Cubicle furniture is a popular response to the need for noise reduction in the office environment. Whereas the well-planned and executed system can do precisely that, no system will completely block out sound. Some designs of cubicle office furniture actually end up reducing noise absorption in their attempts to be more stylish (with low panels, for example).
When planning a cubicle office floor lay-out, it is critical to consider aesthetics. There is a wide variety of work surfaces, as well as patterns and colors of fabric. Whereas plain is most economic, it may not convey the business image you are seeking to project.
Nicer fabrics and colors coordinated with the surrounding environment can greatly contribute to a company’s image. If none of that matters, you can save considerable money going with less popular colors and overstocked panels or fabrics.
Most of today’s office set-ups require electric power to every cubicle as well as computer data and internet connections to each unit. Electric wires can either be dropped down from the ceiling or come from the wall outlets. Consider cubicle placement relative to outlets for electrical power when considering cost-cutting. Additional office furniture add-ons are available that can increase efficiency of the worker in an office cubicle.