Archive for August, 2015

5 Office Design Mistakes Everyone Makes!

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Relocating your office to a brand new building? Or maybe you’re just giving your office space a much-needed makeover? Although it can be fun designing a new, fully-customized corporate space, there are several office design mistakes that are common for business owners to make. When designing a new office space, you want to keep the needs of your employees in mind – after all, they’re the ones that will be using it every day! Read on to ensure that you don’t fall victim to one of these five common office design mistakes.

Office Design Mistakes

Although it can be fun designing a new, fully-customized corporate space, there are several common office design mistakes that business owners make.

Common Office Design Mistakes

1. Inaccurate measurements

If you’re just getting started in the office design process, chances are you’re excited and ready to jump right in! However, it’s important to ensure that you’ve properly measured your new space in order to make sure you’ve purchased new furniture and décor that will fit properly. This includes making sure that it will fit through your door! (more…)

School Furniture Designed With Students in Mind

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The last word that comes to mind when you think of a school and classroom furniture is probably “comfortable.” You likely have less-than-fond memories of hard chairs and wobbly desks that left you shifting uncomfortably all throughout the day. Nowadays, however, more than ever there is a push to make the switch to ergonomic chairs and desks. If you’re in charge of selecting new furniture for the classroom, you probably could use some help narrowing down your options and deciding what’s important. There are three things you should always keep in mind when selecting school furniture: quality, durability, and functionality.

School Furniture

There are three things you should always keep in mind when selecting school furniture: quality, durability, and functionality.

Quality School Furniture

You may be tempted to just go with the cheapest option when it comes time to buy new school furniture, but that just isn’t a good choice. Buying quality, comfortable furniture is absolutely essential to encouraging productivity and learning and allowing students to reach their full potential. Attractive and quality school furniture will communicate to the students that you expect quality work – cheap and impractical furniture will communicate the opposite. (more…)

Making Your Employees Happy Through Good Office Design

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Design matters: You wouldn’t want to choose the hotel or restaurant with boring colors, blinding florescent lighting, and cheap furniture, would you? Your employees don’t want a work environment with those factors, either. Many companies today are realizing the advantages of fostering a creative, collaborative environment for their employees. After all, employees who are comfortable and happy at work tend to be more productive. Read on to find out how you can create this work environment for your employees.

happiness of employees through office design

Design matters: You wouldn’t want to choose the hotel or restaurant with boring colors, blinding florescent lighting, and cheap furniture, would you? Your employees don’t want a work environment with those factors, either.

Make Employees Feel at Home

Fans of the American television show, The Office, will remember the episode entitled “The Convict” where Michael Scott realizes one of his new employees, Martin, is a former convict. Once the word gets out, Michael becomes frustrated when Martin’s stories of prison sound better than working in the office. He then calls a meeting in which he adopts the persona of “Prison Mike” in order to convince his employees that working in the office is in fact better than being in prison.

Nobody wants their office environment to feel like a prison, and focusing on a collaborative and creative environment can really boost the moods of your employees and make them look forward to coming to work. Allowing employees to bring in photos, personal items, and maybe even pets from home can really brighten up an office and allow your team to be more themselves at work. (more…)

How to Choose the Right Dormitory Furniture

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Back-to-school season is right around the corner! Within the next few weeks, college students across the world will begin packing up to move back into their dormitory for the school year. For these students, their priority will be coordinating with their roommate: Who brings what? How will they decorate? How will we arrange our room? But for student housing administrators, you’ll need to be focusing on finding new, affordable, quality, and space-saving dormitory furniture before the students come back to school.

Dormitory Furniture

Student housing administrators need to focus on finding new, affordable, quality, and space-saving dormitory furniture before the students come back to school.

Durable Dormitory Furniture

Dormitory furniture is subjected to much more wear and tear than the average furniture. It sees a new owner each year, sometimes twice each year, and needs to hold up to the variety of activities that college students seem to get into. When considering dormitory furniture, consider quality over cost: you want to choose the most durable and attractive piece of furniture you can, since the cost of replacing cheap furniture quickly adds up over time. (more…)