3 Ways to Make Your Office Furniture More Versatile
Maybe you have an up-and-coming startup with brand new office and lots of potential for growth. Maybe your office needs to be rearranged seasonally. Maybe you simply enjoy creating a fresh look for your office on occasion. In any case, there are a number of strategies you can use to make your office’s furniture more versatile and adaptable. Here are a few ideas to try.
Nearly any piece of furniture can be converted into a mobile piece with the help of heavy duty casters. Bulky pieces like file cabinets and wooden desks can really benefit from this strategy. Be sure to choose casters have the load-bearing capacity necessary to support your pieces (otherwise you may risk causing damage to the furniture, your office floor or both). Look for locking casters to ensure that the furniture is stable once you’ve placed it. Then, when rearrangement becomes necessary, unlock the casters and move things wherever your heart desires.
If you anticipate rearranging your office on the regular, shy away from custom or unique pieces which may wind up being “one-trick ponies.” Instead, when you shop for office furniture, look for multi-functional, modular pieces which can be combined, separated or re-oriented as need dictates. For example, if you’re considering floor shelving solutions, look for pieces that can be positioned on either the short or long end, or that can be safely stacked with help of hardware. Some furniture stores sell their pieces in “families” which can be mixed, matched and combined in this way, which can be a great option to support the goal of a flexible furniture arrangement.
Folding tables and chairs aren’t just for events. Try some modern folding tables and chairs as everyday seating solutions. You might be surprised by the stylish and comfortable options available — a far cry from the ugly metal or plastic folding chairs of years past. There are even clever folding carts, benches and desks available. You can consider wall-mounted folding options too, such as fold-down tables and desks. The beauty of all kinds of folding furniture is that not only are they quick and easy to move when the inspiration strikes, they’re also easy to store when more floor space or a simpler office set-up is required.
Versatile furniture gives your office the ability to change and adapt with the times and truly go with the flow as needs dictate. By planning with change in mind, you can save yourself a lot of time, money and headache in the end.