Given how much time we spend working, a well-equipped personal workspace is increasingly important to our wellbeing. That may sound a little dramatic, but add up all the hours you spend at your computer. Whether you run your own business from a home office or shared working space, you work flexibly from home, you take work home when you really shouldn't or you just add up all your life admin - that's a lot of time in front of the screen. For the sake of your posture, efficiency and even your mind-set, working at the kitchen table just won't cut it long term. A properly designed computer desk makes a world of difference. You'll be surprised by the improvement in comfort and in the quality of work you get done by making the switch to an office desk at home.
What To Look For
When it comes to home office furniture , there are a few things to take into account. Do you work from a desktop monitor, a laptop or an interactive screen? You'll need to find a computer desk that suits whatever it is you work with: for example, if you work from a laptop, does the desk have a stand to elevate your computer and save you from neck pain? Is there room for filing paperwork or to set up a printer? What's more, there's not much point in the perfect computer desk trying to save you from discomfort if you're still sitting on a chair stolen from the lounge room! A proper office chair with adjustable height and incline will allow you to really feel the benefits of an office desk.
Buying New vs. Used
A computer desk is something you can buy new or used with very little difference in benefit. Finding something that suits your needs in terms of size, storage capacity and computer setup is the most important thing, and you'll find a huge range of both new and second-hand desks. Buying new may give you a little more choice in terms of the latest design, but buying second-hand is more budget friendly.