Computer Desks Buying Guide
Things to consider Before Buying a Desk
Computer Desks Buying Tips
From the checklist of office equipment, you will be able to determine what size of computer desk you will need to accommodate everything. If you need a lot of room or if you will be sharing, while U-shaped desks take up the most floor space, they do provide ample work and storage space solutions.
Take into consideration how many people will be using the computer desk/home office. Also, keep in mind whether they are right or left-handed. Setting up an office space that takes your dominate hand into account, will make your work area more ergonomic.
If handedness is a consideration, some manufacturers offer L-shaped desks that are reversible, allowing you to attach the desk on either the right or left side.
A work surface of 24” in depth will be adequate enough to accommodate the monitor, which should be positioned at least 14-16” away from you when sitting at the desk.
When purchasing a unit that includes glass shelves, doors or tabletops, choose one that uses tempered glass. Tempered glass is treated with heat or a chemical solution to make it stronger and safer and is designed to break into small fragments rather large shards.