So you’re looking to modernize your office interiors? You’re in the right place! Today on the Office Furniture Deals blog we’ll highlight the design tips, remodeling advice, and product suggestions needed to kick corporate appeal into overdrive. From proper space planning to assembly and installation, we’ll help you keep your project on track from start to finish. Enjoy!
Get Your Dimensions:
To conduct a successful office makeover project you’ll need a detailed plan of attack. That plan cannot be professionally formulated without accurate interior dimensions. To obtain the dimensions of your space, you’ll need a tape measurer, scale ruler, and paper. When measuring your space, take note of the entry ways, windows, and power outlets that will all play rolls in your layout. Once you’ve taken dimensions, enlist a trusted helper to check them for accuracy. Don’t rely on old blue prints and estimations. Completing this step correctly is an absolute must!
Space Planning Essentials:
- Tape Measurer
- Scale Ruler
- Design Paper
- 1 Trusted Helper
Create A Timeline:
Don’t allow yourself to turn a simple 2 week project into a 6 month nightmare. Setting a timeline for your project will help keep you on track. On average, in-stock office furniture will ship from the factory within 2 business days. Transit times will vary based on where products ship from. That being said, it’s important to contact manufacturers and dealers directly before making a purchase. If you choose to go with custom products that are made to order, the timeline for your project will certainly need to be extended. Made to order desks and chairs take approximately 3 to 4 weeks to manufacture. Be sure to plan accordingly!
Set The Budget:
You’ll no doubt want to avoid overextending your business! For this reason, you’ll need to set a realistic budget for your project. The good news is, popular modern office furniture solutions are available at nearly every consumer price point imaginable. Do a little pre-shopping online and create a quick cost analysis. Be sure to account for factors like installation and shipping that will affect your budget.
Cost Effective Modern Furniture Collections:
- Verde by Cherryman Industries
- e5 by Mayline
- Venice by OFM
- Superior Laminate by Offices To Go
Research The Trends:
You can’t keep your interiors up to date with the latest remodeling trends if you don’t know what they are! Luckily, it’s easy to find out without every leaving your workspace. Browsing popular social sharing sites like Pinterest and Instagram will provide you with boat loads of design inspiration. You an also contact dealers directly to inquire about popular collections and ideas to take your project over the top.
Modern Office Design Trends:
- Smart Office Chairs That React To User Movements
- Gray Wood Finishes
- Glass Desks
- Industrial Lighting Fixtures
- Metal Tables
- Powered Boardroom Furniture
- Modular Reception Seating
- Tablet Arm Side Chairs
- Flip Top Training Tables
To maximize functionality, you’ll need to put major emphasis on the integration of ergonomic products. The right combination of ergonomic products will help contribute to your modern vibe while simultaneously improving productivity levels during those busy work days.
Ergonomic Products To Consider:
- Dual Screen Monitor Arm
- Retractable CPU Holder
- Sit To Stand Desk
- Articulating Monitor Arm
Space Prep & Installation:
Once you’ve purchased new furniture and accessories of your space, it’s time to start prepping! Contact your dealer about 2 days after you’ve placed your order to inquire about tracking information. With tracking info, you’ll know exactly when your furniture is set to arrive. About 3 days before products show up on your door step, remove old furniture. With furniture removed, clean your space thoroughly.
*If you’re planning to apply a fresh coat of paint to make your new furniture pop, nows the time to do it! Bright green, light blue, and gray paint finish options have been incredibly popular in 2016 for modern remodels.
With a fully prepped interior, create a staging area for your furniture to be placed when it arrives. Don’t just overload your interior with boxes. It will make the installation process a headache! Instead, bring items in one at a time to be assembled individually. You’ll have the project knocked out in no time at all.
With your new furniture fully assembled and installed, you’ll be left with plenty of debris that’s in need of disposal. Break down boxes, collect bubble wrap, and vacuum your floors. Take a moment to wipe down your new furniture and office seating with a surface friendly cleaner. Once complete, take pics and show off your hard work! Send your dealer pics and ask about additional ways to improve your interior. They’ll be more than happy to help.
Source: Office Furniture Love from Around the World! – Modern Office Remodeling 101
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