How an office looks and feels can have a significant impact on the productivity of your employees, and should not be ignored when you are planning for a new office or renovating an existing one. Having an office furniture company on hand during the whole process can help you make the best choices to maximize space and ensure your staff have a great place to work.
As this is likely to be a substantial investment, you want to make sure you get the best value-for-money and ongoing support. Just ordering in good looking furniture without carefully considering the logistics can result in a loss of time and money.
Planning is absolutely crucial at this stage, so you should consider numerous factors such as:
- the size of the office
- the required amount of storage
- the type of work
- the number of employees
Once you have considered these things, you need to think about the kind of atmosphere you want within the workplace. Depending on the work, this could mean an open-plan office, cubicles and/or collaborative workspaces.
This is where an experienced office furniture company can come in useful, as they will have a team of designers in place to discuss your requirements with and then offer the most practical and cost-effective solutions to maximize your space.
You may have a particular type of furniture in mind for your space, but during the planning stage, you may realize that generic shapes and sizes are just not going to work. If this is the case, then you will want to choose an option which can be customized to your specific needs.
Talk with the office furniture company to see if they can provide detailed drawings or 3-D models, to see how the furniture will look and see if there are any alterations which could make a huge difference. Small changes in the shape of your storage cupboards or workstations can free up much-needed space for other items.
Once you have placed your order, you are going to want the delivery to occur as quickly as possible. Furniture companies which manufacture their own furniture are usually a good choice in this regard, as they are unlikely to recommend a product which they are unable to fulfill. And, if you like a piece that they don’t currently have the materials for, they will be able to give you an accurate lead time.
It may be cheaper to look at companies from other countries, but there can be considerable lead times, and any returns will result in further delays.
When ordering office furniture, the last thing you want to do is install it once it arrives. That is why you should look for a company which will provide installation as standard when they deliver the furniture. That frees you up to do other essential tasks to get your office ready for work to begin.
But, that is not where your relationship should end, as furniture is an integral part of your office set-up and not something you will want to replace every year. That is why a professional furniture company will ensure total satisfaction by offering a lifetime warranty, to protect your new furniture against any unexpected issues.
One of our design experts is available to help you with any project you are planning to undertake, so give us a call today.