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.
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.
Durable School Furniture
All kids, whether they’re elementary, middle, or high school age, tend to put a lot of wear-and-tear on furniture. You don’t want to waste your money on furniture that will just break a few months into the school year, so make sure you’re choosing school furniture that can stand up to the test of time. Look for furniture made or hard plastic or steel that will not easily scratch or break.
Functional School Furniture
Most educators will agree that supportive and ergonomic, functional furniture is necessary to a student’s success. On the same note, you want to choose furniture that’s adaptable and easily moved to accommodate different teaching styles and plans. Look for chairs that can be easily stacked and lightweight desks that can be moved across the room with ease.
American Design Associates, Inc.
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.