The ideal home office effortlessly combines functionality with style that never detracts from the rest of the home. At Walt Danley Realty, we know you want your work space to look as stunning as the rest of your home. And, no matter what kind of work you do, there are certain items that you won’t want to do without in your home office. Here are a few things you will want to consider:
Standing/Adjustable Height Desk
Even if your home office furniture includes a traditional executive-style desk, you can add an adjustable desktop standing desk to make it easy to switch from sitting to standing when spending any amount of extended time working. Switching from sitting to standing often helps relieve tension and can be rejuvenating. Don’t forget to include a natural spectrum desk lamp. This type of task lighting is designed to reduce both reflective and peripheral glare that often cause eye strain and contribute to headaches.
When sitting at the home office desk, an ergonomic chair is a must-have. Look for one with adjustable features, lumbar support, and arm rests located at a height that doesn’t create tension in your shoulders. Spine-Health.com offers helpful guidelines for picking an office chair that will offer all-day comfort and support as needed.
Stylish and Functional Furniture
Your home office can and should look as amazing as your living room, but it does need to be functional. Take advantage of wall space with eye-catching floating shelves that easily hold reference books and a framed photo from a favorite vacation. For a contemporary look, opt for ladder-style bookshelves for holding binders and baskets with office supplies. Built-ins allow for more space and add bespoke look to the home office.
Must-have high-tech gadgets for the home office make life easier and maybe even a bit more fun. Consider a tablet holder with built-in speakers for the best audio when streaming your favorite podcast or video conferencing with a client. A Bluetooth digital pen saves your handwritten notes or drawings as you write — no scanning, just hand write a memo and it’s saved automatically as a digital file. Consider a smart firewall security device designed just for the desktop. This handy gadget takes up minimal space and helps protect your various home office devices from hackers.
Contact us at Walt Danley Realty to discover luxury homes with great spaces for home offices, just waiting for your personal touch.