How To Choose Commercial Office Furniture Lisa June 8, 2022

How To Choose Commercial Office Furniture


With a growing number of businesses struggling to entice their staff back into the office, your choice of commercial office furniture has never mattered more. 

Once upon a time, millions of Australians woke up, got dressed, had breakfast and made their way into the office to complete their work week. Although considered the norm, the employment landscape abruptly ended almost overnight thanks to the arrival of the pandemic, with almost our entire nation confined to their homes indefinitely as a public health measure. 

Almost three years on, employers are still struggling to find the right balance between returning to the office and permitting staff to work from home on a more permanent basis. With many embracing the hybrid combination of remote and office based work agreements, it’s a reflection of the fact that one in three Australian workers recently said that they would immediately quit their job or start looking for a new one if their employer announced they had to return to the office full-time. 

As a means to entice more people back into the office, employers are thinking outside of the box with all types of incentives: think ping pong tables, free lunches and even being permitted to bring your dog to work – but what if we’ve been overthinking it? While some are embracing office fitouts to bring their premises into the future, we’re forgetting the simple fact that good commercial office furniture also has a part to play as well. 

Our Commercial Office Furniture Buying Guide 

Commercial office furniture can be used to make a work space more functional and comfortable, or to create a specific aesthetic. While the term is broad and can be used to describe anything from seating, tables, desks, storages and even shelving, it’s important to keep in mind that most workers don’t have the space or budget to make their home offices as comfortable as the real thing. 

It’s for this reason that investing in commercial office furniture can be a unique point of difference when it comes to bringing a workplace into the future and the potential benefits linked to improved productivity shouldn’t be underestimated either. Despite this, commercial office furniture shouldn’t be viewed with a ‘one size fits all’ approach and the following factors should be considered before you start shopping. 

Nature Of The Work – When considering the type of furniture to add to your office, it’s important to think about the type of work that will be done and the type of person who will be doing it. Will couches and armchairs be required for collaborative yet casual meetings or do you need more desks to house laptops and video conferencing equipment? 

Office Size And Layout – Ideally, well executed office furniture should be able to deliver benefits to the business in question, such as greater innovation, faster-problem solving, a positive culture and profitability. To do so, it’s important to avoid clutter, so consider your office layout, especially if it’s an open or closed design

Consider Psychology – Before purchasing any commercial office furniture, think about the message that you are trying to convey to both your staff and any potential walk-in clients. Bright, loud furniture in bold colours and materials may be great to inspire creativity and motivate, but may not work so well in environments that require a more professional approach. 

While purchasing commercial office furniture, it is important to take into account how every piece will fit into the current and future environment. Planning for the long term will help to adapt to technology and incorporate it into your office, particularly if your business is in the midst of adapting to the post-pandemic world. Therefore, if you’ve been toying with the idea of an office fitout, there’s arguably never been a better time to do so. 

Partner With The Experts On Office Fitouts 

Whether you’re considering a residential or commercial facelift, it’s always important to speak to a professional before you start tearing down a wall or two. In operation for over ten years, Brisbane based Kibo Constructions believe that quality, reliable workmanship with an honest approach shouldn’t be the exception to the rule. 

With a wealth of experience in office fitouts already under our belts, our in house joinery provides access to having your very own custom home furniture and features such as tables, desks, shelves and drawers to fit any space or design requirements necessary. By working closely withour clients, we ensure that the entire process is both a transparent and enjoyable experience from start to finish. 

If you know that there’s an upcoming project for you, your brand or your business, we would love the opportunity to provide a quote – you might be pleasantly surprised at the result. As we specialise in commercial, hospitality and residential fit out options in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, please get in touch to discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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