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What Size Office Desk Do I Need?

Is it time for you to invest in a new office desk? With so many different desk sizes, styles and colours to choose from it can be difficult to find a desk that suits your needs. We’ve put together all of the frequently asked questions to help you find your perfect desk.


How to understand the measurements of an office desk:

First, let’s start with the basics office furniture measurements so you know what you’re looking for:

  • The (W) WIDTH is the measurement of the product from left to right
  • The (H) HEIGHT is the measurement of the product from base to top
  • The (D) DEPTH is the measurement of the product from

Understanding the measurements of an office desk seems like the easy part, but when numbers get involved it can leave your head in a spin which is why we're here to help. If you're wondering what the height, depth and width of your office desk should then we've got some guidance for you:

What height should my desk be? 

If you've managed to get yourself all confused with numbers we have some advice when it comes to deciding how tall your desk needs to stand.

If you're between 5ft and 6.5ft tall then the height of your office desk needs to be between 712mm to 762mm for you to sit comfortably using a regular task chair.

Most office desks tend to be set to 730mm as standard.

With a sit-stand office desk then the height adjustment range for standing work surfaces should be between 900mm and 1200mm to stop backache and hunching over.

What depth should the desktop be?

The depth of the desktop should be between 508mm to 762mm and at least 610mm wide. If you’re going to be using your desk for typing and computer work then the recommended depth is 712mm to 762mm to ensure that you feel at ease when working.  It is also important to check the depth of your storage to ensure it fits neatly next to your desk.

At Bluespot Furniture our office desks are available in 2 different depths to suit your needs;

1. our UCLIC Home Desks are 600mm which is the ideal depth if you are using your desk for writing or homework making it the perfect sized children’s desk.

2. our standard office desks have a depth of 800mm giving you plenty of space to work on alongside a laptop.

How wide should an office desk be?

Depending on what you're using your office desk for indicates how wide it should be. The work surface of a desk should be at least 600mm wide if it isn't going to be used for long periods of writing or typing.

However, if you're going to spend a lot of time at your desk, writing, typing and completing your work then it might be best to choose a wider office desk to ensure maximum flexibility when it comes to doing your daily tasks.

We produce our desktop widths of either 800mm and 1200mm so you don't feel like you are restricted when it comes to spacing out your stationary essentials.

Office Desks from Bluespot Furniture

Now you’ve got an idea about width, depth and height of an office desk it's time to start shopping around to find one that meets your needs.

Come to Bluespot Furniture and you’ll find a huge range of office desks available in different sizes suitable for your business or home, with different shapes and styles to choose from. You can find a new office desk available in the choice of up to 16 colour options with prices starting from only £94.

All of our office desks are made in our own UK factory and manufactured to the highest standards. We hold FSC and ISO certificates – which is why we offer a 10 year guarantee on our desks.

If you need any advice or further information on any of our products or services, call a friendly member of our experienced sales team on 0800 8044 760, or email today.

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