- Before buying a desk, measure the size of your work area.
- Allow 3-4′ of space behind the desk so you have room to move, and between the desk and credenza, if using one.
- Allow 3 feet for door swings and 3 feet to at least one side of your desk, allowing you to walk to your desk chair comfortably.
- When using guest chairs, allow for 3 feet from the front of the desk to the back of the chairs.
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