Archive for the ‘Office Furniture Repurposing’ Category

Why It’s Important to Seriously Consider Buying Refurbished Office Furniture

Friday, April 28th, 2017
Refurbished Office Furniture

Refurbished office furniture is a great option for many businesses, big and small!

Many new and old businesses think that the only good quality office furniture is brand new office furniture, but that simply isn’t the case. Refurbished office furniture allows you to get more bang for your buck and the same high quality that you would pay a premium for. Why is refurbished office furniture something that your business should seriously consider? (more…)

Sustainability in Office Design

Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Sustainability in the Office

There are ways to promote sustainability in your office design and make it more friendly to the environment.

“Going green” is quickly becoming a standard in many businesses and is no longer a trendy buzzword. Being sustainable, employing more environmentally friendly practices, and reducing carbon footprints are new facts of life for companies. A majority of them are already taking practical steps such as recycling paper or going paperless altogether. But did you know that going green can also involve making a few changes to your office design? Sustainability in this realm is possible and not difficult to do. By taking these steps, you can make a difference in the environment and positively change the health of the planet. (more…)

Is There a Way to Repurpose Office Furniture?

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Are you in the process of giving your office a much-needed makeover? Are you left with a pile of chairs, desks, and bookcases that are still perfectly good, but maybe just not to your taste anymore? Rather than trying to stuff them all in a dumpster or carting them off to a landfill, consider the other uses for your old office furniture. American Design Associates offers you the opportunity not to let those furnishings go to waste.

 Why Repurpose?

If your heart is set on a fantastic, updated office design, than stick to your new furniture and sell the old. Pre-owned furniture that is still in great condition can make for a cost-effective choice for a new or smaller business. New business often need to reserve their capital for other expenses, but they don’t want to have to make sacrifices with something as essential to their company’s image as office furniture. Repurposing your old office furniture, from the files to the artwork, with sellers like American Design Associates is both earth-friendly and beneficial to these kinds of businesses who could use a helping hand.

Why Restore?

Maybe you’re not looking to go all out with your office renovations; it could simply be time to spruce up the place. Restoring your existing office furniture, whether that means reupholstering reception-area couches, staining wood desks to give them a shiny new finish, or repainting shelving in a warm, welcoming color, can be a great option. You don’t have to deal with the expense of a completely new set up, but you still get the wow factor of a like-new office design.

Why Remanufacture?

Maybe your business is expanding and you need a place for your seven new hires to sit! American Design Associates is able to remanufacture any of your existing office furniture. Remanufacturing your existing furniture means that things will all look consistent and professional, rather than the haphazard, thrown-together look you might get with mismatched desks or chairs.

When it comes to redesigning your office, there are plenty of options for your existing layout. Repurpose, restore, or remanufacture- which one works best for your business?

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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+!

What are essential office accessories and furniture for 2014?

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Office furniture essentials of 2014

2014 is a year where companies large and small are searching for ways to enhance work productivity. One of the best ways you can improve work productivity at your company is to provide your employees essential office accessories.

What are essential office accessories and furniture items for modern offices?
It all depends on the work tasks that need to be performed in your office environment. Some work environments need more stationery items while other office environments need storage units to better organize office supplies.

Below is a list of common office accessories and furniture items needed for better work productivity:
Office Accessories
1. You cannot go wrong with purchasing a stock of office stationery items for writing and filing. Some popular office stationery items are staplers, notepads and pens.
2. Computer equipment. This can range from desktop computers to laptops or other mobile devices. In today’s modern office environment, good Internet connection and speedy telecommunications technology is a must.
3. Scanners. This type of office equipment is essential for converting tangible files to digital files.

Essential Office Furniture
Your office should always be furnished with professional furniture that’s comfortable yet easy to maintain. The office furniture should be designed with work productivity in mind. Some of the best office furniture items are ergonomic furniture items.

Here are our essential office furniture recommendations:
1. Ergonomic chairs to offer employees and clients comfortable seating that promotes good health such as maintaining good posture and eliminating chronic back pains. Ergonomic office chairs provide great back support and mobile flexibility for workers, while never sacrificing the style and fashion of your office.
2. Ergonomic desks. These office desks are designed to keep office workers well organized by helping them keep the things they primarily need for work close at hand. The best ergonomic desks have plenty of storage and plenty of desk space.
3. Office file cabinets because you can use them to style up your office while keeping the office well organized.

Bottom line: Your essential office accessories and furniture items should enhance the work productivity of your employees, while keeping them continuously motivated about their jobs and achieving company goals.

You can purchase all your office accessories and furniture right here at American Design Associates.

Here is a list of accessory vendors/ manufacturers we carry:
• Clarus Glassboards
• Connectrac
• Editions Limited
• Egan Visual
• Ergonomic Solutions
• Great American Art
• HumanScale
• Light Coporation
• Magnuson Group
• Peter Pepper
• PI Creative Art
• SysteMatix

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+!

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A Greener Solution: Repurposing Your Office Furniture

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Repurposing office furniture is one of the few ways to maintain a sustainable office. A sustainable office is one that can sustain itself and doesn’t create any unnecessary waste or clutter. It also reduces the amount of harmful gases emitted into the air.

How does repurposed furniture improve air quality? Well, there is such a thing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that are used in the production of new office furniture. Over time, these VOCs are relased from new pieces of furniture during the first few years of that particular piece of furniture’s life. When a piece of furniture is repurposed, it greatly reduces the amount of VOCs that are emitted into the air.

american design associates repurpose furniture

At American Design Associates, we offer an extensive selection of “pre-owned” furniture, ranging from desks, chairs, files, and bookcases to systems furniture, office accessories and even art work! Used furniture is often ideal for start-up businesses and smaller offices, providing the buyer with quality product for a fraction of the cost of new. You can stretch your budget a very long way with used furniture.

American Design Associates has board certified designers and expert space planners on staff to help you maximize your office space with consideration to local building & fire codes, efficient work flow, communication, and privacy requirements. Whether you are moving into a larger space, downsizing, or simply reorganizing, thorough planning makes for a smoother installation and a superior work environment.

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 or contact us on our website.

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

Source: Sustainable Office Solutions specializes in ‘repurposing’ workplace furniture, The Post-Standard

Office Furniture Maintenance Tips from American Design Associates

Friday, May 10th, 2013

One of the factors of buying office furniture that is often overlooked is the maintenance. Maintenance may be required for certain pieces of your office furniture and not only does it help keep your office furniture looking in tip-top shape, but it can help the longevity of your Maryland office furniture as well. A neat and clean office will impress potential clients and customers while making your employees feel like they are working in a professional environment.

American Design Associates Office Furniture

Here are a few tips on maintaining your office furniture:

  • Keep up with your leather – If any of the furniture in your Maryland office is leather, that means it is made of a delicate material that requires maintenance to look good. Don’t put this office furniture in direct contact with sunglight (as that can damage the leather) and don’t use abrasive cleaners or those which are based in alcohol. Try to use only leather cleaners which are approved for use with leather furniture.
  • Wipe, polish and keep up with wood – Any wooden desks, shelves, fixtures and flooring all need to be kept up. Wood is relatively easy to keep up with as you can clean it with many different kind of cleaners and polishes. If you have hardwood floors, get floor mats for your Maryland office chairs so they don’t scratch off the finish completely. Worn down wooden finishes can cause your office to look unprofessional. Cleaning wood with a damp cloth can help prevent wood surfaces from fading or losing their finish.
  • Have a clean desk and reception policy – A clean desk and reception area will not only make your office look more professional, but will make your office seem extremely inviting to potential clients that pass through. If files are getting out of hand, consider investing in some file cabinets and other storage furniture. Not only will it keep everything neat, but you’ll be organized as well.

Let American Design Associates work with you to help design your available office space and help you select your furniture. We can even restore and repurpose the office furniture that you have now.

American Design Associates has board certified designers and expert space planners on staff to help you maximize your office space with consideration to local building & fire codes, efficient work flow, communication, and privacy requirements. Whether you are moving into a larger space, downsizing, or simply reorganizing, thorough planning makes for a smoother installation and a superior work environment.

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 or contact us on our website.

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

Source: Tips On How To Take Care And Maintain Office Furniture And Fixtures, MyDecorative.com

Restore or Repurpose Your Furniture with American Design Associates

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

If you have old or outdated office furniture that you feel isn’t serving its full function, why not get it restored or repurposed? That old office furniture can be made into a green, environmentally sound refurbished piece of furniture that will serve you with many more years of usage. Stephen Ulrich at Bay Integrated Marketing had a few good (and green) reasons why you should repurpose or restore your office furniture:

  • It conserve natural resources – Since you’re not buying new furniture, you are saving the raw materials and energy that it takes to produce that furniture. It’s like you’re recycling your furniture and making those old materials new again!
  • You’ll reduce any waste – It is estimated that between 5 to 9 pounds of original materials is used in the manufacture of new product. That’s reduced to only a pound of natural resources when repurposing furniture. In addition to that, the labor that is involved in producing new office furniture is also conserved.
  • It can create a healthier office environment by reducing VOCs – There are a certain level of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) used in the production of office furniture. These VOCs are relased in the form of gasses that are given off during the first few years of a piece of office furniture’s life. By repurposing furniture, you are greatly reducing the VOC profile of that furniture and creating a healthier environment for you and your employees.
  • Utilize the lifespan of your office furniture – Furniture is built to have a 20-30 year lifespan on average. Getting rid of that furniture wastes the extra use that your company could have benefited from. Just because your office is changing doesn’t mean you have to discard useful furniture that can serve your new purpose or goal.

American Design Associates can help you repurpose or restore you office furniture to a useful condition. If we can restore or repurpose your existing furniture, there is nothing “Greener”. We can also remanufacture andor refinish your existing furniture. You can even consider selling us your current office furnishings. We’re flexible with whatever you decide to do with your current office furniture. The benefits and value is unmatched, let us prove to you what refurbished office furniture can do for your business.

American Design Associates Corporate Boardroom

American Design offers an extensive selection of “pre-owned” furniture, ranging from desks, chairs, files, and bookcases to systems furniture, office accessories and even art work! Used furniture is often ideal for start-up businesses and smaller offices, providing the buyer with quality product for a fraction of the cost of new. You can stretch your budget a very long way with used furniture.

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. Thank you for visiting our site, we look forward to creating your ideal office.

Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500 or contact us on our website.

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

Source: 5 Green Benefits of using Repurposed Office Furniture, Bay Integrated Marketing