Home Office

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Working at home is a goal for many people; no more wasted hours commuting each week and the related vehicle and fuel costs. No more stress and worry over gridlock or bad weather, you just need to get out of bed and walk over to your desk. Work in your pajamas! However, if you want to get any work done, you need to be able to set up an area at home where you can work comfortably and effectively with the least amount of distractions possible.

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Setting up the perfect home office can make the dream of working from home a reality. As important as it is to have a good computer, a reliable Internet connection and a telephone, don't overlook the important of your office furniture as well. Getting the right home office furniture is vital to setting up a home office design that allows you to be productive. The furniture also has to be comfortable so that you can spend extended periods of time working without distraction.

Home Office Furniture

The main components of home office furniture include the following:

  • An office chair. It needs to be sturdy with the right amount of cushioning to encourage good posture while you work. Office chairs models range from cheap to luxurious, but regardless of price, make sure that your chair is comfortable. More expensive chairs often give you a greater degree of adjustability, allowing you to set the amount of tilt to the back rest as well as the ability to raise or lower the height of the chair and the armrests. As always, try before you buy.
  • A home office desk. It should be positioned with good ergonomics in mind. The desk should either have a keyboard tray or be height-adjustable, to ensure that your keyboard sits in the right spot. If not, you're at increased risk of getting repetitive stress injuries like carpel tunnel syndrome. The desk also needs to be large enough to hold your monitor, keyboard, mouse, telephone, speakers and any other space you need for paperwork.

Another home office computer furniture item that you may wish to consider is a printer stand. You can get a small, wheeled cabinet which not only gives you a great space to put your printer but also acts as a convenient place to store your home office supplies, such as printer paper.

Lastly, it's a good idea to set up your office in a space dedicated to nothing else – preferably with a door that you can shut behind you. This will help to minimize any distractions at home such as children, pets or television.