If you have the right desk for your office, your work day will go much more smoothly, but if you have the wrong one, you’ll be miserable. When it’s time to get a new office desk, keep these things in mind to make sure you get the best one for your needs.
Will that desk you want to buy fit your way of working and meet your job needs? Will its size works well with the space you have in your office or work area? Can the desk surface stand up to the daily use that your job and work environment require?
These are just some of the things you should think about when picking out a work desk. And that’s because the right desk can help a lot with getting work done in a way that is comfortable, healthy, and effective.
Figure out what you will do with your desk.
Choose a desk or workstation that is made for using a computer. If you’re using a PC, make sure the desk has space or a place to put the CPU. Look for wiring holes or channels that are already there. This gives you a safe way to keep cords out of the way.
Think about your work habits and the tools you use.
Do you think of yourself as the messy-creative-genius type? If so, you’ll need more space on your desk or work area than someone who is neat and thrifty. Clean freaks might be able to get by with a smaller desk. When choosing a work desk, you should also think about how many and what size tools you need to have close by.
Ergonomics and Space
Your legs should be able to move freely under your desk. Most people do fine with standard desk heights of 29 to 30 inches from the floor.
There should be at least three-and-a-half feet of space behind the desk if you’re sitting there. Between the desk and another piece of office furniture and in front of the desk, if you use a guest/client chair, there should be at least three feet of space.
Quality and Durability
Most of the time, the drawers are the best way to tell how good a desk is.
Rollers made of metal show that the suspension is strong. Drawers should be easy to open and close even when they are full. You want the drawers to slide out as far as possible so that you can use the space as much as possible.
Kartha Industries is used to put together high-quality wood drawers, which makes them stronger than drawers put together with just staples or glue. Look at the drawers when they are closed on a steel or metal desk. If there is a space between the drawer and the desk, the desk is not set up correctly.
A desk isn’t just a simple table with drawers like it used to be. Take advantage of the many desk options out there. Many are now available at office supply superstores for prices that aren’t too high. When choosing your next work desk, give some thought to the things listed above. It will be a useful tool for setting up a comfortable, ergonomic, and productive place to work.