Office Furniture Buying Guide: Choosing the Right Computer Desk

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The right office furniture can make your job easier and your workspace more comfortable.

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Finding a computer desk that meets your needs involves more than simply choosing your favorite affordable style. While you want a desk that complements your office décor, you’ll need to consider other factors in making your decision.

What Type of Office Furniture Do You Need?

Do you use a laptop for your work? Or does your job require a desktop PC? The type of computer you use is an important consideration in selecting the right office furniture for your desk.

Laptop desks are typically smaller, sleek and modern in design, and many have helpful features such as built-in charging stations for mobile devices. Some also adjust in height, allowing users to shift between sitting and standing throughout the day.

Computer desks designed for full-sized personal computers are typically larger than laptop models, as they must accommodate more peripheral devices. This design typically includes pull-out platforms for the keyboard and mouse as well as enclosed cabinets or shelving for the computer tower and printer.

Computer Desks for Small Office Spaces

If your office is on the smaller side and you need a laptop desk, you have several options. You could choose a narrow writing desk, one with just enough space for your laptop and a task lamp. Writing desks generally have one or two slim drawers for pencils, pens and other supplies. Or you may prefer a mobile PC workstation. These computer desks are designed on casters, so they can easily be moved out of the way when not in use.

Do you need more storage? If so, consider a small credenza-style desk. The desk won’t take up much of your floor space, and the credenza will provide you with more cabinet space for your office supplies.

If you use a desktop PC, a writing desk won’t work. A mobile workstation could suit your needs, as many have dedicated spots for your peripherals. Or, you could choose a small desk, with or without a credenza.

Larger Office Furniture Options for Computer Desks

Do you have the luxury of a large office space? If you have room to spare, you may prefer to select a sophisticated executive desk or double pedestal desk, complete with a matching hutch.

You might also choose an L-shaped desk. This popular design can also double as a multi-workstation desk, allowing for work sessions and impromptu collaboration among colleagues.

If you want extra space to work, U-shaped computer desks offer three distinct work surfaces, and offer ample storage to keep your office supplies close at hand. This option also allows you to stow away items not in use, for a less cluttered workspace.

Guild Hall Home Furnishings, serving the greater Salt Lake City area, offers a wide selection of computer desks, credenzas, storage and task seating. Visit our showroom today and allow us to help you choose the perfect office furniture to meet your needs.