How to Design an Office Around an Ergonomic Adjustable Standing Desk
Although proper ergonomics play an important role in determining how efficient your home office is, there are a number of other steps you can take with your office’s design to improve your productivity at home. This includes finding the right ergonomic adjustable standing desk, getting the rest of your office in order, maximizing comfort, and keeping everything you need within a comfortable distance while working at your standing desk. Designing a home office that can accommodate the motions of ergonomic adjustable standing desks makes that process even more complex.
The most important attributes of an effective office are comfort, minimized distractions, and having everything you need organized and within easy reach. Comfort requires a good chair and height adjustable desk as well as a monitor at the right height. For those who use a laptop, an external mouse and full-sized keyboard are also necessary. But because you are also maximizing physical health by using an ergonomic adjustable height standing desk, you have to plan your office desk and keyboard height to be comfortable sitting and standing.
Keeping everything organized and the necessary items within reach is especially important and difficult in an efficient, ergonomic office. Great offices use empty wall space for shelving to keep clutter and items you use less often out of the way. This includes old files, extra cords and discs, and all the other stuff that you accumulate and need in your office. Most extremely efficient offices also integrate two desks to maintain free desk space, hold the printer, and support things like an in/out box. But with a desk that raises up to be more than a foot taller, your options for shelving are more limited, and unless you get an adjustable l shaped standing desk, you will have to cope with a desk that has two heights when in the standing position.
So one of the first ways you can maximize your efficiency is by finding an alternative for wall shelving and an extra desk. A simple option is a deep, floor to ceiling bookcase. You can install it on one side of the standing desk so that it will still use empty wall space without getting in the way of elevating the desk, you can still reach one or two shelves from your chair while sitting, and it thus allows you to move objects off the desk to free up space.
Another tool to help you keep your ergonomic office efficient is using floor lamps for lighting. They will ensure that you have enough light to see everything on your adjustable height standing desk, but can’t accidently fall over when you adjust the desk like a desk lamp would.
Finally, be sure to set up your office away from distractions like a television or anything related to hobbies. This impacts the room you select, although you don’t have a lot of control over that, but more importantly the location where you place your standing desk and chair.
Designing an efficient office around an ergonomic adjustable height standing desk is slightly more difficult than with a common stationary desk office. However, the final product will be far more efficient if it is built around an adjustable height standing desk that lets you work sitting or standing up.