Two in five of us working in unsuitable conditions at home, new study finds. In one form or another it looks like home working is here to stay.
The pandemic lockdown has forced the nation’s office workers to find space at home for work. Many are struggling, according to a survey by the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management.
In fact, only one in four of the 2,200 people surveyed said they had a separate home office, while two in five were identified as working in an ‘inappropriate’ home environment as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Most respondents admitted to making temporary workstations at dining room tables, sofas and even beds. Whilst four-legged wooden chairs look great around the house, they aren’t conducive to comfort. Stiffness and headaches, pain in the spine, upper back pain, lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain are all early warning signs that something is going wrong. Investing in a good ergonomic home office chair with great back support will prevent back pain and postural problems and musculoskeletal issues further down the line.
Long Term Planning
If working from home is part of your longer-term plan there are many things you need to consider. At the top of the list should be the best home office chairs. You need a chair that’s going to keep you comfortable and supported in every task you do, all day. A chair with ergonomic chair features is essential.
We recommend you get a personal prescription for your home office chair by using our Chair Builder. By answering a few key questions it will provide you with your personal best chair for working at home. No worries or concerns about getting it wrong and potentially making a costly and harmful mistake. It is a cost-effective solution and will ensure the best posture when sitting at a desk.
Put and End to Stiffness and Pain
In short, to find the most comfortable chair, you need to look out for high levels of adjustability. No two bodies are the same shape and size, and seat slide, back height adjustments and contoured backrests are just a few adjustments that a good home office chair should offer. You also really need to consider who will be using the chair. Multiple users will need more adjustments to ensure to their comfort and support. Ergo Positive Plus is the ultimate homeworker ergonomic office chair that’s easy to adjust to a perfect comfortable sitting position. With intuitive functions and support it allows you to adjust the chair so that you can align your feet, knees and hips, avoid pain and work productively for longer.
Style & Substance
We have been working away to create some really beautiful and functional chairs that you will be proud to have in your home. You don’t have to compromise on style in your home – you can have both a stylish and functional chair. Our chairs can usually be specified in a wide range of fabrics to help in blend with your colour scheme and decor. If you have something specific in mind, we’re here to chat you through your options.
Protect your Floor
Different castors (the little wheels on your chair) can be specified depending on your flooring. As standard, most chairs come with castors for carpet, but you can ask for castors to protect wooden or laminate flooring, along with lots of other options.
Short on Space?
Don’t worry if you’re short on space. Our home office chairs are designed to fit you, so won’t be oversized. And with multi adjustable options they can suit many sizes and shapes, so no need to buy more than one!
But what should you know about buying a good homeworking chair, and how do you make sure you choose the one that’s right for you? Our custom built tool, the chair builder, will help, guiding you through and explaining along the way.
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