Lots of offices make mistakes when buying office furniture. It’s natural to make mistakes, and it’s good because you can learn from them. But unfortunately, these mistakes can turn out to be very expensive.
What if you could learn from the mistakes of others before you buy your office furniture? In this week’s blog, you can! We’ll talk about the 5 most common mistakes that are made when buying office furniture, and how you can avoid them.
4 Common Mistakes Made When Buying Office Furniture
Buying on Impulse
We’ve all made some impulse purchases we’ve regretted, and this holds true for office furniture. You might randomly come across a deal that looks to good to pass up, and take it. But is it really a good deal if the furniture doesn’t actually work well for your office? That chair might have looked great online, only to look shoddy and poorly constructed once you get it out of the box. Make sure to do your homework before you make your office furniture purchases and avoid impulse buys.
Buying Without Trying
On a related note, you should avoid buying office furniture before you’ve had a chance to try it out yourself. Again, as great as that chair looks in the picture, the only way to tell if it’s comfortable is to sit in it yourself. Trying office furniture before you buy allows you to ensure it meets your requirements for comfort and functionality.
Choosing Form Over Function
It’s tempting to choose office furniture that is flashy and eye-catching. You might want to make a statement with your office furniture, after all, and that’s fine. But your first priority should always be function. You want your office furniture to work well for your purposes and to be comfortable! The best looking furniture isn’t worth much if it has poor functionality or comfort.
Cutting Costs Too Much
Every business wants to make a smart purchase, but smart doesn’t always mean cheap. Cheaper furniture may save you money in the short run, but end up costing you more in the long run when it wears down or breaks faster than you anticipated, forcing you to replace it. Investing in good quality furniture may be more expensive up front, but in the long run it’s well-worth the investment.
Glover Furniture and Design Group, Inc.
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