4 Tips for Choosing the Right Office Desk

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Office Desk

You probably spend a considerable amount of time behind your working desk each day. The right desk can make your workday go more smoothly, while the wrong one can make it miserable. Therefore, when shopping for a new desk, there are several key factors to consider when choosing the best desk for your requirements.

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Office Working Desk Wooden
Ergonomics Office Chair With Soft Back and Adjust Height And Office Working Desk Wooden
  1. Desk size

Obviously, if you make this mistake and buy a desk that doesn't fit your space, its usefulness will be greatly reduced. It won't even be used, leaving you with the option of returning or replacing your desk. So when buying an office chair, you must pay attention to the size of the table and the space where you place it, otherwise it will have a significant negative impact on your productivity and comfort at work.

To avoid this, the first thing to consider before buying a desk is the positioning of the newly purchased desk. This is because it helps to ensure that the desk is far enough away from the power source and is a quiet enough area.

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Office Working Desk and Chair

So when the placement of the desk has been determined, you can measure your space first so that you know exactly the size range of the desk you need. So it is recommended to spend more time measuring the determined space properly to know the exact width, height and depth.

However, if you find that you don't have enough space, you may feel that the standard desk size may not fit your space and consider a compact desk which may fit your space better.

A standard desk that is 29 to 30 inches above the floor is high enough for most users. A typical standard desk is about 800 mm deep. A compact desk is about 600 millimeters deep. At the same time, however, avoid buying a desk that is too small because it cannot accommodate both your computer and other items that you use very frequently on a daily basis, such as files. It is also important to leave enough space for work. And of course you can't assume that bigger is better, because an oversized desk will also waste the space you need to use for other furniture. 

  1. Desk Surface

Generally speaking there are three types of desktops that are more common, which are:

Metal

This type of material is the most durable, and although it doesn't look and feel professional, a metal or steel desk is more economically priced and is a particularly good desk for long periods of heavy use or high-traffic work areas.

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Office Working Table,Best Office Swivel Chair with Metal Legs

Wood

This material is a more classic desk top and has a more professional and elegant appearance. This type of desk top will usually look more new and attractive than other types of desks. However, it is usually more expensive and very delicate, so it is more prone to chipping and wear and tear and is not suitable for heavy and rough use office environments

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Home Office Chair and The Best Table

Laminates

This is the most popular choice. Laminate is a plastic finish applied to a wood core that is more affordable for the masses and durable, standing up better than solid wood or veneer. It also comes in a wide variety of colors and wood grain patterns. Thicker, high-pressure laminate desks are better able to withstand daily use.

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Office Ergonomic swivel Chair Blue Back
  1. Desk type

As you choose your desk type, think further about how the following shapes and styles might fit your room.

- Plain desks. Most are rectangular. Available in many sizes and styles, they can be used in almost any shape of room.

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Desk Chair and Table Set,Black Office Chair With Backrest

- Corner desks. Able to provide a lot of surface area and lots of legroom in a relatively small space, they are ideal for compact rooms.

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Wooden Office Computer Desk Office Furniture And One Laptop

 

- Floating desks: Keep floor space free by attaching to the wall. If the desk is placed high on the wall, it can be used as a standing desk, which eliminates the need for a chair and creates more space.

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Office Working Desk With Wooden Top and Metal Legs,Adjustable Desk Lamp With 2-Section Metal Brackets

 

- Cabinet desk: If you don't have a dedicated office space, this type of desk is suitable for use in a dining room or living room and can provide you with a lot of storage space.

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White Wooden Computer Desk to Match White Cabinet
  1. Drawer Storage

You also need to take into account your storage needs when choosing a desk. While a desk with few or even no drawers may look more modern and attractive, such a desk may not be practical. Of course, a cluttered desk with even more drawers than you actually need can also make your desk look cluttered and busy. So it's worth thinking about what items you commonly need when you're sitting down are probably available, and then use that information to confirm how many drawers you actually need.

But as can be expected, choosing a desk with drawers is the ideal way to keep your workspace organized. Of course, a combination of desk and storage can also help you save space in your home. If you don't like the idea of a desk with drawers but also need to store related items, you can add additional storage space, such as a filing cabinet or a cupboard. These can improve your productivity because you don't have to waste time looking for the files or work equipment you want.

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Save Space and Book Storage
Multi-Function Office Drawer Dark Gray File Drawers to Save Space and Book Storage

It's good to take some time and figure out exactly what will work best for your new office. Most people are concerned about how much money they will spend without giving much thought to elements such as practicality or even whether the furniture will fit their space. So please consider the above points when shopping for an office desk so that you can purchase a satisfactory desk.

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