Yes, offices do have a style and, hopefully, a vibe that promotes a comfortable atmosphere to work in for yourself, employees, and your clients. How does your office appeal to your clients today? First impression: does your reception area reflect the potential clientele you want for tomorrow? Is there a cohesive style to the rooms and furniture that compliments your mission to success? Ah, welcome to shopping for office furniture 101. You’ve come to the right place.
If you are about to begin the task of shopping for new office furnishings let’s begin with a vision that leads to a good plan.
What’s Your Style ?
1.) Evaluate what you currently have. What do you like, or dislike about the functionality of your office furniture and the aesthetics? What would you prefer going forward? What is the structure of the bones of your space? What are the wall colors or textures? How about the flooring, is it wood, tile, or carpeting? These are the basics, the backdrop that you should consider matching when it comes to choosing a style for the space.
2.) Now what style of furniture best suits your company? Is it traditional, modern, contemporary, or transitional? From reception desks to lobby furniture, task chairs, conference rooms to visible storage files, committing to one style brings a cohesive look throughout and establishes your initial plan. Also something to consider is that you may be purchasing some initial pieces to get you started, but you intend to expand your staff soon. By choosing a style of furniture that also manufactures matching workstations is essential, and cost effective.
3.) Comfort, durability and technology are important. And can be overlooked during the process when there are so many decisions to make. Like when selecting a chair for its proper use. A guest or conference chair should have basic overall comfort for short durations of use. Versus the task or 24hr chair that would require multifunction capabilities to withstand daily comfort needs for maximizing performance. While considering technology requirements for workstations using electrical, media and data lines are not only an aesthetic concern, but a safety issue and should be addressed during initial stages to be most efficient in the long run.