Cubicles vs Private Offices

Whether you are in the market for new or recycled furniture or just a fresh, new design of your private office space, cubicles and other office systems can provide the innovative solutions you need. has met the experts at EthoSource in Morgantown, PA, a nationwide leader in new, pre-owned and reconditioned office furniture,  who offer suggestions for designing a more pleasant and productive work environment.

Cubicles vs Private Offices


Cubicles, or modular systems of frames and tiles that can be configured together to create employee workstations, have not gone the way of the dinosaurs as the so-called “experts” would have you believe. In fact, they provide the privacy many employees still crave in this “open office” era.

Steel frames anchor the structures and become the foundation for hang-on storage and work surfaces. Innovative tiles (or panels) come in dozens of styles and can be configured, and reconfigured, in minutes to adapt to changing business needs.

Whether you prefer open layouts with low panels and more areas designed for interaction and conversation, or more traditional configurations with higher panels that give employees more privacy and storage space, cubicles allow you to create the appearance, feel and efficiency you need.

Private Office Furniture

If you’re dealing with private offices, here are the basic furnishings you will need:

Desks: The desk should be spacious, functional, and offer plenty of storage space. Some people like traditional styles, others prefer contemporary designs, and still others love the modern look of steel and glass.

Solid wood furniture is very durable, and many an oak desk has outlived its occupants. There are wood colors to match any decor and existing furniture. Though less common, you will also find desks made from steel or another sturdy metal, often with glass tops and shelves.

Chairs: Executive chairs are easy to match to any style of desk. You’ll find an unlimited number options with and without armrests and rolling wheels, depending on your preferences. By all means, try out chairs before you buy to ensure that the one you choose is comfortable.

Of course, your clients and customers will need chairs too, as will your reception area and conference room. If your employees will need to spend long hours at their desks, it’s crucial to choose fully adjustable chairs with ergonomic features that will lower the risk of long-term injuries.

Depending on the size of your business, you will probably need a variety of cabinets and bookshelves, coat racks, and other office furniture that will make your space useful for your team.  There is a vast assortment of office furniture available; take a look around for resources in your area.

If you are worried about the cost of furnishing your office, consider cubicles and other solutions for your private offices to keep your budget healthy.  Planning ahead will definitely save you money and make the process easier.