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A Variety of Business Office Furniture

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Posted By Eddie M.

Regardless of the type of business you are in, you probably have an office, even if it is at home, and one thing that all business offices have in common is a variety of business office furniture. Let's take a look at the different types of office furniture that you may need for your business, regardless if you are setting up a new office, remodeling or updating an old one or expanding your current situation.

Something that all offices need is a work surface, and this usually takes the form of a desk. Desks alone come in a large selection of styles, designs and materials. There are large, executive desks, small computer desks, and corner desks that are great in forming cubbies for offices with many employees. Many desks today are made of pressed board or particle board, though you can still find quality, solid wood desks. The large, heavy, metal desks that used to be found in all government offices are mostly a thing of the past, but other versions of metal desks can be found, sometimes with glass surfaces. An unusual style of desk that is gaining in popularity though far from mainstream are standing desks. Though these take a while to get used to, they are said to be great for posture and greater work productivity.

Besides a desk, another piece of business office furniture is the hutch. This piece is usually placed on top of the desk to increase your vertical work space. They normally have a variety of shelves, cubbies and small cupboards.

Most offices have the need of shelves, and I would say that this is a very popular piece of business office furniture. You can get shelves in a variety of sizes and materials to fit any office space or decor.

Large cupboards are great in any office for storing needed items that you want to keep out of sight. When I think cupboards, I usually think storage for office supplies.

File cabinets are a must have piece of business office furniture that anyone could use. Owning a business, you know that there are important documents and files that must be kept for important reference, tax purposes and the daily functioning of your business. Though files can be stored in file drawers that are included in a desk, usually more space is needed so your options are two or four drawer cabinets, usually made of metal or wood products.

Unless you have a standing desk, one piece of business office furniture that everyone needs is a chair. Office chairs come in a wide price range, a variety of sizes and a wide range of materials.

A conference table is a piece of furniture that is only used in larger offices. It is kind of fun when you reach the growth stage that you need one of these. You can get them in a variety of sizes, shapes and material, so pick one that suits the ambiance that you are trying to create in your office. Other pieces of business office furniture that are only used in larger offices include special reception desks, seating for a waiting room (couches, chairs, small tables), and furniture for a break room.

Not all businesses are the same, so your needs will be different from others. So consider the options mentioned above and decide what business office furniture you need for the most efficient work space in your office.

Comments (9)

By Wilbert G. on JUL 16 2017 @ 12:05PM

A little bit off the topic of furniture...but having an office with windows is really such a huge plus. I know I'm a lot more productive when I have some sunlight.

By Lorenzo H. on JUL 16 2017 @ 6:09AM

Having desks all in a long row can save a lot of space, it also helps people interact more easily.

By Lynn D. on JUL 14 2017 @ 9:17PM

I forget what it's called but I have a big thing that attaches to my desk that lets me work standing up. I try to use it as much as possible.

By Lydia P. on JUL 14 2017 @ 9:07PM

A good hutch will also have a light built into it.

By Arlene C. on JUL 14 2017 @ 6:16PM

I've been lucky enough to be able to work at home most of the time for the past couple of years. It saves me a ton of time, and I can't say I miss commuting at all.

By Van H. on JUL 14 2017 @ 3:04PM

We just got some new carpet in my office, and it feels sooo much better. You don't realize how dingy something was until you replace it.

By Harley M. on JUL 14 2017 @ 8:09AM

Take some time to make your office look nice. Put up some pictures, plants, and momentos, and you'll really feel more happy and motivated while you're working.

By Teddy F. on JUL 14 2017 @ 6:01AM

Some places have communal conference rooms that you can rent by the hour or day. Good if you don't need one all the time.

By Herbert W. on JUL 13 2017 @ 6:17AM

If you're going to get lateral file cabinets, make absolutely sure that they lock when one drawer is open, and don't allow you to open more than one at a time. People get injured or die from falling cabinets all the time.

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