Modular Office Furniture
What is modular office furniture?
furniture is furniture sold in coordinated mix and match pieces. One
common type of Modular furniture is known as cubicles. Furniture
dealers call modular furniture, or cubicles, "systems
furniture." Knowing the different names will help you a great deal as
you search for the right furniture for your office.
Why would I need modular furniture for my office?
you have a lot of employees, it is a good way to give each of them
their separate workspaces without having to build walls. You can also
situate the cubicles in a way that suits your office best and the
cubicles can be changed around if you move offices or change your floor
plan. Systems furniture also effectively blocks out noise so that your
employees can concentrate when they're talking on the phone, typing, or
How do I know what to buy?
furniture is built in two main designs: panel-mounted and freestanding.
Most modular furniture built today is the panel-mounted kind. The wall
panels function as the basis and then desks or file cabinets can be
placed right onto the modular panels. Freestanding systems use separate
panels that are placed around the furniture.
kind of modular furniture has its own advantages. Panel systems can be
equipped with power, be built taller to reduce noise and provide
privacy, and has better design flexibility. Freestanding systems are
easily installed and reconfigured. Freestanding systems are more
convenient for offices that will need to frequently rearrange
When buying modular office furniture,
you also need to consider the needs of your employees. Cubicles for
telemarketers are different than those designed for programmers. If
employees need to talk to co-workers, would they be able to have a
small meeting in their cubicle? These factors influence wall height,
size, and the surfaces of the furniture that you choose. Talk to your
employees to get a better idea of their needs. Your office runs more
smoothly when you meet the needs of your employees.
How much will it cost me?
modular office furniture is not cheap, but it is important to remember
that it's designed to last for decades. For a small order (no more than
10 cubes), you'll be paying around $1,000-$2,000 per cube. Some dealers
will have cubes for as little as $700. Be careful about classified ads
that have discount furniture for $300 per cube. Not only will you have
to install the furniture yourself, you'll have no guarantee that you'll
be able to find the same brand later when you need more cubes. Go for a
solution that will last and find a reputable dealer. Remember that with
all furniture, you can choose cheap or quality. If you buy cheap
furniture, you'll have to replace it within five years whereas quality
furniture could last for the lifetime of your company.
that you understand more completely what modular furniture is, why you
might need it, and the general pricing, you'll be able to search for
your modular office furniture more effectively. Good luck with your