Where To Buy Furniture Online During COVID-19

Millions of workers around the world have been forced to make do with a temporary office space at home in the wake of the 2021 COVID-19 pandemic. While some thought it may only last a couple of weeks, many countries are still in lockdowns a couple of months in, with estimates suggesting that it could be well over a year before a vaccine is ready to hit the market. In the meantime, some companies are pitching in to help employees buy office furniture for home, especially if it may be a couple of months until they are allowed to return to the actual office of the company. So where do you go if you’re looking for furniture during the lockdown? We’ll address this today, as well as touching on how to go about making smart buying decisions in times of great uncertainty. 

The Rise of the Work From Home Environment

While the rise of working from home is directly tied to the coronavirus pandemic, many futurists have predicted that the steady rise of technological innovation would result in this becoming all the more common as we head deeper into 2021. Pandemic aside, there is a strong chance that office based employees may be expected to work from home for extended periods in the near future. Conversely, work from home could see a spike in numbers as more small businesses default on their rent payments as a result of economic contraction from the global pandemic. This would mean that companies wouldn’t close their doors altogether – just their physical ones, in the short term. As a result of this, employees will all be expected to carry on operations remotely.

Getting The Job Done With The Right Furniture

If you’re of the belief that you may find yourself working from home regularly (or permanently) in the near future, it helps to buy smart, not cheap. This includes outlining a space for you to work that is ideally not close to where you sleep or relax. It’s also crucial that wherever possible, you don’t bank on items like dining chairs and countertops to do your work. This is not only bad for your health, but also forfeits any boundaries you’ve set up at home between work time and unwinding time. Blurring the two could have serious consequences on your mental health. Start with some thorough planning, ask colleagues what they have been doing, and prepare yourself for a situation where you may be working from home on a more permanent basis at very short notice. 

Questions To Ask Before Buying New Furniture

When you’re buying new furniture, especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, you should keep a few considerations front of mind in your decision making process. How easy is the furniture to clean? How complicated is maintenance? How easy is it to set up? How long is the warranty? Do due diligence upfront, and don’t be afraid to ask these (and other) questions to the supplier if you’d like to cover all your bases. As the world enters a new phase of health and safety considerations, even just knowing how to properly clean our furniture at home can make a world of difference in current and future pandemics. 

Getting Your Hands on Furniture During COVID-19

It can be daunting to find a furniture supplier that is open for business even in the wake of troublesome international events, including COVID-19. The last thing you want to do is to have to scurry around trying to find a supplier that is able to help you furnish your new home office, or to find one to purchase replacement furniture whenever you need it. Ixaxa Office Furniture has two decades of experience in the industry, and has been providing workstation design solutions for companies of all shapes and sizes since their early days. Showcasing their worth in the prompt response in the early stages of the pandemic, Ixaxa is connected to their clients and always on hand to help with requests. If you’re looking to talk to an expert about your current needs, they’ve got you covered around the clock. 

The Best Work from Home Furniture:

What To Invest In First

Working from home these days? You’re not alone. The pandemic has changed the lives of so many people around South Africa and the world, and a lot of employees and business owners have had to make serious changes to their work routines as a result. If you’re one of the many people who is now working remotely on a full-time basis, you might have noticed that using the kitchen table as a desk is not a long-term solution. 2021 is a good year to invest in the right furniture for you to be your productive self, and we’re here to help make sure you spend your hard-earned cash on the right things right from the get-go. 

The New Normal: Work From Home Furniture

“Work from home furniture” is not exactly something that was a trending Google search for many people before March of 2020. Typically, this type of work was reserved for self-employed people, CEO’s or entrepreneurs. All of that has changed in the last twelve months, and the “new normal” now includes a workforce that spends a lot of time doubling up on home time and carving out hours spent in the same location to get to everything on their to-do list. If you’re in this position, the first two things you should think about buying is a decent office desk, and a chair. 

Start With A Good Desk

Your deskspace is the cornerstone of your work life, and for many businesses, the foundation of productivity across a workday. While buying a desk may seem like an easy thing to do, because it can be an expensive investment you will use for years (if not decades), you should make sure that it meets all your needs. If you’re in a creative field, and need space to brainstorm or sketch, it’s better to go bigger. If you’re starting up your side hustle and just need laptop space, there are smaller options that can help. Start by writing down everything you need to get to your essentials, and because the desk will be at home, think about other activities you might also want space for after hours.

Then, Move To An Office Chair

Once you have your sights set on a desk, it’s time to move on to buying a great chair. Under no circumstances will a dining room chair with little to no back support ever be good enough for your health in the long-term. It may have been a good idea as a short-term fix when the pandemic hit, but we’re in it for the long haul now. Consider a range of different chairs, and if you can pay up for an ergonomic chair with great back support (and a good warranty), you’ll always be in good company. Better yet, you might not have as many chiropractor bills to content with later on in life!

Lastly, Create An Inviting Space

Buying WFH furniture shouldn’t only involve the practical things you need. The idea is to get the essentials, and then to work on making the space as inviting as possible. This can be done by buying a nice lamp for the desk, investing in good headphones and/or speakers, or even considering a coffee maker for home. A great work from home experience starts with meeting your own needs, and making sure you’re doing what you can to reach your full productive potential across a given day. That counts even for the days when the dog won’t stop pestering for a walk at all hours. Remember that you’re doing great considering the circumstances, and we wish you many good work from home days in future. 

The Best Places to Buy Office Chairs Online in South Africa

Millions of people have turned to online shopping as a result of the pandemic. This is mostly because of initial lockdown orders, but also has to do with the fact that many people are scared to be out in public, especially while the COVID-19 vaccines are not in full circulation yet. If you’re after a new office chair for home or your workspace, but you’re not keen on going around the malls to find one, we’ve got you covered right here. These online office chair suppliers are some of the best in South Africa. 

BFS

Business Furniture Solutions is a self-professed business of “humble beginnings”, but considering how much they have grown over the last 18 years, we’d hardly call them a small fish in the big pond these days. With offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, and a website that speaks volumes about their work ethic, you can tell that they mean business. BFS sells various office chairs in their catalogue, alongside a host of other ergonomic products. They sell and rent furniture out to businesses across the country, have regular promotions on their website, and even offer free consultations in case you’re not sure what to buy. A full-service online solution? We think so.

Office Group

Office Group Office Furniture celebrated their 15 year anniversary last year, making a splash about it and even offering up some great deals in their catalogue as a result. The company is known for providing furniture solutions to all kinds of corporate offices, waiting rooms and these days, home offices are a new focus point. Their range of office chairs is dependable and well reviewed, and we can appreciate the diversity of styles and models they sell. Their sleek COVID-19 workspace section, which is easy to spot and navigate, might even have you walking away with more furniture than you initially bargained for.

CityOffice

CityOffice might not be winning any awards for having the most visually appealing website anytime soon, but their catalogue makes up for it and packs a major punch. Between four different ranges, they offer over 34 different sub-ranges, including office furniture that will make any business owner take a second look. We love their office chair range for its price versatility, and because of the fact that most of the pieces are sold with a decent warranty. As a side note, they also sell training furniture, school furniture and stackables. Branching out sure looks good on them!

Ixaxa Office Furniture

Last but certainly not least, Ixaxa Office Furniture has long been a leader in its field, not only for its exquisite customer service but in particular for their range of chairs that always keeps up with the latest in technological innovation. Ixaxa’s Sohum Chair, which might even still be on special on their website, comes with a 5-year warranty, has a water repellant seat fabric, and even has a fire retardant mesh back. It’s clear they are designing these with a mindset to cover all possible risks (and who can blame them, after the pandemic struck?). For something a bit more straightforward, check out their Apollo Task Chair or Bizzo Draughtsmans Chair, both of which retail for less than R2000.

Ixaxa’s Credenza Cabinet Catalogue For 2021

The Full Scoop: 

At Ixaxa, we’re always doing our best to deliver the best possible products for our clients. As the Credenza Cabinet Catalogue for 2021 shows, we’ve stepped up our game to bring office furniture seekers the best quality credenza cabinets on the market, in more than one form. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. If you’re a first-time shopper for credenza anything, we’ll first let you know exactly what it is, and how it differs from a credenza desk. If you’ve been around the block and are planning on opening up new office space or renovating, stay with us too. You might even get a better sense of what’s out there on the market, to help you before you buy. 

What is a Credenza Cabinet?

Traditionally speaking, a credenza has often been sold as a sideboard for a dining room. Over the decades, it has crept into business spaces too, acting as a useful extra table top or storage space when modern offices are often forcing tenants to do more with a little less. Depending on if it is sold as a standalone or part of a desk, a credenza can have different uses. A standalone credenza cabinet can be used for display purposes, to hold odds and ends (like keys, glasses and more) and even be a viable option for when you need extra space for the staff party. A (desk) built-in credenza cabinet has more of a storage purpose, and is somewhat less mobile, depending on the overall design. 

Credenza Cabinets vs. Credenza Desks

Credenza cabinets are often sold closely in the same catalogues as credenza desks, but it’s important to make a key distinction between the two. Both offer an immaculately designed piece of furniture, but the former is typically considered a standalone item. Credenza desks are “regular” office desks that are sold with a credenza cabinet or two built-in. The desks are usually very slender and the credenza might even be fixed in place as part of the overall design. It’s not altogether uncommon for people to mix credenza cabinets and desks, in order to create something that meets their storage needs a little bit better.

Credenza Cabinets (Ixaxa’s 2021 Catalogue)

Now that you know a little more about the credenza furniture options available, we should touch on the new products we mentioned earlier. Ixaxa’s credenza cabinet catalogue can be conveniently divided into credenza cabinets, and credenza desks. The cabinets feature two standalone products, namely the Credenza Roller Door, and the Credenza Sliding Door. Both come with a 22mm base, and are available in melamine colours. The roller door has a single sliding door that crosses over the entire cabinet. The sliding door offers two doors, split perfectly in the middle. A key distinction, aside from the way they look, is that the roller door does not come with any shelves, but the sliding door does. This makes it perfect for storing two sections of standard sized files, for instance.

Credenza Desks (Ixaxa’s 2021 Catalogue)

If you’re looking to go after the full credenza “shebang”, the range of desks in the 2021 catalogue is a good place to go looking. Ixaxa’s Elite Executive Desk comes with a staggering 2200 x 600 credenza that will make sure your space never looks untidy or disorganised. The BQ 1816 Managerial Desk is a little bit more simple (and geared towards startups or people working from home), but still packs a punch with a credenza desk in birch and grey colours. The BQ 506 Loop Leg Desk turns heads for a reason because it comes with a credenza that perfectly nestles around the u-bend. Depending on what you’re looking for, you’ll be able to get what you need whether you choose one of these three or a standalone counterpart. If not, don’t be shy to reach out to us and we’ll point you in the right direction.

How To Efficiently Organise Your Study Desk

So you’re studying and working at the same time. We get that this can be a major challenge, and you deserve a big pat on the back just for taking on the challenge. One of the best ways to keep your head clear of clutter and to help with improving your focus is to do what you can to efficiently organise your study desk. In the times we live in, our study desks have to be multi-purpose desks, especially if we’re working from home and have limited space. You might even be sharing the space with a loved one. So what can you do to help keep things organised? 

Embrace The Space

First up, getting organised requires embracing the space as an area for productivity and concentration. This starts with making sure that there is enough space on the desk for everything you have to have there. Ask yourself honestly if you’ve got the right solution for your needs, and if not, try Ixaxa Office Furniture for some good deals. Remember to include all the practical items you need on your list of essentials to keep on the desk, but also to save room for a few items that spark joy. 

Get The Layout Sorted

Speaking of sparking joy, getting the layout of the desk sorted can work wonders for organisation and encouraging productivity. Free up a corner for a small plant, or a sentimental item that reminds you why you are working or studying. Designate key areas around the desk for your computer, books and everything else. Group similar items together, and stack them top down from smallest to biggest where you can.

Mind All Your Office Supplies

You can’t study or work without the right office supplies, so keeping these organised is a good place to build some momentum in the organising process. Try out a small bag, or even a cup, to store your pens, pencils and other stationary. Keep track of what you’re using, and what might have just landed on the desk over the years. Do a regular revision, so you’re not caught without a working pen the day before a big exam or project. 

Embrace White Space

When you’re organising your study desks, the less clutter you have in front of you, the better. This means embracing the open (or white) space on the desk, which can help to calm your mind when you’re trying to concentrate. Keep free space no matter how small the desk might be by setting a rule that nothing non-work or non-studying related should make its way to the desk. That includes the invoice from the UberEats delivery from this afternoon!

Reassess Regularly As Your Needs Change

Last but not least, organising your study desk requires regularly tending to the area and reassessing your needs as they change. You might be studying and working now, but during exam time, study material should take preference. When you’ve started working full-time, you’ll be glad to be rid of all the textbooks on the desk. If you set a small reminder for yourself to take five minutes to reprioritise and organise, you’ll save yourself a lot of mental energy that could be best spent elsewhere. You’ll be on track to achieving your goals before you even know it. 

Where to Buy Trestle Tables in South Africa

When you’re on the lookout for a new table, you don’t have to buy the first thing you see in a shop. On the contrary, exploring your options can lead you to some interesting discoveries, and table types that you might not have even considered (or heard of) in the past. Take a Trestle table, for example. These table types have so many different uses and benefits in the right conditions. Never heard of them? Don’t worry. We’re happy to give you the full scoop, as well as to point you in the right direction about how you can go to get your hands on these curious (and relatively incognito) table types. 

Trestle Tables In A Nutshell

The standard definition of a trestle is a “braced frame serving as a support”. This pretty much describes how a trestle table operates, namely that it is a table that consists of multiple trestle supports often linked by a longitudinal cross-member. A board or tabletop is placed on top of this, although there are different variants on the market with slight variations to the idea. Trestle tables date back to the Middle Ages, where they were first crafted for quick assembly and stowaway, as well as for a way to create better leg room for public gatherings and other festivities. 

The Different Uses Of Trestle Tables

Trestle tables have legs that fold to create a flat surface, which not only makes them ideal for assembly and storage, but they are great to move around too. Events companies and restaurants love using these as a space saver, and as an option to rejig their layout quickly and efficiently if need be. Trestle tables are handy for outdoor events, picnics, weddings and much more, and these days have even started creeping into a new use within coworking spaces, where workers are encouraged to hot desk, or even get creative about changing the layout of the office from time to time.

Durability and Sturdiness

Trestle tables are also beloved for their durability and sturdiness. These tables hardly need to come with a lifetime warranty, as it is built straight into the design in many ways. Because this is the case, you can bank on having to invest a little more money for this kind of table than ordinary wooden (leg) tables. Something else to keep in mind is that they are a lot lighter than other table types, even though it might not always look it. This can be useful if you have a business on-the-go, or if you are involved in a project that requires you to be outdoors for long stretches in a given day. We’d say that these tables tick the “multi-purpose” box pretty well. 

Ixaxa’s Trestle Home Office Table

No need to frantically start Googling “trestle tables near me” or something similar. Ixaxa Office Furniture has one that might do the trick for you, in the form of their home office table. Designed with the experience of the table being used in multiple settings, but reigned in for a more “work from home” friendly environment (as has been the norm since March of 2020), this table is the perfect size to create a workspace you can be proud of. You might even want to explore buying a second, to really give yourself the ultimate experience in customisation. Enjoy the process of getting your creative juices flowing!

When you’re on the lookout for a new table, you don’t have to buy the first thing you see in a shop. On the contrary, exploring your options can lead you to some interesting discoveries, and table types that you might not have even considered (or heard of) in the past. Take a Trestle table, for example. These table types have so many different uses and benefits in the right conditions. Never heard of them? Don’t worry. We’re happy to give you the full scoop, as well as to point you in the right direction about how you can go to get your hands on these curious (and relatively incognito) table types. 

Trestle Tables In A Nutshell

The standard definition of a trestle is a “braced frame serving as a support”. This pretty much describes how a trestle table operates, namely that it is a table that consists of multiple trestle supports often linked by a longitudinal cross-member. A board or tabletop is placed on top of this, although there are different variants on the market with slight variations to the idea. Trestle tables date back to the Middle Ages, where they were first crafted for quick assembly and stowaway, as well as for a way to create better leg room for public gatherings and other festivities. 

The Different Uses Of Trestle Tables

Trestle tables have legs that fold to create a flat surface, which not only makes them ideal for assembly and storage, but they are great to move around too. Events companies and restaurants love using these as a space saver, and as an option to rejig their layout quickly and efficiently if need be. Trestle tables are handy for outdoor events, picnics, weddings and much more, and these days have even started creeping into a new use within coworking spaces, where workers are encouraged to hot desk, or even get creative about changing the layout of the office from time to time.

Durability and Sturdiness

Trestle tables are also beloved for their durability and sturdiness. These tables hardly need to come with a lifetime warranty, as it is built straight into the design in many ways. Because this is the case, you can bank on having to invest a little more money for this kind of table than ordinary wooden (leg) tables. Something else to keep in mind is that they are a lot lighter than other table types, even though it might not always look it. This can be useful if you have a business on-the-go, or if you are involved in a project that requires you to be outdoors for long stretches in a given day. We’d say that these tables tick the “multi-purpose” box pretty well. 

Ixaxa’s Trestle Home Office Table

No need to frantically start Googling “trestle tables near me” or something similar. Ixaxa Office Furniture has one that might do the trick for you, in the form of their home office table. Designed with the experience of the table being used in multiple settings, but reigned in for a more “work from home” friendly environment (as has been the norm since March of 2020), this table is the perfect size to create a workspace you can be proud of. You might even want to explore buying a second, to really give yourself the ultimate experience in customisation. Enjoy the process of getting your creative juices flowing!

Why You Need a Study Chair and Table For Your Home

So you’ve finished up your studies and have been working for a couple of years. Perhaps it’s more than a couple of years, and your time at university or college feels like an eternity ago. The chances are you’ll never return to your studies, right? In this case, you may think that you’ll never need a study chair and table in your home, and that they may well be somewhat of a waste of space. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and as we’ll suggest today, getting this delectable pair for your home could be a blessing in disguise in all kinds of scenarios that could pop up moving into the future. 

The Changing Working Landscape

First up, the entire world has been turned upside down by the onset of COVID-19. The pandemic has changed the way we go about our days, how we interact with others, and especially how many of us are working. For the lucky people who have continued to work through the pandemic, the reality was in all likelihood a scenario where you were working from home, and had to put together a makeshift desk and work area. You can only do so much with the kitchen counter! As the work landscape evolves, and as more companies embrace remote working as a viable option, getting a study chair and a table that helps you in the event of a future lockdown, or in a more permanent work from home scenario, is a good course of action to follow. 

The New Normal: Learning Goes Online

You may be a while away from your carefree student days, but the truth of the matter is that e-learning is making serious gains in the world, both for people looking to gain qualifications and those taking online courses for diplomas to specialise in a key area related to the work they do. This not only helps you to keep stimulating your brain, but also adds a notch to your CV as your career continues to grow. If you’re going to study anything in future, then it helps having a study chair and table at home, even when you’re doing an online course. Having a dedicated space for working on assignments and listening to class can make the process a lot easier than blurring the lines of work  personal and finishing up tests and lectures from a personal space like your bedroom. 

A Multi-Purpose Space To Be Creative

If you’re not anticipating any kind of online learning in your future, then having a study chair and table doesn’t have to be a completely irrelevant concept. We all need a multi-purpose space to be creative, especially in times of relative uncertainty. You don’t have to be the latest Picasso, or claim to be writing the next Harry Potter series. It also doesn’t have to be all Netflix, all day. Having a space where you can do the basics, like playing with marble painting, playdough modelling or even doing something like water balloon painting can be a great way to escape for a moment, or to bond with a family member or loved one at home.

Getting a Good Deal on Study Chairs and Tables

So whether you’re excited about advancing your education, working from home on a more permanent basis or just needing a safe space to express your creativity, a study chair and table can bring you that and offer you so much more in the process. Explore places like Ixaxa Office Furniture for the best deals around these furniture items, and to get some ideas about what would work best in your living space, especially if you’re living in a smaller apartment. Before you know it, you’ll have an area to unwind from the daily grind, and to explore your personal and professional growth. 

L-Shaped Office Desks – A 2021 Review

Office design occurs in all shapes and sizes, and businesses typically opt for layouts that will both maximise productivity and serve as a visual representation of the company and what it offers. Aside from this, the layout of an office space says a lot about company culture. Whether you’re a startup or a corporate, at the heart of the office space is the desk and chair combination, which is something no business can do without. When was the last time you considered a different type of desk for your office space? L-Shaped desks are still relevant in 2021, and our review will dig a little deeper into why this is the case. 

What Makes an L-Shaped Desk Different To Others?

The first question you may have around L-Shaped desks is why they are different to more traditional options. Fundamentally, these desks are designed to provide an increased storage capacity as well as a bigger working space, in a way that doesn’t take up more office space than an alternative would. From writing, gaming to standing desk options, the possibilities are endless and many people in occupations like architecture, design and building require large surface spaces to be able to multitask in their day-to-day activities on the job. L-Shaped desks give you the option to do so without having to keep shifting around items in the office itself. 

The Benefits of Using an L-Shaped Office Desk

Aside from what we’ve already mentioned, there is a practical consideration that should also be highlighted, which can typically only be understood once you’ve used this kind of desk for a while. With traditional desks, at times it can be difficult to reach the entire desk surface, but this is not the case when you opt for an L-shaped alternative. Not only practical for people with smaller statues (shorter arms), but in terms of boosting productivity and maximising the total surface area in play on a given desk, this design utilises every inch in a way that benefits the working process. When going for an option with added storage space (like shelves or drawers), you really get the most out of your purchase. 

Optimising Office Space in 2021

When considering a newly revamped office space in 2021, it helps to keep some general trends in mind. These days, less is certainly more, as companies utilise less space to be able to do more in. Gone are the days where companies rent excessively large spaces, and typically all businesses try to keep overheads low by making the most of the space they already have. When looking to optimise your office space, or to assist with the redesign of a specific department at work, the L-Shaped office desk is a great way to get the most out of the space you have, while possibly even being a more affordable purchase if you worry that you may need to buy extra cabinets and shelf spaces down the line and in case a specific department starts growing.

Knowing Where To Find Your Next Office Desk

L-Shaped desks are still relevant in 2021 thanks to general design trends, and their practical benefits in office spaces of all shapes and sizes. Whether you think this is the way to go for your business, or if you have some more questions about buying an office desk, a reputable supplier like Ixaxa Office Furniture is a good place to start. Ixaxa is known for offering a wide range of affordable and high quality products, usually at competitive rates relative to what else you may find on the market. L-Shaped desks are often less considered than traditional options, even though they may provide your business with more solutions than you could have imagined an office desk would be able to. 

Tips For Buying a Desk For Your Home in 2021

Millions of people around the world have had to adjust to long periods of working from home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic this year. This has resulted in a lot of workers turning makeshift kitchen counter offices into fully fledged business spaces as they realise that it may be a common way of working regardless of when the lockdown lifts and the pandemic starts to pewter out. If you’re one of the many people needing to create a workspace at home, buying a desk is a good place to start. The following tips should put you on your way, allowing you to make a practical choice that not only looks good, but helps to keep you motivated to work while isolated from the rest of your team.

A Fine Line: Combining Practical with Stylish

When you’re looking for a desk for home, it makes sense to try and find a sweet spot between practical and stylish. While something may look very good, or artistic even, it may not be a practical solution that will be easy for you to work on. When doing your research, keep your needs front of mind at all times. Are you an architect that needs a large desk to design? Are you a writer that can get away with a small desk? Do you typically have a cluttered or minimalistic office workspace? These questions can help guide you along the process. The key is finding something aesthetically appealing, but durable and practical as well based on the type of work you do. 

Skimping on Price Means Skimping on Quality

The changing global landscape means that if you’re working from home a lot during the lockdown, there is a fair chance that it may be something you will be required to do at intervals over the coming years as well. For anything you’re going to use regularly, it pays to invest a good chunk of money upfront, rather than skimping and having to replace it in the short-term. When buying furniture, the cheaper you buy, the worse the warranties, the lower the quality. Decide on a budget upfront, setting a comfortable range and an idea price you’d like to pay (including delivery), which will be useful when dealing with suppliers and getting quotes to compare with each other. 

Do Some Exploring For a Good Deal

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that we all have to slow down the way we live and work. This includes spending more time on purchasing decisions, taking our time to look after ourselves, and choosing not to live in a way that constantly puts us under stress and time pressure. Buying a new desk doesn’t have to be an “on the day” job. Do some exploring for a good deal by signing up for email lists offering specials on furniture, and keeping an eye on the social media accounts of reputable suppliers. Have a conversation with friends and family about the companies they have used in the past. Taking your time, even if just putting aside an hour or two, can make all the difference to the overall experience, and the price you end up paying for the desk.  

Talking to a Specialist About Your Needs

If you need a bit of extra advice before deciding on the right desk for your home, Ixaxa Office Furniture is always a bankable option. Their team of experts is on hand to answer any questions, and to help point you in the right direction based on your individual needs. Their online catalogue is regularly updated, and they are always ready to meet increased demand, as was evidenced by their quick reaction to the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Now that you’re armed with some tips, you’re ready to take the plunge, and before you know it, that beautiful new desk will be arriving at your home, ready for years of productivity and enjoyable work.

Why Warranties Are Important When Buying Office Furniture

It’s easy to get swept up in the process of buying new furniture, especially if you’re excited about starting up a new office space, or upgrading an existing one. This process usually includes looking at a lot of catalogues, hours of research online, speaking to the team about their likes and dislikes, and eventually making a decision about pieces that will allow the office to look inviting, professional and beautiful. One of the easiest things to forget about is the warranties attached to the furniture you are buying. What is a warranty, and why are these so important when buying office furniture? Today, we’ll dig a little to get to the bottom of this before you make your next purchasing decision. 

What is a Warranty?

A warranty is a guarantee provided by the manufacturer which assures you that the furniture you are buying is of high quality, and does not contain any manufacturing defects. This brings with it some peace of mind that you’re paying for the best possible version of what you’re buying, and also gives you the opportunity to query the manufacturer about any issues according to the way their terms and conditions are laid out. Always get familiar with these before you swipe your card, to be safe. 

The Warranty Says More About Quality

So why is the warranty so important when buying office furniture? Aside from the natural protection it offers you as a consumer, the truth of the matter is that the warranty itself can tell you a great deal about the quality of the furniture you are buying. Office furniture warranties typically indicate which products will last long, are higher quality, and can be banked on not to have to be replaced in the short to medium term. Any business owner will know the value of delivering a high quality product or service, and the same level should be expected when making a substantial financial commitment to furnishing an office space you (and many others) will be spending upwards of 40 hours a week in. 

Office Furniture Warranties: 5 Years or Bust

Depending on the supplier and the type of furniture you are buying, office furniture warranties can vary from 1, all the way up to 10 years. As a rule, anything with a warranty of over 5 years is considered to be in the upper echelon for quality, and also creates peace of mind for the buyer that the manufacturer has their back for more than just any short-term issues. While some manufacturers are hesitant to provide extended warranties, it’s not a bad idea to ask about whether it’s a possibility, as perhaps it may even be worth paying a little extra to get cover for longer, similarly to how you would have a service or maintenance plan for a car. It could save you a lot of money down the line. 

Finding a Reputable Supplier With Decent Office Furniture Warranties

Even if you’ve done extensive research on the type of furniture you want to bring into the office, it’s likely that the warranty hasn’t even crossed your mind yet until now. This is common for many consumers, especially in the fast paced world we live in today. Reputable companies like Ixaxa Office Furniture offer an extensive catalogue of furniture catering to businesses of all shapes and sizes, with most items featuring the sought after 5 year guarantee badge. Their products hit the sweet spot in terms of good quality and assurance that the manufacturer won’t turn their backs to you if you run into any problems over the years of use. If you’re on the hunt furniture supplier in South Africa guaranteeing quality and good policies in case you run into problems, or if you just need a bit of advice before you make a purchasing decision, look no further.