Refurbished vs. Used Cubicles: What’s the Difference?

New, refurbished and used cubicles all offer unique benefits for business owners and facilities managers.

Depending on your needs, you can save money and get the results you want using either used or refurbished cubicles. However, before you decide on which type of components to purchase for your space, it’s helpful to understand the differences between these terms.

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What Are Used Cubicles?

Used cubicles are typically sold in an as-is state; however, the components have typically been cleaned and refreshed. Your commercial furnishings consultant can assist you with any repairs that need to be made as well as any parts necessary to adapt the components to your space.

You can buy used workstations for pennies on the dollar, compared to new commercial furnishings. However, you must take care to find a setup that is similar to the one you need. Otherwise, you may end up spending more than you planned to adapt the components to your desired layout.

What Are Refurbished Cubicles?

Refurbished cubicles offer you the best of both worlds. Depending on the components, they may have new fabric, new tops and new trim. They appear as new and typically come with a solid warranty.

It is virtually impossible to tell the difference between refurbished and new cubicles, but the refurbished version will be significantly less expensive than buying new.

As is the case with used furnishings, you must be careful to ensure that the components you choose will fit the basic size and layout of your office space if you want to save as much money as possible.

Are Used or Refurbished Cubicles Right for You?

To determine which type of office furniture is right for you, you must consider your needs, your goals and your budget.

The best way to identify your specific needs is with a space plan. A professional space planner will measure your space and then, based on how many workstations you need, create a layout and a list of components you need to achieve it.

When you consider your goals, you must also consider your budgetary constraints. You may want to create a high-tech modern space with high-end commercial components. However, if your budget won’t cover your dream office, your office furniture consultant can help you find ways to accomplish what you need.

Refurbished cubicles will do a better job of giving you the high-end look and feel you desire, customized to your design specifications. They will cost a little more than used, but still significantly less than new.

Sometimes, however, we can find used cubicles and workstations that come very close to meeting all of your qualifications – especially if you can be patient. If so, you can look forward to saving even more money for your new office furnishings.

Premier Office Designs & Furniture offers new, used and refurbished office furniture, workstations and components. We can design your space plan and assist you in selecting the components you need to make it a reality. Contact us today to learn more about used and refurbished cubicles.

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