By definition, a hutch is a “storage chest.” Essentially, this description is accurate. A computer desk with a hutch means you have some storage space with your desk. Often times, a hutch is a good way to store books. Being able to store some books, CDs or other stuff in your desk is always helpful. Foregoing a hutch, you could look for a bookshelf or other furniture, but it won’t be connected to your desk. This is the benefit of having a desk with a hutch.
Hutch helps with Paper Management & Organization
A hutch can hold books, but it can also help with managing printer paper. Most business workstation users need the ability to print, and having a place to hold printing paper is super useful. You may have different types of paper – like standard printing paper, but also photo printing paper too. This is very common, and often it can be a challenge to find a place to store the printing paper. It’s useful to have the paper on hand when you need it, as opposed to having to scrounge around in order to find it.
Some desks may have multiple components, and thus multiple pieces to go with the hutch. In this way there may be more storage space if the hutch does consist of multiple pieces.