When purchasing new office furniture, it’s important to consider a wide range of factors: the needs of your employees, their preferences, how much space you have for the office furniture installation, and any aesthetic considerations that meet your company’s branding and representation as a whole.
New office furniture is a major investment and making the right choice can seem like a daunting task. To ensure you make the right decision, here are some important factors to keep in mind:
Regardless of the current state of your business, you should always plan ahead and leave room for growth.
Technology is rapidly advancing and changing, which often introduces new pieces of equipment that need to be introduced into the workplace. Even if you aren’t planning on bringing on any new employees in the near future, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead and leave space for extra equipment and people, should the opportunity arise.
When planning ahead, you should also keep the quality of your furniture in mind. While saving a buck in the short term might seem attractive, inexpensive pieces of office furniture need to be replaced more often and become worn out much faster than pieces that are built to last.
Every piece of furniture in your office should compliment your company’s brand and colour palette. The inclusion of too many colours can make your office look like an unprofessional, mismatched mess.
If your company already has a brand kit and/or colour palette, you should try to stick to those colours as they’ll be familiar and representative of your brand. If you’re thinking of doing something different, it’s a good idea to consult with a trusted designer when working to come up with a layout that looks great.
Apart from how your furniture looks, you’ll also need to consider what materials your furniture is made out of, and any specific requirements you may have for it. Do you require antimicrobial surfaces in some of all parts of the office? Do you have any privacy needs that would require frosted glass instead of regular glass? All of these things should be planned out with your designer prior to starting your furniture installation.
The old saying, “measure twice, cut once,” applies to your office renovation just as much as it would a piece of wrapping paper. Making sure your plans are correct and free of errors will save you time, headaches, and money.
When it comes to office furniture, having the right measurements is crucial to a successful office installation. If your furniture is too small, your workspaces will look cluttered, and your employees will feel cramped. Claustrophobic working conditions are detrimental to employees’ physical and mental wellbeing, which can result in a massive drop in productivity and employee morale. If your furniture is too large, it can easily begin to take over your entire office, restricting movement and limiting access to other furniture.
While improperly sized furniture can sometimes be exchanged, returned, or sold, doing so can result in a major waste of time and money, as your project will be at a stand-still while the furniture is being removed and replaced.
When planning out your next office furniture installation project, you should leave it to the professionals.
The professionals at CHO1CE have completed countless projects with our trusted dealer and designer partners.
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