The Perfect Ergonomic Home Office

The Perfect Ergonomic Home Office

Joelle Alcaidinho
Nov 16, 2010

Having a proper ergonomic home office is good for health. All too often we work from various places in our home that are not the most ergonomic and our body hates us for it. After yet another day with an aching back we decided to look into what our ideal ergonomic home office would look like.

  • Standing Desk Standing desks are great for the back and a desk like The Laptop Tower by Ursula Maier also functions well in a small space.
  • Laptop Stand A great laptop stand is also a must for getting the perfect ergonomic setup. We own the Rain Design mStand for the MacBook Pro and we love it.
  • Ergonomic Keyboard An ergonomic keyboard really can make a difference especially for those prone to suffering from carpal tunnel. Our favorite is the slick custom made Pro:Motion.
  • Ergonomic Mouse Add-on For those with larger hands the Apple Magic Mouse is a bit too cramped. If you don't want to ditch your Magic Mouse for the sake of ergonomics, try this add-on.
  • Wrist Pad A good wrist pad will aid in keeping your wrist in proper alignment and will help prevent wrist aches.
  • Floating Desk An inexpensive solution to getting a desk at the perfect ergonomic height is to use a floating desk mounted at your ideal height. This nifty floating desk DIY is from Gavin Coelho.
  • Laptop Desk for Your Lap Since we do work in various areas in our hom, a better ergonomic solution than using our laptop on our lap is to use a laptop desk. Bonus, the laptop desk we use, the Philips Notebook Cushion also gives a better listening experience with its built-in speakers.
  • The Chair Having an ergonomic chair makes all the difference when working at a desk. Since this is our "perfect" ergonomic home office, we of course have opted for the lovely Embody Chair by Herman Miller.

What are your tips to getting a more ergonomic home office?

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