This month on y20australia.com we wanted to cover a topic that a few of our readers have been asking for, especially the young entrepreneurs working from home: home office furniture.
Choosing home office furniture can be challenging since there are different office furniture in the market and it’s hard to know which is best. Therefore, you will need to consider several factors before purchasing the equipment. Here are tips for choosing the right home office furniture.
1] Number of working hours per day
Before purchasing office equipment, consider your comfort. For instance, if you only spend about 30 minutes to go through your email then a comfortable chair is not a priority. While, if you take 8 -10 hours per day in your office, you will require a comfortable chair so that to avoid some health issues such as backache.
2] Assess available space
One of the common mistake people make is underestimating or overestimating the space that is available. And so, it is necessary to take the measurements of your windows, doorway and also the entire room so that to be able to determine the kind of furniture that will fit. It will reduce the hassle of having to buy equipment that do not fit and then end up returning them thus adding extra cost.
3] Choose the furniture that fits you well
For you to be comfortable in your home office, you need to have furniture that fits you. Select office furniture that you can sit and work for long hours without discomfort. For example, if you are tall, ensure that the height of your chair and a table will be comfortable for you to use. On the contrary, if you are short, a chair that is too high will not be the best choice since it will make your feet hang.
4] Consider your budget
You can decide on the amount you want to spend on the office furniture either a small amount or huge amount depending on your budget. Before making any purchase, make a point of visiting the internet and home office furniture magazines so that you can be acutely aware of the pricing. It will enable you to know the amount of cash that is required to buy all the furniture.
5] Select furniture that fits your style
This is where you need to become creative. Consider furniture that suits your style. Choose the style that you love most. You can either choose a contemporary or traditional design. Glass pieces and steel looks more industrial and modern, while wood furniture looks more traditional. For you to have a beautiful environment consider combining these materials. Select familiar aesthetic for your storage cabinets, desks, chairs and other elements since a professional home office requires a consistent appearance.
6] The number of people sharing the space
When picking the bookshelves, desks tables and the other surface furniture consider the needs of your office partners. They might require more space or less space depending on their occupation. Consult your office partners and see if some pieces can be shared. For example, a table that has the printer may also be used as a conference table or as a desk.