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What Office Furniture Essentials Do I Need?

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Why not have comfortable office furniture that you’ll enjoy looking at five days a week (or more)?

Office furniture is essential. As a business owner, you will probably spend a lot of your life in the office. So, why not have comfortable office furniture that you’ll enjoy looking at five days a week (or more)? Every office differs. Companies have different goals, work cultures, and needs. However, there are some office furniture essentials that most (if not all) companies need. Here are some office furniture essentials that you’ll need. 

Desks and Chairs Are a Must 

An open office layout or one that is more confined, both arrangements will need desks and chairs. Some companies have decided to go against the norm and go for a less structured office without desks, but some things will never go out of style and not be useful. What chairs? You should always go for comfort and ergonomics. When you and your employees have to sit in a chair for 40 hours or more, it should be a pleasant experience. As far as ergonomics, go for chairs with a backrest, headrest, adjustable seat height, excellent seat depth, and stability. Doing so will accommodate multiple employees. 

Which desks? Make sure to choose desks that aren’t too small. Give employees enough storage and supply space. Depending on how much collaboration happens at your office, you may want to consider purchasing tables as well. However you decide to design your office, you want to make sure that the space is breathable and flows well. Employees tend not to like to hover over each other.

Communal Work Desks Are an Office Furniture Essential 

Speaking of collaboration, every office needs a conference room or communal work desks. Whether employees need to brainstorm together, or you have regular meetings with clients, you need to have a shared environment, whether it benefits multiple parties. Often times, the reception area and conference room are the rooms that you can call the faces of a company, so you want to think strategically about how you layout these areas. We have multiple reception and conference room options that will benefit your needs. 

Storage Spaces Are Still Significant 

We know that the entire world has gone digital. However, depending on your field, physical copies matter too. Think about the healthcare field. Healthcare professionals have the task of keeping confidential medical records intact, which is where a file cabinet would be useful.

Ready to Organize Your Ergonomic Office? Mark Downs is Here to Help.

If you are ready to design your next office, Mark Downs will be here to guide you through the entire process. If you have questions, give us a call at 410-771-6800 or visit us at our Cockeysville showroom. To see what we are up to and for tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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