When it comes to working from home a lot of people forget that there are certain elements to work that are unavoidable – like sitting at a desk or in any form of a chair all day.
So, when it comes to chairs there is a lot to talk about. Posture, comfort, materials, and lots lots more – we have an article on some of the best chairs available for at-home use right here in case you wanted a comprehensive rundown, but for the sake of ease, I’m going to condense those points here so you can make an easier decision.
The first option when it comes to selecting a chair for your home office is related to the actual type of chair you want to get, and recently there has been a lot of fuss around what has long been referred to as ‘gaming chairs.’
Don’t be put off by the name though. What was once ‘gaming’ accessories have since become mainstays in the likes of offices, studios, recording stations, and other places of work based around sitting at a desk thanks to the level of back support and comfort that these chairs offer.
Take Secretlab for example – they have a range of chairs that have been lauded by everyone from musicians, to gamers to office workers. You can choose from a range of different style choices (The Omega is a variant I have in the office) and materials that best suit your choices regarding sitting down all day, and you can even choose a chair based on its size and weight limit if that is something you are concerned with.
Plus, are you really going to shake off the fact that gamers and game streamers call these chairs comfortable? This is a section of people who spend most of their time sitting down, so if they say its comfortable, you should definitely take note.
If you are looking for something more traditional though, a standard office chair has a lot to be said for it in terms of ergonomics and actual size (gaming chairs can be quite imposing). Just make sure that whatever office chair you end up choosing actually offers good support for your back and is comfortable to sit in all day – nobody wants to end up with a chair that they hate sitting in.
You can always check out the Space Seating Professional Airgrid if you are interested in a traditional office chair – it’s fully adjustable and comes at a reasonable price, and its material is great if breathability is a concern you have (especially during the summer).
Realistically your choice of chair for working from home is going to come down to your personal preference, stylistic taste and any health issues you might have – but remember that this is where you are going to be spending a lot of time, so make sure you choose something comfortable, good for your long term health, and that it looks good in the office itself!
Don’t neglect other aspects of your home office health either. If typing all day is giving your wrists strain, then check out some of the different keyboard armrests out there, as they might alleviate some of the stress and pain you are putting yourself through daily.
Also, be sure to check out different blue light filters for your screens, and invest in quality lighting to make sure that you never suffer from eyestrain. All simple and basic stuff that I’m sure you are already aware of, but it can have a lasting impact on your long term health if not monitored correctly.
And that just about wraps up our list of working from home tech essentials – if you have any questions about anything at all on this list, or if you want to know about something that wasn’t included just leave a comment below and we will do our best to answer, and get you the information you need!