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The Mod Squad

Cumbersome office furniture is a crime--modular to the rescue.

This story appears in the May 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Think of your office space as a canvas in need of painting. You don't have to approach it haphazardly like Jackson Pollack, splattering a hodgepodge of desks and furniture all over the place. However, you also don't have to approach it aesthetically like a "traditional" painter, hiring an interior designer to give it all a sense of cohesion. Simply investing in modular office furniture will give your office a uniform appearance and offer flexibility for future rearrangement or expansion.

Buying components from a modular office furniture line is like picking from a restaurant menu where you know everything will taste good together. The hutch will match and fit the desk; the file cabinet will go snugly alongside; the peninsula will be perfectly proportioned-and you can always move the hutch to another desk or add a peninsula a year down the line when one of your employees needs more space.

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