What Kind of Computer Desk is Right for Me?

January 21, 2022

When you’re buying a car, you don’t just purchase the first one you lay eyes on and test drive around the block. There are so many things you need to take into account: how well it suits your space and storage needs, its gas mileage, how comfortable the ride is, and so on. Believe it or not, buying a new computer desk works in a similar fashion—while you could just buy the first office desk you see on a website, there’s a real chance that you may not love it when it finally arrives.

What to Consider Before Choosing a Computer Desk

In order to end up with the perfect computer desk for your workspace, you should have several things in mind before you even think about visiting an office furniture store’s showroom or website. Here’s what you need to plan for in advance:

Day-to-Day Usage

First, think about how you use your computer desk on any given day. How many items require electrical wires and cables that need to be kept organized? How much of your desk’s space do you need to use? Is your current item and/or file storage setup working for you, or is it not enough? Going in with clear answers to all of these questions will make you a more informed buyer and put you on the path to find the right computer desk.

Workspace Size

You also need to consider how big your workspace is. If you feel that you could better utilize the existing space in your office, opting for a corner desk or other shape may give you the layout you need to open up the room while also meeting your needs in a new computer desk. Don’t just make an uneducated guess, though—measure the workspace yourself before you start shopping to get a sound idea of how much area your new desk could take up while letting you utilize the remaining office space as you’d like.

Your Own Comfort

Sit-stand desks are becoming increasingly popular among workers each year. The height of these computer desks can be adjusted manually by the users, enabling them to switch to a standing position at will and eliminate much of the discomfort than can come with sitting for long periods of time. Pair these sitting and standing desks with ergonomic chairs and your employees will be far more comfortable—and possibly even more productive—than ever before.

Budget Restrictions (If Any)

Is money the only thing stopping you from buying brand-new computer desks that perfectly deliver on what you’re looking for? Take it from us: There is nothing wrong with buying pre-owned desks that are in great condition. In many cases, you may never know it was used unless someone told you. Buying used is the best way to get the most bang for your buck, especially when you’re on a tight budget.

Browse Our Selection

At Ajax Business Interiors, we offer a large selection of new and like-new computer desks, ergonomic furniture, and other office furnishings for Tampa Bay-area businesses. We also manufacture our own desks and furniture, which enables us to cut out the middleman and get you a great deal you won’t find anywhere else. Contact us today to learn more, or come visit our 25,000-square-foot showroom in Clearwater and see our top-quality desks for yourself!