The furniture you choose for your mobile office can have a tremendous impact on your quality of work, comfort on the job, client and vendor relationships, and your bottom line. Here we’ll guide you through the two main factors and available choices you should consider when selecting your mobile office furniture.
These questions will help you determine what type and how much furniture you will need for your project.
- How many people will be in the office? - When determining the number of people who will be in the office, include those who will be in the mobile office on a daily basis, plus any frequent visitors.
- What will your office trailer be used for? - A basic construction management office needs different furniture than a professional sales office. This also affects your space planning.
- How long will you be using the office trailer? - Consider how comfort, convenience and functionality will affect your productivity. Basic folding tables and chairs may be the least costly option, but you’re likely to feel more tired and uncomfortable at the end of a long day.
- How do you want to represent your business? - Will you be hosting clients, vendors, suppliers or no one at all? What do you want your temporary building to say about your brand?
While usage is a very important factor to consider, the quality of your mobile office furniture can also have a big impact on your work productivity and overall comfort on the job. Here are some of the qualities and styles available from some larger modular building providers.
- Basic folding table and chairs — They’re not fancy, but they do the job.
- Construction grade furniture — It’s both functional and durable. It includes all the basics for a full functioning office such as desks, chairs, filing cabinets, drafting tables, plan racks, bookcases, conference tables and refreshment stations.
- Professional office furniture — The more polished option. Expect wood instead of laminate and leather chairs as opposed to vinyl. Additional items may be available, such as lamps, couches, and coffee tables for waiting rooms, client meeting areas, etc.
- Specialized furniture — This may include workstations, cubicles, industrial shelving and training tables.
- Appliances — Add refrigerators, microwaves, TVs, coffee makers and more.
Discovering what add-on furniture products and packages are essential and meet your expectations for usage and quality, can ultimately save your team team a lot of time, effort, and money. Your mobile office provider can also help you create a plan for your space and identify what furniture you may need for an upcoming project, if you need assistance.