Finding the Right Height Adjustable Standing Desk
by Kenny Rhoads
Your desk – and usually the computer on it – is the focus of your workspace and often defines the character of that space as well as the entire office. Choosing the right standing desk can affect your productivity and even health, and there are a number of standing desk options. The right answer often depends on your priorities as well as the space, but the secret is that it usually involves a height adjustable standing desk. Here are the main considerations to choose the right height adjustable standing desk for your home office or workspace:
1. Evaluate the space. What is the best place for a standing desk? It may be up against a wall, under a window, in the middle of the room, or some combination thereof. Also consider any awkward corners or angles, the entryways, and how important it is to face in a specific direction.
2. Evaluate your professional needs. For example, you may need: a great deal of desk space for two monitors and papers and books to review while working; storage space, and room to have someone sit behind your desk. These needs influence where the desk should be, its size, and its shape.
3. What else is important to you? Are you concerned about ergonomics and health? Then you need a height adjustable standing desk and a few other tools to protect yourself. What about wire management in the room? Then you probably need a solution for the back of the desk if it’s not going to be against a wall. If you’re sharing, the space should be divided intuitively. Think about your other priorities and what they mean for the location and shape.
4. Consider the three most common desk shapes. Most desks are either straight, an “L”, or a “U” shape. You can also get a curved-corner desk that is less angular and a double-bar desk, but these are less common and have many of the same issues as an “L” and a “U” desk, respectively. Larger shapes – the L and the U – have the advantage of offering more space and a better division of space, but have a larger footprint that requires more floor space, and can waste more space in the room. On the other hand, straight desks are less efficient to use, and may take up more space for the same amount of desk surface, especially if wall-space is at a premium.
If you choose a sit to stand adjustable standing desk based on all the points discussed so that it meets all your needs and fits the room, you won’t be unhappy. And if it’s a height adjustable desk, you’ll feel healthier for it.