Why Refurbished Office Furniture is on the Rise

With refurbished office furniture on the rise, it’s no doubt that customers are curious as to why they should go for refurbished furniture options opposed to brand new. Deciding on office furniture for your space, whether large or small, is a big decision and as with everything, comes with pros and cons.

One of the most common reasons why one would go with refurbished furniture, is the price. You are able to get office furniture at often times a fraction of the price of a brand new desk, chair or any other product. When companies or start-ups are working with tight budgets, this is often times the area where you do not want to invest extra money, yet you want your employees to have high quality chairs or cubicles to use on a daily basis.

With refurbished furniture, you are getting a new makeover for the product you choose and you are able to customize what you want at again, a lower cost. You can choose ultimately any fabric and color you would like for panels, chairs, and tack boards.

The main con compared to new office furniture, is that you may not get to choose the exact color you want with certain products, such as work surfaces or table tops – as with recycled furniture, those product categories are generally offered to you by what the company has in stock, which fluctuates often. However, you are always welcome to voice your product interests or laminate choices for the sales person to try and find.

Environmental initiatives are on the forefront of recycled furniture, with the industry helping cut down on manufacturing, and in turn the use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. 


One of the appealing opportunities for clients who are interested in office furniture at a decent price, is the option of purchasing some products new, and some refurbished. That way, you can have the best of both worlds while staying within your budget.

For more information on refurbished office furniture, feel free to connect with our sales team!

The Importance of Reception Area Designs

Reception areas and lobbies in your office space are of the upmost importance to your business, simply because that is the first thing your customer sees when they walk into your place of work. They will judge within 5 seconds or less the pros and cons they feel about your business. That is why, as much as you want to spend time creating the perfect working space for the bulk of your employees – whether that be through cubicles, private offices, or open-concept desk systems – the reception area needs to hold just as much importance in the design. 

Now, the reception area can get tricky, as it needs to be aesthetically appealing and on-brand with your company’s design, but it also needs to be practical. It is not uncommon for a company to give a facelift to their reception area every few years, and wait longer on updating the rest of the office space. That way, one can stay ahead of the curve and connect with their clients in a more comfortable way.

The design of your reception area should flow well along with the rest of your office, even if its in a separate location, which some are due to office layout options. Read our post on 5 ways to solidify your design ideas for reception desks and lobbies and let us know if you have any questions on how to incorporate a fresh, new reception desk into your space!

6 Ways to Spruce Up Your Workspace

We have all been there - seeing those office cubicles in rows and rows underneath the brightness of fluorescent lights, with the closest thing to a color being grey or beige…all uniform, and possibly making you feel a little uninspired. Thankfully, there are swatches beyond swatches of colors to choose from for your office panels, tack boards and chairs - not to mention an unlimited amount of laminate choices to choose from for your work surface. However, if you are looking for some quick and easy upgrades to your workspace and are not able to go the route of refurbishing your area, check out the simple ideas below!

1. Upgrade your office supplies:

Just because you may have to work in a specific area not necessarily of your choosing, doesn’t mean you can’t brighten it up and make it more unique to you with fun or modern office supplies!

2. Bring plants into your space:

Plants not only bring some color and freshness to your desk area, but will bring extra oxygen, too! Succulents are great plants to have with their small amount of upkeep, and you can choose any style of containers to put them in.

3. Use fun document organizers:

There are many shops that sell fun organizers like these Kikkerland animal ones to help bring modern touches into your office space.

4. Grab a quirky calendar:

We all need calendars of some sort to keep us organized in our lives…while you are working, it’s nice to have an actual wall calendar hung up in your cubicle to remind you of what’s to come for the week!

5. DIY mouse pad:

This simple tutorial from Wonder Forest will give you the ability to make your own mouse pad - you can choose any fabric or design you would like!

6. Make your cubicle your own art space:

The nice thing about having a cubicle, is that you have your own walls that turn into tack boards with the snap of your fingers. Decide on a style or theme you are interested in for your walls, and post up whichever photos or items you love!

What do you do to spruce up your office space? Let us know on Twitter!

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