The process of choosing office furniture on a budget can be a pretty daunting task for many companies. Whether you are a new business or an established company expanding into larger premises, unfortunately it’s just something that needs to get done. If you have a large enough budget then the task can usually be delegated to an interior designer. If not, then it usually means searching numerous websites for the items that your want. Here some things to consider:
- Cheap doesn’t have to mean low quality! There are lots of established online suppliers offering cheap office furniture. These suppliers have been in the business for a long time, and as such have very good relationships with the manufacturers that allow them to offer some fantastic ranges of good quality low cost office furniture. In particular, take a look at the complete ranges they offer that make it much easier to select a theme for your entire office. You can even use the decor styles used in some of the setting shots as inspiration to save you time!
- Consider second hand furniture if you are on a tight budget. There lots of very good second hand office furniture suppliers that have a fantastic selection of furniture in very good condition, often hardly noticeable as being used. With this option it is always worth choosing a supplier that has a warehouse where you can go and carefully examine the condition of the furniture. Alternatively you can even use sites such as eBay, but please make sure you are buying from a reputable seller.
- Look into leasing or renting office furniture. This is a fantastic way to keep your cash flow in your pocket while enjoying the benefits of a brand new office. New chairs, new desks, new everything: all for a very low up front price. The most important thing to look out for here is to make sure that you are truly getting a good deal, so make sure you get a number of quotes from different suppliers.
Regardless of how you source your office furniture, the first step though is always to work out carefully what you need to meet the requirements of your employees. Always chose comfort over style, and where possible consult with your staff to make sure they like what you are choosing.