You’ve rented or leased an office space for your business. Now, it’s time to find office furniture that will be attractive and fill all of your company’s needs. Before you buy the furniture, you need to know that what you’ll be buying will fit. Decide what furniture style you want, from classical to contemporary. Used office furniture may have been purchased only a few years before it was replaced by new furnishings.
Look at Office Layout
Visit your new office space and make a note of the measurements, electrical outlet placement and where windows and doors are placed. You’ll need this information so you know where you’ll be placing filing cabinets, desks and hutches.
Because your equipment uses electrical power, knowing the location of the outlets is important. You won’t be able to use power strips or surge protectors for every piece of equipment that uses electricity, so you need to know just where the larger pieces are going to stand. Smaller items, such as printers and desktop computers, can be plugged into the power strips.
Window location is important because you’ll need to accurately place desks, filing cabinets and hutches so the layout is as attractive as possible.
Decide on Your Furniture Needs
You’ve decided you’re going to be buying used office furnishings. Knowing that the used furniture you’re choosing won’t show very much wear and tear means that you’ll be able to get many years of use out of what you choose.
Knowing your office culture helps you to pick the most appropriate furniture. If you provide architectural or design services, you have a little more leeway in choosing modern, contemporary furniture. On the other hand, if you’re a conservative accounting or legal firm, you should go with traditional, wood furniture that reflects your business climate.
Narrow your selections down by ruling out furniture that won’t stand up to long use or that already shows wear and tear. Don’t forget about storage for the employees who will be using this furniture. Choose office seating furniture with ergonomic qualities so employees can sit and work comfortably.
Choose Used Furniture
Visit office furniture stores, so you can begin to see what is available. Look at the used office furniture and measure the pieces you’re thinking of buying. Inspect each item closely so you know that it doesn’t have any flaws or damage that will shorten its lifespan.
Keep your client population in mind. You’ll need office visitor chairs that are comfortable and attractive. When they schedule appointments, it may not always be possible for them to be seen immediately.
Determine Other Equipment Needs
These needs include storage space and seating for employees. Select hutches and sturdy filing cabinets that fit your office culture. Workers, from clerks all the way up to managers, will need office swivel chairs that allow them to move quickly from one area to the next.
Once you know what your new office space looks like, contact our Cubiture experts. They can help you make the best decision for your business’ needs. Are you ready to choose now? Browse office furniture to make the best selections.
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