If you’re outfitting a new office location, you have a lot to balance. Not only do you need to make sure you have all the utilities and services your workers will need from HVAC to IT, you also need to make sure they have the equipment they need to do a good job, and that includes the right tools to allow them to concentrate. It’s tempting to go for open office planning just because it requires less infrastructure investment, but it doesn’t help if your employees need privacy to process confidential information, and it also doesn’t account for situations where they will need substantial extra storage and supplies at hand to do their jobs. That’s when you need cubicles and other organizational furniture that allows people to focus, so you can decide where and when collaboration will suit your space.
Budgeting for Office Furniture
The issue most entrepreneurs have with finding all their office furniture during setup is the cost. There’s a heft price tag on practically every new piece of corporate furniture and office equipment because they are built to last. In fact, most companies upgrade because they are successful before they do it out of necessity. That’s where you can save a ton if you know where to look. Used furniture and equipment is available on the secondary market because of those upgrades, often at a fraction of the original price.
- Pre owned cubicles
- Used file cabinets
- Previously used computer desks
- Executive suite furniture
- Conference tables
- Reception area furniture
- Printer stands and bookshelves
Wide Selections When You Shop Smart
Many people worry about the stylistic impressions used furniture will give off because they worry their selection will be limited. The fact is, when you buy pre-owned, you could potentially find any style of any piece of furniture that’s been widely used in the past. This gives you an opportunity to cultivate a more specific taste and style for your office than you can get when you are only shopping this year’s production models. Take advantage of the opportunity to set your office apart while saving money.