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Choosing The Right Office Furniture

By Scott Kelly

When choosing office furniture, there is certain information you need. The styles and designs available can make this task seem overwhelming. The information below will help you make the best decision you can.

An important decision making factor in the quest for the perfect office furniture for you, is to know what kind of an office the furniture will be in. Is this a home office? Is it a study space for a student? Perhaps you are looking at furnishing a business office with multiple workers and different needs for some people. Having this information will help you decide where to start your hunt.

Knowing the size of the space you are furnishing will help you determine what furniture will fit best. Have a diagram of the room drawn up with indications of where electrical outlets, windows, doors and air flow vents are located. Knowing all this information helps determine the set up of the room. People work better when they can have some natural light, so having adequate window space that is unobstructed by furniture is important. Knowing where the electrical outlets are in the space will allow you to determine what office equipment will be in the room, an where it will be located. Keeping good airflow throughout the space will help increase productivity too, no one works well in a stuffy or cold room.

Designing an office for yourself is easy. You know what you like and what you do not. Working for someone else can be more of a challenge, whether you are furniture shopping for an individual or a company. You will need to make sure you gather as much client input as possible. Knowing the likes and dislikes of your client will help guide your purchases and determine your budget.

If you are setting up an in-home office for yourself, then you know your client best. You can easily decipher whether you prefer practicality or style in your office setting. It will be an easy decision for you as to what features you are looking for in a desk, chair, and filing cabinet. You can determine for yourself whether you would prefer a standard set up, or if you require special features like a desk with file drawers, or a monitor stand attached to the desk. You know whether a chair with lumbar support built in is a necessity for you. You can determine whether a file cabinet with two drawers or four is better, and whether you need to be able to lock it or not. Having these small pieces of information in the beginning, will be important in how the room comes together in the end whether the space is for you or someone you know.

Setting up a space for someone else can be more of a challenge, but if you get the above information it will be easier. You will need to know whether press-board assembly line furniture is acceptable, of whether the client prefers hand made, real wood type materials. The style of furniture will help determine where you search for the perfect product.

Office furniture can be found many ways. Checking out antique and specialty stores may be appropriate. Going to your local department store or office supply store may be the direction you want to take. Office furniture can also be ordered from around the world by shopping on-line. Everything you are searching for can be found at the click of a button.

Picking out office furniture can be a scary task if you don’t know where to start. Using the above guidelines will help prevent you from getting sidetracked or misled. Keep the user in mind. Have measurements of the room available, and mark out where outlets, air vents and windows are in the room. This will help you visualize the set-up. Determine your price range, and what materials you can afford. All of these points will come together to help you find the best office furniture to meet the needs of the user.

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