Adding a hutch to your workspace can be an ideal solution if you need additional storage. As with any new furniture purchase, though, it’s important to know your space and take measurements before placing your order. Here are some measurements that matter when selecting the right hutch for you and your workspace.
Overall Width of the Hutch
The overall width of the hutch is one of the most important measurements, as it will indicate whether the hutch will fit your desk. This measurement isn’t always as obvious as it seems. For example, some hutches are only designed to fit one side of an L-shaped desk, which means it may be too large (or even too small) for the other side of the desk.
If more storage is your overall goal, ensure the compartment space available in the hutch will suit your needs. Some hutches are designed as decorative display cabinets, which may not always fit certain office supplies.
Area clearance refers to the space between the bottom of the hutch and the top of the desk surface. Consider how much room you’ll need here, especially if you use multiple monitors. Knowing this space's height and width allowance and how it compares to your needs will help you find the right hutch.