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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 standing 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 standing desk 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:  This standing desk is perfect for small spaces, where your office doubles as your bedroom or in apartments.
  • 48 x 30: A standard commercial office size small standing desk. The 30" depth offers enough room for monitors to be used behind your laptop.
  • 50 x 26: A great size of standing desk for when you need a little bit more width, without taking on more depth.
  • 60 x 26: Even more width with this standing desk, 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 sized standing desk 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 a perfect standing desk 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 standing desk 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 of the standing desk, 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. 

 

 

 

Top Material:Black Laminate

Top Size:45" x 24"

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Frame:Homebase Frame w/ Deluxe Handset - Black

Handset:Homebase Handset - (Free)

The Best Sit-Stand Standing Desk. Period.

Designed and built in Denmark, HomeBase brings commercial-grade materials and engineering into your workspace with over 100+ customizable sizes, colors and worksurface combinations. With one-touch digital height adjustment, 15-minute assembly, and free shipping, we believe HomeBase is the only standing desk your will ever need.

HomeBase is the first electric standing desk built to last a lifetime of working from your home or office. As we all navigate the pandemic’s impact to our work life, StandDesk wants to offer a product that is designed from the ground up to be used all-day, every day and not just on the days we’re working from home. We wanted an electric standing desk that our customers could stand behind for their careers, not just their jobs. And that’s why HomeBase is the first standing desk available with a lifetime warranty.

Standing Desk Features You’ll Love:

Adjustable sit-stand desks, just right for your height

HomeBase’s digital memory controller offers simple and smooth one-touch height adjustment from 22.1” to 47.6” (not including worksurface)—just right for people between 5'2" and 6'5". Easily store your personal sitting and standing desk heights to transition throughout your day quickly and quietly.

Sturdy Standing Desks mean You Never have to Worry about Wobble

HomeBase’s dual-motor design provides a 220-pound weight capacity, more than enough capacity to raise your workspace thousands of cycles without the wobble or shake of our competitors. HomeBase is also BIFMA certified, demonstrating the quality and performance of our design and engineering.

The Only Standing Desk With A Lifetime Warranty

We can’t brag enough: no other standing desk offers a lifetime warranty. That’s how confident we are in our powder-coated steel frame. HomeBase’s internal components, including the motors and electronics feature a 10-year warranty. And because a warranty is only as good the company standing behind it, we know you’ll love our responsive and knowledgeable customer service here to help if you ever need us.

Stand Up Sooner With 15-Minute Assembly

We want you to enjoy your new StandDesk as soon as possible, so we’ve engineered HomeBase to assemble in 15-minutes or less. Our legs and motors come pre-assembled out of the box, all you have to do is attach the frame to worksurface and plug everything in. If you need help during assembly, we’re always here to help.

Our Sit-Stand Desks are Built to Accessorize

Get the most out of working while standing with everything else we make. Keep cables and cord neatly and safely organized with our cable management taco or cable tray. Power your electronics with our power strips and clever grommet hole power adapters. You didn’t forget to stay comfortable throughout your day with a standing mat or office chair, did you? 

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    I adore my new Standing Desk!

    When the frame first arrived, one of the legs had been damaged in transit. StandDesk responded the same day and insisted on sending a full replacement frame. Now that I have it set up, I adore it and can already feel how much it's going to help my back, posture, and overall concentration during long work days.

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    This is the 3rd StandDesk I've purchased. One for my wife... one for my sister... and finally one for me! All very satisfied customers. Love that you can build your own. The ordering process couldn't be easier... the desks all arrived super fast... and were easy to assemble. Rock solid and high quality materials. After assembling 3 of them I don't even need the instructions any more!