Determine if there is enough room for your desired equipment.
There is only one way to be accurate about this aspect: Measure your office space. Aside from measuring the spot where you intend to place the equipment, you have to take note of the dimensions of the areas where the equipment will be brought during transportation. Failing to measure both of these will cause you a lot of trouble in positioning the office equipment.
In getting a certain piece, estimate how much in a day you will most likely use it.
For instance, if you are planning to get an office chair soon, determine the estimated number of hours in a day that you plan to use your personal computer. If you will use your computer for at least four straight hours per shift, you have to invest in a comfortable and ergonomic chair. This will not only help make using the computer more comfortable for you but this will also help prevent postural and back problems from developing in the long run.
Know your budget for a specific piece of office equipment.
With this in mind, you have to decide if you want to invest in expensive but durable equipment or an affordable but fragile item. Take note that this may not only be the choices that you can have in office equipment. Durable but affordable equipment is available in some reputable stores. You may check out the shops in your location or comparison sites such as photocopier rental.
Set your priorities straight.
Determine a theme for your office space and then try to balance this out with the comfort level that you can get from your equipment. In the end, you have to prioritize if style or comfort should be your main priority in choosing the appropriate office item.
If you have other people who will share the space with you, you need to consider their needs as well.
Collaborate to see if some office equipment can be multifunctional. Based on what you agree on, you may make choices on equipment for the workplace.