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Why New Office Furniture Is Important In Commercial Office Fitouts
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Are you thinking about or in the process of undertaking a commercial office fitout of your premises? Many businesses in these situations often choose to hold onto their existing office furniture in a bid to save some money or to increase the budget for other areas. It is important to note, however, that a fitout should also include the purchase of new furniture. There are a number of reasons why this is so important; we have outlined some of these below.


Ensures it fits into the available space
It is important to remember that most fitouts will involve some reorganisation of walls and partitions. As a result of this, your existing office furniture may no longer fit into the space. Whilst you can make do with pieces that are too small, those that are too big are completely unsuitable and will have to go. New pieces can be purchased based on their size and available to fit into your workplace.

Ensures it matches the new appearance
If you have ever walked into a new office space that has been decked out with old furniture, you will quickly realise that it sticks out like a sore thumb. When giving your workplace a facelift, it’s time to do the same for your workstations and chairs. This way, when a client or visitor walks into the space, the first impressions will be much better. You can also match or complement colours and materials.

Ensures it matches the branding
One of the most common reasons for undertaking commercial office fitouts is a rebrand of the business. Whether this is a new name, logo, colours or a combination of the three, it is important that your furniture also matches your new brand. If you have selected chairs desks based on your old brand, they are unlikely to complement your new look and can end up detracting from the overall appearance.

Boosts or improves employee morale
Asking your employees to sit in chairs that were popular in the 1960’s or to sit at workstations that are almost falling apart is not going to instill much loyalty in them. By investing in some brand new (and ergonomic) furniture, you can help to boost or improve the morale of your employees and show them that you really do care. You will find that productivity levels are up and less people are leaving.

Meets advancements in technology
Over the years, technological advancements and breakthroughs are made that improve or even change the way we complete simple daily tasks. By investing in new office furniture, you are ensuring that all of the pieces in your workplace are up-to-the-minute and the latest for your industry. Why would you use workstations that were designed for the architects of a decade ago when new and improved ones were released last year?

As you can see, it is extremely important for anyone undertaking a commercial office fitout to also consider investing in new office furniture. In many ways, the two go hand in hand – a facelift for your premises shouldn’t stop at the carpet and wallpaper. When choosing furniture, it is a good idea to speak with your employees to determine whether there is anything in particular they would like (such as filing cabinets or mesh chairs).

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