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Feb
15
What is the right height for you?

Cubicle Walls – what is the right height for you?

There are many things to consider when shopping for office cubicles. What size cubicle best serves your employees? What kind of layout are you looking for? What type of work environment do you want to create? One of the most important questions to ask is what height of cubicle do you need? You have many different options to choose from when it comes to cubicle wall height and the choices you make can create very different atmospheres. There are quite a few things to consider when making this decision, and we are happy to share the pros and cons on low vs. high cubicle walls.

Low cubicle walls allow for easy communication between employees and facilitates a more open work environment. They also allow light to flow through an office, giving it a bigger feeling. Low cubicle walls are great for an office that is trying to create a collaborative workspace for its employees while creating a great flow in an office environment with many different meeting spaces. Telemarketing offices often use low cubicle walls because the employees don’t need large cubicles or a lot of privacy in order to accomplish the work that they are doing. Open office cubicles and teaming office cubicles all use low walls as well, and create an open, collaborative space for employees to work. We have found collaborative workspaces to be very popular recently as it increases creativity and helps with workflow for many different types of companies. JSI Swish cubicles can be used to create such a workspace, they have low walls and are very popular because of their multiple customizable options.

High cubicle walls are great at creating privacy and blocking out noise. They can facilitate better concentration because there is less distraction in the employees’ immediate surroundings. They are also great at cancelling out excess noise if your employees are doing a lot of work on their phones and don’t want to have background noise coming in. High walls keep the noise inside and keep it from distracting the person working in the next cube. High cubicle walls also give a sense of privacy, and create a feeling of ownership of space for each person. There is room to tack up pictures, put up a whiteboard to make notes, hang a calendar, and really personalize the space. High cubicle walls can even be used to create private offices, or conference rooms when you don’t want to knock down walls to do so.

There are some manufacturers that create office cubicles with customizable  walls. If you want to see different options before making a decision check out Global with Divide and Evolve office cubicles. If you think you have a better idea of what kind of office cubicle you are looking for, or need some help making the right decision - get in touch! We have sales reps with many years of experience that would love to help you find the perfect product for your office. Whether you are shopping new or used cubicles, we are sure that we can find the perfect solution for your office.








Jan
15
Stay in Budget with using Pre-Owned Furniture

Having to furnish an office on a budget is a tough task but, it is not impossible. There is one effective way to get all the office furniture you need without having to spend a penny more than the set budget. You simply need to purchase used items. Why is buying used office furniture the most effect way to furnish an office? Pre-owned items cost as much as 50% less than new ones. You save a considerable amount of money given the fairly high prices of office furnishing these days. Consider this, a basic call center cubicle cost $1500, you can save $500 if you buy it used. That is quite a lot of money.

There are a number of factors that can explain the lower price of used office furniture. These pieces have been subject to natural wear and tear causing them to depreciate in value. When a company refurbishes their office they normally dispose of the old items. However, waste disposal is costly. A better alternative is to sell the items. Typically, the sales price is extremely low, which translates into a lower price being offered to the buyers of secondhand items.

Does used office furniture still have good quality? All of these items are in good operating condition. This means that they can serve their practical purpose without any glitches. When refurbishment, repainting, cleaning and/or small repairs are necessary, the retailer takes care of these tasks so they can offer products that are in good condition to their customers. Many used furniture items also come with a warranty. These cubicles, desks, and chairs will not be as flashy and modern as their newer counterparts, but they will look good and serve their purpose. These are the things that actually matter.

How do I buy used office furniture? You need to decide on the types of items you will need and on their precise number. These are actually very important decisions to make as they will allow you to keep your spending within your budget and avoid buying unnecessary things. After careful planning of the office layout and making a list of the items to purchase, you can buy them from a reputable retailer known for offer high quality furniture at competitive prices. Buying used office furniture is the best way to furnish an office with quality pieces while staying on budget. Do not miss out on a great opportunity to save.








Dec
12
Why Office Accessories are Important

When buying office furniture, some people do not consider how costly office accessories can get. If you neglect to purchase accessories when buying the furniture, adding them on afterwards can be a big expense! We want to help you know what to consider when shopping for office accessories, and which ones are essential. 

Most accessories that are added to office cubicles and desks work to increase employees’ comfort. You can often combat the need for these accessories by investing in ergonomic furniture that will reduce bodily strain that could be caused from being at a desk for long hours. However, everyone is different and some people might need additional accessories in order to be most comfortable and relieve strain while at work.

Monitor Arms: This is an important office accessory to prevent neck strain. Whether you will need this accessory or not will depend on several factors: size and angle of monitor and the height of the desk in relation to chair height. If the monitor doesn’t have sufficient features to angle it to reduce neck strain, the monitor arm can do that for you.  Another great feature of monitor arms is that they could save desk space because they open up room that you otherwise wouldn’t have.

Keyboard Tray: This office accessory will prop up the keyboard and can either sit on top of the desk, or be installed to slide out from underneath the desk (which also frees up desktop space). Using a keyboard tray can let you type at a more comfortable angle to prevent back pain, and take strain off the arms and wrists of employees who spend a lot of time typing.

Laptop Holder: Like the monitor arm, this office accessory works to take strain off of the neck and back of someone sitting at a desk. Since laptop screens sit lower and are generally smaller than computer monitors, it could cause some real pain to work at a laptop full-time. The laptop holder combats this issue by lifting and angling a laptop to a level that is comfortable and shouldn’t cause any pain.

Desk Lights: A desk light is an important office accessory if an office isn’t well lit. No employee should have to rely on the light from their monitor to be the light source at their desk. Natural light is best, but in the absence of that, overhead lighting is important. Shadows across a desktop can tire out the eyes, and a desk light can help prevent that.

CPU holders: This is a great office accessory that will keep your computer from sitting on the floor or on your desk. When a computer is on the floor it can collect dust that will get inside and affect the machine. If the computer is on top of a desk, it will take up unnecessary space, and will also be in danger of desktop hazards (like spilled coffee). A CPU holder can combat both of those issues!

If you have any questions about office accessories, we would love to talk to you! You can also check out some of our offerings here! You can also shop for office accessories and supplies at our sister company, Office Expo!








Nov
21
When Should You Add More Cubicles?

Many new business owners think that they will not make changes to their office for at least two to three years. This is rarely the case, however. You may need to add more cubicles to your office fairly quickly after the commencement of your operations and on a regular basis afterwards. It is important to get the timing right so that you can ensure that the maximum work productivity is retained. You need to add more cubicles to the office when you hire new employees. Each and every employee must have their own workstation so that they can work effectively and be of maximum value to the company. It is certainly difficult to add a new workstation to an already established office layout but it is not impossible. In general, it is a good idea to plan for the addition of new cubicles in advance before the layout is set up so that you do not have to worry about it every time you hire a new employee to join your existing team. It is recommended for new workstations to be added next to walls and windows. That way, space will be saved and no aisles will be blocked. Consider adding more cubicles when refurbishing the office. This will make future staff increases easier as you will be able to accommodate your new employees quickly while keeping the costs minimal. When adding new stations during a refurbishment, you may want to consider a change of the office layout so that the available space can be used more efficiently. It is not a good idea to get considerably smaller cubicles for everyone just to fit more employees in the available office space. Try to use workstations of the same size if possible as you would want to keep your employees happy. With a more space-efficient layout, you should be able to fit all workstations perfectly. There is another effective solution which you can use to fit more new cubicles into the existing office space. You can go for workstations of different sizes and designs for the different categories of employees depending on the work that they do. If you adopt this strategy for the start, you will be able to use the office space extremely efficiently. You just need to decide which workstation designs are best for the different employees. You may want to consult an expert to help you with this. You should certainly add more cubicles whenever you need them. After all, your main job is to ensure that the company works properly and grows.








Oct
19
How to Furnish an Open Floor Office

An open floor office has a floor plan that utilizes a large, open space. Rather than breaking the space up into small, private offices, the open floor office typically consists of some arrangement of office cubicles for employees. The type of furniture and arrangement of the furniture greatly depends on the type of work being done in the open floor office. There are many different types of cubicles, desks, and tables that can be configured in order to accommodate a company’s needs. Regardless of the type of work that is going to be done, there are three steps to furnishing an open floor office. First, determine the amount of money you can spend. Next, pick the style you want to project. Finally, choose key furnishings you will need. Step 1 – Determine the Amount You can Spend Determining a budget for how much you can spend on furniture in an open floor office is the first thing you should do. One way of planning your budget is to create a spreadsheet that lists all of the furniture items you will need and then estimate the cost of each. Then, shop around to find the best deals. Typically, middle- to high-end modular furniture (desks, chairs, and cubicles) costs around $3500 per person. If your budget is limited, it is possible to purchase used or refurbished furniture for much less money than new furniture, though it might not be in the best shape. Another option is to lease furniture for your office until you can purchase something new. Step 2 – Pick the Style You want to Project When determining the style you want to project in your open floor office, you must first consider the manner in which you desire your employees to work. In the case of an office in which there is much teamwork going, you may choose to arrange and configure your office furniture to allow for clusters of desks where employees can work as teams. You can separate each cluster by high- or low-paneled partition walls, depending on whether or not you would like for them to see each other while sitting at their desks. In order to maintain the flow of an open floor office, it is recommended to choose the low-paneled walls. However, if you are running a business in which employees work on projects individually, you may choose to arrange your open floor office with high-paneled cubicles. This type of cubicle is tall enough that employees cannot see each other over the panels if they are sitting at their desks. In either case, the furniture you choose for your open floor office should reflect the style of work you want to take place, in order to achieve maximum productivity. Step 3 – Choose Key Furnishings You will Need In an open floor office you will need basic office furniture, such as desks, chairs, and cubicles. When choosing cubicles you’ll need to make the following decisions about whether you want: • High-paneled cubicles • Low-paneled cubicles • Work stations configured into clusters • Individual work stations When you have determined the work environment (individual or group) you plan on having in your office, you will be able to decide on the exact furniture you would like to have in your office. The furnishings in an open floor office should be functional, and they should also be arranged in a way that will maximize productivity. By following the steps outlined above, it is possible to furnish an open floor office within an allotted budget, while projecting your style.








Sep
15
FAQ, Industry Resource Information

Why install office cubicles? Cubicles solve some common business problems. They offer you a way to divide large, noisy office spaces into private work areas without building permanent walls. Thanks to their flexibility and modularity, you can mix and match a wide range of layouts and extras to provide all your employees with the workspace they need. Why me? Many people who are tasked with buying office cubicles ask themselves this question. Your company must feel they can trust you. However, many of the people charged with locating, evaluating, and choosing cubicles are unfamiliar with the options and process -- after all, it's not the type of purchase you make every day. And, because it's there are so many options, it's not the kind of item you can easily choose from a catalog. Instead, you'll be better off working with a project manager who can help you to design a system appropriate for your space, business, and employees. What types are available? There are two main designs: panel-mounted and freestanding. Most cubicles today are panel-mounted: the wall panels are the basis of the system, and components such as desks and file cabinets are mounted directly onto the panels. Freestanding components use separate panels that are placed around furniture. Each design has its advantages. Panel-based systems offer greater design flexibility, can be equipped with internal power options, and can be a bit taller to provide greater privacy and noise reduction. The main advantage of freestanding systems is that they can be easily installed and reconfigured. This makes them more convenient for firms that will often rearrange or move office space. What features should I look for? Look into the flexibility a given system offers. If you move your office two years down the road, will the cubicles be reconfigurable to fit a different type of space? Can you arrange cubes in traditional rows, "bullpen" style where several co-workers share a larger enclosed space, or in single runs or clustered layouts? Also check the system's durability. Modular furniture is designed to last many years -- the warranties included can provide a good indication of the expected life span. Because you'll be using it for years, you should also make sure the dealer you choose is committed to carrying this line, ensuring the availability and of parts and service. What sizes are available? The most common sizes -- familiar to office workers across the country -- are 6' x 6', 6' x 8', and 8' x 8'. These provide enough room for a computer or two, desk space for paperwork, and perhaps a single chair for visitors. They can be as small as a 4' x 2' call center workstation or as large as a 12' x 12' manager's cube that includes space for several people to meet. Along with the size, you'll need to decide on a height for the walls. Heights range from 42" to 82" -- the choice depends quite a bit on how your employees like to work. Many people like being able to stand up and talk to co-workers, but have privacy when they're seated. 42" to 50" walls are a good height for that type of interaction. 66" to 82" walls create more privacy at all times, but can reduce light and make collaboration more difficult; 42" walls make it easier for employees to work together but provide little privacy. Floor to ceiling applications are also available for private offices and conference rooms. How can I minimize noise? A common reason companies opt for cubicles is to reduce noise, and the right type of system can do exactly that. It's important to remember, though, that no system will eliminate noise completely and that some design choices will make your system even less efficient at blocking sound. Lower panels and glass surfaces can make for a more stylish look, but they both reduce noise absorption. What about looks? Aesthetics are important. Leading cubicle furniture manufacturers provide a range of colors and patterns for fabrics and work surfaces, allowing you to choose a look that's right for you. Standard finishes can be okay -- and can save you some money -- but nicer fabrics can benefit your business image. On the other hand, if looks really aren't that important to you, you may be able to save money by choosing standard colors or fabrics. Currently, 247 Workspace offers 30 standard fabrics, 18 laminates, 10 paint colors and 7 glass options. What about power and other connections? In most cases, you'll need electric power and data network connections run through a row of cubes. You'll be able to choose "base feed" (power that comes from a wall outlet) or "top feed" (where wires are dropped down from the ceiling). However, electrifying a set of cubes makes a big difference on the cost. If your cubes are next to walls or existing overhead power sources, you may be able to save some money by simply adding wall outlets or "utility poles" (non-structural columns that conceal wiring). What accessories are available? Various storage options are available with cubicles, including filing drawers, wheeled pedestals, wall shelving or cabinets, and free-standing bookshelves, many of which have the option to include locks. Sometimes these are configurable by your employees, allowing each person to set up their cube the way they see fit. For computer-intensive tasks, keyboard trays are a welcome addition. Some systems go a step further by allowing the entire work surface to be raised or lowered. Other common add-ons include whiteboards, windows, built-in task lighting, coat hangers, and tack boards. Your vendor can give you more details on what extras are available, and in most cases you'll be able to add them later with little or no extra expense. How important is it to buy all my cubicles from the same source? Many people evaluating office cubicles don't understand the scope of the purchasing decision they're making. It may not seem like choosing a few cubicles will have far-reaching implications, but that may be the case. Buying office workstations isn't like buying furniture at an office supply store. For one thing, cubicles from leading manufacturers are built to last for decades. Therefore, it is very important to stick with one brand. While many brands may look similar, they use completely different hardware and panels and are almost never interchangeable. This means that as your business grows, all your additional modular office furniture purchases will be based on the first decision. What information will I need to provide? Before you start talking to cubicle suppliers, you'll need to prepare some basic information about your office and your employees. First, you'll need to know the floor plan of the space you're looking to furnish. If you can get a scale drawing of your office, great; if not, you should measure the office yourself to get a rough idea of your available space for cubicles. In most cases, you'll wind up working with a designer who will take more detailed measurements later, but knowing the general dimensions will greatly improve your initial conversations with potential cubicle suppliers. Next, consider your employees. Obviously, you need to know how many employees need office workstations. But go one step further: what do those employees do? Cubicles for a department of telemarketers are quite different from the right cubicles for a group of programmers. Talk to your employees about their needs: do they spend more time on the computer, on the phone, or doing paperwork? How important is it that they be able to easily converse with co-workers? Do they have small meetings in their cubes? These factors will influence the size, wall height, and surfaces of the workstations you choose. There are office-wide considerations, as well. Copiers, printers, and any other shared resources need to be accessible without being a distraction to employees seated nearby. Can I get design help? The systems furniture vendor you choose will provide help with all of these decisions. Most will create a computer layout of your office, allowing you to see what various cubicle setups would look like and make necessary changes. Larger companies may also want to hire their own interior designer to work with the vendor, especially if your office gets a lot of visitors. Either way, you should expect your designers to ask many questions about your office environment, your employees and their jobs, and your plans for the future. What about used workstations? The cubicle food chain starts with very large companies buying directly from manufacturers. As they go through layoffs or office moves, they sell the used office furniture back to the manufacturer or to dealers. The dealers turn around and sell the cubicles to small and mid-sized companies for as little as half their original cost. You give up the ability to choose exactly what fabrics you want, but the dealer will still clean the cubes, repair any significant damage, and can usually supply missing pieces. You'll save money this way, especially if you don't particularly care what the cubes look like or even if they match. But you won't get the same type of warranties on these cubicles, if you get any warranty at all. What should I expect to pay? The sticker price for quality office cubicles can be surprisingly high, at first. It's important to remember that it will last for decades, and that your employees will be using it all day, every day. Saving a hundred dollars per cube will have minimal impact on your business in the long run, but getting quality equipment that will keep your employees happy and efficient will make a big difference. So, how much? The answer depends on the size of your order, the configuration of the cubicles, and what accessories you choose for the workstations. For a small order (fewer than 10 cubes) of average sized cubicles, you can expect to pay around $800-$2,000 per cube, and some dealers will have as-is cubes for as little as $700. You may be able to find cubes for $300 in classified ads, but keep in mind that you'll have to pick them up and install them yourself. You'll have no guarantees whatsoever and you won't be able to integrate them with cubes you add later. For a long-lasting solution, it's worth spending a little extra to purchase from a reputable dealer. There are significant economies of scale involved: as soon as you put two cubes back-to-back, you've already saved one wall, and every additional cube means extra cost savings. Also, whether you're ordering new or remanufactured cubicles, the factory saves money producing multiple identical components. Buying ten cubes will provide some discount, while buying over 100 or so can reduce your cost by 30% or more. Bear in mind that these prices are just rough guidelines. In most cases, you won't be quoted a price per cube. Instead you can expect to get a quote for your entire setup. What about delivery and installation costs? Delivery and installation can add to the total costs, so have your vendor include those costs along with the systems themselves. Be sure you know the delivery rules in your building: union buildings will require you to use union members for unloading and delivery; other buildings may have strict rules about when you can unload. Both of these situations can dramatical ly increase delivery costs: Have your vendor account for them if applicable. How long will it take to deliver my order? Start early. Shopping for cubicles isn't a quick process: If you're buying new or pre-owned systems, you can expect an average of three to six weeks between placing the order and delivery. If you choose cubicles a dealer has in stock, it can take a week; if you place your order at a busy time, it can take as long as 10 weeks or more. What kind of warranty can I get? New cubicles should be durable and reliable, and warranties should back that up. Look for a minimum warranty of three years on parts, but expect longer. Lifetime warranties are fairly common in the industry, simply because they provide customers with a sense of security and don't cost dealers much: problems are rare and repair costs minimal. Should I buy or lease? Due to the expense of buying an office furniture system, you may want to consider leasing instead of buying. Most dealers will offer you lease information up front and, if you don't have the available capital, it can be a good idea. You may also be able to take advantage of the fact that lease payments are business expenses, taken from pre-tax income instead of after-tax profits. However most businesses still treat cubes as a capital expense. The financial advantage is that you'll own the cubes. When you're done with them, you can usually sell them back to the same company that you bought them from and recoup at least part of your costs. 247 Workspace will continue to provide related Industry Resource Information to assist our customers with their Office Furniture purchases.








Aug
15
How to Furnish a Testing Center

A testing center is a space, (typically in an office-type building), that is used to administer standardized tests. When planning to furnish a testing center, two areas need to be taken into consideration. First, there must be a lobby or check-in area. This is where the person who is taking a test comes to sign-in. The type of furniture necessary for the lobby can be as basic as a desk and chair. It is also helpful to provide some type of locker for test takers to leave their personal belongings since in most cases they are not permitted to bring anything into the testing room. The second area is the testing room. In the testing room there must be computer desks and chairs, and perhaps some type of partition in between each to minimize distractions. Step 1 – Determine the Amount You can Spend Determining a budget for how much you can spend on furniture in testing center is the first thing you should do. The cost of office furniture ranges from the hundreds (for refurbished items) to the thousands. The bulk of the budget will be spent on computer equipment and desks. You must also take into consideration what style you want to project in your testing center. This will have a great effect on your budget in the sense that the more items you plan to include in the testing center, the larger your budget will need to be. Step 2 – Pick the Style You want to Project When determining the style you want to project in the testing center, you must consider its purpose. Because the main activity that is going to take place in the testing center is testing, there should not be a lot of clutter or excessive and unnecessary items present. In the lobby, the style should reflect professionalism, so there is no need for overly expensive furniture. In the testing area, each computer desk may be separated by a partition wall, but in some cases that is not desirable because it may impede the test administrator’s view of the test takers. The style of the testing area should promote calmness and comfort in order to keep test takers relaxed and at ease. For instance, the chairs should be comfortable in a “classroom” sense as opposed to a living room sense. You will also want to consider the colors in the testing area. Desktops should be a plain, neutral color to minimize distraction. Step 3 – Choose Key Furnishings You will Need When choosing key furnishings for a testing center, you will need basic office furniture. Some of the items that might be necessary include: • Desks • Desk chairs • Office cubicles • Lockers All of these items will be sufficient in setting up a testing center. In addition to the items listed above, it might be helpful to purchase some filing cabinets in order to keep records and other materials organized. The furnishings in a testing center should be functional, and they should also be arranged in a way that will minimize distractions. By following the steps outlined above, it is possible to furnish a testing center within an allotted budget while projecting your style, and minimizing distractions to the test takers.








Jul
10
Call Center Furniture, Cubicles

[caption id="attachment_103" align="alignleft" width="98" caption="Call center Cubicle"][/caption] In times of soaring real estate prices, call center furniture continually increases in popularity, as they allow you to accommodate more staff in a given space than any other type of workstation. There are a wide variety of sizes and to accommodate specific needs. The largest call center cubicles have a footprint of 16 square feet, which helps you optimize your office space. Which call center furniture you choose is mainly dependant upon how many employees and how much available space you have.

At 247 Workspace, we understand that you may have a floor plan of your office, but not an exact layout of how to place the needed call center furniture. We will help you create a detailed plan to show exactly how to best fit the required call center furniture in your office. What’s more, we only sell new call center furniture. This ensures that when your business expands and you require more contact center furniture, you can add as many as you need with the confidence that they will all flow well together. The same sytem with a consistent appearance is always available. You will find that the difference in investment between a used and a new call center cubicle is minimal.

It becomes evident that new call center office furniture is the best solution once you factor in that most installers charge substantially more to install used products. When you furnish your office with 247 Workspace’s call center furniture, you can expect quick and simple installation, plus easy to reconfigure call center cubicles. You can also count on being able to add contact center furniture that's consistent with the look and feel you've chosen. With the perfect combination of functionality and style, 247 Workspace’s call center furniture looks and works great in any office environment. The call center office furniture is the highest standard in the call center cubicles industry, and maintain great resale value. If you need your call center cubicles fast, please give us a call or fill out an Insta-Quote online! Our in-house experts can create a block plan for you within 24 hours. Once that is done, you are ready to order your call center furniture and get it installed. We will work with you to ensure that you get the best installer in your area and are completely satisfied with your call center office furniture. Be sure to ask our sales associates about the 10-Day-Quickship-Program! This program guarantees delivery of your call center cubicles in 10 days or less.








Jun
07
Ergo Design Task Chair

There are various factors to take into account when selecting the type of chair which will be used by the workers in your office. This piece of office furniture has to be functional, comfortable and durable. At the same time, the price per chair should be affordable especially if you are buying a large number. Use some practical advice on how to select the ideal model for your office or call center. The best office chair design for call centers is the swivel chair. You would want each employee to work quickly and efficiently and this model is designed to allow for this exactly;It will be easy for each worker to use the computer and to compare information and data from any papers on the other side of the desk while talking to a client over the phone. Most of the task chairs have a very small back which supports only the upper part of the spine. When the lumbar (lower back) is not supported, this can lead to discomfort and health problems which will inevitably affect the productivity of the worker. You would definitely want to avoid such issues. The best solution is to choose a piece of office furniture that provides reliable and effective lumbar support. Should the chair have armrests? These provide more comfort and stability so they are good for the overall productivity and for the prevention of accidents and injuries. You should definitely consider a model with armrests. The optimal width of the seat is between 17 and 20 inches. The optimal length is fairly easy to determine as well. When a person is seated with his/her feet resting on the floor, the distance between the edge of the seat and the back of the knees should be between 2 and 4 inches. According to experts the optimal height of the seat is from 16 to 21 inches. Still, it is best to go for a piece of office furniture with adjustable height so that each and every employee will be able to choose the optimal height for them. Materials Metal and plastic are main materials used for the making of office chairs. Since metal is sturdier and more durable, you may want to look for pieces of office furniture whose support structure is made entirely from this material. Look for chairs with durable fabric upholstery that is firm enough to provide support yet soft enough to provide comfort. Go for upholstery that strong, durable and well protected from natural wear and tear. Compare different pieces of office furniture to find the ideal type of chair for your call center.

 








May
15
How to Furnish a Business Office

If you are starting a new business or just trying to find a new look for your office, finding the right gear can make all the difference.  When first looking at what you want there are three factors that you need to focus on.  First, you need to look at your budget.  Second, you need to envision the style that best describes you and the image of your company. Finally, you need to remember that no matter what, you need to buy the essentials first. There are a lot of elements that need to match just right so that you and your customers can feel comfortable in the office space. Even if you're just deciding on a new flower vase for your desk, it can speak volumes about the kind of person you are.  Most of all, you need a space that can allow you to concentrate on your work, without having to break the bank. Step 1 – Determine the Amount You can Spend Decorating your office can lead to huge expenditures if you are not careful, so here are a few tips on understanding your limits and setting up a budget.

  • Find out what business funds are allotted
  • Check your own bank account
  • Look at your normal expenditures per month
  • Create a spread sheet with this information

These simple steps are good for coming up with limits.  By creating a spread sheet you can balance the work budget with your own and allow you to use every penny properly.  This framework will also help you decide between buying new or used office furniture and other decorations. Step 2 – Pick the Style You want to Project To have a successful business, it is important to understand that image is everything. When planning a business office there are several factors that can help show a client exactly what kind of business you run. Depending on the nature of your business, the colors you choose can play an important role for both clients and employees. If your color scheme is bright pink, everyone will probably be complaining of headaches by the end of the first day. It is best to go with soft, neutral colors. Wall décor, such as paintings and posters can also add to the atmosphere of your business. Having cubicles in your floor plan can also show a professional image: plenty of waste bins and other organization equipment will help prove that your business is uncluttered and efficient. Step Three – Choose Key Furnishings You will Need Office furniture is the most important part of decorating your office and you must make sure that you buy what you need first, such as:

  • Desks
  • Chairs
  • Computer furniture
  • File cabinets and shelves

These are the things you absolutely need when furnishing an office.  Beyond this, comfort becomes a key factor. You want chairs that are comfortable enough to work in all day, but not too comfortable so that you want to relax and take a nap. Furnishing your business office can be a complicated process. It is easy to run over your budget when dealing with painters, buying furniture and adding personal touches. However, if you buy what is vital first and keep a spread sheet of costs, you can create the business office that you need.








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