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Setup and photos by Laurie Côté Laurie Côté is a nutritionist and content creator who lives in Quebec City, Canada. You'll find her on her Instagram page and her blog, where she shares comforting recipes, the cozy decor of her home, photos of her cats, fashion and beauty discoveries and more. Take a look at her home office that inspires comfort and creativity. + Shop this look "The style and the colour of the ergonofis desk inspired me to integrate the rest of the elements, such as the carpet." + Shop this look What are three words you'd use to describe how you want your office to feel? Soothing, inspiring and comfortable. What makes your home office the best place to work? And why is having this space important to you?It is essential for me to have an inspiring and ergonomic space to work in since a large part of my day as a freelance worker is done in my office. It is also important for me to have this space, which quickly became my refuge, a universe that soothes me and allows me to face the most difficult days as well as the most stimulating days. In addition, I find that designating a specific place to work in allows me to be more motivated. + Shop this look "I love the practicality and trendiness of everything I add to a space." What does your office say about you? I love the practicality and trendiness of everything I add to a space. The pinned wall allows me to add inspirations, hold my essential oils, while being a key part of the decor. My space also reflects my love for food photography and nutrition through my posters. Not to mention the desk, which is as practical as it is aesthetic. This is an important characteristic for me when decorating a room. What were your inspirations when designing this space? My first inspiration was my culinary blog. This is where I took the inspiration for the shades and colours I was going to use. I wanted this to be a continuation of the universe I created online. Also, my ergonofis desk is the central part of my office. Its style and the colour of the wood inspired me to integrate the rest of the elements, such as the carpet. + Shop this look What element of your office is indispensable?It's hard for me to choose just one item! My ergonofis desk is obviously essential for me now! As I am 90% of the time in front of my screen, I previously had back pain from having an inadequate position for several hours a day. Now, I can adjust the height of my desk according to the time of day and my desire of the moment (standing or sitting) which allows me to be more focused and have a better posture. However, I can't pass over my new addition that changed my posture even more: the Youtoo chair. It is so comfortable and allows me to sit for hours on end without compromising my productivity. What kind of audio do you listen to in your home office?I listen to Coffee House, acoustic, or piano playlists that help me stay focused and calm in my space. Lastly, what's your #1 career tip? Take the time to do things right instead of wanting everything right away. Small accomplishments are as important as big ones, and they will keep you motivated and consistent in your work. + Shop this look Thank you so much, Laurie, for sharing your office space with us. You can find Laurie on her Instagram page and her blog. Want more inspiration? Check-out our home office design guide, and have a look inside other home offices: Audrey Rivet's, Michael Soledad's, Kelsey Levy's, and Justine Brouillette’s. Shop Laurie's home office
In our last blog post, we answered your questions from Reddit on how to choose the best standing desk for your home office. We made sure to consider what you’ll be using your desk for, as well as how big you’ll want your desk to be. The next step is to pick the perfect model of desk for your needs. Now, you’ve probably seen hundreds of different makes, models and brands of sit stand desks out from a quick Google search alone, and the sheer volume might make your head spin! That’s why EFFYDESK has broken down the core components of a standing desk for you, and will be sharing helpful comparisons between 5 of Canada’s leading standing desks. From segments to motors, and stability to warranty, we’ve got you covered. Each section has a summary table to give you all the comparisons at a glance. After reading this article, you’ll be well on your way to purchasing the perfect adjustable sit-stand desk for your home office today. Ikea Standing Desk vs Jarvis vs Effydesk 1. Stability The mark of a good height-adjustable standing desk is stability. Some economy desks are notorious for a “wobble” when extended to their full height. As you can imagine, this isn’t a very comforting feeling for the user! When buying a desk, the two main components to consider are the desk columns and the supporting feet. Columns come in segments which help adjust the desk to the desired height. PRO TIP: Look out for desks with more segments to reduce the shakiness when the desk is in standing position! The shape of a standing desk column is another important factor. Did you know that this can affect the stability of a desk? Standard cylinders are common among adjustable desks, but getting a desk with rectangular legs is much sturdier. The pros at LocTechMotion have shared that square columns are even stronger than rectangle. The feet of the desk make a difference in how much the desk sways when adjusted to full height. Look for wide desk feet to provide maximum stability for your workspace. Remember—the wider the surface, the sturdier your sit-stand desk will be! PRO TIP: if you’re prone to stubbing your toes (ouch!), look for desks with tapered feet. Your toes will thank you! Stability of the Top Adjustable Desks in Canada—at a glance: Desk Model Column Segments Desk Feet Fully: Jarvis Laminate Standing Desk 2 square segments, steel Longer and tapered IKEA: Bekant Sit Stand Desk System 3 cylindrical segments, polyester Industry standard Uplift V2 Standing Desk 3 rectangular segments, steel Industry standard Autonomous Smartdesk 2 Premium 3 rectangular segments, steel Industry standard EFFYDESK Business Office 3 square segments, reinforced steel Wider and tapered 2. Durability Perhaps the most important part of any electric standing desk is the motor. This gadget will do all the heavy lifting for you, day-in and day-out. If you’re adjusting your desk often from sitting to standing, or if multiple people are using the desk, you’ll want a reliable motor that won’t die after repetitive use. Make sure to consider how loud these motors are as well—there’s nothing worse than having to endure a loud, annoying hum whenever you want to change the height of your desk! While most standard sit-stand desks have a single motor, premium models (like EFFYDESK) are equipped with two motors to do the work. Along with a longer lifespan, two motors can help move your desk more quickly and quietly whenever you need to. No more sitting around and waiting forever for your table to get up to your level! Motor Types & Volumes of Top Standing Desks in Canada—at a glance: Desk Model Motor Volume Fully: Jarvis Laminate Standing Desk Dual Less than 50 dB IKEA: Bekant Sit Stand Desk System Dual Unknown Uplift V2 Standing Desk Dual 50 dB Autonomous Smartdesk 2 Premium Dual 45 dB EFFYDESK Business Office Dual Less than 42 dB 3. Satisfaction Guaranteed from the Top Standing Desks in Canada Finally, you want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck— check out this table for a side-by-side on the warranties you’ll get on these desks: Standing Desk Model Standing Desk Warranty Standing Desk Price Shipping Costs Fully: Jarvis Laminate Standing Desk 7 Years, 30-day free trial (US only) $669.99 CAD Free Shipping IKEA: Bekant Sit Stand Desk System 10 Years $499.99 CAD Starting at $59 Uplift V2 Standing Desk 7 Years, 30-day free trial $768.99 CAD Free Shipping Autonomous Smartdesk 2 Premium 7 Years, 30-day free trial $639.99 CAD Free Shipping EFFYDESK Business Office 5 Years, 30-day free trial $739.99 CAD Free Shipping Working From Home? EFFYDESK is Here to Help! At EFFYDESK — we design, mould and deliver the best Electric Standing Desk for professional or personal use. Our award-winning ergonomic office chairs ensure that office workers are protected against desk job damage, and are well-equipped to maximize efficiency and morale in the workplace — wherever that may be for you. Browse our signature Standing Desks, Office Chairs and Monitor Mounts designed to boost workplace productivity, so you can get more done, more comfortably. For local Vancouver customers: EFFYDESK offers fast and reliable installations, too! Claim your 30-day free trial today. To learn more about EFFYDESK’s products and services, be sure to check out our FAQ page or browse the blog archive for other helpful articles on ergonomics in the workplace.
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