (a first!). While my cramped apartment here in the city has forced me to work with what I got, the new place opens up plenty of possibilities in terms of desk layout and office design. I'm considering selling my single and investing in two separate desk surfaces. The alternative is to get a giant single surface worktable as originally planned...

The idea here is that I could dedicate a space for playtime and an area for work. Both desks would be styled similarly and there'd be plenty of space externally barf out any creative work I need on both surfaces when things get crazy. The way I see it, the more compartments you have, the easier it is to organize your work.

However, if I were to simply stick with my original plan and grab a sawhorse worktable, I'd have a wonderful 60-inches of wide open space to work on. Just imagining all the monitors I could string together just gives me the goosebumps.

What do you guys think? Is it better to divide and conquer or go big?

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