Ask Yourself These 5 Questions Before Purchasing New Desks For The Office

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Are you looking for new office desks in your company? Desks are one of the most important pieces of furniture you can have in an office. Employees spend hours and hours every day sitting at their desks, so you want those desks to be easy to work at. And in the C-suite having a really nice solid wood desk can take a nondescript office to the next level. But before you run out and start buying desks, here are five questions to ask yourself.

1) Are The Desks Comfortable To Sit At?

People are going to be spending quite a bit of time at these desks, so you want to make sure they’re a comfortable place to sit and work. Ask the employees what they like and dislike about their current desks. Maybe they want more surface space or dislike the shape of a corner desk.

2) How Long Will This Furniture Last?

Office furniture is quite an investment, which means you want whatever you purchase to be high-quality. This is one of the best reasons to choose wood when you’re shopping for desks. You can expect solid wood furniture to last for years. Plus, solid wood isn’t going out of style. It’s going to look just as good in your office 5 or 10 years from now as it does today.

3) What Are We Using The Desks For?

Before deciding on size or style of desk, make sure you take your employees’ take work styles into account. The type of work they’re doing helps determine what type of desk they need. Someone whose job requires a computer with three monitors is going to need more desk space than someone with a laptop computer. Talk with your employees and find out what kind of desk will help them work more efficiently.

4) Do They Fit Our Office Space?

One of the great things about purchasing wood furniture from a place like Rustic+Modern is that we can customize the desks for you. You’ll get to choose the exact size that fits your office spaces. Plus you also have options in wood type, finish color, and overall furniture style so you can match the aesthetics of your office.

5) What Kind of Budget Do We Have?

You might think that solid wood furniture is going to fall outside your budget. But it doesn’t have to. For example, choosing alder instead of something like walnut or hickory for your wood type will help keep prices lower. Also, keep in mind that sturdy, long-lasting furniture should be seen as an investment that will save your company money in the long-run because you won’t have to replace the desks anytime soon.

Are you ready to invest in high-quality, long-lasting, and impressively stylish desks for your company offices? You can browse the products in our online shop or get in touch with us to learn more about the options we offer for office desks. We look forward to helping you create desks that are the perfect fit for your office.

Rustic + Modern Handcrafted Furniture Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017


Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

PROSPER, Texas, January 17, 2017 – Rustic + Modern Handcrafted Furniture of Prosper, TX has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The custom handmade furniture company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Our team is beyond excited to receive the ‘Best Of Customer Service’ award from Houzz for the second straight year!” said Emily Williams, co-owner and marketing manager. “Our clients are amazing and their creativity inspires us every day. We love that we can customize a piece of furniture so that it fits perfectly with their style and space.”

“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Rustic + Modern Handcrafted Furniture,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

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About Rustic + Modern Handcrafted Furniture

If you appreciate the timeless beauty and practicality of solid wood, you’ll love the quality and craftsmanship that Rustic + Modern has to offer. Located in North Texas, Rustic + Modern creates rustic, modern and industrial style furniture and barn doors. Each piece is custom made, completely unique and original, lovingly handcrafted from your preferred choice of natural solid wood.

Allow us to build you the piece of furniture or the door of your dreams. You customize it, and we’ll build it! If you’re not sure where to start you can select a style from one of our collections and then refine it to your taste by choosing from the many different features we have to offer.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit

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Metal and Wood – Hallmarks of Industrial Design

Industrial Modern design is taking hold in loft apartments, commercial spaces, reclaimed industrial buildings converted into homes, and even modern residential design. The style emphasizes raw edges and an unfinished look, yet still achieves a cohesive feel more chic than shabby.

Key to modern industrial design is the pairing of wood and metal. Metal is cool, hard, and industrial, while wood is warm, organic, and traditional. Combined, they perfectly embody industrial style’s merging of a warehouse look with earthy and/or polished materials for a truly modern design.


From Floor to Ceiling

Industrial modern style starts with the bare bones of your space. Often, rooms in this style will have wood beams and metal pipe work visible on the ceilings, exposed brick on the walls, and industrial floor tiles. It’s often a stripped-down, minimalistic style.

One type of industrial design known as rustic industrial incorporates more wood. This is the kind of interior design where you’re likely to see rustic wood cabinets in the kitchen paired with modern metal counters and appliances. The trend can carry over into other rooms as well – wood desks with metal legs in the study, barn doors hung on industrial metal tracks in place of swing-doors, and wood floors paired with metal bedsteads in the bedroom.

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In our Industrial Collection, Rustic + Modern merges metal pipes with solid wood furniture. These furniture pieces look right at home in industrial modern design. Whether you need a dining table or a study desk, they’re the perfect choice for function and aesthetics. Like all our furniture, the Industrial Collection is built to last with quality materials and careful attention to detail.


The Industrial Pipe Tables and Desks in our collection feature solid-wood tops and unique metal pipe bases. If you like the look of more wood, our Industrial Farmhouse Tables connect wood tables tops with wood legs using metal pipe components. When customizing these tables and desks, you choose the wood type, style of metal pipe base, and the finish for both wood and metal components.

brushed-steel-live-edge-dining-table-bench-prosper-texasLive-Edge Tables

Industrial modern design is often minimalistic. When you’re limiting the number of decorations in a room, it pays to invest in unique items that truly enhance the design aesthetic. Live-edge tables are an eye-catching, yet functional, furniture piece that incorporates the raw, organic look we’re often going for in industrial design.

Rustic + Modern offers live-edge tables as part of our Modern Collection. These wood and steel tables feature a solid-wood table top and stylish metal legs. In this collection, you can get hand carved live-edge tables or more traditional rectangular table tops in several types of wood. The metal bases also come in several styles, including A-frame, rectangular, and X-frame. The wide range of customization options ensures you’ll get what you need to fit the exact look you’re going for in your own spin on industrial modern design.