Computer desks enhance the beauty of a home and an office. A desk preserves our computers properly. Any article of furniture that best suits your needs and style of your office must be designed appropriately. There are so many choices of computer desks but it is tough to say which desk would go well with your needs. Let’s discuss different types of desks and purchasing guidelines for them.
Any of the following types of computer desks can match up your needs. It’s your turn to pick nice one and make your computers safe.
Standard Computer DeskThese desks usually have 29 to 31 inches height and are built for the individuals having average heights. Most desks have a sliding keyboard shelf. Some desks may have storage drawers. While you choice for standard desk, keep in mind the type of wood, latest designs and further things you like for your desks.
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Executive Computer DeskThese desks are 29 to 31 inches high like standard desks but have further improvements over standard desks. These desks have wider desktops as compared to the standard and are available in rich finishes. The desks have nice front drawers and provide executive look to the space.
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U-Shaped Computer DeskThese desks have three basic components i.e. a supporting pillar and two desks edged on each side. These desks take much space and ideally fulfill the need for extra space. The desks are suitable for doing the work on both sides of the desk.
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L-Shaped Computer DeskThese desks are comprised of two units that form L shape of the desk. The desks are ideally placed in corners and take up less space of the floor as compared to other computer desks. L shaped desks are well-liked and preferred everywhere.
You may consider other options for your computer like computer cart which are small desks with casters. The carts are ideal for those who want to save space.
Size of Monitor: The top of monitor should be at the same level as your eyes; and center of the screen below your eyes. It should be fitted on the desk at the level where your eyes and neck could feel cool or relaxed. The monitor should be in front of your keyboard so that you need not turn your neck to watch the screen.
Desk Space: The desk you choose should have enough space to adjust the position of your computer if required. The desk should have extra space to write letters and do other important works like signing documents or bills.
Connecting Wires: Wires should be connected properly. Loose wires are quite unsafe because wires carry electrical charges which can short circuit if touched with metal. They can cause serious bodily injuries to all around.
General Tips: Keep your computer desk and monitor free of dust, dirt and liquids. Don’t serve any liquid or food stuff on computer desk because they can damage the surface. Use compressed air (air with straw inserted in the nozzle) to remove dust particles. Always clean the desk a soft cotton cloth. Also keep in mind the dimensions of the room.
Tips to buy a Computer Desk
A computer desk must suit your individual needs and should match up your home décor as well. Here are given useful tips for purchasing computer desks.
- Right Height: The desk must accord with your height while you are sitting. It must not be too high or too low as compared to your height. If you don’t buy desk with proper height, it will cause back pain resulting from sitting for hours. A computer desk with adjustable height is always preferred.
- Keyboard Tray: Keyboard tray should be just 28 to 30 inches above the floor so that there is no pressure on your wrists and you could move wrists freely. The keyboard must be at the level of your elbows. Tilted keyboard trays can help you to reduce repetitive stress on your fingers.
- Required Distance: At least a distance of 18 inches should be maintained between your face and monitor so that you need not extend your arms away from your body while typing. A computer desk should provide full comfort and position.