How to Choose the Perfect Office Desk

Office deskA desk is often the central element in an office space. It’s also where you’re most likely to spend the majority of your work day. So it only makes sense to invest some time into determining what your perfect desk looks like.

Here’s what you should consider when choosing your perfect office desk:

1. Working Style

The first thing to consider is how you’ll be using your desk. Do you generally work on your computer? Do you deal with a lot of paper? Or is it a combination? In any case, figure out what your working style is before you start your search for your perfect desk. This will ensure that whatever desk you end up settling on, will align with your day to day work patterns.

2. Configuration

There are a number of different types of desk configurations you can opt for. You’ll be spending a lot of time at your desk so make sure that you select a desk configuration style that that is suited for your ergonomics. A quick tip to determine your ideal desk hight is to stand beside it and hold you arm at at 90 degree angle. If your hand rests on the surface easily, you’ve found your ideal desk height. Don’t forget to consider the ergonomics of your desk chair accompanying your desk.Types of desk configurations include L-shape, U-shape, corner desk, and center of the room.

3. Space

The amount of space you have for a desk area will narrow down your choices even further. Do you have a big office or do you work out of your small apartment? Lucky for us, there are a ton of options for either situation. You want to look at executive desks for a large office, or compact desks for a smaller work space.

Regarding space, you’ll also want to figure out how much surface area you need for a desk. Will there be a lot of electronics and cables on your desk? How much storage would you like at your desk?

4. Surface

Keeping in mind your working style, think about what material you’d want your desk to be. The most common ones are laminate, metal/steel, wood and glass. If you’re doing work that required applying pressure to your desk a sturdy wood desk is most suited. On the other hand, if you’ll mostly be using a computer to work a sleek metal or glass desk is ideal.

5. Alternate Options

If you’re ready to steer away from the traditional desk, there are options for you. If being ultra compact is your goal, consider a desk that fold up to tuck away your work. If you want to experience the benefits of a standing desk, that’s another option. Finally, a fun options, if you are so inclined, is the fold-able cardboard desk. It’s eco-friendly, sturdy, and portable.

As you were reading this post, I hope you were able to narrow down what your perfect desk looks like. Now all you have to do is find it!

If you need help determining what your ideal desk is don’t hesitate to contact us at or 416-652-6829.


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