How Deep Should a Desk Be?

How deep should a desk be?

When you are thinking about setting up a home office or other work space. You want to make sure that you’re getting enough desk space, for all of your needs.

So how deep should a desk be?

We’re going to briefly discuss some popular choices, and give you the ideal measurements.

you can find the style of desk that you like and take it home with confidence.

Let’s look at the most popular desk types and the required depth for most needs!

How Deep Should A Desk Be

Stand-up style desk

One popular choice these days is an adjustable stand-up desk.

These desks are designed to give you plenty of workspace, while offering an elevation that lets you stand up, so that you aren’t spending your day glued to a chair.

As far as dimensions, you’ll want a depth of 30 inches at least, although 36 inches will be ideal to ensure that things don’t get cluttered.

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The average height is going to be around 48 inches for these models, but if you are taller, check around, as there are certainly models sized for those of us who are a little on the tall side.

A 60-inch width should ideal for most stand-up style desk setups.

Computer desk

With computer desks, you’ll typically have some built-in shelving and a slide-out space for a keyboard, depending on your model.

But it’s still good to go with a 36-inch depth, to help house your equipment with a little room to space.

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Height should ideally be around 30 inches, and if you don’t have a lot of peripherals, then a 40-inch length is okay, but otherwise you really should consider a 60’ model.

Executive style desk

Designed to give you a stylish option for your writing, with some ample storage thrown in.

With an executive style desk your ideal dimensions will be a width of 60-inches, a height of 30-inches, and a recommended depth of 30 inches.

How Deep Should A Desk Be

Roll-top style desk

The elegant and classic roll-top desk should have larger dimensions than our other listings thus far.

You’ll want a 36-inch depth with a roll-top, to ensure enough housing room for the items you are storing.

A 57-inch height will be ideal, and a width of 72 inches should fit your requirements nicely, without feeling cramped and cluttered.

Desks for children

A child’s desk is going to have the laxest requirements, as they are largely used for drawing spaces, and minimal storage requirements are usually in plan.

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For a kid’s desk, a 24-inch depth should be perfect, with a height of 30 inches and a 36-inch overall width.

In closing

Today we’ve talked about different style desks, and recommended dimensions for ensuring sufficient space, and maximizing productivity.

Use the measurements that we’ve provided today to give yourself a baseline.

When in doubt, always aim for a LARGER size. It’s better to get your desk home and find that you have too much space, rather than not enough space.

Until next time, we wish you the best in comfort and productivity with your brand-new desk!

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Hi, I'm Darryl. I made this site to help share information & reviews about ergonomic desks, chairs & accessories to help others who want to work more comfortably. Learn more about my journey by reading my bio here. Enjoy!

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