Best Office Desks for Home Offices and Small Spaces

With so many of us now often working from home, it’s never been more important to make sure that your home working environment is right for you. Your home or office desk will make a big difference to your focus, comfort, and productivity while you work. Even if you don’t have much space and only require a small desk, finding the best home office desk to suit your job and your space is often the key to working from home effectively.

With a bit of creativity you can convert any space into the perfect workspace. There are many desk options, including those for small spaces, such us: Writing Desks, Computer Desks, Rectangular Desks, Integrated/Combination Desks, Sit Stand Desks, Height Adjustable Desks, Glass Office Desks and Office Work Booths. Let’s look at each in a bit more detail.

Writing Desks

Writing Desk for Small Spaces

Writing desks are available in a wide variety of styles, ranging from rustic barnwood to sleek, modern manufactured wood. These desks vary widely in size, but they are at least 90cms wide by 60cms deep. Writing Desks have a flat surface, and can include some small shelves or drawers underneath the main writing surface. Some models don’t have any drawers: these can be a good solution for people who need only a simple surface in order to focus on writing. A Writing Desk will accommodate a laptop comfortably, though they are not designed to support heavy equipment.

Rectangular Desks

Rectangular Desk for Blog

Rectangular Desks are simple and practical. Widths vary, allowing you to choose the right option for your needs. Standard widths include 1m, 1.2m, 1.4m,1,6m and1.8 m. The most popular width is 1.2 metres. Note that the minimum width for your desk should be 600mm. This size is usually used for home desks, but it is now increasingly used in offices as well. Small desks are ideal for laptop or tablet use; they are often used for touchdown or hot desk areas in offices where they will only be used for a short period of time. When deciding on the width of your desk, consider where the desk is going to be located, what equipment you need to put on your desk, and how much free space you need to work.

Integrated/Combination Desks

Integrated Combination Desk

Integrated combination desks utilize storage units or drawer units as part of their structure: the drawer or storage units replaces the usual supporting leg. This serves to increase leg space, especially on smaller desks.

Designed to look great in any space, our range of range of executive chairs offer a perfect touch of luxury to any workplace! Our BT Office executive chairs come complete with a wide range of ergonomic features, including tilt and lock mechanisms, high-quality casters, 360-degree rotation, lumbar support, and padded arms.

Some of our models feature headrests and have high backs with built-in padding to help minimise the likelihood of back pain when sat for extended periods.

All of our chairs are available in a wide range of designs, styles, and colours.

Computer Desks

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Computer Desks are normally designed for home use, suited to users who need a monitor, computer tower and a printer. Computer Desks are bulkier than writing tables. Their practicality makes them a good choice for small business and home offices. Computer desks are sometimes designed with a hutch to help make the most of the space above the computer, and sometimes they have front-closing cabinet doors. They remain a popular option for home offices.

Sit/Stand Desks

Sit/Stand Desk are effective for preventing a sedentary lifestyle. The most common form of a standing desk is adjustable, so users can switch from sitting to standing throughout the day. Sitting all day can increase the risk of many diseases; standing for long periods isn’t good for people either. The best working scenario is to alternate between sitting and standing throughout your day

Sit/Stand Desks are adjustable in their height via a desk mounted electric controller. Some desks are available with a height setting controller that can be programmed to each user’s requirements.

A typical Sit/Stand desk with have a minimum setting of 600mm and a maximum setting of 1260mm from the floor to the top of the desktop. Single desks and twin desks, with two users facing each other, are now more commonly introduced into offices, because these days companies accept that staff comfort and ‘well working’ are increasingly important in any modern working environment.

Desktops are usually rectangular, but they can be L shaped, or with corners, in some ranges. Frames are available in either I frame or Corner post leg. They offer another great alternative for home use.

Height Adjustable Desks

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Height Adjustable Desks are sometimes also considered to be Sit/Stand desks. The main difference is that Height Adjustable Desks are either set to a certain height when built or are manually adjusted by a crank handle.

Height Adjustable Desks do not have the same travel distance as Sit/Stand Desks, that is typically a minimum setting of 655mm and a maximum setting of 1005mm from the floor to the top of the desktop.

Desktops can be rectangular, but also L shaped, or with corners on some ranges. Frames are available in either I frame or Corner post leg.

Beyond the health benefits, height adjustable desks are also believed to increase workers’ productivity.

You may also like to read our article: Standing Desk Benefits

Glass Office Desks

Glass Office Desk

Glass Desks are a sure way of maximizing any small space. They help to give the illusion of space whilst letting natural or artificial light pass through. A glass desk suggests a level of sophistication and style and often associated with modern clean, linear working environments. Glass desks are usually rectangular in shape and are available in a variety of colours. If glass desks are being considered, then cable management should also be thought about. Only certain ranges have cable access ports cut into the glass to keep wires tidy. Monitor arms cannot be used on glass top desks as they clamp to the edge of the desktop. Glass desks are ideal for Executive Offices, Showroom Environments or Estate Agents, but also offer another great alternative for home offices or small spaces, due to the variety of sizes available.

Executive Desks

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Executive desks make a statement. They don’t often have the overhead hutch, but they still have plenty of storage space in the form of many drawers. They also usually have plenty of surface area for your paperwork or computer needs. Executive desks tend to be used in commercial offices more than in homes, but they would create an incredible statement piece, especially if you work from home regularly and want to create an office, study, or library.

Executive desks come in many different shapes and sizes. A straight desk would start at around 1200w x 900d and increase in size to over 1800w x 900d for a straight desk or 2000w x 2000d for a radial executive desk.

Office Work Booths

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Office Work Booths are the perfect agile working solution for your evolving office environment. They provide the ideal quiet workspace. The fabric upholstered acoustic surround panels work as an effective noise-reducing barrier whilst providing a private work area. They also feature the ability to integrate media and power facilities within their panels. A standard single person booth is 1700 mm wide x 1200 mm deep with a screen height of 1100 mm, 1400 mm or 1800 mm.

BT Office Furniture

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