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The Best Tips for Setting up Your Office

Setting up your new office, whether at home or within your designated space can be a daunting experience. There are so many things to work out; what type of furniture do you want? How many monitors you will need? There are so many questions to answer that you can feel bogged down by it all. It simply doesn’t have to be this way. It can be you chance to get a little creative with your style, designing a space that is tailor made to your personality and ultimately it can be great fun. Here are some great ways to get the office of your dreams this year.

Choose your furniture wisely

This may sound obvious, but let’s face it - choosing the furniture for your new office is of the utmost importance.  Whether you are looking to add some Feng Shui to your room, or you want all of your furniture to be extremely practicality, there are plenty of ways that you can achieve greatness through your furniture choices. The first thing to do is measure your space; again an obvious thing to say but one that can make all of the difference. Whilst running the tape measure around the room, be sure to check for natural light sources and areas where furniture needs to be avoided, such as doorways.

In order to utilise your space you will want to look for furniture that can perform multiple functions for you; from desks with drawer space through to work tops that can house printers and the obligatory kettle. One of the best ways to achieve a cohesive and functional look for your office is to choose one singular supplier, like Race Furniture for example. This way you can kit out the main items for your office and add in personal touches later on.

Always start off by positioning your desk

Your desk will be the focal point of your office; it is the space where you will spend the most amount of time and where you will need to be 100% comfortable. There are many small things to consider, such as whether you want your desk to face the doorway or not. Start off with knowing how you will use your desk and how many things you need at arm’s length, such as a printer or second monitor etc. Once you know these things, you can position your desk in a way that offers your clients or guests a welcoming atmosphere and offers you the ultimate in functionality.

Try and leave as much space between your desk and other furniture as possible, mainly for safeties sake but also to keep your office a sanctuary rather than a cluttered space.

Know whether you will need extra seating

Knowing how and where your seating will be positioned is also important, especially if you are going to be having a lot of visitors. The type of seating you choose will depend upon the atmosphere you are trying to project, some offices have a sofa for guests that are waiting, or for those moments when we just need to relax after a hard day’s work. Some are more structured, with specific office chairs set up in a way that projects that 'this is where meetings are held.' What you choose will come down to the type of business you will be conducting and what you can practically fit into the space.