How to choose the Perfect Office Desk for your Workplace

A good office desk is a key piece of any work environment. It is important to buy the right office desk to guarantee you complete tasks in an appropriate, productive, and ergonomic manner. Choosing the right business office furniture is a clever investment. It can improve productivity and even makes a great impression on your clients. As a commercial office furniture supplier, we understand the importance of office space planning and commercial office furniture. In this article, we would like to talk about some factors to help you select the perfect desk for your office.

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Your Space: What size desk you need?

When choosing a desk there are some basic questions that you need to answer. Before committing to an office furniture fit out it is important that you have considered a number of factors. The following questions will help you to choose the right office desk:

  • How big is the place available to place the desk and the office chair?
  • How much surface area do you need for your desk?
  • How much storage would you like at your desk?
  • Do you deal with a lot of paper?
  • Do you work from home?

As a commercial office furniture supplier, we offer many options to choose from. For big offices, there should be plenty of room for an executive office desk. For a smaller office or home office, you should consider compact desk ranges. It is important to consider buying a desk with storage, so you won’t need to pile paperwork around. We stock a range of business office furniture storage such us desk pedestals, office cupboards, office sideboards, etc

Right Height & Ergonomics

Height is another consideration because it is important to create an ergonomic workspace. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable and unable to use it for longer periods. Your desk should let you type on a keyboard with your arms and hands roughly parallel to the floor. When sitting for long periods it is important to keep your feet flat on the floor, and your legs fitting comfortable under the desk when sitting. Standard desk heights of 29 to 30 inches from the floor are sufficient for most users.

Another good option is to consider a height adjustable desk. Recent studies proved that this type of commercial office furniture increases productivity. An office furniture fit out that includes height adjustable desks will reduce pain in employees’ upper back and neck. You may also like to read our blog article: standing desk benefits.

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Configuration & Shape

There are many different types of desk configurations you can choose from. It is important that your desk configuration style is suitable for your ergonomics. For example, L-shape and U-shape are ideal for those who need a lot of storage space and/or surface area. Bench desks are another option also great for multiple users. Our office space planning can include bench desks as an affordable one-piece solution where sections can be separated with divider screens.

A corner desk offers plenty of room for those who like to spread out and visualise their work. Corner desks are ideal for two or more monitors. Corner desks can have either a curved corner or a sharp angle, great for making the most out of the office space. A curved office desk is a good ergonomic solution for left or right handed people. Of all the commercial office furniture we stock, rectangular desks are the most common option. As office furniture suppliers we also offer some additional storage solutions such as mobile pedestals and storage for classic office desks.

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Our commercial office furniture comes in a range of high quality materials. The most common office desk materials are laminate, metal, steel, wood, veneer and glass. Laminate is the most popular choice. Wood or veneer: the most elegant choice.

Take the time to determine what desk material is suitable and consider how long it will last. Look for a desk that uses high quality materials that will withstand daily wear and tear.

If you would like to know more about desk materials check our blog article: Everything you need to know about industrial and natural wood.

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BT Office Furniture

At BT Office Furniture we offer a wide range of options for commercial office furniture in our office furniture fit out. Our office space planning includes executive desks, glass office desks, desk ranges, height adjustable desks, bench desks & call centre desk.

At BT Office we take every care to make sure your office space planning design incorporates the desks you need. Our Sales team will discuss your business needs and budget to help you achieve the best corporate office layout. We have a big portfolio of great business office furniture brands and desk products to help you select the ideal desk solution. Talk to our knowledgeable team today.