When you consider all the time you spend at your home or work office, it is essential you make the area and space comfortable and appropriate for its usage so you and any employees using them are healthy both physically and mentally. Here are some tips to consider when you are ready to select furniture for your office at home or at work.
Consider Healthy Ergonomics
In a desk selection, ergonomics are an essential feature and one in which you don't want to skimp on. The ergonomics in your desks and workstations will contribute to the health and well-being of your employees and yourself. If, for example, you select a computer desk that is too high for comfortable positioning of your wrists and arms for typing, this can put strain on your arms and will put an increased risk of carpal tunnel problems. Or, if the chairs are non-adjustable and your feet dangle while you are sitting at your desk, it can restrict blood flow to your legs and can cause health-related problems and circulation issues.
Look for a desk with a keyboard platform that is adjustable to each employee and yourself. And the office chairs need to have adjustable elements in the backrest, seat, and arm rests to provide the best support to any body type and size.
Remember Layout and View
Another important aspect to remember when planning for an office is the layout of the desk, workstation, or series of workstations. Look at whether you will be able to set up the workstations so they flow with one another and provide space for walking between desks and completing other tasks, such as printing, making copies, and going to the break room.
You may consider selecting a row-style desk that provides several workstations which are attached to one another. Or you can look at installing cubicle walls for privacy and each with its own workstation desk set within.
You should also look at the position of each desk or workstation so that it does not face a blank wall. It can be helpful for creativity and improved mood for each desk to have a view, whether it is of the outside, the room, or a live potted plant.
Look For the Right Amount of Functionality
The type of material and make-up of each desk is also important. For example, you will need to select desks which contain storage file drawers, and a drawer for personal items. Do the drawers need to lock? If so, you will need to make sure this is an option on your desk drawers.
Also look at the material used on the desk chairs you choose. You can traditionally choose from leather or fabric, which each have their own benefits and features. But in an office environment, a woven fabric chair provides better breath-ability for long hours of work, with a stain resistant surface to protect against accidental food and drink spills during work hours. You don't want your chairs to begin looking dirty and worn only after a few months of use.
Keep these office furnishing tips in mind, and your office will look fantastic, as well as be convenient for your employees.