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Jul 21, 2019 19:18:12

Home office

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Sarah Hum

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In October, after coming back from Seattle, we'll be settling down in Toronto. We are fortunate to have a two-bedroom apartment in midtown. We are currently in a 400 sq ft condo and the new place is probably almost triple that size.

We are really looking forward to having more space.Having the second bedroom will mean we can actually have a dedicated office! After working out of cafes or in the same room as our bed, this will be a nice upgrade.

I'm already looking into furnishing the office. I want it to be a space that screams productivity. Everything should be optimized so that we can get work done.

The core two things I'm looking into are:

I'm currently eyeing the Jarvis standing desk with an Ikea table top that we can size accordingly.

We have been sitting in dining chairs and other very non-ergonomic seating. Given that we sit for a large part of our day, we're ready to invest in something that will last. I'm currently eyeing the Herman Miller Aeron chair. I'll likely look into getting it second hand because this price tag is no joke.

Beyond a great desk and chair, I'm starting to think about monitors, organization, and filling my space with art.

I'm quite excited.

If you have any expertise in home office setups, I would love your tips.


Today we dropped by an EQ3 store in downtown Toronto to sit in some chairs. We were only really seriously eyeing the Aeron and the Lino chairs from Herman Miller.

After sitting in the whole selection there, the Aerons were pretty clearly the winner. We realized those were the same chairs we used to sit in at Facebook. Not surprising.

The Lino in comparison is less breathable and adjustable. Although it is a beautiful chair.

The Aeron is definitely a chair that you can sit in for hours everyday. The sales rep there was actually really helpful and showed us the ins and outs of the chairs. That said, sorry Joel, unfortunately we won't be buying directly from you.

I'm confident we can get something used/refurbished for around half the price of a new Aeron. 

In other news, we assumed originally that we'd use the bigger bedroom for our actual bedroom and the smaller one for the office. After some thinking, we might switch the two. We'll be spending a lot more waking hours in the office and it would be nice to have a more roomy space. Fitting two desks in a small room is quite challenging. We'll see what happens!

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