One of the most expensive pieces of furniture is office furniture. Whether it is made from wood or metal, office furniture needs a huge budget.
While saving money is every sole trader’s dream, buying office furniture shouldn’t be a taboo or something difficult to handle. Through a lot of research and some interviews, I have compiled this post to help all those who want to buy new office furniture.
So let’s get it started.
If you’re currently in the market for office furniture, or if you’re just starting to think about the future of your office, planning ahead will be your best friend.
You should start planning ahead at least six months before the date you want your new furniture to be delivered. This will give you the time you need to do research, shop around, and find the right furniture for your business.
Planning ahead will give you time to negotiate with sellers and get discounts.
When you’re buying office furniture, it’s important to negotiate on price, especially if you’re buying in bulk. You can often save a lot of money by negotiating a discount for buying in bulk or by buying from a dealer who has a lot of extra stock and is trying to reduce it.
Negotiating will help you stay within your budget.
Make a budget
And then draft a budget. You should have the budget in your mind. Determine what type of office furniture you want to buy and how much you can afford to spend on it.
Decide if you want to buy new or used furniture.
After this, you should create a list of what you need and if you are purchasing used furniture. It should have all your specifications such as the desk and the drawer size and the prices.
If you want to buy new furniture, you can’t go wrong with Royal Palace.
If you are purchasing it second-hand, contact Zippy Office Furniture. They are a reputable company for second-hand office furniture.
Measure your space
Before you go to any store to look for brand new office furniture, you have to measure your office space. There are three ways to measure your space:
Smartphone apps: You can download free apps on your smartphone that help you measure the dimensions of your space.
I would recommend the AR Ruler App.
Badger measuring sticks: You can get badger measuring sticks. Just stick it on your wall or on the floor and you are good to go.
Do it yourself: Even if you don’t have experience with measuring or dealing with measurements, you can measure your space yourself. However, it is not that hard. You can see video tutorials on youtube.
Choose the right size of furniture
Size is everything when it comes to office furniture. Before you buy furniture, you need to think about where you would like to store your office furniture. You need to consider the size of the place you are working in and the size of the office furniture before deciding the kind of office furniture you will be buying.
For instance, if you are working in a small office, there is no need to buy a huge, heavy wooden desk, chair, and table. Instead, you may need to consider a standard and lightweight chair and a table that will not take much space in your office.
Contact a designer or an architect
If you want to save money on your office furniture, you should contact an architect.
Interior Designers are the most reliable individuals in the field of interior designing. They can help you buy quality furniture, affordable furniture, and help with the complete makeover of your office (if necessary).
By so doing, you will buy furniture that will last and you will save lots of money since you are guided on what to buy.