Office Furniture Checklist: The Four Most Common Types of Office Furniture

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It’s time to complete that office, and one thing you definitely will need is furniture.

It can be difficult to find out what exactly you will need. That is dependent on what kind of office you are, what industry you work in, and who will be using the furniture.

We’ve compiled a list of general types of office furniture most offices will need when they are setting up. As always, you can contact Saraval Industries for a detailed consultation to set up your office at (516)-768-9033 anytime.

1. Desks

Most all people need desks to work. The question is, what kind of room do you have?

This question is important, because the type of desks your employees are using will impact the feel of the office. We suggest that if there is a lot of light coming in from windows, standing desks will capitalize on that brightness.

Or, if your employees are completing a lot of different tasks and potentially need access to multiple devices or many files at once, a wrap-around desk might be the best option.

Obviously, the size of your room is a major factor that will determine what kind of desks your employees will have. Once you have that information, then determine what exactly your employees are doing during their day-to-day tasks to go from there!

2. Meeting Room & Conference Tables

Most all offices have meetings between employees, whether at the executive level or to foster collaboration between regular employees.

Many times the type or style of room will determine the kind of meeting table you’re looking for. Is the room well-furnished or intricately designed? If so, it won’t be helpful to purchase a basic table.

Also, how many people do you expect to be present at meetings? In many cases it’s always advised to have enough sitting room at the actual table—you don’t want to risk having the wrong person feel slighted for not having a seat.

3. Chairs

For very clear reasons, having high-quality office chairs is an important part of creating a new office.

You will have to ask yourself a few questions to choose the right office chair. Are your employees sitting for many hours at a time? Are they performing any kind of physical tasks, or are they simply using a computer? Do you want to foster movement around the office, or do you need your employees to stay attentive at their desks for hours at a time?

Once you’ve answered these questions, you’ll be able to choose the right chair for your office. Or, if you have any questions about your particular business, you can always contact us so we can help you choose the right furniture for your office.

4. Waiting Room Furniture

This is one category of office furniture that is often overlooked. Do you have a space where clients will wait for you to greet them? If that’s the case, then you have to think not only about comfort, but how you want to present your company to the client.

If you have uncomfortable furniture for your clients, you run the risk of making them feel unimportant or undervalued. Having unstylish or unattractive office furniture in the waiting room can exude a lack of class or taste, which might undermine confidence in your services.

When thinking about waiting room furniture, make sure to really explore the type of impact you want to have on your clients. It could, in the end, cost you money.

Wrapping It All Up

While there are many other types of office furniture, the above four examples will encompass most of your setup.

One of the services we offer at Saraval Industries is consultations for setting up your next office. You can feel confident we will bring a holistic approach to helping you develop your office space. Give us a call today at (516)-768-9033, or contact us through our website so we can get to work making your space where work happens.

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