Video:Buying Guide: Deskswith Jonathan Cage
The desk in your office can make or break the overall productivity and efficiency of your work. This About.com video will offer some advice on buying the proper desk for your home office.See Transcript
Transcript:Buying Guide: Desks
Hi, I'm Jonathan Cage for About.com and this is a buying guide for desks.
A desk can easily help you stay organized and store your computer and other electronic components. Choosing that right desk is important in order to have a efficient and productive workspace. There are many different types of desks, and it is important to make sure you choose a desk that is appropriate for the type of work you will be doing.
Buying a Desk: Budget
Choosing how much you want to spend on a desk is helpful to do before you set out to purchase one. Knowing how much you want to spend helps you narrow down your selection and focus on a desk best suited for the work you will be doing. Decide if you will be purchasing a used or new desk. There are many great options for used desks from online classifieds. There also many great options for new desks from most major computer or home stores.
Buying a Desk: Available Space
Knowing how much space you have for where your desk will be put is a very important factor when considering buying a desk. There are many different kinds and styles of desks so it best to limit your selection only to the desks that will fit into the space that you have for it. Make sure to measure the space where your desk is going and be aware of any vents, electrical outlets, and windows you may cover up when putting a desk there.
Buying a Desk: Assembling the Desk
Although a desk may fit in a space, it's important to think about how it fits into the room. Many desks are wider than a traditional doorway and require them to be assembled inside the room where it will be used. Sometimes this is the only way you will be able to get a desk into your space. Make sure to save your assembly instructions in order to take the desk apart when you want to move it.
Buying a Desk: Desk Height
Most desks have a standard height but it's important to make sure that the desk you purchase is the proper height for how tall you are.
If you are looking to have a desk that helps your organize your workspace, then it's best to make sure to purchase one that has enough storage and shelving.
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