The odds of working from home are now higher than ever. Even after lockdown many businesses have now changed permanently to full or part time working from home. With so much time spent in your home office, you’ll want it to be comfortable and functional. Here at Adept Office Furniture, we can help you find the right pieces to create your ideal home office work environment.
Before purchasing, there are a number of things to consider. How much space does your room have? What sort of desktop space do you need? What pieces of technology do you need to account for? How will your storage spaces work? Will you be the only person using this space? Once you’ve made a list of your requirements you can begin to pick out your pieces. Let’s break down the three most important items for your home office.
It’s essential that you choose the right desk for your home office. Once you’ve considered how much space in the room you have for the desk, consider if a desk is suitable for your needs. Take into account whether it will fit your computer and accessories. Do you also need to store a printer, or need room for books and writing space, is there enough drawers and storage?
If you have the room, why not consider a height adjustable desk? These adjustable tables keep you mobile and your back happy. Switch between sitting and standing whenever you need to and have complete control over the height of your desk.
Another great option if you have the room is a corner desk. A corner desk at home allows you more storage options. Have one side for working and another for paperwork. If you have a lot of wires, opt for a desk with channels to keep cords out of the way, but still accessible.
Or if you’re short on space, we do have a range of smaller desks to fit any home office. Just because they’re smaller, doesn’t mean you compromise on quality. The most important thing is to choose a desk that is best for your height.
Investing in a great chair is paramount. You’re spending 8 hours a day sitting in your office chair, so you want it to be comfortable and ergonomically correct. If you can only splurge on one item within your home office, the chair is the one to choose.
Swivel chairs allow you to adjust the height of your seat to your measurements. Ensure you can sit up straight with your feet touching the ground and you’re not straining your neck to see your computer screen.
Increase the ergonomics of your chair by choosing something with armrests and a head rest. There’s a huge variety to choose from, you’ll be able to find the perfect chair to match your style.
When planning your storage in your home office, consider your workflow. Keep the items you use most close by and pack away rarely used items to keep your office organised and tidy. Optimize usage of your space by using shelving and filing cabinets along the walls.
Designate specific drawers, folders, or trays for your to-do and completed piles. To keep your technology looking tidy, invest in some drawer dividers/organisers to neatly pack away cords and hard drives. Cord winders and organisers are also great to stop them from getting tangled.
Adjusting to a new way of working can be hard, but having a suitable home office sets you up for success. Once you’ve got the basics down you can move onto lighting and decoration.