Choosing office furniture can be a hard choice. Choosing the right furniture can be as important as choosing the right type of office. The right kind of furniture can affect the well-being and increase office productivity. You need furniture to be specialised for you and your co-workers and to provide you with comfort.
We have set up five tips to help you buy some of the most important areas as it not only contributes to well-being, it also affects office productivity and entices prospective employees. Therefore, before marching to the nearest furniture shop, there are a number of things you should consider. Here are 5 things to consider when you choose the right conference table for your office.
Size of the Room, Does Matter
The first thing you’ll need to think about is the size of your room. Make sure that there is enough room around the table so people can easily access all areas of the room. Keep in mind the doors and windows in the room and make sure they are easily accessible as well. You’ll also want to consider what other functions the room has; for example, if your conference room will house an audio/visual station, then you have to account for that space as meeting tables, for example, will take up a lot of space.
The Chairs of the Table
Next, determine the capacity of the room to figure our how many chairs you’ll need. You may even want to think about what types of chairs you envision for the conference room. This will help you visualize how many chairs to include around your table. Remember to give your employees and clients ample elbow room, even when the table is full. Finally, remember to keep the well-being of your employees in mind as the right chair can prevent physical complaints.
Most likely phones, laptops and an audio/visual station will be used in your conference room. For this reason, take into account where your power sources are in your conference room and how the placement of this equipment will affect the function of the table. You don’t want to get caught up in a mess of cords, plugs and wires in the middle of an important meeting.
Design the Perfect Working Aesthetic
If the conference table is the first thing you’ll be purchasing for your meeting room, think of how it will impact the design aesthetic of the rest of the room as well as your overall office. If not, make sure to consider your existing office furniture pieces to determine which conference table would make the best fit. Not even just furniture, even freestanding screens can make a lot of difference as opposed to fixed ones. There are also a number of different table shapes to select for your conference room including circle, rectangle, boat-shape, and racetrack. A couple of questions you can ask yourself to help guide your design decisions include if you prefer traditional or modern pieces and if you prefer bright colours or dark colours.
Basyx by HON BL Round Conference Tables with X-Base (circle)
Lorell Essentials Srs Mahogany Conference Table (rectangle)
Lorell Essentials Oval Conference Table (racetrack)
Last, remember to carefully consider what conference tables fit within your budget. There are a variety of options available for different price ranges. Prices can vary according to the size of the table, what it’s made of, and if it’s part of a new or older collection. You can also consult with some great office supply review websites for an added opinion.
Whether it is used for a casual lunch meeting or to close the deal with a big client, a great conference room is an asset for any business.