There are many variables to consider when you begin choosing computer furniture for your home and office. What kind of space are you working with? What are your needs? What kind of computer equipment do you have? How accessible does everything need to be?
The goal of having furniture specifically designed for computer use is to help you remove clutter from your office space while gaining greater control over your office setting thereby increasing your efficiency.
Probably the most important piece of computer furniture you will pick is your desk. A good computer desk needs to have plenty of space for a computer monitor, especially if you are still using an old style CRT monitor. If you are looking at a computer desk that has a shelving unit over the monitor area make sure the unit allows plenty of clearance for the monitor. Many flat screen LCDs are height adjustable, make sure that any shelving space will not block the monitor from being extended to its maximum height.
Another important consideration in a computer desk is how it handles cabling. There is nothing worse than a desk that has cables being strung all over the place. Consider getting a computer desk that has pre-cut holes for the cables to pass through. Keep in mind that a VGA connection on a monitors cord is about 2 inches wide; if you want to run this cord through the cable holes in the desk make sure that the holes are slightly larger than 2 inches.
Another important piece of computer furniture is a printer stand. Make sure the stand has ample space for all of your printer accessories including your supply of paper and ink cartridges. Although it is not necessary consider getting a printer stand that is on wheels. This will make it very easy to work around the whole printer if you need to trouble shoot it for some reason.
Other pieces of computer furniture include file cabinets for important documents such as licensing information and serial numbers. Also look into DVD and CD storage system that provide not only a simple organizational structure but quick and easy access to the discs. If you are working in very limited space you can often find computer furniture that comes in integrated sets. These sets generally include every piece of furniture you will need in a modular system that has a few different configurations.
Whatever you do, before you purchase any computer furniture, carefully evaluate your needs and the space you will be working with. This ensures that you get exactly what you need for your business.
Stewart Baker writes for ModernOfficeFurniture.com A specialty retailer of office furniture, Modern Office excels in providing high quality computer furniture and other furniture at affordable prices. Whether you need computer carts or lecterns, they are sure to carry it.