You need something that is sturdy, something that fits in with the decor of your house, and something that can handle being used day after day. Get Something that is Comfortable: Anyone who has ever worked in an office setting knows that it can leave you sore: it might not be manual labor, but that doesn't mean you'll never have a cramp and never have an ache. From sitting in front of a computer hutch for too long to typing for too many hours, even the comforts of your house can leave you lacking comfort. Get Something that is Productive: Just because you work from home doesn't mean you don't need to be productive. Oftentimes, working from home can hurt productivity. Distractions abound. One way to thwart this is to choose your office furniture wisely. Rather than getting an office chair that has a built in massager, get one that is standard. Rather than getting a computer that double as a DVD, find one that only has work related functions. Rather than getting a computer hutch that has a separate section for your game console, buy on that fits your computer, and not your extracurricular activities. Get Something that Keeps your Organized: One of the hardest things to do in a home office is stay organized. Because you are merging your home life with your business life - and because your home office may also be your kid's play room, it's easy to lose things that you need. You may misplace a proposal, you may forget a finance report, you may forget that letter that had to be on your boss's desk at eight this morning.
For this reason, finding office furniture that helps your organization is important. A computer hutch with many drawers, a computer desk with a built in filing system, and a computer with lots of storage space can all help you to keep your things organized and out of the lost pile.