As it represents quite a large financial investment, many people are concerned with choosing the perfect office furniture for their workplace. What can make this more difficult is that what is perfect for one may not be perfect for another, so it’s not simply a matter of asking family and friends for their recommendations. In this article, we have shared our top 3 tips for choosing the perfect furniture to help you make an informed choice.
1. How much room do you have?
The first thing you need to do is assess how much room you actually have in your workplace. One of the biggest mistakes that people make when choosing furniture is over or underestimating how much space they truly have. An empty office can look huge until you put a few desks in it; then it can start to look quite small and cramped.
Measure your space and note down anything that you will have to work around (such as windows, doorways, power outlets, telephone points and so on). If you have nice views from your windows, you might want to consider orienting desks so that these views can be taken in whilst your employees are sitting down doing their work.
2. What is your style?
You need to assess not only your own style, but the style of your business as a whole. Office furniture is actually available in a wide variety of styles, from antique all the way through to modern contemporary. If you have more of an old fashioned business, for example, you’ll probably find that sleek minimalist desks and chairs don’t work.
But don’t forget to consider comfort. Antique furniture might look fantastic, for example, but you might need the flexibility of an adjustable chair to ensure comfort for your employees. Whilst most modern chairs have the ergonomics that you’re looking for, they might look a little too futuristic for a traditional workplace.
3. Does the furniture fit you?
Computer desks and chairs that you’ve selected need to “fit” your body and the bodies of your employees. If you’re tall, for example, you need to ensure that your chair and desk height are proportionate. If you’re tall, on the other hand, using a chair that is too high and not able to be adjusted easily can leave your feet dangling like a child.
You also need to consider the type of work that is carried out in your workplace. If you’re a designer, for example, you might spend hours hunched over a drawing board – is there a way to make this more comfortable? If you’re in sales, on the other hand, you might spend most of your day in meetings and not at your desk.
If you are in the market for the affordable office furniture for your workplace, we hope that you have found this article useful for making a final choice. We understand that this can be quite an overwhelming decision, particularly if it has been a long time since you last bought new furniture – you don’t want to make the wrong choice and waste hundreds of dollars. If you are still having problems deciding, ensure that you speak with an expert.
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