At the moment, many of us have found ourselves working from home. Because of this change you may be on the look-out for an office chair. Here is a quick run-down of some of the key features you should be looking for before purchasing an office chair because not all chairs have them!
An office chair can be a large investment so it’s important that you get it right!!
Can the chair be adjusted?
It is really key that the chair you select can be adjustable – be it adjustable arms, tilt, lumbar, height. Some basic chairs will offer adjustable height and arms which is a good start. Some more “upmarket” chairs will offer tilt tension control, adjustable lumbar support etc. It is imperative that you are able to change the height of the chair and the height of the arms at the very least. Check before you buy!
Does it offer good back support?
If you’re in a job that requires you to be seated for extended periods of time it is vitally important that the chair offers sufficient lower back support. Leaning forward to type on a computer can add strain to the lower back so it’s recommended that you invest in a chair that supplies good lumbar support that is also adjustable.
Does the fabric work for me and the environment I am in?
You should select a chair you find to be pleasing to the eye. However, that is not all you should keep in mind. Have you ever sat on a chair that after a few minutes gets hot? You need to select a breathable fabric that provides you with comfort but is also long wearing.
Can it swivel?
Fixed chairs are fine it you don’t intend to move very much. Fixed chairs are more suited to a waiting room. In an office space, even from home, you want a chair that will adapt to your needs whether you need to reach to a drawer or just to push yourself back from the desk/table!
The above is not an exhaustive list, it is only the main points I feel you should keep in mind before purchasing an office chair.
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