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If you’re eager to upgrade your workspace but worried about the financial implications, you’re in the right place. There are plenty of ways to create a comfortable, productive office without going crazy on the budget.
Wall Street Conyers is proud to offer affordable office space for lease and purchase in Atlanta. But of course, once you have a space, there are other expenses to think of as well…things like, say, furniture.
Recently, we stumbled upon a great article at Dontrepreneur.com. The author suggests that, when furnishing your office space, you should “shop like a college student.”
Most college students approach their furniture shopping with two things in mind: affordability and durability. And they don’t shy away from used items.
The author of this article suggests starting your search with other start-ups in your area:
“Other founders may be moving, shutting down, or downsizing and have available stuff at discount prices. Be sure to bring along a camera and take pictures so you can capture the things you may purchase and imagine them in your space.”
The author then suggests hitting the Internet for some great finds. He offers the following list of acceptable price ranges in which you should be able to find quality items:
- Employee office chairs – $60 to $200 (buy what you can afford–but it must have ergonomic features!)
- Employee workstations – $20 to $150 (Wooden table to decent frosted glass desks)
- Desk lamps – $5 to $10
- Standing lamps – $19 to $30
- Futon/couch – $99 to $199
- TV – Under $400
- TV stand – $50 to $99
- Office supplies – Dollar store (expect Uni ball pens—a must have!)
- Ottomans and end tables – $10 to $20
- Bookcases – $29 to $79 (depending on size)
- Xbox – $199
- Microwave – $29 to $39
- Refrigerator – $100 to $170
- Stereo – Bring in the one you have stored from college
- Rugs – $10 to $40
- Whiteboard space – $12 to $99
- Waste bins – $2 to $7
Coupons are also a great way to save on office furniture and equipment. Bed Bath and Beyond, Office Depot and Target all have great selections of office items and regularly offer coupons and discounts both online and in-store. A little time spent bargain hunting can save you a bundle.
A great office doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Start by getting a great deal at Wall Street Conyers. Then, follow these tips to furnish your new space! Contact a member of the Wall Street Conyers sales and leasing team today.
Photo Credit: Collegiate Living
When setting up your new office space, it can be easy to focus on equipment and functionality. But small aesthetic details, like color, can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel.
Don Charlton, a Web entrepreneur who recently moved his office, believes this is an essential component. Thankfully, he also offered a few simple points of advice on how to create a color palette on his blog:
To have a cohesive space that is not just wood and dull drab office colors, you need to plan for a color palette. This is not hard, and I am going to make this as easy as I can for those of you who think you don’t know anything about color. Remember the color wheel? If not, Google it. Colors opposite from each other on the color wheel work well together, as do colors right next to each other. You can create great 2-color themes with colors opposite each other on the wheel, and great three color palettes with one color, its opposite and an adjacent color.
See his color palette in action in the photos below:
We hope this helps you feel inspired! And remember, Wall Street Conyers offers a variety of customization and configuration options to help make your office space your own. For more information, or for a quick tour of your options, please contact a member of our sales/leasing team.
Photo Credits: Dontrepreneur.com