Businesses in all industries face the same question: is It better to buy office furniture new or used?
No matter the company, from a digital marketing agency in Mission Viejo, a professional health practice in Fullerton, to a startup tech company in Irvine, one may wonder if you should invest in new or used furniture.
Read on to clarify your decision-making process.
Supporting the Well-Being of Employees and Visitors
Our physical and emotional health is a priority. The purpose of office furniture is to properly support your employees so they’re physically comfortable in handling their tasks.
Clunky chairs, tables that wobble, and height-adjustable desks with worn-out gears are a distraction and they can impact how you sit or stand.
Let’s look closely at office chairs. A chair that’s made well assists in good posture and has the necessary lumbar support to reduce strain on the lower back, knees, and elbows.
Photo: Friant Amenity Seating
Can the quality of used furniture match the quality of new?
You have to make similar comparisons. Not all office chairs that are branded as ergonomic are comparable in quality. 2010 Office Furniture will only sell quality new or used furnishings.
An office chair with an ergonomic design like one from Boss that’s on clearance is built to last and serves executives, mid-level managers, and freelance team members.
Photo: Boss B9471-GY Chair
The Herman Miller Aeron Chair that’s pre-owned is another example of quality used furniture that’s worth purchasing for startup firms or established corporations.
Quality chairs affect employee performance. If you can’t get good quality in a used model, then it’s worth purchasing new ergonomic chairs.
Photo: Rouillard Lead X Chairs
Guest chairs should be comfortable and supportive for a visitor waiting in a lobby or sitting in a conference room. Since a guest may only use the chairs for minutes or perhaps a couple of hours, then the impact on the body isn’t as profound as it is on employees.
The chair should look stylish and have a pleasant appearance to reflect your company’s brand and expertise.
Purchasing used guest or multi-purpose chairs can work just as well as purchasing new ones. See the available choices on the 2010 Office Furniture’s Used Office Chairs page.
Brands like 9 to 5 Seating Used Cydia Guest Chair with a cool, mesh finish fit well in offices for professional consultants, universities, or health offices.
Add a dash of color and a unique style to your office lobby or meeting room with the Cherryman Used Jade Guest Chair.
Sitting stresses our bodies. Purchase office chairs and guest chairs that benefit a person’s well-being.
Supporting Form and Office Functionality
Choosing a workstation, desk, cubicle, and other standard office items has less impact on the body than selecting the correct chair. However, they should fit with the overall style and function well.
Photo: Krug Latitude Height Adjustable Desk
Desks support work by offering enough surface area for reviewing papers or hosting meetings. Workstations and cubicles should be comfortable and welcoming in appearance.
Used desks, workstations, and cubicles come in a variety of styles and colors. If there’s a brand or model you’re interested in, but don’t see on our pages then the 2010 Office Furniture Team will make every effort to procure the item you’d prefer.
Photo: Chessman Emerald Desk
Is buying used worth it? Yes, when the quality exists and the price is a substantial discount.
The AMQ Used Dual Height Adjustable Workstation is an example of a used product that was used on display in a showroom and is about 75% off the cost of the original price.
A conference table is another item that’s often worth buying used.
The Maverick Used Pacifica Conference Table is styled for any professional conference room setting at a fraction of the new retail price.
Photo: Maverick Pacifica Table
Plan Your Space Well
The furnishings you choose, how you arrange them, and the atmosphere you create will impact overall productivity and the employee mindset.
The team at 2010 Office Furniture offers space planning as a service because they’re passionate that a well-planned space will make your employees and visitors feel that you operate in a cohesive manner.
Once you’ve settled on the layout, then it becomes easier to choose the used or new furniture and storage solutions that will meet your needs.
This gives you a competitive edge among the many entrepreneurs and established professionals in Orange County while boosting your own confidence that your organization is run efficiently.
Rely on Our Experience
Trust 2010 Office Furniture to plan your space and meet your furnishing requirements based on our half-century of experience working with the most distinguished brands as our clients in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and the Inland Empire.
Contact us with your needs and we’ll gladly be of service.
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Main Photo: Senator Group SetMe Workstations
Resources & Special Thanks to Respective Product Manufacturers: Boss, Cherryman, Friant, Krug, Maverick, Rouillard & Senator Group