Why Investing in the Right Office Furniture is Important

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There has been an increasingly popular trend in researching how the office environment influences and encourages employees to work. There have been studies showing a strong correlation between a workers’ office and how productive they are.

This has significance for any CEO’s or business owners in charge of arranging their company’s office space. Choosing which furniture should be used and how it is used is a big part of this. Your employees spend a whole heap of time in their office, it’s almost their second home!

You want to ensure that the office furniture is ergonomic and comfortable at the same time. This article will discuss how you can go about choosing the right furniture. You can find a great office furniture disposal resource right here so your company can remain environmentally friendly whilst abiding by the law.

Now it’s time for ‘out with the old and in with the new’ as you will need to think about how to responsibly dispose your current office furniture.

Consider whether you will opt for new or used furniture

Both have their pros and cons. Just like shopping for any furniture, it’s crucial to scout out the reliable retailers and shops before committing to a purchase. If you are looking for the entire office to be fitted or just brand new desks, it’s good to know that brands like BT Office Furniture exist to deliver quality solutions.

Before making the decision to go with new or used however, it’s worth considering what type of business you have. If you have a lot of customers walking through regularly, you may want to opt with newer furniture.

Here’s some pros and cons for new furniture:

Pros:

  • You have access to more choices for customisation
  • There’s a good selection for different sizes and colours
  • They will last long-term

Cons:

  • They can be pricier
  • You may have additional costs in assembly

Some pros and cons of used furniture:

Pros

  • Used furniture tends to be around 35% cheaper
  • A good option for smaller offices
  • Good short-term option

Cons:

  • Not great for longevity
  • The guarantee may have reached its expiry date
  • You need to be extra careful of any damages


Considering the following factors can help you choose the best office furniture:

  • Price

The cost of the furniture is essentially part of your business’ financial investment. Therefore, you have to weigh up how much items are and the quantity needed. To prove to your investors that your choices are money well spent, decide a budget first and aim to stick to it without sacrificing quality.

  • Requirements

Your employees must remain at the forefront of your buying decisions. Think about ergonomic designs which support people’s backs and postures to ensure a safe and comfortable working position. Do your employees require a more relaxing break out area? Maybe investing in some bean bags or a TV is a good idea to keep spirits high within the team. As long as your office environment remains productive and caters to the wider range of preferences, you are onto a winner!

  • How well the furniture functions

Thinking about the flexibility of a piece of furniture is crucial in determining its value to an office. Does it allow your employees room and freedom to move around or to tailor to their needs?

  • Size

How big or small the furniture is will always be a deciding factor. Depending on your office space you will want to choose pieces that make your office as spacious and roomy as possible. Creating the best working environment whilst using space effectively is largely down to the size of furniture.

Now you know some great deciding factors for buying great office furniture, you can create the perfect environment for you and your staff.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., is a small business marketing coach who shows women entrepreneurs how to use solid marketing strategies to turn their life’s passion into a profitable, service-based business. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog, Entrepreneur-Resources.net.

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9 comments

  1. Considering how much time is spent in the office really helps you understand the importance of a nice workplace. I like that the furniture you have in the office can create an environment that is productive and comfortable. Knowing that there are options to get used furniture, can be helpful in you saving a few bucks and still have a pretty amazing office.

  2. Hey, great share…..

    We’re often discussing how important office design as a whole and although we mention office furniture in passing, we’ve never really looked in depth at why good office furniture is great for your company, not only style wise but productivity wise, too!

    Thanks for sharing this post. Keep sharing more….
    Cheers!!
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  3. I had no idea that investing in the right office furniture could change the productivity of the office space. I find that used office furniture is generally in pretty good shape, but newer furniture gives off a good vibe and enhances the ambiance of the space. I’ll be sure to consider your advice when purchasing office furniture. Thanks!

  4. Hii
    Great article in order to get information about how to make your office more attractive with the help of good furniture.In this way you can make your office more fascinating for your clients.It also tells us how to invest right amount to your office furniture.

    Thanks,for sharing this valuable information with us.

  5. I really like that the fixtures you’ve got inside the office can create an surroundings that is efficient and comfortable! Great work!

  6. Measuring furniture is so important to set up an office like you mentioned. If you measure the space before hand and choose furniture that fits, it will save you time. It would also be beneficial to consider how heavy the furniture is in case you decide to move it around.

  7. I had no idea that investing in the right office furniture could change the productivity of the office space. it’s mostly clear what you will be getting, which is mainly comfort. And when you are comfortable at work, your productivity is bound to go up.
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  8. Investing in furniture, especially for office use takes up a huge amount of your capital and expenses, great discussion and very resourceful. It helped me while i was deciding! Thanks.

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