Five benefits to choosing modular casework for your fume hood laboratory
Modular casework is laboratory furniture that is not stationary, but can be moved and re-configured as laboratory needs change. When choosing casework for your fume hood lab, consider these five benefits of modular casework:
Benefit #1: Modular casework is flexible. In today’s modern laboratory, needs change quickly. Because modular casework isn’t fixed, it can be quickly and easily disassembled for relocation and reconfiguration as the laboratory evolves. This reduces the cost associated with typical fume hood laboratory renovations, as major construction is not needed.
Benefit #2: Modular casework is quick and easy to install. Typical millwork requires on-site production. Modular casework, on the other hand, is typically produced in a factory, then shipped ready to install. When the casework arrives, anyone basic construction skills can install them with everyday tools in a short period of time. With modular casework, installation time can be cut in half.
Benefit #3: Modular casework looks custom-designed. Because it’s factory produced, many people erroneously believe that this type of casework is “cookie cutter.” Nothing could be further from the truth. This type of casework can be designed to meet your lab’s specific design needs, and can be customized according to size, color, material, and style.
Benefit #4: Modular casework is easy to repair. Fixed casework usually requires on-site repairs that can be costly and time consuming. Because modular casework is designed to have features that can be disassembled then reattached, repairs to hinges, doors, and drawers are simple.
Benefit #4: Modular casework has tax benefits. Traditional fixed casework is considered a permanent structure, and requires 39 years to depreciate. Modular casework is considered furniture, so depreciates over the course of seven years.