Archive for the ‘Dormitory Furniture’ Category

Tips for Arranging Dormitory Furniture

Friday, August 5th, 2016
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Just about every dorm room will have the same pieces of furniture, so arranging them just so will help make the most of your space.

Every year as a new group of kids gets ready to go off to college, dorm room organization and decoration becomes the big thing again. As dorm rooms vary in almost every way (including shape, size, floor material, number of occupants, and wall color just to name a few) it can seem difficult to plan ahead. However, one thing that all dorm rooms have in common is the furniture provided by the university. These almost always include a desk, bed, chair, dresser, and closet or wardrobe. To learn how to get the most out of your dormitory furniture and design layout, read on. (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…)

Where Can I Find Quality Dormitory Furniture?

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

For a college student, a dormitory serves as much more than just a place to sleep. It becomes an office, a living room, a study area, a kitchen, and a gathering place for friends. A dorm is a high-traffic area, and so the furniture in it needs to be able to serve a variety of purposes and to be able to stand up to year after year of wear and tear. When considering how to furnish a university or college dormitory, American Design Associates can work with you to determine what pieces will be able to stand the test of time (and frat boys).

For individual rooms

Of all the areas in a dormitory, the individual rooms go through the most use. But because universities have to accommodate thousands of students, often time dorm rooms are on the smaller size. Consider furniture that will pull double duty: a dresser that can be topped with a bookshelf, beds that rise up to allow for space underneath, or a desk with ample storage. Think also of furniture that can piece together like a puzzle. Many desks can be designed to overlap with shelving and beds can be lofted in order to set up an office space underneath. Another important thing to consider is how the furniture will work with each student’s style; if it’s going to be their home for the next four years, they’re going to want to personalize it. Furniture that is neutral in color and non-specific in design won’t clash with their décor and will allow them to adapt the space to their own preferences.

For the common areas

Here, durability is the keyword. For common areas such as lounges, TV rooms, and kitchens, the number of students who have access to and are using the spaces increases, and so the furniture you provide will have to be tough enough to deal with all that use. Think of sturdy, dark colored tables for kitchens (less likely to show any staining from spilled ramen noodles) and couches and chairs with firm, full padding so they are less likely to sag over the years.

Designing a dormitory? Call on American Design Associates for more details.

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