What to look for when opening a new office

August 22nd, 2016

Looking to open a new office can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be if you plan correctly and get everything planned out in advance. You just need to make sure you think about everything carefully first, from how many employees are needed, what the budgets are set at and what office furniture you need to get started. This blog post has been written to guide you on how to best create a functional, smart and working office environment.

A lot of people seem to think the easiest part of designing an office is picking what furniture you are going to need but believe me it isn’t!  Many people spend small fortunes on furniture they do not need to fill a space that ends up feeling cluttered because there isn’t enough space for the furniture they have bought.

The first thing you should do is set aside a budget for how much you are looking to spend as overspending on office furniture could end up being a very costly mistake when pay day comes around.  Setting a sensible budget is paramount in ensuring that your finished project doesn’t end up becoming something you regret!  Looking for second hand furniture for your new Essex office is a fantastic way to get high quality products at low cost prices.  Many offices are now turning to used office furniture for their offices all over Essex and the UK as it truly is a great way of keeping you on budget.

Once you have picked out what items you would like it is important that you ensure you measure the office space you have so that you know whether the furniture you have picked out is going to all fit in and also you should have an idea where everything is going to be situated.  The easiest way to do this is to measure the floor space that you have and keep this in mind when looking at the dimensions of desks and cabinets.

The next thing to keep in mind is comfort as a lot of people spend a lot of time at the office so if this is the case it is imperative that you keep this in mind when choosing your office furniture.  If you are furnishing a home office that you are only going to spend maybe an hour a day in then it makes perfect sense to buy furniture that is totally about style and how the room is going to look.  However style doesn’t always mean comfort so if you are going to be spending a great deal of time in your office then comfy chairs and functional furniture is the order of the day.

There is no exact science to getting the perfect office environment but by following these simple rules you should be able to design and build an office that is comfortable, affordable and easy on the eye.

As always we here at Allard Office Furniture are on hand to help with your Essex office needs and we are only ever a phone call away.