Computer desks come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are designed as mini-work spaces, where you can type away while seated at your desk. Others are designed as full offices, with room to sit down, leave messages, and have the computer at your disposal. Whether you need a small desk for your home or an office desk for your business, here are some things to consider when figuring out how thick your desk should be.
One factor to consider is space. How much room do you have for a desk? Do you need space for drawers, shelves, and other features? How much space is available? If you’re measuring for a corner desk, consider the amount of space needed for doors, windows, and the corner of the desk itself.
Another factor to consider is your budget. A lot of people will base the size of their desk on how much they want to spend, but don’t forget about the practical aspects. What type of computer do you need and where will you put it? Do you want to fit your computer in a corner, on the floor, or on a raised platform? What type of monitor do you need, and where will you position it?
When you consider these factors, you’ll also want to consider your own personal style. Are you interested in a desktop, or do you prefer working at an angle? What sort of furniture do you like best, traditional styles, or more modern minimalist designs? Do you like to “hide” your equipment, like a table-top computer case? You’ll also need to consider space for any electronics you plan to include, and any surrounding conditions, such as heat or humidity.
You also need to consider durability. How often will you be using the computer desk? If you plan to use it while travelling, or taking frequent trips, make sure that it’s durable enough to withstand frequent use. It would be very unpleasant to purchase a beautiful desk only to find out it can’t withstand the test of time. I’d go for a solid wood, metal or glass computer desk.
As with any purchase, you’ll want to consider price as well. However, be forewarned: quality comes with a premium. Don’t expect to get great prices if you’re looking at a cheap computer desk. Spend some time looking around, don’t rush into a purchase until you’re sure you know what you’re looking for. You’ll also find that there are some decent deals to be had if you’re prepared to shop online.