The right kind of desk
From cheap office desks to expensive hand-made pieces, there is a computer table for everyone. Knowing what you need from your computer desk can help you pick the right one.
Where to place it
Once you’ve decided where the desk needs to go, measure the space, leaving enough to be able to move around easily. If you’re planning to convert an unused corner into office space, consider using a corner office desk. Bear in mind that computer desks generally cannot be placed directly against the wall, given the equipment.
Consider what you need to store in the desk. For storing files and papers, look for desks with more drawers, or consider a computer desk and hutch with filing shelves. You might also need space for a telephone and/or printer. If you’re using a laptop, space saving desks will do, but if you have a PC, the desk will need to support a monitor, PC tower, and modem, besides having a drawer for placing the keyboard.
Computer desk styles
An office table comes in many different styles, from glass and metal to wood. Depending upon the available space and functionality, you could opt for a compact computer desk table or buy an L-shaped desk.
Often overlooked, it is important to consider furniture that makes you comfortable while you work. Choose a desk with the right height for your keyboard and monitor so that you avoid straining your neck and shoulders. Also take into account leg positioning while considering a desk.
Choose a high-backed home office chair that supports your back. Buy office chairs with adjustable heights and arm rests and avoid cheap office chairs that do not provide support.
Where to buy home computer desks
The UK has a large number of online stores that offer good quality, durable furniture for office. Check for services offered, like delivery, return policy and special offers.
Home Office World
- Homeofficeworld.co.uk offers wooden desks starting at £140.95 (this price seen on Home Office World at Homeofficeworld.co.uk (Home Office Furniture Computer Desks on 22.06.2011). They also offer a step-by-step guide to buying the right desk and chair.
- Desk Warehouse: Desk-warehouse.co.uk is another online store that sells desks and chairs. Whatever your budget, choose wisely and buy a desk and chair that will provide comfort as well as functionality.
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