You may be the sort of person who only needs to place a couple of objects, like a laptop and a lamp, on their desk—if that’s the case, it’ll probably be in your best interest to buy a desk that takes up the absolute minimum amount of space. That way, you’ll have plenty of space in the room for other activities. If, on the other hand, you’re like most people, and tend to place all sorts of objects on your desk—files, framed photos, a phone, coffee, and a monitor, to name a few—then you’ll want to find a desk that has adequate surface area.
Between our own two most popular sizes, Team and Executive, you’ll almost certainly find the right amount of surface area for your objects. Team Desks, which are sized 48” in width x 24” in depth, provide more than enough room for most workers who just want to fit a laptop, a notebook and a few adornments comfortably. If, however, you have your hands in multiple pots at once, you may want to get a more spacious Executive Desk, which is sized 60” in width and 30” in depth. That extra space could afford you everything you need to have all of the work-related objects you need on hand for your multi-faceted workday.