Factors to consider when buying New, Refurbished or Used Cubicles

Cubicles are stand alone offices and cost a good deal less than building out additional space. Most cubicles can be assembled on site within a couple of hours, depending upon requirements and footprint of the office space. With a little preparation, you can maximize the workspace within your warehouse or office. It is important that you carefully take into consideration the number of people that will work in your office and make sure cubicles and office furniture leave enough room for the staff without feeling confined.

In our current economic downturn, it makes more sense than ever to intelligently explore used and refurbished furniture options for your office. Given the high cost of brand new cubicles, used or refurbished furniture represents one of the best opportunities to save a bundle when you set up your new office. Not only can you save a significant amount of money, but the green aspect of utilizing components that might normally end up in a landfill can't be denied.

Some of the factors to consider when purchasing refurbished or used cubicles or office furniture for the space you have available.

  1. What is my Furniture Budget?
  2. Who will do the Space Planning & Design for me? This is critical - without a properly planned Layout you will waste the space that you are paying for every month.
  3. What kind of space is it and how many people do you want to accommodate?
  4. How full of furniture do you want the space to be?
  5. Are there specific colors of Fabric or Laminate that you need, or are you flexible on this (in order to save money)?
  6. Do you know exactly what components / storage you need in each of the Cubicles (i.e. shelves, flipper doors, pedestal files, tack boards, task lights, etc.)?
  7. If you find a batch of furniture for sale from another end-user (i.e on Craigslist), do you have the time, knowledge & patience to make it work in your new location?
  8. What is my move-in date & when do I need to have the furniture installed by?
  9. Did I allow for the installation of telephones & cables and do the cubicles cater for my exact requirements?

Used Cubicles

You can get top quality used cubicles at a fraction of the cost of new. Used or "as-is" cubicles are a great alternative for startups, small businesses and those looking for a more economical option. The fabric is typically not replaced but rather steam-cleaned to freshen it up. Most of the larger manufacturers (i.e. Haworth, Steelcase, Herman Miller) build a solid product that is very robust. Fabric can be replaced, trim can be painted, but the basic core of most panels and laminate work surfaces usually lasts a very long time.

These days you'll see lots of postings for inexpensive or free cubicles on web sites like Craigslist. If the cubes are being sold by an end-user, one of the most important things to be aware of is that the layout or space plan for their cubes needs to be very similar to your desired layout. Otherwise, you may end up having to find and buy lots of parts and pieces to make those cubes work in your particular space. These components can be difficult to source and will be expensive, so consider the true value first before jumping at an offer for free or cheap cubes from any source other than a qualified vendor.

CA Office Furniture & Design (CFD) stocks a wide variety of clean, functional, pre-owned cubicles, ready for installation and backed by our first class customer service. We have the best selection of used cubicles in Southern California at a price that won't break your budget - in fact; we can meet any furniture budget with the options that we offer!

Refurbished Cubicles

Are you looking for the sleek professional style of new cubicles with some refurbished components, but working with a limited budget? Get the best of both worlds with refurbished cubicles:

  • New Work Surfaces
  • New Pedestals
  • Choose your own fabric
  • Choose the finishing paint color

In most cases, furniture remanufacturers tear off the original panel fabric and replace it with new fabric. Typically all of the trim surfaces such as top-caps, side-rails and base-plates are stripped and refinished as well. Fully remanufactured furniture usually appears brand new, but at a huge saving.

At CFD, we have some of the highest quality refurbished cubicles and specialize in Herman Miller product - fully upholstered, repainted and remanufactured to your specifications. Customize your furniture to get the colors, fabrics and styles you want - at just a fraction of the price.

This is a good way to obtain respectable furniture at a large discount.

New Cubicles

Do you mean business and want your office to reflect that? New cubicles are the perfect way to renew and refresh your office during relocations, redesigns, office upgrades or for making a great first impression with your new business.

CFD offers both Tile System as well as Panel System options. We are a one-stop, full service solution from expert planning, selection and design to professional installation, repair and maintenance. Everything you need to create a beautiful new custom office.

Typical Manager Workstation

  • Dimensions: 11' x 8'
  • Overhead Storage unit with Task Light
  • Open Shelf
  • 3 Drawer Pedestal
  • 2 Drawer Pedestal
  • 2 Double Duplexes
Typical Manager Workstation

Prices (excluding Delivery & Installation) Starting At:

New
$2,300

Refurbished
$1,600

Used
$750

Typical Standard Cubicle

  • Dimensions: 6' x 6'
  • Upper Cabinet with Light
  • 3 Drawer Pedestal
  • 2 Drawer Pedestal
  • 2 Double Duplexes
Typical Standard Cubicle

Prices (excluding Delivery & Installation) Starting At:

New
$1,800

Refurbished
$1,200

Used
$550

Typical Call Center

  • 48" High Panels
  • 3-4' Wide Desk
  • Power on Spline
Typical Call Center

Prices (excluding Delivery & Installation) Starting At:

New
$650

Refurbished
$400

Used
$275



KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK POTENTIAL VENDORS:

  1. How long have you been in business?
  2. I have a critical date for the completion of this project. Can you meet it & what control do you have over the process to ensure that you meet my date?
  3. Does your company do the installation yourself or do you subcontract the installation?
  4. Can you help me with the Space Planning & Design & if so at what cost?
  5. Do you only sell "As-Is" product, or can you Refurbish the product with a different color fabric, trim color & laminate before delivering (if I need that)?
  6. If I buy "As-Is" product from you, do you clean it first (including steam cleaning the panels) before you deliver it to me, or do you simply transfer the product from the existing location to my new offices?
  7. If I need additional components like Shelves, Overhead Storage Task Lights etc, can I add that to my requirement, or is this an "as-is" lot?
  8. If I need to add more cubicles later, will you still have components in stock in the same colors?
  9. Can you show me photos of recent jobs that you did & can you put me in touch with some of these customers for a reference?

Products & Services include:

Office Space Planning and Design, Office Layouts, Cubicle Layouts and Cubicle Design, Relocation Project Management, New or Used Office Furniture, Used or Refurbished Cubicles. Office Desks, Office Chairs, Space Chairs, Task Chairs, Visitors Chairs, Lobby Chairs, Conference Chairs, Ergonomic Chairs, Desk Chairs, Training and Nesting Tables and Chairs, Filing and Storage Systems, Reception Desks, Reception Stations, Veneer or Laminate Conference Tables, Telemarketing Cubicles, Call Centers, Reception & Lobby Furniture, Modular Offices and Modular Walls, Executive Office Furniture, Executive Chairs and Cubicle Chairs, Office Cubicles, Office Walls, Panel Walls, Modular Panels, Meeting or Lunchroom Tables, Metal Desks, L Shaped Desks, Laminate Desks, Storage Desks, Reception Stations, Storage Cabinets, Utility Cabinets Lateral Files, Steel Storage, Filing Cabinets, Metal Files, Metal Storage, 2 Drawer Lateral, 3 Drawer Lateral, 4 Drawer Lateral, 5 Drawer Lateral Files.

Focus Areas Include:

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Riverside County: Corona, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Riverside, San Jacinto, Temecula, Wildomar

San Bernardino County: Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, San Bernardino, Upland

San Diego County: 4S Ranch, Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, La Mesa, Oceanside, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Vista