Choosing the perfect office desk for your needs requires careful consideration. Don’t just rush into a choose – you spend enough time at your desk that you could regret it.
There are a number of considerations to factor in when you’re making your decision, but here are the top five tips to help you choose the ideal office desk.
5 top tips for choosing the perfect office desk
1 – Ergonomics
The right office desk will be practical and comfortable. Working at the wrong kind of set up can lead to backache, muscle strain and shoulder pain when sitting for long periods, so consider ergonomics when choosing your desk.
You should be able to sit comfortably at your desk with your feet firmly on the floor and your knees bent at 90 degrees. With your arms at your sides, you should be able to bend your elbows 90 degrees and have your forearms straight, with your hands resting lightly above the keyboard position.
2 – Materials
The kind of work you do will influence your choice of materials. If you only use the desk for working at the computer or light paperwork, you are free to put style above durability. However, if you do a lot of paperwork or need to move things around often, you should choose a material that can take more damage.
Thankfully, modern desks are often stylish regardless of materials – choose plastic finishes for more durability, or wood veneers if you want that classic look.
3 – Features
If you need a lot of storage, consider a desk that comes with a drawer pedestal or other storage add-ons. Documentation and files that you use regularly should be within easy reach and proper storage systems can help you to stay organised and efficient.
4 – Location
Where is your desk situated? If it’s on the main floor, a bench desk may be a practical choice as they take up less room without compromising on working space.
If you are able to use a corner, a corner desk is a solution to your space needs as you can fit more into a compact area.
5 – Shape
The shape of your desk will govern how much space you have. A rectangular desk is fine if you mainly use it for computer work, while a wave design allows a little more room for paperwork. If you use a computer as well as writing a lot, an ‘L’ shape or a desk with a return gives plenty of room to do both.
Find your ideal office desk in our Duo Office Desks range
You might want to consider our Duo Office Desks when purchasing a new desk. Stunningly contemporary in stylish modern white or oak finish, they come in a range of designs and a series of complimentary add-ons for all your storage needs.
With free delivery, you could be up and running in no time and a massive 10-year guarantee means the Duo Office Desks are a great investment. Check out the full range here and if you need some help with your choice, talk to our sales advice team.