If you have a new startup and your office is under the designing process, then this article is for you.
Office furniture is the most important yet crucial part of designing an office. Furniture is one of the parts that give your office an extraordinary look if chosen carefully. Designing an office is a fun but expensive proposition. Furniture has the power to change the look of any place.
Either you want to upgrade the interior of your office or you have a new startup, paints and furniture hold importance. But before deciding on the furniture, you need to decide how you want your workplace to be. Do you want it to be a fun environment or more formal and professional looking? If it is a customer support executive office, then it would be designed with wooden cabins and chairs but if it is a marketing agency then it can be designed with colorful sofas or if it is a bank then it would be with desks and wheelchairs. Every office has a decorum and needs to be accordingly.
If it is a new startup then the company might have low budgets and buying expensive furniture can be a burden on the office. But once you design it according to the official needs, the money invested is going to come back. Your interior plays a vital role in attracting clients. Buying furniture should be considered as a business investment that is going to pay off high worth in the end. Before starting any business, an estimation of a budget is important. That estimation should include every single cost of your office, from a pencil to coffee to computers to salaries and furniture. Everything should be included in the initial budget.
If your budget is low and you cannot manage to buy brand new furniture at all then there is an option of buying used or old furniture. It will be more cost-effective and you can save a good amount of money for further expenditures. If you are not agreed to buy old furniture then skipping the unnecessary items is also an option. For instance, if you want to buy 25 chairs with 15 sofas and tables then you can skip some of the sofas because chairs are enough in a new startup. Place sofas only for VIP guests and the rest of the clients can use chairs. If your budget is really limited, skip sofas.
There are many online websites where you can find good quality office furniture at cheap prices. For example, Amazon is a good website where you can find brand new furniture as well as old and used ones. You can find products within your range and up to your mark via online stores. If you do not prefer online stores then you have the option of retail shops or dealers available. You can visit different stores and dealers to get your desired office furniture.
Let’s talk about office furniture essentials. What to buy and what not to buy according to your work needs.
If It Is A Bank
If you are starting a new bank in the town, you need to buy tables desks, chairs, some sofas for the senior officer or checking teams. In furniture, this is all you need to buy. Budget can be low at initial steps so you can skip premium quality chairs and marble tables. You can get simple but foamed wooden chairs. If you skip the marble tables, get one made of glass. Marble is a little expensive so a glass table can work in its place.
It has been seen that in the manager’s cabin, sofas are mandatory. Because important clients and senior officers sit in either the meeting room manager’s office. But this is not necessary to get branded sofas. You can buy office furniture from retail shops or dealers or via online furniture stores.
If It Is A Marketing Agency
If you are starting up your own marketing and advertising agency then my advice is to make it look funky and colorful. Most of the marketing companies go beyond professionalism and forget about the services they provide. Speaking of furniture, a marketing company can have colorful sofas and tables. Make it look like a fun, entertaining place with a colorful scheme. Don’t make it look too formal because marketing and advertising companies should look according to the client’s expectations. One can imagine a marketing agency more like an animated movie. Rooms with lots of lights, some music, and cups of coffee. There can be a studio on the side of the office with some wooden or metal chairs, the choice is all yours.
If It Is A Customer Support Office
If you are running a call center all you need are wooden cabins with chairs. That’s all you need to buy for office furniture. Because customer support does not include any photoshoot. There are very rare client visits and no presentations. So this is an easy investment and one can earn double from what he spends at the initial stage. But call centers do have cafeterias. You might need furniture for a cafeteria if you are planning to make it big and comfortable for your employees. You need simple chairs and dining tables for the cafeteria.
If It Is A School
What if you are running a school? You need to buy tables, chairs, desks, sofas, study tables, computer tables and lots of stuff. If you have a low budget you cannot run a school properly. Because it needs to have complete furniture for students. Nothing can be missed out. Students require a cafeteria too. Office furniture for a school needs a glass table and a leather chair for a principal and sofas for parents and teachers.
It does not matter what business you run, what matter is how you run it. Things need to be according to the decorum of the office. Wherever you go, you will find furniture according to the office needs. Either it is a fashion brand office or a call center or a school office, tables and chairs will be incoherent. School furniture can be a misfit in a fashion brand office. So, whatever you choose, choose wisely.