In many cases home office seating consists of a kitchen chair, a folding chair, or worse yet, the sofa or other living room chairs. No matter where you work, whether in the office or at home, make sure your chair adjusts properly. Some must-have chair features/adjustments:
- Chair height that adjusts between 16 and 21 inches from the floor to the top of the seat pan. This height adjustability allows for an elbow angle of between 90 and 110 degrees when typing/mousing; the thighs should not bump the underside of the desk.
- Lumbar support that adjusts up and down to fit your back. A chair that lacks lumbar support can be fitted with one of a wide array of commercially made supports or something homemade like a rolled-up bath towel.
- Armrests adjustable to a height and width to allow arms to comfortably rest while typing/mousing. You want chair arms, ideally, to have a four-inch range in height and to be between 18 and 22 inches apart in width.
Don’t put off investing in a decent chair for working from home. Not making the investment could find you with pain and discomfort that leads to the doctor’s office.