OK, so you got the perfect idea, the perfect place and the perfect of everything you need for your own start-up. Good to go, right? Wrong! Chances are that when you have an office of your own you will have a beautiful picture of what your workplace should look like, in your mind. So one the most important things while doing the interiors of your office is opting for the right kind of furniture.
After the much needed research, here is a short guide to help you make the right choice:
THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Although, the basic layout remains same sometimes, you need to consider things like the number of people, kind of work done and the main usage. Also make it a point to take the measurements and dimensions of the room so that you can decide upon the size of the furniture.
If you are just starting and happen to have a tight budget, then focus on the essentials. Buy a few but good quality pieces that will last longer and add more body to your work surroundings. If you think and work smart, then maybe you could use a single piece of furniture in multiple ways.
This is fairly important. If you end up buying a desk way too big for the corner you were planning to place it in, then your dream office will blow. Investing in inappropriately sized furniture can be disastrous. Therefore first and foremost, keep a track to the dimensions of your office space (as mentioned before) and then go on to formulating a plan of where you want to place things. Buy accordingly.
MISTAKES TO AVOID:
1.CHOOSING LOOKS OVER COMFORT
That chair may look stylish and totally high profile, but don’t just take the plunge before you sit in it, and take a few spins (if it has wheels)! The point is that you will be staying in your office for quite some time every day and hence you need to be comfortable. As a matter of fact, using the wrong kind of furniture can affect your health adversely (wrong body posture, wrong eye level etc.)
2.BUYING CHEAP OVER THE QUALITY FURNITURE.
You do need to stay within your budget, but that is no excuse to go ahead and buy a piece of furniture just because you think it is cheaper in price. Remember – if you invest in the wrong item, you will have to keep repurchasing it! And that is not wallet friendly.
If you are handling the interiors yourself, then you my friend, are very vulnerable to making this mistake. To avoid making your office having every possible shade of the rainbow, try to pick pieces from the same shop. Secondly, have your own color scheme in mind. To get help with that, Google a few pictures of office spaces and furniture. You will not find the exact chairs and desks, but you will get a better idea.
TEST THE FURNITURE
Once you have selected the furniture, make sure that each piece is comfortable, and complementing each other. See if the chairs you have chosen, fit under the desks, and the drawers can be pulled in and out smoothly. Also, visualize everything and determine whether it all looks put together or not.