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Top 3 Items for a Home Office

What are the top 3 things needed to design a home office?

For a typical office, ergonomic and functional furniture is generally the most important item. Your home office design should also include practical storage. Lastly, adequate overhead and/or task lighting is critical to avoid eye strain and property light your working area.

What type of desk should I use for my home office?

The desk you need for your home office is the one that best suits your needs. A sit/stand desk gives you plenty of options to alleviate back strain, which an old refinished vintage desk might suit your eclectic style. Be sure your desk is large enough to accommodate the items you need close at hand at all times, and that its height is suitable for your size.

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Sutton electric height adjustable desk

What Kind of Ergonomic Office Chair is Best?

There are many types of ergonomic chairs available for use in the office. No one type of office chair is necessarily the best, but there are some things that are very important to look for in a good ergonomic office chair. These things will allow the individual user to make the chair work well and provide more comfort, help ease lower back pain, give support to the spine, keep joints in a neutral position, and alleviate neck and shoulder pains. A good ergonomic chair should have lumbar support, adjustable seat height and arm rests, sliding seat pan, good padding and a swivel base.

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How can I make my home office more attractive?

There are many home office ideas that you can easily try to make your home office more attractive. Inexpensive ideas include: painting an accent wall with a pop of colour, adding houseplants, integrating decorative vertical storage, and anchoring the room with a bold accent rug.

What else should be included in a home office?

After taking care of critical items for productivity and flow, inject some joy and personality into your space with motivational art, plants, and colour that make you happy. Connected home devices, adequate power sources, and cabling solutions are also helpful to consider when setting up a home office.

How can I make my home office more professional?

If you’re seeing clients or taking video calls, your space should reflect the image you want others to have of you and your brand or business. Eliminate clutter through smart storage, boldly represent your brand in the space (say, through signage or product), and make a clear delineation between your working and living spaces.