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Tips for Buying Computer Armoires
Tips for Buying
it’s in a niche in the kitchen, sitting on a desk in
your home office or part
of a shared work/play station in the family room, computers have become
essential part of the modern home. But like other types of electronics,
can be disruptive and distracting; not just noisy but sometimes making
feel cramped and cluttered with their tangled cords and multiple
components. A computer armoire provides the
solution. Computer armoires offer you
the perfect, compact place to work, while allowing you to shut the
hide your work area from sight when you’re done. If a computer armoire
like a good idea to you, here are some tips on how to buy one that will
suit your needs.
Armoire Buying Tips
a computer armoire, decide which room the armoire is to go in. Then
space. Leave enough room on either side to be able to open the doors
them back against the cabinet’s sides.
purchasing home office armoires, the
depth of the work area or of the computer armoire itself should be at
to accommodate a monitor in addition to someplace to work.
that your computer armoire will be functional once you have closed the
it should include some type of wire management system.
account exactly what you want your computer armoire to hold; if you
include peripherals like a fax machine and printer, choose a computer
with adjustable shelving and/or compartments to make sure everything
armoires, home office armoires and armoire
desks are available in a variety of styles and
configurations. Give some
thought to what kinds of features you want your computer armoire to
Typical features of a computer armoire includes, a file drawer, message
letter caddy and storage for CDs.
desks come with different types of doors that fill specific functions.
ensure that your computer armoire will be as functional as it can be
decide which kind of doors will be most useful.
open straight out at 90 degrees
open out and to the sides at 180 degrees
open out, to the sides and back at 270 degrees. Also referred to as
that open straight and then slide back into the interior of the armoire cabinet are called pocket doors
Armoire Decorating Tips
forget that someone will be sitting at the desk when working at the
place the armoire out of the way of the room’s traffic flow.
off the idea of a computer armoire just because your living space is
the room is awkwardly shaped. This is all the more reason to add one,
smaller spaces can become easily cluttered. Since they come in a wide
sizes, you will be able to find one that will be just as practical as a
sized computer armoire.
underestimate the power of “dead space”. Regardless of whether you live
apartment, condo or house, there will be an unused corner