Office Furniture Cubicles
If you've worked in an office with cubicles, you might think you know everything that there is to know about partitions. But the range of available styles and designs could surprise you. Even an open-concept office has use for these office space mainstays.
Here's what you need to know if you're looking for just a few or a whole office of cubicles.
There's a Style for Every Office
The standard, upholstered panel systems still have a place, especially in busy offices with lots of people on the phones. These panels help create a uniform grid that makes excellent use of space while giving each worker privacy. But there's a lot more to them than that.
Panels can have a cork board face, and some look like decorative Asian screens. Still others have translucent sections that let everyone in the office benefit from more light. In a modular system, you can have a little of everything, with solid panels toward the bottom, glass at the top, and a whiteboard someplace in the middle.
Cubicles Help You Stay Organized
You don't need a dedicated room to have an efficient office. With cubicle add-on elements, everything you need isn't just nearby – it's within reach, which is also great for an ergonomic work station. As with any furniture, sturdy construction, durable materials, stain-resistant upholstery fabrics, and mar-resistant finishes help your investment last.
You can have shelves, filing cabinets, overhead storage, built-in lighting, data ports. Some even accommodate built-in desktops, which save a lot of space over a standalone desk. Organization is part of what makes a cubicle system work, so they're definitely not a compromise.
Partitions Help Buffer Sound Distractions
Open offices had their moment in the sun, but the New Yorker suggests that more offices are revisiting the need for psychological privacy in the workplace. Cubicle partitions give you that without bringing in a construction crew to erect walls.
In some cases, small partitions are exactly what the office needs. They can separate desks to minimize distractions, but without isolating workers in their own worlds. So you'll get the best of both worlds. Upholstered panels absorb the most noise, but even translucent panels afford privacy without that boxed-in feel.
Like most office furniture, cubicles aren't necessarily cheap. But when it comes to a cost-effective way to separate work stations, they really are budget friendly.
Most individual panels cost a few hundred dollars, with some on the lower end and some higher. And by joining panels together in a way that makes sense for your office, you get the ultimate in customization. Materials and size help determine the cost. But cubicle setup is a lot different from wall construction, so you could save a lot of money there, too.
Cubiture knows cubicles inside and out. Our experienced, professional staff can help you choose just what you need, and well also deliver, set up, and provide service if you ever need it later. Call us today at 713-412-0900 for a free quote and learn about all of the new ways that cubicles can help you design a modern, efficient office that doesn't break the bank.