Like anything you scan the internet for, if you’re on a quest to find new office furniture, you will be inundated with options for your office digs as soon as you hit enter for your search. With so many choices, styles, price ranges, and stores though, how are you supposed to narrow down your search?
We’re going to help you with that today with tips for choosing the right office furniture for your space and style.
- Choose Functional Furniture
If you choose an office desk because you think it looks fancy, you will quickly learn that you made a big mistake. Many people do make this mistake, and they find themselves regretting their purchase later on down the road.
What you choose for your business should be functional and provide you with the basics you need. For instance, choosing a desk with no drawers is probably not a good idea if you need to store files. You will soon find out your desk space is not big enough to keep every file on the surface. Choose furniture you can use in your office even if it does not fit your ideal taste. It will pay off ten-fold.
What qualifies as functional can mean different things for different people depending on what your needs are. Do you need unimpeded leg space under your desk to be able to stretch out? Or do you not need a ton of room under your desk, but you do need lots of storage space?
Knowing the answers to these types of questions will help tremendously in planning out your office furniture purposes, and what functional means for you, because it’s not a one size fits all situation.
- Measure Your Office Space
One of the worst things you can do is not measure your office space. Unfortunately, many people forget to measure and when their new furniture arrives, they find it does not even fit through the doorway, let alone line up with the wall and doorways correctly.
It is important, and essential, for you to take measurements and ensure that these measurements are correct.
Taking time to measure out your office and how you want your desk or reception furniture to line up will save you lots of headaches. You can contact us if the layout is something you think you need some help with to make sure you get it right.
- Storage Space
Regardless of whether you need leg room or not, you still need to consider storage options. Just because you might be over 6 feet and need some extra leg space doesn’t mean you don’t need storage too!
If you don’t need a bunch of storage, or extra leg space, a desk with built-in filing underneath could be a good functional piece for you. If you need leg space and lots of storage, opting for a desk and a credenza, or filing cabinet, may be a better option for you.
Your storage space can come in the form of bookcases, filing cabinets, side tables, and more. Before you decide on additional storage options, consider how much additional room you are left with.
- Pick the Right Chair
Pick a chair that is ideal for your office setting, your height, and your weight. Another thing to keep in mind is the height of your chair in relation to your desk. Now, wouldn’t it look pretty funny if your chair sat too high or too low?
Your chair should be comfortable and allow you to adjust it to meet your needs. The color of the chair should match the office furniture you are picking out as well.
- Choose the Appropriate Style Furniture
While you are keeping functionality in mind, choose furniture that reflects the type of business you run or company you work for.
If you hold an executive position, you do not want to choose an office desk that looks like a ten-year-old put it together. You should choose something upscale and elegant.
- Plan Ahead
Now this is one most people rarely take into consideration: planning ahead for what your office will be like. For example, if you only have a small number of staff you’re buying desks for, but anticipate growing your number of employees, you should think about that.
How much space do you have (you should know from your measurements)? Does the amount of space you have available allow you to add enough desks to accommodate all of them? Or would it be smarter planning to go straight to workstations or cubicles knowing you intend to grow your staff? Knowing things like this ahead of time can help you reduce costs from your overall budget in the end.
These 6 tips will help tremendously in picking the perfect office furniture for your space. Of course sometimes there are other factors to consider based on your specific needs and wants, but using these tips will have you on the right track.
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions, or to schedule a time to come see our inventory at our showroom.