A Budget for Furnishing a Small Office

Posted by Expert Gadget Reviewer on Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Over the past 3 months I've received a number of requests from landlords, asking for assistance in providing furniture for the latest trend in office requirements; the "small" office (usually between 900 square feet and 3,000 square feet of office space).

The user who occupies this space is typically moving into their first formal office, and furniture is generally a requirement. Because of the small amount of square footage, providing quality furniture at an affordable Per Square Foot price can be a challenge.

In response to these requests, we have developed a typical "budget" for providing new office furniture to small users (we provide new furniture versus used, because the on-going availability of quality used office furniture is always changing).

Target budget for furnishing an 900 square foot office:

(2) Workstations, (1) Private Office, (4) Ergonomic Chairs, (1) Small Conference Room, (1) Reception Area, --

Total Price (including tax and installation) $6,400.00

Workstations: Size (6x8), (1) File pedestal + (1) open book shelf, low panels (56"T)
Per station: $1,200.00

Private Offices: Laminate "U" Desk, with upper hutch, bookcase, and task chair and (2) guest chairs: Per Office: $1,050

Ergonomic Chairs: (note, there are "cheaper" chairs available, but none that we are comfortable selling. Per Chair: $140.00

Reception area: $1,050
Laminate "L" shaped reception desk, end-table, (2) chairs

Small conference room $500
(Laminate Round table & 4 chairs)

Total (including tax & installation): $6,400.00