Whether you’re furnishing a new space or simply upgrading your office’s old furniture, there are many factors to take into consideration when buying new office furniture. Because these are items that will be subjected to daily wear and tear, it’s important to choose wisely so that you won’t find yourself in need of another upgrade quickly once you realized you made some unwise hasty decisions. Learn more about what to take into consideration when buying new office furniture in this week’s blog.
3 Considerations to Keep in Mind When Buying New Office Furniture
One of the most important considerations that will influence your office furniture choices will be the limitations offered by your space. Take time to take detailed measurements and plot out potential designs on graph paper to ensure that not only will your furniture choices fit, but there will also be enough space to freely move around the room. There is nothing worse than falling in love with a piece of furniture that turns out to be all wrong. Ensure your employees have ample room to comfortably get out of their desks without running into furniture.
Along with space considerations, budget is your top concern. Establish what you are comfortable spending before you begin to look for new furniture. And remember that incidentals add up to: If you have to furnish an entire office, don’t just budget for big things like desks and shelving but remember all the little things such as lamps and drawer dividers. Once you have established a budget, seek out the highest quality you can find for items that your employees will rely on every day such as office chairs. Their comfort is worth the extra expense and premium items are less likely to need to be replaced quickly.
Sure, you may fall in love with a gorgeous mahogany desk, but will you still love it after a few clients forget to use coasters and leave you with unslightly water stains that are expensive to repair? Certain materials are easier than others to keep clean so don’t forget to think about how much work your office will be willing to put into caring for their furniture. While it is not always the prettiest option, laminate is ubiquitous because it requires so little upkeep. It can often be worth it to invest in more premium materials to make your office stand out from the crowd but before you do, be sure that you are ready for the upkeep.
Glover Furniture and Design Group, Inc.
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