The Home Office - Your Center of Business

By: jskrovonek
The rapid growth of people working at home has created a new segment in the office furniture market. The big difference in home office furniture can be summed up in one word: size. The office furniture that you find in most corporate offices is too large for most apartments and homes.

Furniture manufacturers took note of the number of customers asking for smaller desks and all inclusive workstations to hold their computer equipment; keyboard, disk drive and computer monitor. Requests for ergonomically designed computer chairs and desks have steadily increased over the past 10 years. Today you can find a computer desk that can hold everything you need for your home to fit in less than five square feet of space.

Computer Furniture Styles

Furniture designers and manufacturers from around the world have begun to create office computer furniture that is both attractive and functional. If your idea of home office furniture is a rectangular desk and chair, get ready to be pleasantly surprised: the computer furniture for the home of today is available in every shape you can imagine from round to oval to freeform.

As lifestyles have changed, there was also a need for furniture to blend into the overall theme of the residence. Now you will find manufacturers who are paying special attention to the "home" aspect of home office furniture. Several furniture designers are creating master bedroom furniture sets with a computer desk and chair styled to match. In addition, with the growing number of teen bedrooms including personal computers, many manufacturers of teen bedroom furniture sets are including a computer chair and desk along with the bunk beds, throw pillows and storage bins.

What's New in Home Computer Furniture?

Beyond the style of your home furniture, the feature that is most important is functionality. Your computer chair and desk are the main components of your office; the computer desk and chair have to work together as a unit. With the number of hours spent in front of a computer monitor growing, furniture makers are beginning to design their computer furniture to match ergonomic guidelines for reducing stress on the body that leads to carpal tunnel syndrome, neck, shoulder and back pain.

Computer chairs that are adjustable in height and lumbar support have enjoyed great popularity since they were introduced. Now you can find computer desks that have adjustable shelf heights for your computer monitor and keyboard as well.
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