The office desk and chair are the two staples every office employee needs in order to do their job effectively. The desk serves as your employee’s home base – so it’s important that they’re provided with a desk that is comfortable, effective, and allows them to do their job efficiently. One size does not necessarily fit all – different types of jobs require different work environments. An employee’s personality and personal preferences should be taken into account as well! This week, we’ll take a look at what factors to consider when choosing an office desk for your employees.
How Do I Choose an Office Desk?
- How tall of a desk do I need?
Nobody wants to sit at a cramped desk all day without any leg room. The average desk size for an average-height person is 29-30 inches tall. This means that the desk’s surface is this height from the floor. This height gives the desk’s occupant plenty of leg room without having to reach up to get to their computer and supplies. An adjustable office chair works great in combination with a desk for maximum comfort and optimum leg room.
- How wide should an office desk be?
Do your employees have individual workspaces or is your desk intended to be a collaborative space? This will depend on the size of the desk you’ll need. Make sure to accurately measure your office space before committing to purchasing an office desk so that you will be able to ensure you have enough space to fit everything.
- What type of surface should I choose?
Most corporate environments prefer wood and veneer office desks. Veneer desks are most affordable and offer the look of real wood. Metal or steel desks may be preferable to those who need a heavy-duty work surface. Solid wood desks are beautiful and prestigious as well.
American Design Associates, Inc.
American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.
Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500 or contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.