Archive for December, 2014

Relocating Your Office in the New Year? Design it Right!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

With 2015 now upon us, people everywhere will be looking to switch things up in both their personal and professional lives. Many businesses take the opportunity of a brand new quarter to implement new policies and make changes that will benefit the company at large. Some companies will even switch locations altogether to make way for new employees, new products, and new ideas in the new year! If you are planning an office relocation in 2015, have the experts from American Design associates help you with the move.

officerelocation Office Relocation: A New Year’s Resolution

 An office relocation could signify any number of things: an influx of employees, an upgrade to a luxury building, or a need for higher visibility. Whatever the reason behind it is, one inescapable fact is that office relocations can be tricky to organize. Just think: you have a whole current office full of furniture that you may or may not be taking with you to your new location- what are you supposed to do with it?

If you elect to take your office furniture with you to your new building, American Design Associates can help. Our expert team of designers will take inventory of your current furnishings and brainstorm ways that they will be able to work in your new location. From there, they will create a detailed layout that gives you a clear idea of what your brand new office will look like!

If you’re opting to start fresh with new furnishings in your new office, American Design Associates can handle that as well. Our designers can work with you to pick out the modern, stylish furniture that will help revamp your company and establish just the right vibe after your office relocation is through.

If your New Year means a new office, get in touch with us today for assistance!

American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500, contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.

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Creating a Conference Room: What NOT To Do

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Designing the perfect office means more than simply picking out some desks and chairs and calling it a day. Every room in the office deserves attention, none more perhaps than the conference room. Your conference room design says a lot about your company, and as the site where you may have meetings with potential clients, it is vital that it makes a good first impression. To ensure this, follow American Design Associates’ advice on what NOT to do when designing your office conference room.

Conference Room Don'tsDesigning a Conference Room: The Major Don’ts

One thing to keep in mind when designing your conference room is the kind of events that will take place in it. Important business meetings, conference calls, job interviews: all of these are essential components of your company, and they are too important to jeopardize in any way. With that being said, make sure to avoid unnecessary distractions in the design of your conference area. Keep the color palette neutral, do not overcrowd the table with too many chairs, and don’t let the room become a storage space for old files and spare equipment. Think clean, simple, and distraction-free.

Another important aspect of your conference room design that you may overlook is the necessity for a “fuel station.” Clients may want refreshment during a long meeting, and so having a mini-fridge stocked with water bottles and/or a coffeemaker can be extremely useful. You should also have a stash of healthy snacks on hand, such as fruits and nuts, to offer the group. Don’t ignore your clients and employees’ basic needs- a little energy boost from a banana or cup of joe could be just the thing to boost creativity as well!

Keep these “don’ts” in mind when designing your conference room with help from American Design Associates.

American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500, contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.

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What are the Advantages of Cluster Workstations?

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

When it comes to interior office design today, everyone is looking for an alternative to the standard cubicles of the past. One such solution can be found in cluster workstations, an innovative approach to office layouts that can boost productivity, keep things organized, and allow for easy reconfiguration. Read on to discover more and see whether cluster workstations are the right pick for your office!

cluster workstation How is a Cluster Workstation Set Up?

 When you picture a cluster workstation, picture a bike wheel. The way the spokes all connect at a central point mimics the way a cluster workstation has several sections for individual workers revolving around a central point. The workers, in effect, end up facing the center of the workstation rather than the rest of the office, creating a “pod” effect. Workers involved with the same projects or departments can be situated together in a cluster workstation pod to keep communication lines open and the office as a whole organized.

 How Do Cluster Workstations Boost Productivity?

 A major advantage of a cluster workstation is that it helps keep workers on task. Unlike an open-concept office, clusters limit the amount of distractions that can disrupt workers’ activities and keeps them on track. Depending on the specific design for your cluster workstation, you could even have extra tools, such as white boards or bulletin boards, incorporated into the panels separating each section. These little details serve as yet another opportunity for your workers to make the most of their work area.

 Are you interested in what cluster workstations could do for your office? Get in touch with American Design Associates today to learn more about this office design technique.

American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500, contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.

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Restoring Office Furniture: Easy and Economical!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

You may be planning on a complete office overhaul for the new year, from the carpet to the desks to the paperclips! While an interior design makeover can certainly be fun, not to mention a chance to incorporate some of the latest industry trends, it may end up being a little outside of your current budget. It is not always practical to start from scratch, so why not work with what you’ve got? When you opt for office furniture restoration services, you can build on an existing inventory to create a brand new look for a wallet-friendly price! Read on to find out more.

restored furniture Office Furniture Restoration Keeps Costs Low

Buying all-new office furniture could run you thousands of dollars or more, depending on the size of your office and the scope of your needs. Restoring your current furniture, however, does not cost nearly as much. You have the structure already, now all you need to do is to update and revamp the materials! Chairs can be reupholstered, desks can be refinished with wood stains or polishes, and shelving can be repurposed to suit a variety of needs. And you do not just have your own furniture to work with- buying restored office furniture from other sources through American Design Associates gives you a much wider range of options from which to choose, still at that budget-conscious price you love.

The investment that you make in office furniture should be one that pays off for years to come. That’s why American Design Associates only selects furniture to restore that has been well cared for and that still retains a high level of quality. Get in touch with us today to talk about your office furniture restoration needs!

American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500, contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.

Also, be sure to check us out on FacebookTwitter, LinkedIn and Google+

Office Design Trends to Watch for in 2015

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

As hard as it may be to believe it, 2014 is rapidly coming to an end! With the end of the year comes an end to some of the top design trends that dominated the business world, so it’s time to wave goodbye to the bright colors, graphic patterns, and funky furniture that we’ve been seeing for so long. Instead, say hello to the new styles we will be seeing as the new office design trends of 2015 take off come January! Read on to find out what they will be.

2015 Trends2015 Office Design Trends: How Should You Design Your Office Space?

There are three major trends that are emerging as the most popular choices for office design in the upcoming year. First and foremost is the concept of a “natural” office; this trend encompasses eco-friendly materials and fabrics for furniture, the incorporation of wood and water features, and a color palette of subdued, nature-inspired hues of greens and browns. A bonus of this trend? Combining the natural world with the corporate one can make for a more soothing environment for workers.

In keeping with the nature trend’s “getting back to basics” feel, minimalism will also be a trend we see come 2015. A simplified office space not only looks sleek and appealing to clients, but it also creates a lower-stress atmosphere for employees when they do not have to confront clutter on a daily basis. The minimalist trend is due, in part, to the increasing prevalence of items such as tablets which rely on wireless connections and therefore do not take up much room.

The final trend of the year is one that many business owners will no doubt get behind: productivity. While as a design aesthetic “productivity” might not seem like it means much, it translates into closed-off work stations and noise-cancelling features that keep employees distraction-free and on-task.

American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500, contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.

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Source:

http://www.inoutsolutions.co.uk/office-interior-trends-2015/