Design Tips for the Office Waiting Room and Reception

August 21st, 2019
Stylish office furniture at the reception give your visitors a great first impression

Is your waiting room up to date? Welcome guests in the office reception with these stylish design tips.

While your office workspace design and layout is important to the day to day successes, you can’t neglect one specific part of your office design: the reception area. The waiting room makes the first impression on your visitors and clients, so making it welcoming and professional looking is a great initial way to greet your guests.

Of course, the statement you make with your office furniture and design will be unique to your business. However, there are some general tips and ideas that make any waiting room office space comfortable and pleasant for your guests. By adding these elements to your reception, you could be that much closer to winning over business with the room. Important office design principles can carry over to the waiting room design too.

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Lecture Hall Furniture: Desks, Chairs, Lecterns, and More!

August 16th, 2019
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Whether you are outfitting a brand new lecture hall or you are remodeling an old campus landmark, the experts at Edwards and Hill Office Furniture can help you design and install the perfect lecture hall furniture for your school.

When it comes to outfitting a lecture hall, designers and administrators have more and more incredible furniture options available every day. It is crucial to think about the purpose of your learning space in mind before choosing lecture hall furniture. A general education lecture hall will have drastically different needs from a small STEM lecture space. Keep your technological and space requirements in mind when looking for furniture. Whether you are outfitting a brand new lecture hall or you are remodeling an old campus landmark, the experts at Edwards and Hill Office Furniture can help you design and install the perfect lecture hall furniture for your school.

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Ergonomic Office Furniture Spotlight: Footrests

August 7th, 2019
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Footrests are an oft-forgotten yet extremely beneficial piece of ergonomic office furniture that can help boost productivity, improve employee health and posture, and make your office’s workspaces more comfortable.

When most folks think of ergonomic office furniture, they think of adjustable desks, supportive chairs, and specialized keyboards. Footrests are not as popular as some other ergonomic fixtures, but they serve a wide variety of functions in the workplace and are an excellent investment for any business, hotel, or home office. They come in a bevy of styles and material options, but they all help accomplish the same goal: better circulation and more enjoyable seating for the user. Footrests are an oft-forgotten yet extremely beneficial piece of ergonomic office furniture that can help boost productivity, improve employee health, and make your office’s workspaces more comfortable. Read on to learn more!

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Dental Office Design: 3 Ideas to Put Patients at Ease

August 1st, 2019
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Here are three dental office design ideas to help put your patients at ease.

Some folks hate to see their dentist. Whether it is because of fear, anxiety, or another reason for aversion, the reluctance of patients to see their dental professionals regularly can have severe health consequences. To make visits to the dentist more enjoyable, many practices are redesigning their offices to be more welcoming and modern. This can have a calming effect on patients, coloring their experiences with positivity and encouraging them to return. Here are three dental office design ideas to help put your patients at ease.

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3 Office Furniture Trends That are Gaining Traction in 2019

July 26th, 2019
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We are taking a look at three office furniture trends that are rising in popularity this year.

Although there is something to be said about simple, straightforward design, looking at your office’s layout and furniture with a critical eye can help you make choices that make your office a better and more comfortable place to work. Office design, like any other artistic genre, has ebbs and flows where certain types of furniture, office layout, and color are popular. Some people have seen a marked resurgence in the 1960s-era office furniture, and open floor plans have gained popularity as well. Today, we are taking a look at three office furniture trends that are rising in popularity this year.

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4 Tips for a Stress-Free Office Move

July 18th, 2019
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Here are four tips to help you and your team prepare for a low-stress and drama-free office move.

Whether your business is upsizing, downsizing, or just moving across town, an office move can eviscerate even the most adept office manager. When executed properly, a move can run like a well-oiled machine, causing little more than slight inconveniences for some employees. If things are done poorly, however, the consequences can be catastrophic. Here are four tips to help you and your team prepare for a low-stress and drama-free office move.

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7 Things to Ask Your Commercial Furniture Supplier

July 11th, 2019
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Here are some questions you should ask your potential commercial furniture supplier before making your final choice in furniture supply and installation.

When you’re looking for a commercial furniture supplier, you have a lot to take into consideration. You want someone who fits your company’s morality as well as your budget. You want someone who can accommodate your aesthetic and help guide your decisions. Once you have some options lined up, here are some questions you should ask before making your final choice in furniture supply and installation.

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3 Things to Consider When Updating Your Library Design

July 5th, 2019
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Here are three things to consider when updating your school’s library design.

Many school libraries have begun to undergo big changes in design and appearance. Some schools are eschewing the traditional wooden shelves, rigid desks, and cubicles in favor of more modern amenities, layouts, and pieces of furniture. When redesigning a library, there are many things to consider. As with any interior design project, you must think about the purpose of the space, the audience, and (of course) your budget. In addition to those three things, library design has its own unique hurdles and considerations. Here are three things to consider when updating your school’s library design.

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3 Office Design Tips to Cater to Introverts and Extroverts

June 28th, 2019
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Here are three office design tips to cater to both introverted and extroverted employees.

There are many different systems for analyzing and quantifying work habits, personality types, and communication styles. One common classification is whether someone gets energy from being alone or with others; whether someone is an introvert or an extrovert. While introverts and extroverts often have vastly different ways of working, communicating, and collaborating, there are a few ways that employers can facilitate cooperation through office design. Here are three office design tips to cater to both introverted and extroverted employees.

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3 Must-Have Pieces of Ergonomic Office Furniture

June 21st, 2019
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Here are three must-have pieces of ergonomic office furniture to help decrease repetitive-stress injuries, fatigue, and other negative side effects caused or exacerbated by uncomfortable office furniture.

Does your office have an ergonomics problem? If your employees complain of back or neck pain, wrist problems, or eye strain, you may have a poorly-furnished office. Some furniture can be beautiful, but extremely harmful to use for extended periods of time. When employees are using their desks, chairs, and keyboards for eight hours a day or more, muscle aches and pains can start to set in. Here are three must-have pieces of ergonomic office furniture to help decrease repetitive-stress injuries, fatigue, and other negative side effects caused or exacerbated by uncomfortable office furniture.

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