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Tips on How to Pick the Right Home Office Chair For Your Home

When searching for office chairs for your business most people will have the same requirements in mind: a comfortable, adjustable chair that will support your employees and keep them working productively in a healthy work environment. The same can not be said when it comes to choosing home office chairs as people will have different wants and needs for their own home. Choosing a home office chair is a much more personal selection where the owner has the freedom to choose exactly what they think will feel and fit in best with their home. Home buyers have the flexibility to make their own choices rather than having to adhere to company rules and standards, allowing for increased flexibility in their decision making process. With that being said, most people do not know where to start looking when searching for a home office chair with the abundance of choices available both online and in the retail space. There are a few things to consider before purchasing including the capacity the chair will be used in, the average time that will be spent in the chair, and the chair’s upholstery. If you take into consideration our tips for purchasing a home office chair it may help save you the hassle of having to return a chair you do not like or that does not work for your home office.

Fabric Home Office Chair

The first component to take into consideration when starting your search for a new chair for your home office is the capacity the chair will be used in. Will this chair be used in a home office space that is a separate room designed solely for working at home? Or will this chair be used behind a desk that is already incorporated into your home design? Depending on the space your chair will be used in will largely determine which chair you will purchase. If you will be using your chair behind a desk that is in your living room or kitchen area you will most likely opt for looks over comfort as this will be what your guests see when they enter your home. If you will be using your chair in a home office that is a separate room in your home you will have more freedom to choose what chair will keep you sitting comfortably without having to worry as much about the attractiveness of the chair.

Ergonomic Home Office Chair

Perhaps the most important factor to consider is the average time that will be spent sitting in the chair as this will greatly impact both your comfort and health, two vital pieces to a happy sitting experience. If you will be spending a considerable amount of time sitting in your home office chair, say for example you work from home, then you will want a highly adjustable ergonomic office chair that will keep you sitting comfortably for hours at a time with adequate back support. You may need to make more of an investment if you will be spending multiple hours daily sitting in your chair, however this investment will save you from unnecessary back pain and other strains that can occur from sitting in a cheap office chair. If your home office chair will only be used occasionally or for an hour or two a day, then you will be able to choose from cheaper options that do not offer as much adjustability.

Wooden Bankers Chair for Homes

Upholstery always tends to be an option that is often overlooked when it should actually be well thought out before making a purchase decision. If you have children in your home it is best to stay clear of upholstery materials that can be easily stained like fabric and look for a chair that can be upholstered in a more durable stain-resistant material such as vinyl, leather, or mesh. If you live in a more humid environment contemplate a chair with mesh upholstery as these chairs are much more breathable and the material allows the user to feel more cool even in unpleasant warmer temperatures. If your house has wooden furniture, an antique wooden bankers chair would be a perfect addition as they compliment wood furniture quite nicely and come in different color wood finishes to match your pre-existing furniture spot on.

There are a number of things to consider before purchasing something for your home, especially an office chair that will be spending years to come sitting in your personal space. You will be the final decision maker for the chair you will be spending your time sitting in; it is ultimately up to you to determine which home office chair will work best given your circumstances. If you take the aforementioned tips into account when making your purchase decision it will surely lead you in the right direction towards finding your perfect home office chair.

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The Benefits of Owning A Chair Mat

The office chair mat, a key piece of furniture necessary for any work environment that often gets forgotten when purchasing new additions for the office. Chair mats are often perceived as a luxury purchase rather than a necessity, and as something that can be purchased at a later point in time if really needed. While you may have preconceived notions about office chair mats, they are actually a key piece of furniture that should be taken into consideration when purchasing new items for both your work and home office. Having a chair mat in any work environment is beneficial for a number of reasons including floor protection, appearance purposes, personal safety, ergonomic benefits, and ease of mobility.

Hard Floor Chair Mat

The primary purpose of owning a chair mat is to protect the surface that you roll on with your office chair. No matter what surface your office chair currently sits on, such as hardwood floors, carpet, or linoleum, there are chair mats designed specifically for each of the aforementioned. Office chair casters can easily scratch hardwood floors, leave imprint marks in carpet, and also damage the quality of your carpet from the consistent rolling. In fact, many carpet manufacturers will void their warranty if an office chair will be used on it without the use of a chair mat. Carpet chair mats typically come with a set of cleats located underneath the chair mat that allow the mat to stay firm and in place when rolling across. Chair mats for hardwood floors or linoleum do not have the cleats underneath the mat, however their weight allows for the mat to stay in one place rather than sliding around as one might fear.

Arc Shape Chair Mat

The addition of a chair mat to an office instantaneously creates an elegant and clean appearance . Many come with a clear finish making them less noticeable for those that are apprehensive about having your chair mat take attention away from the overall design of your office and allows the beauty of your flooring to show through. They can also compliment your office design or stand out with the option for colorful and unique designs that are provided by some chair mat manufacturers. Some unique chair mat designs include bamboo, zebra print, a world map, peacock print, colorful circles, and many more. They are also available in different shapes and sizes depending on what your office needs; if you have smaller work area then you may opt for a smaller sized chair mat. If your work area requires rolling across a larger surface area, then you may want to opt for a larger chair mat or a mat that differs from the traditional rectangle shape and try an arc or ellipse shape instead.

Crystal Edge

Chair mats often bring up the concern for personal safety, for example, many people often do not look where they are walking and may be worried about tripping over their chair mat. The same can be said for walking in the dark at night in your home office and risking falling over from catching an edge on your chair mat. While cheaper chair mats do come with straight edges that can be a safety concern, there are plenty of higher quality mats available that come standard with rounded protective edges designed specifically so people do not trip over them. Rounded or beveled edges are also helpful for a smooth transition to the carpet or floor when rolling off the chair mat.

Chair mats are ergonomically beneficial in preventing leg fatigue and ease of movement. If you currently do not have a chair mat and use your office chair on a carpeted surface, then you have most likely already felt the pressure and struggle that it takes to roll from once spot to another. With a chair mat, gliding from one spot to another is a simple task rather than having to utilize your leg muscles to give you the momentum to move on the carpet. Repetitive pushing with one’s leg muscles can cause unnecessary leg and back pain from over exerting oneself.

Chair Mats Starting at $59!

Purchasing a chair mat is a worthwhile investment for assurance that your floors and carpets will be protected and unharmed from your office furniture. While getting new flooring or carpets can put a huge dent in your budget, buying a chair mat is very affordable with even the highest quality of chair mats usually falling below the one hundred-dollar threshold. Your legs will also thank you from relieving the amount of pressure necessary to get from one place to another when rolling in your office chair. If anything, keep your floors clean and looking beautiful with the addition of a chair mat.

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Holiday Gift Guide For Her Office

Feel like Christmas and the holidays alwa

ys seem to sneak up on you at the last minute? One minute you are enjoying the summer sunshine and the next it seems to fast forward to Christmas. Instead of worrying about the hassle of making your way through the crowded aisles of the mall or camping out on the street before the big sale, Sitbetter has created our very own holiday gift guide for the 2009 season. The best part of all is you can get all your shopping done while sitting on your computer in your pajamas! So take a look at some of our top picks for our holiday gift guide for her office.

The Saffron I Dedicated Task Chair is a great chair for a petite or smaller user that needs ergonomic comfort and support. The chair is high quality, has a small curved backrest with built in lumbar support, and a comfortable padded seat available in 3 sizes.

Included features are: fully upholstered dual curve backrest, dual density molded polyurethane foam, small seat pan, back height adjustment, seat angle adjustment, back angle adjustment, back pivot and seat height adjustment, forward tilt lock out, standard life ranges 15.25″, 20.25″ smaller cylinders available, 24″ glass reinforced nylon high profile base, and 5 dual wheel nylon carpet casters.

Price: $219

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The Presto (522) is the perfect chair for those ‘Petite’ or ‘Small’ applications. Comfortable and with a contoured back to provide support.

The Presto offers perfect ergonomic support even for those with back pain.

The Presto Petite Series by Allseating provides quality and comfort with all the best options to create a fully customized ergonomic seating solution for people who need a smaller office chair. With over 20 different colors to choose between it won’t be hard for you to find your color of choice for the Presto, it even comes in purple if you are feeling bold!

The Presto comes with four control options including: posture back, synchro tilt, intensive task plus, and deluxe tilt j-bar.

Price: $229

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BOSS’ B6206 features breathable mesh black fabric seat with ample padding. The open mesh mid-back is designed to offer lumbar support, which is an added benefit for those that suffer from back pain.

Height adjustable arms accent the chair, while the locking tilt mechanism, with tension control afford easily adjustable for the user, Pneumatic seat height adjustment, nylon reinforced 27-inch base and dual wheel casters round out this chair’s features.

This chair comes equipped with a Six-Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty. Weight capacity for a user of this chair is 250 pounds.

Ships ready to assemble. Assembly is not too difficult for those that are not crafty like myself and tools needed to put the chair together are shipped along with the chair. At only $99 this chair is a steal for the comfort and features offered.

Price: $99

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Combining value with the stylish iconic look made popular by Eames – the Otto by Eurostyle represents a return of the modern retro.

Chromed steel frame with leatheratte seat and back available in 3 modern colors: Black, White or Dark Brown at no extra charge. Combining these with the chromed aluminum armrests and polished aluminum base, along with staple features such as a knee tilt mechanism with swivel, locking and height adjustment, make the Otto High Back a great modern seating choice for executives and managers alike.

My favorite color for the Otto is the white leather, definitely makes for a really modern and stylish chair that will make everyone envious.

This chair is perfect for anyone anywhere, whether you need a new chair for your home office or if you are looking to purchase several for the conference room. And of course, for friends/family for the holiday season!

Price: $229

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The OST-108 by Office Star is is a solid and sturdy traditional wooden banker’s chair that will look great in a number of different settings. It has a wooden seat padded with 1″ vinyl covering for added comfort.

This chair is smaller, so you’ll like it in areas where you don’t want a big chair or you’re not really going to be sitting for longer periods of times. Banker’s chairs are the perfect decorative chair to have in the house, just make sure not to sit for extended periods of time or it may start to hurt.

Comes in three color combination’s- Fruit Wood with a black pad, Fruit Wood with a brown pad, or Black with a black pad.

Price: $145

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With bright aluminum finish details, Zip makes a stylish impact in the conference rooms as well as in the office.

Even if your Zip is for home, why not sit in style?

By providing full back contact and breathability, Zip Mesh delivers the support busy offices need to stay healthy, happy and productive – combined with the modern design and unique mesh, the Zip is sure to provide your team will have more productive meetings than ever before!

Make working at home or browsing the internet more productive by bringing a Zip home for the holidays. Many different fabric options are available to find the Zip color of your choice. My favorite is the Moguls Aquarium color!

Price: $349

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The Inertia (79040) is a stylish mid back task chair that is both comfortable and affordable.

Part of the Inertia family of seating, Inertia Upholstered Mid Back Task Chair fits in with practically any office environment – not to mention any budget.

Available in Executive, Conference, Task, Side and a Stool option, the Inertia Upholstered Seating Line provides support and comfort whether you’re sitting straight or leaning back.

Having sat in this chair before, I can assure you that it is not only modern and stylish, but also really comfortable. Even if you are sitting in this chair for extended periods of time, it will still feel comfortable 8 hours later.

Price: $307

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Offering all the benefits of a traditional dynamic monitor arm – with none of the shortcomings – the M2 redefines high-performance monitor arms. Current-generation monitor arms utilize a bulky, failure-prone gas cylinder to support the weight of the monitor. The M2 instead uses an innovative mechanical spring to achieve exceptional performance and durability in a lightweight, ultra-thin design.

Available with white accents on a polished aluminum arm or a silver arm with gray accents.

The M2 comes with a bolt mount AND a clamp mount for installation on any surface.

I have one of these monitor arms in white myself and it definitely makes my office space look more sleek and stylish. I would definitely recommend one to anyone interested.

Price: $259

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Anji Mountain Bamboo Rug Co.’s® “Natural” and “Dark Cherry” Bamboo Roll-Up Office Chair Mats meld beauty, style and function to create an alternative to the bland, utilitarian vinyl chair mat. There is no product like this in the marketplace!

These Bamboo Roll-Up Office Chair Mats are incredibly durable and will add an elegant touch to any office or home office setting. Furthermore, these mats are easy to ship and easy to transport. No assembly required! Chair Mat is 8 mm thick, and features an anti-static natural rubber back.

Saving the Pandas, too: Anji Mountain’s Bamboo Chair Mats are made from Moso Bamboo, a species not in the Giant Panda diet. Furthermore, Anji Mountain Bamboo is sustainably harvested in the mountain range not inhabited by the Giant Panda.

Price: Starting at $135!

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Personalized just for her with any name printed in the chocolate brown font shown within the colorful polka dot design. Work will be less dull and more colorful with the Crazy For Polka Dots Mouse Pad!

The rubber mouse pad features non-slip natural rubber base; measuring 8″ diameter. A full 1/4″ thickness keeps it in place. For a very inexpensive price this will be the perfect gift for both the office or even the home office.

Price: $11

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Everyday convenience now at your fingertips with a simple glance to schedule today, next week and months ahead with personalization mall’s 15 Quotes© Personalized Perpetual Calendar. Choose from 14 popular quotes to provide daily inspiration. Or, you may opt to modify their quotes or write one of your own.They then delicately engrave the polished silver piece with any sentiment, personal or company name you choose. The elegant piece will provide a lifetime of style and function for any home or office desk top – just rotate the wheels to select the month, week and day to represent each month, year after year. Features: Cube-shaped piece measures 3″ square with an additional 1/2″ width, due to the protruding calendar dial, non-slip rubber base keeps in place, weighs approximately 2 pounds – the heavy weight also makes it ideal as a paperweight.

Price: $46.95

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This Old World Italian trio includes two selections from Santa Cristina Antinori: clean, crisp compogrande orvieto white wine and fruity Tuscan sangioves. A third bottle of Tomaresca neprica, an earthy blend of negroamaro, primitivo and cabernet sauvignon from Puglia, Italy completes this trio.

Nestled alongside Baptista’s mozzarella cheese swirls, olives, Dolcetto chocolate wafers, dried fruit medley, asiago cheese spread, penne rigate pasta and much more, this authentic Italian ensemble is perfectly suited for those who enjoy the robust flavors of Italy.

If you know someone who loves wine and pasta, like myself, this seems like the perfect gift to get!

Price: $79.95+shipping

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Flickr Tour of Sitbetter

After making a flickr account today, I got the idea to take mass amounts of pictures of my workplace so everyone could see how Sitbetter operates and where us Sitbetter employees work everyday. So enjoy this short little picture tour I created and get to know us a little bit better!

Erin hard at workErin working hard at his desk.
Erin's desk and EMC2 Advantage chairErin’s desk, complete with dual monitor arms.
Chelsea's Desk area and EMC2 Advantage ChairChelsea’s desk and EMC2 Advantage chair
Chelsea reading the best website everChelsea hard at work making good use of her keyboard trayAlec sitting on his Kore Stool at his deskAlec’s desk and Kore Stool
cc One of the offices upstairs
Another view of the upstairs officeAnother view of the upstairs office
Conference Table Surrounded by Smart Chairs Conference table surrounded by smart chairs
Conference RoomConference Room
fffSan Diego Showroom
Small Sitbetter MeetingSmall Meeting in the Sitbetter Office
Long Conference Table Long Conference Table
View from UpstairsView of the Showroom from Upstairs
vvvStorage and Filing Cabinets

Telecommuting? Your Office Chair Can Fit You Right

With the economy forcing people to the unemployment line and companies working to discover ways to cut overhead costs, many workers are finding out what telecommuting is all about.

Although current statistics show that only 5% of all workers work exclusively from home, the trend for Americans to work from home for part of the work week is dramatically moving upward. In 2005 the Wall Street Journal released statistics regarding telecommuting. On a world-wide basis it is predicted that nearly 100 million workers will be working from home at least one day a month by the end of 2008. That is more than double the figure from 2000. The figure in the United States, at 12% in 2000, will be up near 27% in 2008.

“Everything is in place now,” says Alec Lopez, Founder and CEO of Sitbetter.com. “There are a lot of advancements in technology, like Broadband technology. Anyone can log in almost anywhere in the world now-a-days. A stumbling block most people don’t think about though is their home office . They think just tossing their laptop on their kitchen table and sitting in a kitchen chair, or working from their living room recliner, when they really should be using a leather office chair, is fine until their back gives out.”

Often adopting the correct sitting position is overlooked. The lower back below the belt line should be as far back as possible. This will ensure the lumbar receives the support for straight posture.