The new year is in full swing. That being said, we've got a new batch of tips for you DIY office remodeling enthusiasts. If you're tackling a makeover project in 2017, we've got you covered. From proper space planning to researching the latest trends, the 5 design strategies highlighted in 2017 will have you on the path to success.
1.) Plan Effectively
First things first, you've gotta plan your project. Start by measuring the perimeter of your interior. Make note of all entry ways, power outlets, windows, and room obstructions that will affect the way your new office furniture fits. Rest assured, there's nothing worse than purchasing stylish new furniture only to find that it doesn't work in your space upon arrival. Once you've double checked your measurements, you'll want to set a budget and timeline for your project. Make out a list of tasks to keep your DIY remodel on track from start to finish.
2.) Get Inspired
It's always a good idea to get a little inspiration before purchasing new furniture. If you have a showroom in your area, give it a visit. You'll be rewarded with tips from the pros as well as plenty of literature and product knowledge that can be applied to your makeover. If there's not a showroom in your area, don't worry. Take your inspiration quest to the world wide web. Visit social sites like Pinterest and Instagram. They're invaluable when looking for DIY business and home office remodeling inspiration. You can even use your favorite search engine to search terms like "cool office interiors 2017" and "popular office furniture". Once properly inspired you'll be able to select a theme for your project that showcases your design ingenuity and personality.
3.) Get Finish Samples
Wether you're purchasing a single desk for the executive office or multiple cubicles, it's always a good idea to get finish samples. Assuming a particular finish will look good in your space is a recipe for remodeling remorse. In most cases, finish samples are free. Request as many as you like from your dealer of choice. Your samples will take about 2 weeks to arrive from the factory. Plan ahead and use the time spent waiting to remove your old furniture and prep your interior. If you're planning to paint your office space, now is the time. You'll want to compare the new finishes to your freshly painted interior to ensure a proper match.
4.) Shop For Value
There's lot's of great ways to maximize your budget when shopping for new furniture. To avoid over spending, use a comparison shopping engine to start your search. You'll be able to compare pricing on executive desks, tables, and ergonomic seating solutions from a variety of brands all in one place. We recommend Google Shopping. Once you've narrowed your search down to a few furniture dealers, take the time to call them direct. While testing their customer service skills you'll be able to simultaneously inquire about closeouts, clearance specials, bulk discount pricing opportunities, and shipping costs. In most instances, you'll be able to find free shipping at the very least. In the long run, something is always better than nothing. When checking out online, be on the lookout for promo code entry fields. If you see one, stop. Visit popular sites like Tjoos.com and RetailMeNot.com to see if coupons are available. Those who breeze past this essential step don't save. Be smart, slow down, and look for coupons!
5.) Research The Trends
DIY remodelers typically don't spend a lot of time researching the trends. Most are looking for ways to set new ones! While there's nothing wrong with this strategy, it's still helpful to know what's hot. This year, coastal inspired makeovers with gray and white finishes are incredibly popular. If you like the beachy vibe, check out the Medina collection from Mayline. In addition, red leather office chairs, open concept desks, and retro writing desks are also going to be very popular 2017. By taking the time to research today's hottest office makeover trends you'll be able to pick and choose which to apply to your personal DIY project.