Without a second thought you would likely consider purchasing new as well as pre-loved furniture for the home – but what about the office?
In fact, office spaces can benefit greatly from a combination of newly-purchased as well as second-hand furniture. It all just comes down to prioritising what needs to be spanking new and what can get away with a bit of ‘been-here-before’ charm!
Second-hand Office Furniture
Tables are a great second-hand option when it comes to purchasing office furniture. In most cases, you would assume their safety has not been compromised over time, and normally you can clearly see any wear and tear prior to purchase – most tables are unlikely to effectively hide any defects.
Filing cabinets, artwork, greenery such as pots of indoor plants etc could all be likely candidates as second-hand office furniture.
New Office Furniture
Office furniture with a high reliance on ergonomic design might be best purchased new. This way you are more likely to benefit from warranties, and you should have more peace of mind when it comes to factors such as safety, ease of customisation (e.g. – getting that chair at precisely the right height it needs to be for the person who will be spending long hours on it!), etc.
Lighting is perhaps another area that might benefit from a brand new purchase – especially if your workplace requires specific levels of lighting.
At the end of the day, if you are responsible for furnishing an office then consider the benefits of a combination of new and used office furniture – we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised!