I have recently realized that I am outgrowing the desk space I have in my office. So like any other mom trying to save money, I've been looking around online to see what options are out there to meet the needs I have for an office space. Here are just a few of the delightful options out there!
Never would have I thought a sawhorse could make a good desk. This rustic, amazingly functional space would add style and function to any area in the house! Pottery Barn Teen's Emerson Sawhorse Desk in Rustic Hazelnut is a hardwood desk with a drawer and two neat little shelves perfect for storing all those need-to-have items. But it comes with a heavy cost: $799 for the desk, plus a $75.00 delivery surcharge because it is an oversized item, along with 10% shipping, or $87.40, for a grand total of $961.40. Plow & Hearth's Park Glen Desk in oak is a more affordable option. At just 2 inches shorter but 2 inches deeper, this beautiful knockoff is selling for $499.95 plus 9% shipping, or $45, for a total of $544.95. In addition to a savings of 43%, it also has two extra shelves for additional storage!
Savings: $416.45 or 43%
Another desk that has caught my eye in recent searches is this simple, dark classic by Crate and Barrel. The Ainsworth Walnut Desk has the classic lines of my childhood desk, while maintaining the sophistication of a desk fit for any nook or cranny! And at $1,399.00 plus $139.90 shipping, it's also a blow to the wallet. Thankfully, Overstock.com offers a very similar choice with the President Writing Desk. This dark desk is actually 3 inches wider and 1 inch deeper, and it also comes at a much better price, selling for $374.99 with free shipping. That's a savings of 75%!
Savings: $1,160.96 or 75%
The statement-making Anna Collection Desk from Seventh Avenue is like the little black dress of the furniture world. The simple lines, elegant drawer knobs, and cross side details make it elegant and classic. The cost is $249.99, with a $20 heavyweight shipping charge and a $28.95 regular shipping charge for a total of $298.94. That's really not bad, until you consider Walmart's knockoff. The Better Homes and Gardens Autumn Lane Writing Desk in cherry and black finish is, in my opinion, even nicer! And the price is much better at just $119.00 with free site to store shipping! That'll save you a grand 60%!
Savings: $179.94 or 60%