5 Challenges in Office Renovation Post Pandemic

Renovating your corporate office space can be incredibly exciting and rewarding, but there can also be some hurdles you will need to overcome.

Here are the top 5 office renovation challenges we’ve identified, and our reasons why working with Furngully can make the process better.

1. Supply chain delays

Every industry has been affected by supply chain issues caused by the pandemic. From shipping challenges to skilled labor shortages to costs, supply chain has deeply affected office renovations.

Since COVID-19, some lead times for office furniture have increased from 2 weeks to 12 weeks (and we’ve seen it be even longer). Despite this, it’s still possible for your office renovation project to be completed on schedule.

As an independent dealer, we can suggest the brands that work best for you, not the ones that work best for us.

When you work with the experienced team at Furngully, you receive furniture options from manufacturers with the best lead times, with the best discounts and we’ll help you create a strategic budget.

With connections across the greater Boston area, you won’t have to sacrifice style or comfort to receive the office furniture you want on time and within your budget.

2. Costs are increasing exponentially

It’s no secret that costs are rising everywhere—food, clothes, and, you guessed it, office furniture. In a time where surcharges are prevalent, you need a partner that can help keep costs down.

To give you the most accurate design blueprint, our team will take special note of:

  • Your tastes and preferences

  • The size of your space and office layout

  • Ancillary spaces like lounge areas and break rooms

  • Space where extra circulation is necessary

  • Conference and meeting rooms

As a full-service commercial furniture dealership, our team at Furngully takes care of everything. We offer a full suite of design services, including 3D color renderings, space planning, inventory management, and more.

By working with one vendor, you end up saving more money that you can use to create your dream office space.

View our entire list of service offerings to the Greater Boston area here.

3. Pressure to use DIY methods

We live in a do-it-yourself society, and while that can be an excellent option for some, DIY methods usually cost more in the long run.

Our team at Furngully can bring your vision to life while staying within your budget. You’ll receive free design services, with no obligation, and dealership pricing—something that the big box stores can’t offer.

Your time is valuable. Don’t waste it trying to piece together the perfect solution for your office by yourself, when all you have to do is get in touch with our team at Furngully.

Not ready to renovate now? No problem.

Reach out to our team and receive a free space plan, optimized to your current needs, a set of 3D and 4K color renderings, and a budget plan that you can keep on hand for when the timing is right.

4. Increased concerns for health and safety

An office renovation isn’t just about making an office beautiful and modern, it’s about creating a healthy and safe environment for your employees.

Nearly 3 years from the start of the pandemic, health remains a top concern for both employees and employers. About 50% of employers want employees back in the office full time while 52% of workers are considering switching to a job that offers hybrid or fully remote positions.

With that in mind, leaders need to keep health a priority if they want workers to enjoy being back in the office. One way to do that is by improving air quality because believe it or not, indoor air can be quite dirty.

Air purification improves productivity, increases employee loyalty, and boosts health and wellness. And with employee burnout on the rise, it’s vital to make improvements that can improve wellness.

Our top recommended air purifiers are the Fellowes® AeraMax® Pro AM3 & AM4 air purifiers. These state-of-the-art products remove up to 99.97% of air pollutants, bacteria, and allergens from the air using a combination of filtration and sanitization.

There are also health benefits to the furniture you choose. Ergonomic chairs and furniture are a great addition to any office that prioritizes the health of its employees. While these chairs are a larger cost upfront, they end up saving money in the long run by decreasing workplace injuries and turnover rates.

5. Maintaining productivity and communication

Maintaining productivity and communication has been a problem for years, but the pandemic has exacerbated the issue due to high demand.

When working with several vendors, communication can be a tough hurdle to overcome.

With every person on a different timeline and you needing to field all the calls and appointments, it can be pretty overwhelming. Having an experienced project manager on your side can make maintaining productivity and communication easy.

Your office renovation on-time, on-trend, and on-budget.

There’s no doubt that the pandemic has changed the way we work and live, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your dream office space.

From design to project management to execution, our team at Furngully can bring your vision to life. Get in touch with us and schedule your free design consultation today.