Nowadays home offices have become a requirement of our time. And it is important for everyone who has switched to such a work’s mode not to lie back on the couch, placing the laptop on his lap, in no case to occupy the kitchen for these purposes, but to organize a home office. The prior role of the home office should be played by the standing desk. Fortunately, you can not only select it from the catalog but also design your custom standing desk.
This opportunity will help make the main subject of the workplace to be very special and truly individual. In addition, this will not only make your work activity efficient but will also maintain physical health.
Your inanimate business partner
It is important to make the workspace functional and ergonomic. The choice of quality furniture also plays an important role. The central place of any office, and not an exception – home office, is the standing desk. Choosing a desk is a pleasant process, yet, it is not like when you choose a car. But trust us, it is also worth it, especially when you consider it as a real long-term “business partner”. You can always rely on it, it will never let you down, it will make the workflow easy and even optimize the strategic solution of business problems!
A well-chosen piece of furniture like that will help not only to maintain your working capacity for a long time but also to preserve your eyesight and posture.
But that’s all about what it can give. And what it actually should be? First of all, the material of the desk must be eco-friendly and hypoallergenic. For example, desks made of aluminum frames and plastic are relatively inexpensive, but they are quite fragile. Another budget option is a laminated chipboard table, in other words, compressed wood shavings. Particleboard contains resins that can emit formaldehyde, so when choosing such a table pay attention to checking the certificate of conformity. The key disadvantage of cheap desks is the end tape, which can come off over time. One of the most popular execution options is MDF, covered with impact-resistant PVC plastic, or natural wood veneer – such desks look beautiful, have various color options, and are excellent in terms of price and quality ratio. Conservative lovers of classics, for whom the price does not matter, can afford a desk made of solid natural wood.
Have in mind the dimensions according to your physical data. You should always feel comfortable while sitting at your desk when your back is straight, your shoulder girdle is not raised, your forearms are on the desk. It is best if the desk surface is at the level of the solar plexus.
The emotional attachment to the desktop will be reinforced by the fact that you once created it yourself – in the image and semblance of…- of how you created it in your mind!
A designer of your own
The ability to configure the desk by yourself will amuse your creative ego, and the design process has never left anyone indifferent!
Regarding color palettes, scientists have proven that light shades improve performance, while a dark palette can depress attention. But still, focus on your tastes in this matter, because this is your subject at the end. Remember that too much detail and pretentiousness also interfere with concentration.
If it comes to the shape the corner desk is quite compact, but despite this, it has a large working space, where you can organize everything you need sufficiently and that will not distract. You can’t put such a desk anywhere except in the corner, and this is the only disadvantage to mention. A linear desk is versatile enough to be placed against a wall anywhere in the room, or near a window for more inspiration. The legs of the desk should be massive and stable.
Companies that specialize in providing standing desks allow you to design your creation thanks to their extensive catalog of frames, tabletops, and desk accessories. This helps to cover every aspect of your adjustable desk with included accessories, such as wired remote, self-adhesive cable ties, etc. To simplify the process of choosing each desk aspect, some of them have made special tools – that allow you to mix and match with easy navigation and end up with the perfect standing desk for yourself!
Hayley Mann is a technology enthusiast specializing in automation methods of ergonomics devices. Her engineering background helps her to create interesting articles on technical topics, making them understandable for all readers.