It is time for an office makeover and there are a lot of things to consider before buying new office furniture. What size space do you have? Who will be using the furniture? Will you choose an open office layout? The final question is this: Where will I buy my office furniture?
There are over 39,000 furniture stores in the United States, and that isn’t even counting online retailers and distributors. There are some major considerations to take before picking the first search result that pops into your Google results. How do you choose the right company for your needs?
There are plenty of furniture stores that sell a wide range of items, while others sell items for a specific purpose. For example, there are retailers that focus on home goods and there are furniture stores specialized in room décor for children.
The benefit to working with a niche store is that they have the experience in your area that you may need. They also have a bigger selection of product choices to view. While a larger storefront might sell a wide variety of furniture for a house, their selection for each area is limited. In contrast, if you go to a children’s furniture store, they will have a larger selection of unique goods to choose from.
From initial conception to final delivery, what is the process like for you as a buyer? There is a difference between simply clicking and receiving a new lamp, and putting together a brand new media stand. If you are looking to find the best furniture for your needs and style, it may be worth it to work with a company that will collaborate with you to decide on items for your space.
You may even find companies that hire interior designers to review your space and work in new furniture that already matches your existing décor. This type of expertise can’t be found everywhere, so be sure to research each company to see if this is available.
This is something that most people already do, but it is worth mentioning. Check out company reviews and speak to others who have worked with that company before. How is their rapport with customers? How do they answer questions? What is their return policy?
Last but not least, find a company that shares the same mission with you. For someone who wants to design their home to look luxurious, find a company whose mission statement is to design luxury interior spaces. For those who are environmentally conscientious, look into eco-friendly furniture suppliers, such as Eco Office.
Although you have many choices when buying office furniture, it can be good to know that you have bought from a company who shares your values.