Designing an Ergonomic Home Office: Desks, Chairs, and Storage

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has become much more common. As such, having a comfortable, ergonomic home office is vital to your health and productivity.

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics focuses on designing a working environment that enables efficiency while working. A good work environment should cultivate comfort, efficiency, and productivity. Because of its significant role in creating an ergonomic office space and how often it is used, it is worthwhile to invest in good-quality, custom furniture made right here in BC!

The Parts of an Ergonomic Home Office

What exactly your home office will look like depends on your working habits, physical size, and specific needs.

If you spend hours working on a computer each day, one of your focuses should be to ensure that your computer is at the right height and that you are sitting or standing comfortably. Perhaps you need a chair mat to move around to reach things quickly, or maybe bookshelves that provide extra storage are required.

In this article, we have included some key things to consider when designing your ergonomic home office, as well as some inspiration from our products to get you started.

Ergonomic Office Chairs and Desks

Sitting improperly, especially for long periods, can cause headaches, neck pain, and lower back problems. To eliminate these problems, it is crucial to have a desk and chair that fit you well.

An ideal setup for your desk and chair will leave your neck in a comfortable position, alleviating neck and headaches problems. Your shoulders should be relaxed, your arms supported, and your feet flat on the floor. Ideally, your arms will sit at a 90-120 degree angle.

We have various desk options, including our Shaker Workstation for those who want space to move around and our Pemberton Live Edge Writing Desk for a more straightforward style. Custom furniture offers many benefits, especially since we can build custom wood furniture specifically for you.

A desk chair should allow you to move around to reach what you need and support your lower back to prevent back issues from developing. For example, our Amed Office Chair is both classy in appearance and supportive for your lower back as you sit. The adjustable height is ideal, as it can allow you to move your chair to the most ergonomic height for yourself. Check out our many other chair options here.

Custom Office Furniture

Desks with cabinets are useful, but often people need more storage than not. Bookshelves and styling cabinets are a simple way to add extra storage and spruce up your home office simultaneously. We have bookshelves that suit every style- from our simple Electra Bookcase to the more rustic Chattanooga Bookcase.

We have a large selection of custom office furniture and can help you select the pieces that will perfectly fit your home and your needs. Contact us today! We would be happy to help you make your home office more efficient and comfortable.

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