Insider’s Guide to Buying Office Furniture

Confused about what is the best kind of office furniture to buy?

Sometimes it’s difficult balancing practical considerations with aesthetics when selecting a new chair or desk for your office.

By avoiding a few commonly made buying mistakes you can help ensure your new furniture will yield improved satisfaction, productivity and profitability for your business.

Here are some mistakes to avoid when buying office furniture.

1. Buying without a vision or plan

Assess your needs before selecting your furniture. Think about how each piece will be used and how it may be adapted for future growth.

It’s a good idea to choose office furniture that can be easily moved and reconfigured as needs arise. With flexibility in mind, always choose a desk or workstation from a range that offers lots of different filing and storage options.

Technology has changed considerably over the past 10 years. In today’s offices, desks need adequate space for laptops, monitors, printers, chargers and more. Cable management portholes are a must for ease of connectivity and to help hide and manage wires and plugs.

2. Not considering employee comfort

Ergonomic design is critical to the comfort and productivity of your staff. Ensure that your workspace provides for easy and efficient access to storage and filing from the desk or workstation area.

Contoured seats, lumbar support, user adjustability and armrests are important features that help reduce work-related injuries and business costs.

3. Buying office furniture that’s not appropriate for the task

The human body type and build varies–individuals of all shapes and sizes need to be comfortably and safely accommodated. Avoid buying a chair with a weight rating lower than that of the individual user.

It may be tempting to purchase lower-priced items, but this could be a false economy as repairs and replacements could easily negate any initial savings.

Uno Furniture has hand-picked a range of Knight office furniture that looks great while providing the comfort and safety your employees and guests demand.

Each furniture item on the Uno site is accompanied by some helpful information to help guide its suitability to your given situation.

The Knight range of chairs include weight rating, user adjustability and seating comfort times. Desking and storage items can be viewed within their respective Eko, Ergoplan and Cubit ranges for easy reference to sizing and space considerations.

Please do not hesitate to contact Uno Furniture for any further information or help that you may require when  choosing office furniture. Ph 07 575 3588 / 027 781 2853 or send us a message on the Contact Us page.