We get this question over and over so I thought I’d take a second to give you a few guidelines when purchasing a cubicle. There are so many variables that impact the price that it is impossible to give you an actual dollar figure so use the following list to determine your budget:
Price Per Typical- The size of the standard cubicle is the first thing you look at when determining the cost of a cubicle. It just makes sense that a 6′ x 6′ cubicle would cost less than an 8′ x 8′. When you are working with your designer or supplier ask them to give you a budget for 1 office “typical” in each of the sizes that you are going to be purchasing. The price range for new office cubicles can run anywhere from $1,000 per typical to… the sky’s the limit. For a standard project we would budget somewhere between $3,500 – $11,000 per cubicle. We would base this on the size, options, electrical requirements, storage needs and finish selection
Options - Cubicles have tons of options and each of the options has a price tag. In a cubicle the most expensive item is usually the panel. Doors, wood, glass, segmentation, and height are all options that increase the cost of the cubicle. The storage options can increase the price of a cubicle, too. Items like lateral files, wardrobes and combo units can increase the price of each typical.
Life Cycle - Finally, when you are looking at the cost of the cubicle you really need to look at the life cycle cost of the product along with the initial purchase price. Find out if the product can be easily reconfigured, has a good warranty, servicing dealers, and can be recycled when you are done with the product. These will make a big difference in the overall cost of the cubicle and should be factored in when purchasing your office cubicles.