The concept of a home office is more popular than ever before. Home offices used to work for decorative purposes, or it benefited homeowners when they needed to print something or fax a document randomly. Now, home offices are staples of the home because so many people are working remotely. Also, as of 2020, about 50% of businesses are home-based. However, just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean that you should neglect your home office space. A well-designed home office is not only inspirational, but it enhances your productivity. We encourage you to design a zen or vibrant home office instead of typing away at the kitchen island or dining room table. Here are three qualities that home office desks should have.
Scale and Placement That Works for The Room
Before looking at office furniture, it helps to know if a particular room can accomodate for a desk’s height or width. You have to ask yourself where you’re going to position the desk, if you want the desk near a window, or if you’d prefer it to be in the middle of the room. Determine where you’d like your desk to be, and then take measurements. Other questions that you should ask yourself are:
- Does my home office desk have to be narrow?
- Will an L-shaped desk work, or will it take up too much space?
- Is a long and narrow desk best for this room?
When you answer these questions, you’ll be one step closer to finding a desk that best suits a particular room.
Every desk operates differently. The type of desk that you’ll need depends on how you spend your workdays. Some people need a lot of storage space because they have to flip through documents constantly. Some people need a desk that can hold two monitors. Others accept a minimalistic desk because they use a laptop versus a desktop. Some remote workers before a writing desk because they have a lot of notes to take. Ask yourself if the desk that you fancy is functional and complements your everyday work tasks.
Home Office Desks Should Be Ergonomic
A common misconception is that because remote work isn’t as laborious, it doesn’t affect the body. This notion is far from the truth because sitting down at a desk all day can impact your back, neck, and shoulders. It also affects your circulation. We encourage you to take small breaks to get the blood flowing once again, but we also encourage you to have a desk that works for your height and weight so that you’ll have maximum comfort. Some people even opt for standing desks as a reminder that they need to move.
Furnish and Design Your Office Space with Mark Downs
Mark Downs is happy to help you get the most productive, creative, and positive office environment possible through our office furniture and design expertise. We have the knowledge and equipment to ensure your office is attractive, productive, and an excellent hub of activity in your commercial facility. Stop by our Cockeysville showroom to see what we can offer or give us a call at 410-771-6800. To see examples of our work and what we are up to, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.