So your dad just heard a word from his office that he’ll be working at home permanently. Knowing that you are quite the interior designer yourself, he comes to you and asks for your help. How can you start making the dream workstation for your dad? And can we just say, it’s just right in time for Father’s Day where you can close his eyes and walk him to his workspace with a brand new look and function that would make him more motivated to work and efficient in finishing his tasks.
First, it’s already a great thing that you know your dad. Maybe out of everyone he knows who has an eye for design, he opted to ask you because you know him well. You know what his favorite color is or what specific details during your trips together. You know your dad’s favorite meal that has the power to uplift his mood on any given day. You know your dad to the core so use this to your advantage. Make a workspace with elements that he would love. For instance, he doesn’t like clutter? Install storage units in his workspace that would make it easy for him to compartmentalize and organize his work essentials.
Second, know how big his work area will be. Where in the house will he set up a permanent workstation? How big is it and what can it fit? How can you make it look and seem bigger? What is your dad’s job and what are the required tools that he needs to perform at the optimum for his job?
Third, know what your budget will be. This working budget must be strict so that you stick to it and that your every decision will be guided by it. Like that gaming chair? Can you afford the price? If yes, go buy it. If not, look for cheaper options. This will be the same process for every other piece of furniture that will be in your dad’s workspace.
Fourth, research what the latest is in the furniture industry. Of course, it’s great to know the basics and the classics to use in the workspace. They are classics because they work. But the furniture industry has grown a lot in terms of saving space for its users, adding functions, and making sure its users enjoy comfort and luxury. Do your research so that your dad will be able to enjoy these benefits for his everyday work life at home. Again, going back to number three, check if you have the budget for it.
We listed down ergonomic pieces below that you might want to check out for your dad’s dream workspace aka your Father’s Day gift.
This standing desk makes use of an improved motor technology to be more user-friendly. Basically, its dual-motor lifting system is combined with the double crossbeam structure which ensures a smoother operation and a stable experience.
No need to worry about its stability because with a loading capacity of up to 275 pounds, it remains sturdy and wobble-free at its highest point and even during movement.
It features an advanced keypad panel featuring three height presets, a sit-stand reminder that allows you to set a timer from 0 to 99 minutes, and an anti-collision feature that automatically stops movement when obstacles are encountered.
This standing desk converter comes with a removable keyboard tray and is great for laptops. The tray can be easily attached in one step, so it’s easy for your dad to decide whether he wants to use the desk riser with or without the keyboard tray. The desk is also designed with an 18.5'' wide U-shaped desktop cutout over the keyboard tray that will enable easy use of a 17'' laptop.
It has a straight-up-down operation so that your dad doesn’t have to worry about it taking up space or toppling forward. He may raise and lower the desk vertically which could save him valuable space and also provide stabilization. He may change the height with just one arm and stabilize it at any point from 4.7”-19.7”. It can accommodate tall users, including people that are 6’5” in height. This also comes with a specially braced X-Lift structure that prevents drop and crash from a position even under full load—in this case, the weight capacity of the product is 33 pounds.
Lastly, the base frame and keyboard tray have protective rubber pads to ensure safety, provide you comfort, and give protection.
This particular standing desk from FlexiSpot has five desktop color options: bamboo, mahogany, maple, black, and white. The height range is 28” to 47.6” while the desk frame comes in white, grey, and black. You may add a dual or single monitor mount that could be clamped on the desktop. Like the other desk mentioned above, your dad may also add caster wheels to this unit upon purchase.
The lifting speed is one inch per second while producing a sound no louder than 50 decibels. The weight capacity is 154 pounds or 70 kilograms. It also has inverted legs. This desk comes with a height programmable control panel with four memory buttons to save your dad’s sitting and standing height preferences.
This ergonomic chair features a 3D lumbar support system, a 135-degree lounge tilt, and 4D adjustable armrests. The elegantly curved backrest will conform to the neck and spine that will providing the maximum headrest and lumbar support. The armrests are adjustable in four dimensions that contour effortlessly to the arms and elbows. It is made of Italian-imported chenille and K+R temperature-sensitive fiber that will provide maximum ventilation and the most delicate of fabrics. It also features the best-in-industry Samhongsa Class 4 Gas Lift which guarantees that this chair will be able to handle whatever you throw at it.
We hope your dad gets his dream workspace so that he’ll enjoy work every day and eventually retire with a smile, great memories from work, and good health.