5 Factors To Be Considered When Selecting Office Furniture
Your office reflects your business, from your employees down to your furniture. When it’s time to buy new furniture, you must do so carefully. Choosing the wrong pieces can make your space look unprofessional, difficult to clean, and unsafe for your employees. Five factors to be considered when selecting office furniture to avoid these problems are budget, coordination, cleaning, durability, and ergonomics.
Does This Furniture Fit My Budget?
The first factor you must consider is whether the furniture fits your budget. While it may check all your other boxes, such as professionalism and easy cleaning, you shouldn’t break the bank to obtain it. Set a realistic budget before you start shopping. Talk to an interior design team, like ours here at bluespace interiors, about your budget as you shop. Conversations with professionals will help you find what you need at a good price.
Will This Furniture Coordinate With My Space?
Once you’re locked in your budget, you can pay more attention to aesthetics. You should select furniture that looks professional and will coordinate with your existing space. Consider the color of your office’s walls and floor and the location of permanent light fixtures. You can even bring paint samples while shopping to help choose furniture that will look good with these colors and fit in the appropriately lit spaces.
Is It Difficult To Clean This Furniture?
Furniture can be difficult to clean. While you can hire a janitorial service for this cleaning, employees may still need to clean up spills and other accidents. If the furniture is difficult to clean, they’ll waste valuable time trying to clean instead of working. Therefore, consider the furniture’s materials and how easy they are to clean.
How Durable Is This Furniture?
The furniture material doesn’t just affect ease of cleaning; it also affects durability. You don’t want to invest in furniture only for it to fall apart in a year or two. As you shop, ask us about the durability of the materials in the furniture you like. And don’t just ask about the materials you can see, such as the top of a desk or a chair cushion cover. Ask about the size and type of smaller items, such as screws and wheels, since those also affect the durability of the furniture you want. We’ll answer all your questions to help you find the best pieces.
Is This Furniture Ergonomic?
Of these five factors to be considered when selecting office furniture, none are more important than ergonomics. If your furniture doesn’t preserve the health and wellness of your employees, then it’s not a good choice for your office. Desks, chairs, computer keyboards, monitors, and more should all be ergonomic.
At bluespace interiors, we offer office furniture with all five factors in mind, especially ergonomics. Our ergonomic keyboards and other health and wellness furniture will keep your employees comfortable and productive all day long.