Another important consideration is the desk's shape. Computer desks could be considered to come in three main shapes: L-shape, long and compact.
If you plan to put your desk in the corner, an L-shape desk is often a great way to fit additional counter space without any wasted room. This style is also wonderful if you tend to have many different printed materials and memos around, as you can organize them in more visible spots as you see fit. As mentioned above, they also make great ways to organize your many gadgets around you if you have items like a larger computer or a printer.
Long desks tend to work if you plan to place them away from the wall so that they are facing out into the middle of the room. If you have people coming in to meet with you as part of a self-employment situation or a homework arrangement, long desks work well for these purposes. However, long desks also work along narrow wall spaces.
Compact desks cover anything that has as a small surface meant to hold a laptop. These are good for fitting to the side of a kitchen, living room or dining room. They can also work in hallways. They're good for small or micro offices.