Your guide to office furniture, what you need and where to find it
Basic Office Needs
I'm sure you'll agree that at the very least, every office needs a desk and chair. You'll find many to choose from, in varying sizes and styles to fit your needs. You'll probably also need a file cabinet. Again, these come in many sizes. Decide what will work best for you. Will clients visit in your office? If so, you should have a couple of chairs for that purpose. Will you need book cases? Storage cabinets? Work tables? Make your list and shop from the list. If you don't want to pay the shipping costs some of the online sites charge, you can still get ideas there, and shop at a store near you. While you're at it, check out Craigslist.com for your area, you may get lucky and find just what you need for a fraction of the cost of new.
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The size of the desk depends on the size of the office and just how you will use it. Some will be perfectly happy with a small desk that has room for a computer and not much else. Others will want a larger model, with nooks and crannies and room for everything they will use as they conduct their business. Take a look at the online sites for the various styles to help you decide what you would like to work with.
You'll want a chair that will be comfortable if you will be spending plenty of time at your desk. Visit some office supply stores such as Office Depot and try a few on for size. If you're also buying chairs for clients to use in your office, be sure those are reasonably comfortable as well.
Filing cabinet? Of course, where else are you going to keep records of your business transactions? If you're not sure you'll ever fill up the larger, 4-drawer models, you can start smaller. You can always get a bigger one later on if needed.
Other office furniture needs might include a work table if you'll be needed more work room than a desktop can handle; book shelves if you'll have books in your office. You may also want other types of cabinets for storage.
Shopping for office furniture is easier now, with so many online sources for ideas, as well as local sources in your area. There is no reason why you cannot have a beautiful, functional office with so many furniture choices. Shop carefully, and consider your needs and preferences before committing to specific furniture. If you plan carefully, your office furniture can be selected and set up quickly.