All About YOU
When choosing a home or office computer desk, first and foremost remember that this is going to be YOUR space. Your work flow and computer accessories will all be centered on your computer desk. Since you may be spending many hours every day at your computer, it is important that you be comfortable and that you enjoy your computer desk.
So, Where Do You Want It?
Also consider how much space you need to work. If all that you use your computer for is Web browsing and writing emails, then your computer desk will not need to be as spacious as the person who has piles of paperwork and needs to spread out his or her work.
L-shaped computer desks are extremely efficient, as they can easily fit into a corner to save space. Or, if placed with only one side against a wall, they can help divide a large open room and distinguish your work space from other space. L-shaped desks provide a large amount of work surface, also.
For those who have very little room for an office or home computer desk and need extra workspace, be sure to check into computer desks that utilize vertical storage space. Corner computer desks take advantage of a space that is normally wasted, and they create a lot of work surface.
Home and Office Storage Solution
While researching home and office computer desks, keep in mind all that you want to store on your desk. Many styles are available, and they each emphasize a different kind of storage.
Look for divided storage space, as that can help you keep things neat and clean. Consider having specific shelves on your computer desk for your printer, scanner, CDs, reference books, printer paper, and more. In order to preserve workspace and legroom, you may also want special shelving for your CPU tower and monitor. A drawer for pens, a stapler, notepads, and more helps keep your desk clear for work.
When deciding on storage space for your computer accessories, you will notice that open and concealed storage are both available. Concealed storage can make your computer desk appear more streamlined and clean, while open storage allows you to see everything that you have in your desk and is sometimes more contemporary.
Because you will be spending a lot of time sitting at your home or office computer desk, it is best to be comfy. One key factor to your comfort is the height of the computer keyboard. If it is placed too high, common health problems include: wrist strain, carpal tunnel, and tension in the shoulders and neck. These risks can easily be dismissed.
Pullout keyboard trays are common in computer desks, and some also have adjustable heights. Keyboard trays are often placed lower on your computer desk because this is a more comfortable height for you to type, compared to placing your keyboard at desk level. Adjustable height desks even have monitor shelves that can be adjusted to ensure that your viewing level is also comfortable.
And for the fun part - choose your favorite style! Do you want a contemporary metal computer desk with a blue glass work surface and shelves, or do you want a traditional style, heavy and crafted from solid woods and veneers? Ask yourself which style speaks to YOU.
The computer desk that you choose should match your surroundings and your taste, or you will not enjoy your new purchase. Choosing a design that appeals to you will make your home or office computer desk unique and interesting every time you sit down to work.