Setting Up a Home Office

Setting Up a Home Office that Works

by : Mharlos | 19 Aug, 2020 | Home Office Organization | Home Office Set Up | 0 Comments

Setting Up a Home Office can be somewhat challenging.

Some challenges of setting up a home office include having a dedicated workspace, a quiet place to work without interruptions and furniture that works.

Today, I will focus on your furniture selection. A few tips to help you when you are shopping and talking to the experts about selecting the right furniture and accessories for you:

Desks:
Standard desk heights are approximately 30 inches from the floor

  • Computer desks should either be equipped with a keyboard platform, or legs that can be adjusted.
  • Be sure that any keyboard platform is large enough to hold a mouse.
  • The keyboard height should be adjustable, between 23 inches and 27 inches
  • Keyboards placed on traditional desks may be at too high a height and may result in significant discomfort or muscle strain for the user.
  • Inclined surfaces are better for writing, drawing, or marking anything by hand.
  • Ideally for sitting behind your desk you have at least three-and-a half feet of space. You should have a minimum of three feet of space between the desk and another piece of office furniture. Also allow another 3 feet in front of the desk if you need chair(s) for visitors or clients.

 

An “L” shaped desk to accommodate both work and meeting space

Setting Up a Home Office

U-shaped model will provide even more space and functionality when Setting Up a Home Office

Setting Up a Home Office

Small Computer Armoire for simplicity and privacy

Setting Up a Home Office

See more desk solutions in my small space living blog.

Seating:
Buy the best chair you can afford.

A height adjustable chair so your feet can rest completely on the floor.

  • No feet dangling – flat on the floor
  • 5 legged chair for stability-avoids tipping over
  • Adjustable arm rests
  • Use a high back chair that supports your shoulder blades if at all possible
  • Allow 1-3 inches between the edge of the seat and the back of your knees.
  • An adjustable footrest takes pressure off of our knees and ankles while you work.
  • Lumbar cushions

 

 

Computer Accessories:

 

Phone Accessories:

  • A hands-free headset for your phone allows you to talk while typing or taking notes without hunching up your shoulders or straining your neck.
  • Bluetooth hands free headset for safe driving.

 

It’s all about efficiency and productivity.  

 

I use my blue tooth always in my truck. Being handsfree and with the help of Siri I can take care of tasks that I don’t need to make in the evening giving me quality family time. Being hands free also allows me to physically work while I coordinate tasks on behalf of my clients while in their office/home.

And, I’m handsfree most of the time while on the phone in my home allowing me to take notes, schedule appointments, etc.

 Other Suggestions:

  • Place equipment in positions that place minimal strain on your neck, shoulders, arms, and back.
  • Use proper lighting and eliminate glare.

 

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