If you are opening your own law firm, part of this is setting up your own office. It is important that you do this correctly because you will likely be spending a lot of time in this room working. Below are tips on purchasing the desk and chair for your office to help you get started.
You should consider a wood desk as wood looks professional. A solid oak desk would work well. Oak is a durable wood and you can stain it just about any finish or color that you want. You will find that solid oak is expensive, but this desk will last you for a long time.
Another type of wood is cherry wood. This is a dark wood so you have less choices with the finishes. Cherry wood is durable but it can be expensive. You also have to consider that cherry is prone to scratches. To prevent this, replace the finish on the desk every few years or whenever you see the finish start wearing away.
If you are on a budget, maple wood is less expensive when compared to oak and cherry. Maple wood is generally light in color and you can choose from a variety of finishes for the desk. Maple is also a durable wood and will last you a long time, depending on how the desk is used.
If you choose a chair that is not comfortable for you and does not provide you with the right type of support, you will likely go home with a backache every night.
You should be able to adjust the height on the chair you purchase. This may be done by pulling up on a lever or pushing a button. When sitting in the chair your feet should rest flat on the floor, as this puts less pressure on your back.
The seat should be wide and deep enough to support you and help you feel comfortable. You should be able to sit back in the chair and still have approximately a couple of inches of space between the seat and the back of your knees.
To help prevent back pain, purchase a chair that has lumbar adjustment that allows you to adjust the backrest both forward and backward. The chair should have a locking mechanism so you can lock the adjustments you make in place.
Visit a furniture store in your area to look at the different types of desks and chairs they offer to help you make a choice. Click here to read more.