Choosing The Perfect Chairs For Your Home Office

Sitting in your home office chair is something you'll be doing a lot. Long hours in front of your computer or at your desk will be or already are normal for you. Bearing all this in mind you need to make sure that your office chair is as comfortable and ergonomic as your budget can afford. If you can't stretch your budget to buying a brand new office chair right now just make sure it's at the top of your To Do list when you do have cash.

The most common thing for people to do is just grab a chair from their kitchen and make it their office chair; even though it's really, really uncomfortable to sit on a chair like that for longer than it takes to eat a meal! There are even stories going around about people using garden chairs as their office chair. This is going to be extremely uncomfortable and looks really unprofessional were a client (or even a family member) to come visit your in your new "home office".

You're also playing mind games with yourself. You're setting up a home based business which should be a serious matter but you're setting your office up almost as if it was a hobby and not a business. Start as you mean to finish.

Then we can go to the other extreme where the new entrepreneur purchases a $1,500 leather executive recliner with built in laptop or some other such nonsense. This is overkill and the extra money would have been better spent on other office equipment or just kept in the bank for a rainy day or other business expense.

Whatever chair you choose for your home office it should be comfortable enough to sit in for hours at a time without leaving you sore or restless. Continuous use of an unsuitable chair can and will lead to back, neck and arm pain and/or permanent damage to your back.

Most people envision leather as the being the ultimate fabric to have for your office chair and it is except for one simple reason. Heat. Leather chairs heat up very quicky and become uncomfortable to sit in for any length of time. Durable natural or synthetic chair fabrics are more ideal for long term wear and tear so these should be your first choice when buying an office chair.

Your ideal home office chair, whether you go for a discount office chair or not, should have the following features:

  • Washable covering

  • Adjustable backrest

  • Good lumbar support

  • Swivel base

  • Adjustable armrests

  • Adjustable height

  • Wheeled base

There are of course other things to take into account such as ergonomics, whether you want to buy new or used chairs and even what the main function of the chair will be. But if you stick to the above as the basis for your shopping list then you'll be off to a great start in choosing a great office chair.

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