5 Points for Designing an Upscale Office

March 23rd, 2017
Upscale Office Design

When planning an upscale office design, follow these pointers.

At American Design Associates, we talk a lot about how to design the perfect office that reflects your values and company culture. Today we will be giving you our favorite tips for designing an upscale office that positively reflects the culture of your law firm, financial services agent, business consultancy, or upscale company. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Office Furniture

March 17th, 2017
Office Furniture Mistakes

Don’t make these mistakes when choosing your office furniture!

Whether you realize it or not, the furniture you choose for your office can speak volumes about your company. It can tell your guests and employees your company philosophy, how much they are valued, and even your awareness about environmental issues. If your company is undergoing an office redesign or simply replacing some old furniture, it is important to consider all of the options and choose wisely. Companies tend to make these three common mistakes when buying office furniture that end up costing them more in the long run. Read the rest of this entry »

Why is a Well-Designed Office Space So Important?

March 10th, 2017
Well-Designed Office

A well-designed office space can make a huge impact on your business.

The right office space can completely transform the way that clients, workers, and you see your business. Unfortunately, many offices suffer from cluttered interior design, mismatched furniture, and lackluster dĂ©cor. Here are some of the many reasons why a well-designed office space is critical to your organization. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Signs Your Office Designer is Good for Your Business

March 2nd, 2017
Office Designer

Office redesigns and relocations can be challenging and stressful if you go it alone. An office designer can make life easier for you.

The prospect of an office redesign or move can be a little frightening at first glance. There seems to be so much to do and take care of, and there are a lot of things to consider. A good office designer can help you make sense of everything and get you going with the right office design for your business’ needs. How can you tell whether your office designer is doing right by your business? Here are 3 signs you should look for. Read the rest of this entry »

Ideas to Improve the Air Quality in Your Office

February 24th, 2017
Office Air Quality

Bring some plants to boost your office air quality.

Offices are where most people spend a third of their waking time every week, so the conditions in the office can have a huge impact on their health and well-being. Keeping your employees comfortable can seem like a full-time job already, but there are many different simple ways to improve the air quality in your office and also improve the happiness of your employees. Here are some of our favorites! Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing Seating for Guests in Your Office

February 17th, 2017
Seating for Guests

Invite your guests to feel more comfortable with the right seating.

Any company with an office setting should expect to have guests at some point, whether they be clients, new customers, or other associates. Making your guests feel welcome in your office is of paramount importance. Does your office design do this? Often, the people involved in designing an office space will give their focus to the needs of their employees. This is pretty important, but don’t neglect the needs of your guests and the effect that proper seating can have on their impressions of your company. A great office design takes a holistic approach, and by ensuring that you are considering the needs of your guests in addition to your employees, your business will thrive. How do you choose seating to benefit your guests? Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing an Office Design that Supports Your Company Culture

February 10th, 2017
Office Design to Support Company Culture

Creating a positive company culture can start with great office design!

Designing the perfect office can be a complicated process, and you want to ensure that the final office design reflects your company culture. Here are some simple tips to help you design the perfect office that maximizes productivity and supports your company culture. Read the rest of this entry »

Reduce Noise in Your Open Office Space with These Tips

February 3rd, 2017
Noise in Offices

If your open office design is a little too loud, you’ll love these tips to reduce noise!

Noise is one of the most common complaints for employees in open office spaces. Not only is constant noise annoying, studies have pointed to a loss in productivity and an increase in stress as reasons why sound reduction should be a priority for office managers. While it’s virtually impossible to completely eliminate noise from your office setup, there are a few tips you can utilize to help your employees and positively impact your bottom line. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Reasons Your Office Could Use a Redesign

January 27th, 2017
Office Redesign

An office redesign can help you get more out of your employees.

Employee engagement and productivity are quickly becoming a focus in modern offices. Nowadays, the most successful companies are the ones who tailor their strategies and infrastructure to these concepts. According to a recent study by the American Society of Interior Design, 90% of respondents believed that the improvement of office designs could increase employee productivity. An office redesign can help your company acquire and retain top talent. But how do you know whether your office could use a redesign? There are some signs you could look for, but there are also other reasons that might convince you that the time is right. Read the rest of this entry »

Key Questions You Should Ask About Your Office Chair

January 20th, 2017
Office Chair

There are many different kinds out there, but are you sure your office chair isn’t doing more harm than good?

There have been many studies out there that show that the human body did not evolve to support sitting for 8 or more hours every day. It is true that sitting at work all day isn’t doing any favors to our overall health and well-being. However, office furniture manufacturers have been more sensitive to the effects of office chairs on our bodies and are starting to design them with better support systems. Is your current office chair doing more harm than good for your body? Here are some key questions you should consider. Read the rest of this entry »