Whether you work from home or in a big corporate office, chances are pretty good that you spend the better part of your day in an office. Naturally, you want your space to be the best it can be, which sometimes means a little bit of renovation is needed. If you’re considering upgrading your commercial or home office on a budget, there are a number of strategies to achieve that goal.
If you’re planning to upgrade worn or outdated furniture, consider buying secondhand. Pre owned desks, office chairs and breakroom furniture are all available for a fraction of the cost of buying new. When buying used, you’ll often be able to purchase higher-quality pieces than you would have been able to afford otherwise.
Repair Existing Equipment
Rather than replacing computers or other office equipment, consider getting them repaired, reformatted or just partially upgraded. This might extend the life of your office’s equipment, which decreases the costs of updating your office, while still maintaining a high standard of quality.
Think Outside the Box
To save money on your office upgrades, consider some creative solutions in lieu of traditional ones. For example, if you need to purchase new breakroom chairs, four clearance chairs that are similar (even if not identical) might save you a lot of cash compared to purchasing a brand new matching set. If your office carpet seems to be wearing out and there isn’t money in the budget yet to replace it, consider paying to have it deep-cleaned instead to help bring back some of the original beauty.
With a little bit of out-of-the-box thinking and strategic planning, updating your office space can be an achievable feat, even with limited funds. Buying secondhand, making repairs instead of buying new and using creative problem-solving will go a long way in meeting those goals effectively.