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15 Office Cubicle Solutions for Small Businesses

15 Office Cubicle Solutions for Small Businesses
Businesses have many options when it comes to buying cubicles. / Credit: Cubicles image via Shutterstock

There aren't many businesses that are able to provide all their employees with a private office.

To help maximize space, many companies have a mix of private offices and cubicles. Invented by the furniture company Herman Miller more than 40 years ago, cubicles are those tiny workspaces that are partitioned off by a series of panels. They are designed to save space, while also giving employees a bit of privacy.

When choosing cubicles, businesses have quite a variety to choose from.  They can vary in size, shape and color. There are also options for low walls to create an open work environment, or high walls to give employees more privacy.

If you're searching for cubicles for your office, here are 15 different providers to consider.

FastCubes offers a "Cubicles 101" approach that defines the different cubicle configurations for businesses to help them better understand what they need. They also look at the configuration of an office to determinewhich cubicles are best for the space and the employees working in them. FastCubes offers a variety of cubicle configurations, as well as cubes specifically designed for call centers and managers. When using FastCubes, businesses also have options when it comes to colors and fabrics. Among the choices that FastCubes provides include the ability add binder bins, task lights, full height ends, glass or fabric stackers, tackboards, finished ends and power poles. www.fastcubes.com

Clone Office Cubicles sells both new and used cubicles to businesses of all sizes. The company has nearly 10 different cubicle options and gives businesses more than 100 fabric colors and 24 workstation colors to choose from. In addition to the different cubicle options available, which vary in size and style, Clone Office Cubicles can design products to meet a business's exact specification.  Clone Office Cubicles also helps businesses plan their space by providing either 2D architectural space plans or 3D colorized versions. Besides cubicles, the company also sells call center stations, desking systems, office partitions, office cubicle doors, office furniture, office chairs and office keyboard trays. www.clonecubicles.com

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Unlike other cubicles that are only available in 6-inch height increments, Interior Concepts' cubicles can be modified by the inch. This gives businesses the option of using lower paneled heights to create an open office layout, or higher paneled heights that provide more privacy and storage space. The company also gives companies dozens of color options for cubicle panels and workstations. To better help in designing an office, Interior Concepts offers ImagineIT! online design sessions that can show how office cubicles will look in the space before a purchase is made. In addition to cubicles, Interior Concepts sells call center stations, office desks, office chairs, storage solutions and school furniture. www.interiorconcepts.com

CubicleDepot specializes in used office cubicles. The company's current inventory includes Steelcase workstations, Haworth cubicles and Herman Miller call centers. CubicleDepot has more than 25 different used cubicle options to choose from, each varying in size and style. They also have two new cubicle options available. The company provides complete cubicle installation, including delivery, setup and removal of existing office furniture and cubicles. In addition to cubicles, CubicleDepot also sells used office furniture, including desks, chairs and file cabinets. www.cubicledepot.com

Cube Solutions offers 40 different office cubicles for businesses of all sizes. Each option varies by size, shape and wall heights. In addition to the standard office cubicle, Cube Solutions also has call center cubicles and special-purpose workstations. With each option, businesses have their choice of fabrics and colors. Cube Solutions provides businesses with space design consultants who work with each business to determine the most efficient cubicle layout. Everything is customized to each business's needs. Besides cubicles, Cube Solutions sells a full line of office desks, chairs, bookcases and file cabinets. www.cubesolutions.com

Cubicles.com sells more than 30 different new and used cubicles, each varying in size and style. Businesses have the option between symmetry and Herman Miller-style office cubicles. In addition, Cubicles.com has an "office-in-an-hour" option, which can be assembled by the business itself in less than 60 minutes. There is also an "un-cubicle" option that removes the traditional cubicle walls to offer a more open office environment. With any of the options, businesses can choose the color scheme they like best. In addition, the company has space plan consultants who will work with businesses to determine the furniture that will best fit its needs. Cubicles.com also offers filing cabinets, chairs, desks and conference room and reception area furniture.  www.cubicles.com

Usedcubicles has used and new cubicles in all shapes and sizes that can accommodate any office. Usedcubicles carries every major brand, including Herman Miller, Haworth, Steelcase, Knoll, Allsteel and Hon. On its website, Usedcubicles has pictures, dimensions and inventory quantity of each cubicle they currently have available. In addition to the used cubicles, there are 10 new cubicle options to choose from. To help businesses determine which cubicles will best fit their office, the company provides free space planning consultations. The company also sells call center cubicles, used office desks and office chairs. www.usedcubicles.com

Advanced Office Systems sells both new and used cubicles, cubicle parts and accessories. While it has locations in Colorado and Texas, cubicles are available for delivery nationwide. The company carries a variety of major brand cubicles, including Herman Miller, Haworth, Teknion, Steelcase, Kimball International and Knoll. In addition to its cubicles, the company sells a variety of used office furniture, including file cabinets, desks, chairs, credenzas, bookcases, tables, markerboards, chair mats and reception furniture. www.cubiclenet.com

Office Depot offers businesses a variety of BBF Office-In-An Hour cubicles. They come in a variety of styles and sizes. The freestanding modular designs can be assembled in an hour and come with Hansen Cherry desk surfaces. Office Depot also offers cubicle options from OFM RiZe. These feature translucent textured polycarbonate tops that allow natural light to enter the workspace. Besides cubicles, Office Depot sells a variety of cubicle partitions, cubicle connectors and cubicle shelves. www.officedepot.com

Staples sells an array of OFM RiZe cubicles. Each option varies in size and shape. In regards to colors, businesses can choose either gray vinyl panels with cherry work surfaces or beige vinyl panels with maple work surfaces. The cubicles, regardless of size and color, also feature polycarbonate panel headers that provide natural light for a more comfortable work environment. The cubicles are designed for quick and easy installation, with no tools required.  Besides the actual cubicles, Staples also offers cubicle wall panels, display panels, desktop privacy panels, cubicle connectors, cubicle shelves and hanging panel accessories. www.staples.com

OfficeMax sells a wide variety of Cube Solutions cubicles that vary by size and shape. Businesses can choose from office workstation cubicles with low walls for complete visibility and team collaboration or full-height cubicles to enhance privacy. Each cubicle comes in several different colors. OfficeMax gives businesses the option of purchasing single cubicles or those that come in pods of four or six.  www.officemax.com

Modern Office sells cubicles, freestanding office panels, office partitions and mobile partitions. They offer both L-shaped workstation cubicles, as well as a variety of two- and four-person cubicle pods. Each cubicle option varies by size and shape. Cubicles and cubicle panels and partitions are all shipped to businesses free of charge. Besides cubicles, Modern Office also sells a variety of office furniture, including desks, chairs, conference tables, display cases, reception seating, computer desks, chair mats, bookcases, letter and bulletin boards and file cabinets. www.modernofficefurniture.com

Maxon sells new cubicles in four varieties: a prefix panel system, a Surpass Desking System, an Empower frame and tile system and a Parallel Unitized Panel system. Each option varies in size and shape. For each cubicle, businesses can choose from an assortment of fabric colors. Maxon also offers comprehensive space planning and design services and its QuickShip program can ship virtually all of their cubicle sizes and fabric and finish options in nine business days. www.maxonfurniture.com

Office Cubicles specializes in new cubicles and carries three cubicle panel heights – 48", 52" and 65" -- as part of its quick-ship line. Office Cubicles can also customize cubicle panels, cubicle trim as well as the desktop laminate and pedestal file cabinets. The company's cubicle panel partitions are tack-able and can be purchased with or without glass. Office Cubicles' Emerald Cubicles are available within three to five days, while its other options take between 10 and 12 weeks to be delivered. www.skutchi.com

ATD American sells more than 50 cubicle types.  Each one varies in size, shape and wall heights. The company offers cubicle and office panel systems from a variety of popular manufacturers, including Hon, Tayco, Marvel, AIS and OFM. ATD also provides businesses with free planning services that help create customized cubicles and workstations that best fit their needs. Besides its cubicles and office panel systems, the company offers a wide range of other office furniture, including, desks, chairs, filing cabinets, bookcases and displays. www.atdamerican.com

Editor’s Note: Considering office cubicles for your business? If you’re looking for information to help you choose the one that’s right for you, use the questionnaire below to have our sister site, BuyerZone, provide you with information from a variety of vendors for free:

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Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based writer who has nearly 15 years' experience in the media business. A graduate of Indiana University, he spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including, local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Following his years at the newspaper Chad worked in public relations, helping promote small businesses throughout the U.S. Follow him on Twitter.