With so many people moving to telecommunication and working from home our home offices are in need of an upgrade. From upgrading your desks to upgrading your tech there are so many options to choose from. Here are seven essential item upgrades for your home office.

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Stand-Up Adjustable Desks

One of the best upgrades for your home office is a stand-up desk. Not only are most stand-up desk adjustable, but they are really great for your health. Many health experts say that standing during your eight-hour workday can help with things like productivity and other health issues like reducing your risk of heart disease and reducing your back pain.

Ergonomic Chair

Not all office chairs are created equally. Some office chairs are not good for your back. But an ergonomic chair is designed to support your back, correct your posture and keep you comfortable throughout the day.

Here are a few things to look for in an ergonomic chair:

  • Lumbar support for the curve in your back.
  • Adjustable height and armrests of your chair.
  • Wheels for your chair. It will help with being able to move around your office more comfortably without having to strain yourself.  
  • A swivel to help reduce the strain.
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Laptop Stand

Many remote workers are equipped with a laptop. One of the best upgrades for your home office is a laptop stand. The laptop stand brings your computer up to your natural eye-level which will help reduce any neck strain. Additionally, it will free up some desk space for you to work a bit more.

Second Monitor

A second monitor can be a really essential home office item if you need to have many tabs open at once. Don’t forget if you are getting a second monitor that you get an HDMI cord to connect your laptop with your second monitor and split your screen.

Keyboard & Mouse

If you are looking for two smaller yet perfect upgrades for your office look no further than a keyboard and a mouse. A wireless keyboard and mouse are great for maximizing your productivity. 

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Task Lighting

Many people will only use the room lighting they have, or they will work in the darkness relying on laptop screen light. An improperly lit workstation will lead to eye strain and headaches. Which is why task lighting is perfect. Task lighting allows you to decide which direction your light source comes from, and how powerful it is.

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Blue Light Glasses

This office essential isn’t just perfect for your home office, but when you use any of your digital devices. Digital screens emit blue light which can cause dry, itchy and or strained eyes in addition to headaches. Blue light glasses have specially crafted lenses that are said to block or filter out the blue light given off from digital screens. If you are already an eyeglass wear talk with your eye doctor to get your glasses updated with blue light lenses.

Many people will be working from home for the foreseeable future, which means it’s the perfect time to get some upgrades for your home office. Don’t forget to join us at the upcoming home show to meet some of the experts for your other home projects.