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How to Choose The Best Desk Size for Your Workspace

How to Choose The Best Desk Size for Your Workspace

Whether you’re at your desk four hours a week or forty, your workspace is like a window into how you work, your personal style, your productivity level and your occupation. It can be a simple setup in a small office, confined to a cubicle, or the design centerpiece of a home office. While the specifications and functionality of your desk frame are important, we often overlook the most prominent and aesthetically important element of our workspaces - the desktop.

Options for top surfaces range from inexpensive particle board to custom refurbished wood designs and everything in between. Finding a desktop that suits your needs and style can be tricky, so here are some tips on choosing the right surface for your individual needs.

STANDING DESK SIZE AND SHAPE

Your desktop’s size can really help or hinder your comfort and productivity. Take the daily tools and equipment you use while at your desk into consideration when choosing a desktop. A graphic designer working with dual monitors and a Wacom tablet is better suited for a larger surface space, so your work area doesn’t feel restricted. Alternatively, someone using a single thirteen inch laptop may feel that smaller is better, as having too much room can actually encourage clutter and distractions. It’s best to get a rough measurement of how much space your desk items will occupy and give yourself at least a few extra inches on each side.

Of course, even if you work with multiple monitors and other devices, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have the physical space for an expansive desktop. If you’re confined to a small space or cubicle, organizational tools like cable management, a filing cabinet, and monitor arms can help maximize your space.

StandDesk offers desktops in six different standard sizes:

  • 45 x 24: Perfect for small spaces, where your office doubles as your bedroom or in apartments.
  • 48 x 30: A standard commercial office size small. The 30" depth offers enough room for monitors to be used behind your laptop.
  • 50 x 26: Great size for when you need a little bit more width, without taking on more depth.
  • 60 x 26: Even more width, allowing space for multiple laptops, notebooks or other work mini-stations so you can multitask without rearranging. 
  • 60 x 30: Our other standard commercial office size in large. If you're looking for an office-like size or buying for your company's office, this is the standard.
  • 72 x 30: When you need all the space! Six full feet of width and the full 30" depth is perfect for those of us can't have enough desktop real estate to stay productive and organized.

SIT-STAND DESK COLOR AND MATERIAL

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the plethora of color options out there and it may seem like the material doesn’t really matter - after all, an inexpensive laminate desktop will technically work just as well as a beautiful, thick wood surface, right? Not necessarily.

For some, natural wood desktops may offer the calming, organic aesthetic that your office lacks. For those who don’t want to be limited to different shades of brown, laminate desktops (usually pressed board with a laminate covering) can be an inexpensive alternative.

StandDesk provides a variety of options in both laminate and solid wood. Black laminates and white laminates offer clean, sleek and inexpensive style. We're especially proud of our solid wood desktops, which are available in more sizes and materials than any of our competition, and at lower prices.

Our reclaimed wood standing desk is our most popular seller and taps into the industrial chic trend perfectly. Our white oak and South American walnut sit-stand desk provide exceptional quality in a timeless aesthetic. And our natural bamboo stand desk not only looks terrific, but also offers a dry erase whiteboard coating.

STYLE AND FUNCTIONALITY

Desktops of old were simply flat surfaces that you worked on. While simple tops are still functionally sound, it’s 2021 - if your desktop doesn’t have a few extra flourishes, you’re missing out.

For us, cable management and connectivity are must haves for a desktop surface. Nobody wants cords hanging off of the edges for the top, and something as simple as grommet holes in the top corners of your desktop can easily solve this issue. You can feed cords from your devices through the holes and out of sight. Even better, StandDesk grommet plugs are available that offer AC and USB outlets, as well as cable management. No more bending down to find space on your power strip.

If you have questions about what standing desk size and material is right for you, just contact us and we'll help you find the perfect fit. For B2B customers, we encourage to use our free space planning service, where we custom render our products in your office space to give you a preview of what to expect.

 

 

 

How to Choose The Best Desk Size for Your Workspace

How to Choose The Best Desk Size for Your Workspace

Whether you’re at your desk four hours a week or forty, your workspace is like a window into how you work, your personal style, your productivity level and your occupation. It can be a simple setup in a small office, confined to a cubicle, or the design centerpiece of a home office. While the specifications and functionality of your desk frame are important, we often overlook the most prominent and aesthetically important element of our workspaces - the desktop.

Options for top surfaces range from inexpensive particle board to custom refurbished wood designs and everything in between. Finding a desktop that suits your needs and style can be tricky, so here are some tips on choosing the right surface for your individual needs.

STANDING DESK SIZE AND SHAPE

Your desktop’s size can really help or hinder your comfort and productivity. Take the daily tools and equipment you use while at your desk into consideration when choosing a desktop. A graphic designer working with dual monitors and a Wacom tablet is better suited for a larger surface space, so your work area doesn’t feel restricted. Alternatively, someone using a single thirteen inch laptop may feel that smaller is better, as having too much room can actually encourage clutter and distractions. It’s best to get a rough measurement of how much space your desk items will occupy and give yourself at least a few extra inches on each side.

Of course, even if you work with multiple monitors and other devices, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have the physical space for an expansive desktop. If you’re confined to a small space or cubicle, organizational tools like cable management, a filing cabinet, and monitor arms can help maximize your space.

StandDesk offers desktops in six different standard sizes:

  • 45 x 24: Perfect for small spaces, where your office doubles as your bedroom or in apartments.
  • 48 x 30: A standard commercial office size small. The 30" depth offers enough room for monitors to be used behind your laptop.
  • 50 x 26: Great size for when you need a little bit more width, without taking on more depth.
  • 60 x 26: Even more width, allowing space for multiple laptops, notebooks or other work mini-stations so you can multitask without rearranging. 
  • 60 x 30: Our other standard commercial office size in large. If you're looking for an office-like size or buying for your company's office, this is the standard.
  • 72 x 30: When you need all the space! Six full feet of width and the full 30" depth is perfect for those of us can't have enough desktop real estate to stay productive and organized.

SIT-STAND DESK COLOR AND MATERIAL

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the plethora of color options out there and it may seem like the material doesn’t really matter - after all, an inexpensive laminate desktop will technically work just as well as a beautiful, thick wood surface, right? Not necessarily.

For some, natural wood desktops may offer the calming, organic aesthetic that your office lacks. For those who don’t want to be limited to different shades of brown, laminate desktops (usually pressed board with a laminate covering) can be an inexpensive alternative.

StandDesk provides a variety of options in both laminate and solid wood. Black laminates and white laminates offer clean, sleek and inexpensive style. We're especially proud of our solid wood desktops, which are available in more sizes and materials than any of our competition, and at lower prices.

Our reclaimed wood standing desk is our most popular seller and taps into the industrial chic trend perfectly. Our white oak and South American walnut sit-stand desk provide exceptional quality in a timeless aesthetic. And our natural bamboo stand desk not only looks terrific, but also offers a dry erase whiteboard coating.

STYLE AND FUNCTIONALITY

Desktops of old were simply flat surfaces that you worked on. While simple tops are still functionally sound, it’s 2021 - if your desktop doesn’t have a few extra flourishes, you’re missing out.

For us, cable management and connectivity are must haves for a desktop surface. Nobody wants cords hanging off of the edges for the top, and something as simple as grommet holes in the top corners of your desktop can easily solve this issue. You can feed cords from your devices through the holes and out of sight. Even better, StandDesk grommet plugs are available that offer AC and USB outlets, as well as cable management. No more bending down to find space on your power strip.

If you have questions about what standing desk size and material is right for you, just contact us and we'll help you find the perfect fit. For B2B customers, we encourage to use our free space planning service, where we custom render our products in your office space to give you a preview of what to expect.

 

 

 

UNDER DESK CABLE MANAGEMENT SLEEVE
Our Mesh Cable Management Taco is a clean, elegant, and practical solution to your standing desk's cord management problem. It’s also perfect match with the StandDesk commercial grade power strips so all your devices can be conveniently powered without the power supply lying out in plain sight. This smart cable organizer doesn't just help your work area look pretty, it also helps keep cords out of the way of young ones for those of you that are baby proofing your home. Another safe and convenient feature of the sleeve is that it's fire-proof and comes with 12 velcro straps that securely lock in your wires. This is not some cheapo plastic tray that will snap and break after a few tugs. It's built to withstand years of use, movement, plugging and unplugging of your devices. Take cable management to a whole new level and look good doing it!

FEATURES
★ FULL ORGANIZATIONAL CONTROL: For the hyper-organized, you can group devices in dedicated spaces with 12 velcro straps to organize wires and power strip.
★ EASY ACCESS: Simple open and close with dual laneway straps on the inside for quick access to add or remove devices on the fly.
★ PROTECTIVE: Fire-retardant fabric that protects against general damage of cords.
★ COMPATIBLE: Fits perfectly with all StandDesk commercial grade power strips.
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    BW
    11/12/2020
    Brandon W.
    United States United States
    Simple but perfect

    The back of my desk used to look like spaghetti. I have cables for my computer, light, motorized desk, phone charger, camera, two monitors, two mics, and an Echo Dot. But if you look under my desk now, you'd have no idea how much chaos is being managed by this elegant addition to my stand desk. I was going to try to DIY a similar concept with some cheap materials I'd pick up at Lowes, but I'm glad I got the real thing. Honestly, this was a no-brainer choice I should've made a long time ago.

    StandDesk SmartCord Cable Management Mesh Taco Review
    DE
    01/19/2021
    Deanna E.
    United States United States
    It's great

    My husband installed it because he has one for his desk. Very, very nice!!

    YS
    12/30/2020
    Yaroslav S.
    United States United States
    Useful, but pricey

    The thing is very nice and does the job very well. It was also very easy to install. It's a bit pricey for the purpose though.

    JK
    12/08/2020
    Jean K.
    United States United States

    I have the standdesk and I nearly killed myself when I tripped over my cords. The cord taco was easy to install and keeps all of my cords together.

    JM
    06/24/2020
    Jonathan M.
    United States United States
    Not compatible with older desk

    I have a first-get stand desk that I bought during the kickstarter campaign. So the hardware provided to attach the cord management didn't work with my desk. Had to drill holes. Not ideal, and I wish I'd have known that. Otherwise it's a pretty good product. It's a tight fit in there tho.

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