Sometimes you can buy all of the cubicle accessories that you can find, but you still need to look first at the core items of your home or your work office. One of those core office items is your office chair. So what are the attributes that add up to the best office chair for you? Well, for me there are a few priorities when it comes to buying a new chair for your office.
Comfort has got to be my #1 consideration especially because I spend more time in my office chair than in any other piece of furniture. It is my guess that if you work for a living that this is also the case for you. So, how do you find the most comfortable office chair for you? You have to do a lot of testing. Before I recently bought a new office chair for my home office, I tried out hundreds of different chairs over a long period of time. When I finally found the one that fit me like a glove and also met my other prerequisites, I jumped at the chance and bought it.
unless you have no money worries at all, you certainly have to be concerned with how much money you are going to spend on a new chair. Even if your company is going to spring for your new chair, you've got to believe that there is a certain limit on the amount they are going to spend on an employee's chair. But, with the expansion of office products in recent years, there is a lot of competition in the area of office furniture. This has led to the prices of high-quality office furniture dropping to a price point that is attainable for the regular consumer.
Since you sit for so many hours in an office chair, having the proper support is paramount. One area of support is the lumbar region of the back. Any high-quality chair will definitely have proper lumbar support because it is one of those concerns for consumers. Without this type of support, you could develop back issues over the prolonged use of an improperly supported chair.
Another area of support is for your arms. Arm support, to me, is necessary. I'm actually surprised that they even sell office chairs without arms. One feature that you can find in some office chairs is adjustable arms. I don't really see the need unless you are going to share your chair with someone else that has a different body structure than you have. If you test out the chair and the arms are at a proper height for you, adding adjustable arms is worthless as far as I'm concerned.
Finding the best office chair for you may take a while. But if you find the right one, you'll know it and will ultimately spend many hours in the comfort of your personal working space.