Friday, June 5, 2015
Use These 6 Tips To Avoid Office Makeover Headaches!
1.) Set A Budget
Before you rush out and start shopping for new office furniture for your home or business, it's important to set a budget for your project. As you'll want to avoid over extending yourself and your business, do some office furniture research. Browse the web to get an idea of how much desks, tables, and the accents needed to complete your space will cost. You can also visit showrooms for design inspiration and product knowledge. This will give you an idea of how much funds you'll need to complete your project effectively. Take into account important factors like shipping, tax, and installation costs that will also affect your budget.
2.) Create A Timeline
Don't start your office makeover project without a timeline! As you won't want to be left with a half finished workspace, and a project that extends for months, set a reasonable timeframe to complete your project in. If the furniture you select for your space is in stock and ready to ship, your project should take no more than 3 weeks from start to finish. If the furniture you purchase is made to order, your project should take around 6 weeks maximum to complete. In addition, the larger the project, the more time you'll need. A private office makeover will take far less time than a full scale lobby furniture upgrade. Plan accordingly to stay on task!
3.) Use Accurate Dimensions
The number one headache caused during office makeover projects is caused by using inaccurate dimensions. Before purchasing ANYTHING for your space, obtain accurate dimensions of your work environment. Don't rely on old blue prints or estimations. Take note of all entry ways, power outlets, and room obstructions that will affect the way your furniture fits. A quality plan, accurate dimensions, and well thought out space planning will ensure your project gets kicked off on the right foot.
4.) Obtain Tracking Information
Don't let your furniture arrive when you're not ready! Once you place an order for your new products, contact your dealer of choice for an estimated ship date. On the day your furnishings are expected to ship, contact your dealer for tracking information. While they should provide this information without you calling, it's best to be on the safe side. Take the time to cover your bases. A quick phone call for tracking can save you from having new desks, tables, and computer chairs landing on your doorstep when you're unprepared!
5.) Prep Your Space
Once you know when your furniture will be arriving, you'll have a timeline to get your space properly prepped. You don't want your new furniture to show up when your room isn't ready to receive it. Remove your old seating, tables, and desks to start your project with a blank canvass. Clean your room thoroughly an patch any unsightly wall marks. In addition, if you're planning to paint your space, nows the time to do it! You certainly don't want to be dodging your furniture when applying a few coats of your favorite color to your office walls.
6.) Prepare for Installation
If you're prepared, office furniture installation is nothing to be afraid of! You can search for videos on how to assemble your products and office furniture installation tips to get an idea of what you'll need and be up against. If you're considering a professional installation service, be sure to get pricing from three sources to ensure you're getting the best value. Look for reviews on the installer you choose to make sure they do quality work. Once your installation is complete, there will be debris! Furniture ships very well packaged to avoid damage, This means you'll have plenty of boxes and bubble wrapping to dispose of. Prepare for this commonly forgotten step accordingly!