Simplifying The Furniture Process Part 1
How To Get Started On An Office Furniture Project.
Commercial office furniture can be your best asset for attracting and retaining talent. Purchasing that furniture can be a complicated process.
If you’re involved in an office furniture purchase or facility upgrade, it’s necessary to have the correct information to avoid critical mistakes that can cost you time and money.
Source Four has worked on thousands of projects, and time and time again we hear statements about past experiences like,
“Unlike options on a new car, office furniture seems to have a million options, which is great, but it adds to the problem if you don’t have the knowledge.”
Or things like,
“We started the furniture conversation much too late with the wrong people, which impacted our schedule crushing our furniture budget and forcing us to rush and compromise design and final decisions.”
This is a good one,
“Office furniture pricing is complicated! It’s like comparing apples to oranges and the published pricing is absolutely meaningless. Why is this such a mystery?”
So we have put together this series to help anyone have success in their next office furniture project.
Start The Office Furniture Conversation Early
First, start early. Starting the vision early, and the budget process early is very important
to meeting your completion date. The earlier you create a vision and the target budget, the greater the odds of meeting your project schedule within budget.
Starting early will minimize the budget and schedule creep. Starting late will cost you more soft and hard dollars by paying unnecessary fees, and forcing you to make selection compromises.
Know Your Options For Buying Office Furniture
The Second Tip is knowing the options for the purchasing processes that are available to you.
Understanding these pluses and minuses of the different purchases and delivery methods is vital to your success.
Depending on the size of your office furniture project and it’s objective, this step will determine what is best for your organization.
Understanding the difference between a traditional design bid build process versus a
design build process when applied to commercial furniture, will make a substantial impact on your sanity and the results.
Keep an eye out for our next set of tips, And Contact Source Four Today to start your next Commercial Furniture project.
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