Archive for December, 2012

Reception Area Design: How to Positively Reflect Your Business Brand

Friday, December 28th, 2012

If you want business success in 2013, you need to design a reception area that reflects your business brand and makes your customers feel right at home.

How do you accomplish this objective?

First, you need to clearly identify the message you want to convey about your business when your clients first enter your reception area.

Do you want a high end professional reception area, a casual reception area or a home atmosphere?

This decision will be based on your business type and the level of sophistication of your customer base.

One feature your reception area should include is articles of your business success stories – frame them and hang them on the walls.

You may even want to run an educational video in the waiting room that highlights the services your business offers.
Serve coffee, tea and small treats in the reception area. Self-serve stations are the best for customer convenience.
Don’t forget to have clean, vibrant walls and good lighting throughout your reception. Freshly painted walls can brighten up any reception room. Also office plants should be purchased for added warmth and appeal.

Read Edwards & Hill Office Furniture’s article Good Impressions: How To Design A Business Reception Area  and come visit our showroom to get started on your interior design and furniture layout.

At Edwards and Hill, we are here to provide you with office furniture choices that will fit every segment of the office to achieve the look you want for your interior design. Click here to review the office furniture lines Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has available.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan out office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Review what Ergonomic Office Furniture products and services our divisions, Furniture Division and Multi-Media Division, can provide to you today.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source: http://www.sawoman.com/how-inviting-your-reception-area

5 Ways To Style Up The Office Décor For The New Year

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The New Year will be here soon. It is the perfect time to give the office a new look.

Often professional offices appear dull and too similar. Everything being the same can truly dampen your employees’ creativity and lower productivity.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture can bring your workplace back to life with our creative office décor.

Here are some ways you can liven up your office just in time for the New Year:

  1. Add art. Yes, artwork on the office wall can dress up your office space. The artwork can be simple pieces framed and hung along your office walls. Artwork makes for great focal points throughout the office, especially for the reception area and on the walls of individual offices. It will give customers and clients a great welcoming to the office.
  2. Give the office a classic look with decorative plants and flowers. The best plants to use in office spaces are ones that easily grow and flourish in indoor spaces exposed to adequate natural light. If you are concerned about maintenance, use artificial plants. Plants make for perfect fixtures on desks and tables. It’s best to use fresh flowers or plants on the reception desk, to demonstrate care for clients.
  3. Add antique desks to give a classy and traditional look to your office. The antique desks can store office supplies. Use antique cabinets in the work common room to provide employees the opportunity to store their food and lunches in an organized fashion. They will appreciate the extra storage space.
  4. Purchase corner shelves. The shelves make for wonderful display cases. Display photos and your company’s history items to give clients an overview of your company’s accomplishments and goals.
  5. Paint the office walls with warm colors such as red to increase work productivity while adding blue to your reception areas to create feelings of relaxation for clients.

It’s important to make your commercial office as comfortable and stylish as possible because employees and clients alike will spend a great deal of time maintaining business relationships and exchanging important business documents.

A well-designed and decorative office space will help establish a stimulating and positive work environment for all. See a significant, positive impact on work productivity, teamwork and customer satisfaction by creating a more pleasant environment today with Edwards & Hill Office furniture designs.

At Edwards and Hill, we are here to provide you with office furniture choices that will fit every segment of the office to achieve the look you want for your interior design. Click here to review the office furniture lines Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has available.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Review what Ergonomic Office Furniture products and services our divisions, Furniture Division and Multi-Media Division, can provide to you today.

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Source: http://www.ehow.com/list_6619262_professional-office-decor-ideas.html
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Good Impressions: How To Design A Business Reception Area

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Do you need to design or redesign your business reception area? If yes, Edwards & Hill is here to help you style up your office space and make it highly functional.

The business reception area is one of the most important internal marketing venues for your company.

Why? It’s your potential customers/ clients’ first impression of your business.

The reception area should be cohesive in design and positively showcase your brand while offering a wow factor experience. A wow factor experience of comfort and innovative technology will help your business differentiate itself from competition.

The ideal business reception area can be created once you identify the message you want to covey about your brand and business operations.

A well-designed reception area should inspire your potential customers to do business with you while demonstrating that your company is an innovative business.

It is crucial that you demonstrate your dedication to customer value and customer services by making the reception area feel like a second home to potential customers/ clients.

You can give your reception area a feel of comfort by having a bowl of snacks out such as freshly basked cookies and free beverages such as coffee or ice water.

Offer accessible Wi-Fi, electrical outlets and magazines customers/clients can readily use. Add highly visible directional signs to the restrooms to make customers/clients feel more at home, while preventing unnecessary interruptions for the receptionist.

You should also learn in depth about your target demographic to tailor your reception area specifically to these target customers/clients.

The following are interior design tips you may want to consider for your reception area design:

1. Utilize warm colors and brand colors. Reception room colors should never be overwhelming. You should use colors from your brand logo in your design. If your logo colors are too bright or too dark to fully cover large office spaces, try to use them as accents and keep the overall reception area a neutral color. Some common accents you can feature brand colors on are cushions, trim and decorative pieces.
2. Purchase ergonomic furniture. This furniture design will benefit your visitors because ergonomic furniture is functional, comfortable and stylish. Ergonomic seating can be arranged near outlets to provide customers/clients access to power plugs for their favorite technology gadgets. If your reception serves customers/clients of all ages, provide children furniture such as toy tables and activity mats as well.
3. Frame your Mission and Vision Statements. This is a good way to help your clients to learn more about your products and services as they wait to be served. The frames should be hanged at a focal point. You can also showcase how your company lives out its mission and vision in a custom-made company scrapbook. The scrapbook should feature volunteer efforts, community activities, philanthropy, promotions and presentations.

 

At Edwards and Hill, we are here to provide you with office furniture choices that will fit every segment of the office to achieve the look you want for your interior design. Click here to review the office furniture lines Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has available.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Review what Ergonomic Office Furniture products and services our divisions, Furniture Division and Multi-Media Division, can provide to you today.

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Source: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/business-reception-ideas-21139.html

Office Layouts: How To Furnish And Equip Your Startup Business

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you need to purchase office furniture and equipment?

If yes, it’s time to layout an office space plan that details the office furniture and equipment you will need for your startup business.

Why?

How you present your business could make or break your business success because furniture is not solely for office decoration.

Yes, you want to stay in budget and have a stylish office but you also want to have furniture you can envision utilizing for the long-term. Will your business eventually need more collaborative furniture in the future or will your employees need private offices to boost work productivity?

These are crucial questions you need to answer.

Next, you need to create a list of potential furniture you can use for multiple office areas – the reception area, conference room, break room, private offices and cubicles all need to be appropriately furnished.

To stay in budget and make sure you get all the furniture you need, it’s highly recommended you make an inventory of what you need for each specific space. Some common office furniture and equipment necessities are file storage cabinets, display cases, computers, telephones and couches.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture can provide you professional design planning services to help you make the most of your space plan without sacrificing aesthetic appeal and consistent style throughout your office.

To really get a feel of what you will need to create a productive and comfortable work environment, request feedback from your employees. This will make you more aware about special needs and overall wants from your staff.

Read our article How To Layout Effective and Productive Workplace and Workspace Environments for more details.

At Edwards and Hill, we are here to provide you with office furniture choices that will fit every segment of the office to achieve the look you want for your interior design. Click here to review the office furniture lines Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has available.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Review what Ergonomic Office Furniture products and services our divisions, Furniture Division and Multi-Media Division, can provide to you today.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source:
http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/print-edition/2012/11/16/10-things-to-ask-before-choosing.html