How to Choose the Right Guest Seating for Your Office

September 15th, 2017
How to Choose the Right Guest Seating for Your Office

The waiting area of an office speaks volumes about how much business owners care about their clients.

We have all sat in those waiting rooms with the awful, uncomfortable seating. Too small, too hard, or too anything, you don’t want guests to dread coming to your office. The waiting area of an office speaks volumes about how much business owners care about their clients. Also, your reception and waiting areas are your clients’ first impression of you. Make it a good one with some nice, comfortable guest seating from American Design Associates. Read the rest of this entry »

Spruce Up Your Office Storage with these Tips

September 8th, 2017
Spruce Up Your Office Storage with these Tips

Just because you need your office storage to be functional doesn’t mean it has to be ugly.

You see them in offices everywhere: the large, black metal filing cabinets that are covering three of the four walls in every office’s file room. They’re drab, generic, and utilitarian. Just because you need your office storage to be functional doesn’t mean it has to be ugly. There are plenty of options out there to modernize your office storage. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Alternatives to the Traditional Conference Room

September 1st, 2017
3 Alternatives to the Traditional Conference Room

Many office layouts are straying from what most of us picture as the traditional cubicle, desk, and office formats.

Many office layouts are straying from what most of us picture as the traditional cubicle, desk, and office formats. They have adopted open floor plans that feature sofas, shared round tables, and even the option to work outside. The conference room, which usually serves as a hub for meetings and general collaboration has also seen a facelift. Here are some alternatives to the traditional long table surrounded by chairs that you might see at your office in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Reasons to Update Your Office Design

August 25th, 2017
5 Reasons to Update Your Office Design

Your office design is vital to your continued success as a company, whether it’s making a great first impression to your clients or maximizing the productivity of your employees.

Your office design is vital to your continued success as a company, whether it’s making a great first impression to your clients or maximizing the productivity of your employees. It can be challenging to develop the best office design possible on your own, but it is worth the effort. Here are five situations in which you should consider updating your office design for the better. Read the rest of this entry »

Using Office Design to Balance Work Life and Home Life

August 18th, 2017
Using Office Design to Balance Work Life and Home Life

It can be extremely difficult for office-based employees to balance their home life with time spent at the office.

It can be extremely difficult for office-based employees to balance their home life with time spent at the office. The average employee spends between 30 and 60 hours per week at the office. Adding spaces that help employees relax a little will increase their productivity, and help them not feel so pressured to spend long hours at the office. Read the rest of this entry »

The Issue of Fluorescent Lighting

August 11th, 2017
The Issue of Fluorescent Lighting

Unfortunately, fluorescent lighting is one of the most common light sources in offices and retail spaces everywhere.

Unfortunately, fluorescent lighting is one of the most common light sources in offices and retail spaces everywhere. Now that compact fluorescent lights exist, fluorescent lighting is becoming common in homes as well. Since these lights last so long, they are cheaper and therefore more attractive to consumers. A fluorescent bulb will last about 13 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb, and require only a fraction of the energy. Fluorescent lighting is also seriously bad for your health. Read the rest of this entry »

Office Furniture and Equipment Placement Tips

August 4th, 2017
Office Furniture and Equipment Placement Tips

There should be careful thought and consideration when designing your office layout

There should be careful thought and consideration when designing your office layout. For one, you want the office to be comfortable for all your employees. You also want your office to be designed in ways that promote efficiency for everyone who works there. Here are some great tips for arranging your office furniture and equipment. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Office Design Elements That Help Increase Productivity

July 28th, 2017
3 Office Design Elements that Help Increase Productivity

It may not seem like office design plays that much of a role in how productive your business is, but it does.

It may not seem like office design plays that much of a role in how productive your business is, but it does. A well-designed office makes employees happy, and happy employees are more productive. There are several small changes you can make in your office that will make a big difference in your business’s productivity. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Steps to a Better Work Space

July 21st, 2017
4 Steps to a Better Work Space

Even minor changes in your work space design can help to reduce your stress levels, boost your productivity, and increase your comfort.

You spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in your work space (minimum), but does it give you everything that you need? Even minor changes in your work space design can help to reduce your stress levels, boost your productivity, and increase your comfort. Whether you’re working from home in a tiny home office or part of a huge warehouse workplace, here are four simple steps you can take to get to a better work space. Read the rest of this entry »

Avoid These Mistakes When Choosing Office Furniture

July 14th, 2017
Avoid These Mistakes When Choosing Office Furniture

Office furniture can say a lot about your company and your employees.

Office furniture can say a lot about your company and your employees. It can be a lot of pressure to choose the right furniture for yourself, your employees, and your clients. Read on for three common mistakes that will cost more later on financially and otherwise. Read the rest of this entry »