Whether you want to create more space in your office or enhance its overall aesthetic appeal, choosing the right office furniture can help you do just that. While there is a wide variety of office furniture ranging from traditional to modern contemporary, having too many options may leave you ‘spoilt for choice.’ To help you narrow down your choices and to ensure that you are spending your money wisely, keeping the best interest of your business in mind, in this post we discuss five effective tips for choosing the right office furniture.
1. Let Comfort be Your Priority
The health of your employees should be your top priority. Considering the fact that your employees spend several hours in the office sitting on an office chair, it is important for the chairs and desks to be ergonomically designed. This will help mitigate common health risks, common in employees, such as lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fatigue and muscle pain.
2. Focus on Practicality First
When choosing office furniture choose practicality over looks. For example, a fancy desk without a storage space may look great, but may not be of much use as it does not suffice your basic need such as storage. Similarly, opting for demountable office partitions is also a great idea. While office aesthetics is also an important factor, the practical usage of furniture goes a long way. Consider factors such as storage space, functionality, room space, maintenance and more.
3. Determine the Layout
Even small details such as the placement of electrical outlets, layout of office partitions to minimize distractions, amount of light received in an area; play a big role in the efficiency of employees. Designing a detailed proper floor plan that shows where everything goes, is therefore, important when determining the office layout.
4. Be Flexible with Your Budget
Though we aren’t suggesting you to spend a lot more over and above your budget, but we do recommend you to be flexible with your budget. Quality comes at a price, and therefore, even if you have to pay more for quality furniture, opt for quality over cheap furniture, as it is durable and provides value for money.
5. Keep Brand Identity in Mind
A company’s office layout reflects its work culture and values. A well thought out layout not only helps employees stay motivated, it is also one of the most important factors that clients consider when choosing to do business with a company. Therefore, buy furniture that reflects your company’s brand identity and conveys your message to clients and employees.
Need a Custom Furniture Solution?
If you need customized furniture for your new office space, or to upgrade your existing office setup, contact one of our representatives at Merge Works to help you find the right furniture for your office. To get in touch, you can call us 1-800-597-1195 or email at Info@MergeWorks.com.