Custom office furniture lets you work smarter

When choosing office furniture, functionality is a key ingredient to a successful product.  That’s why your purchases should reflect custom office furniture that works for you, not against you.  As you set out to order new furniture, meet with your interior designer to discuss more functional options.  All too often we work around our existing furniture, meaning we work from wherever our desk is situated, regardless if that location works well for us or not.  

A professional designer is guaranteed to be up-to-date on all of the newest furniture designs.  So, this means that you can describe your work needs to your designer, and he or she can offer furniture ideas that will compliment your work lifestyle and the space you have available.  Designers can help you identify the appropriate size of your new furniture and will take factors such as storage issues into consideration.

Remember, the key is to work smarter, not harder.  With custom office furniture that adjusts to your work life, you’re guaranteed to compete for that “smartest guy in the room” award.

 

Custom Office Furniture

Custom Office Furniture

Office Furniture Shows New Life

It’s hard to keep furniture clean, especially if your office sees a lot of traffic and wear and tear.    If this sounds familiar, I encourage you to try Crypton fabric for your office upholstery.  You might decide to refurbish old pieces with Crypton fabric, or buy new office furniture that’s made of Crypton.

This fabric doesn’t have the unattractive look of vinyl, but it performs like it.  Dirt and stains are easy to clean, and wear and tear mean nothing to this fabric.  Go ahead–let your clients’ kids jump on the fabric.  Better yet, eat your lunch in this chair without worrying about spills.  Using Crypton fabric for your new or refurbished office furniture makes a lot of sense!

 

Crypton Fabric

Crypton Fabric

Organize your Office with Personal Storage Towers

Now I have found the one piece of office furniture that I will never again be able to live without.  Check it out: Haworth’s Personal Storage Towers gives a lot of storage space while taking up just a little bit of room in your office.  Talk about space planning!  I can’t believe I ever worked without one of these.

Once I found this storage system, I was able to organize my office efficiently while promoting a contemporary look.  Paper and old files were easy to store in the bottom drawers while reference books now fill the shelves above.  And, what’s best is that I’ve placed the tower right next to my desk, so I only have to turn my chair to pull the book or file I need.  And, of course, I had to add a bit of personal flair, which was easy with the storage tower.  Plenty of room means there’s extra space to show off a vase of my backyard tulips and pictures of my main squeeze.  

Is it wrong to be this excited about a piece of office furniture?  I sure hope not.

 

Haworth's Personal Storage Tower

Haworth's Personal Storage Tower

Preparing for Easy Office Furniture Installation

Many companies hesitate to hire a professional office interior design team because they feel that the remodel will lead to chaos.  Managers and workers envision a lengthy process that will put work on hold as old furniture and equipment moves out and is never seen again.  Often, companies share stories of waiting weeks for new furniture to be delivered and installed. 

Interrupting the work flow is not something that a good interior designer is going to allow.  In fact, many professional designers will provide a storage semi trailer as a place to temporarily house furniture and equipment while the remodel takes place.  This way, the office furniture installation happens immediately.  Not until the new equipment comes in does the old equipment go out.  Then, it’s up to the company if they want to bring the old furniture back in for storage or other functions, or if they want to recycle it in some way.

Trust me, this process really doesn’t have to be as hard as the rumors describe it to be.

Office furniture installation planning

Office furniture installation planning

Choose Office Furniture Wisely

When selecting an interior designer for your office, one important question to ask is who the company uses as its preferred office furniture dealer.  You’ll want to know that the furniture selection is coming from a well-respected company that consistently produces contemporary, ergonomic furniture that can carry your company through many years of business.

Office Furniture by Haworth

Office Furniture by Haworth

New Office Furniture Still Smart During a Recession

I know…I know…  The number one thing on every office’s mind is the economy.  Many businesses are taking a hard hit.  And, when it comes to office redesign, executives are more than likely thinking that an interior makeover is going to have to wait another year.  But, here’s a thought to ponder: your positive business image has never been as important as it is today.  In fact, you need to work overtime to secure every potential client that walks through your door.  And, if your office interior is struggling, poor taste just might be the reason a client decides to go with the other guy.

Trends are showing that large office furniture is out.  Many companies are maximizing office floor plans with space-saving furniture.  For some offices, this means implementing modular walls, which are similar to cubicles but are much more aesthetically pleasing.  Additionally, it means space-saving furniture and accessories such as collapsible conference chairs and movable desks and tables.

So, rather than throwing out the idea of redesign entirely, think instead about a goal of efficiency.  You can bet your bottom dollar that you’ll save yourself time and money in the longrun once your office gets an efficiency makeover.

Computer Desk

Computer Desk

Benefits of Refurbished Office Furniture

“Going green” shouldn’t just be a trend that companies are following in order to look good for clients.  Instead, each office should take a critical look at the impact that it’s making to our larger environment.  While implementing recycling programs is a great way to get the office moving in a greener direction, there are certainly many other avenues to explore to reduce an office’s carbon footprint.

What about refurbished office furniture?  That’s right; not only can offices save money by reusing old furniture rather than buying new, but they can also give their office desks, chairs, and other pieces of furniture a new and classic look.  Call it “retro,” “postmodern,” or “hip” if you’d like.  Whatever way you look at it, I call it redesigning a smart office.

So, before throwing out that old office furniture when the day comes to remodel the office, think about reusing the old to create something new.

Refurbished Office Furniture

Refurbished Office Furniture