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Furnishing An Office On A Budget

By Nextl3v3l | 02/12/2019

Having a well-designed office can improve productivity and happiness amongst workers, and impress clients. Best of all, it doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. Here are tips for furnishing your office without breaking the bank.

Lease Equipment

Rather than having to pay for all your essential office equipment upfront, you can consider leasing items rather than buying them. For things like computers that usually have an upgrade cycle of 3-4 years, it may make more sense. If there are also items that you use on a semi-regular basis, you can get a good deal renting it only when you need it.

Sharing Model

There are some items which staff can share instead of wasting money on things which aren’t used so often. Not everyone needs a printer when you can have a communal one. Also, not all staff members may need a work phone on their desk, especially if you have a shared office environment. Also consider buying long bench desks which many staff members can use, rather than buying individual desks.

By having a more communal feel, it creates a more social office environment, which can lead to better workplace culture.

Buying Refurbished Products

You may be able to get a better deal buying refurbished hardware than leasing. For items like printers and laptops, the price is significantly lower for things that are almost like new.

Have A Flexible Layout

If you’re a start-up or small company, the most cost-effective way is to create a flexible office space as soon as you move in. This will allow you to effortlessly expanded, and your office can grow with your needs. Avoid items like individual offices and fixed partitions. Instead, focus on the layout and furniture which you can rearrange and expand quickly.

Invest In Quality Office Chairs

While it’s a good idea to furnish your office as cheap as possible, one area which you shouldn’t skimp on is office chairs. Sitting for long periods can cause back pain, and can lead to employees taking sick days. It’s essential to have high-quality ergonomic office chairs. They will make a significant improvement to your employees’ long-term health and comfort.

Buy the Kitchen Essentials

It’s easy to overlook the importance of having a functional staff kitchen. But it will drastically improve staff happiness and productivity. Essential items include a fridge, toaster, microwave, and kettle. You can buy everything at once for a potential discount from a chain store.

Lighting

Natural lighting can provide a drastic boost to employee wellbeing and morale. It will also save on lighting costs at the same time. When deciding on your office space layout, set up areas (like desks) where people will be spending the most amount of time near windows. This will let you utilise as much natural light as possible.

Go Digital

Going paperless doesn’t only save the environment. It can also help slash your expenses significantly. Storing all your files digitally means you can cut back on the cost of the printer, paper, and ink. You can even reduce the need for folders, shelves, and filing cabinets. It’s also possible to have contracts signed digitally using an app like DocuSign.

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