Archive for May, 2013

How To Apply Feng Shui To Energize The Office Space

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Summer is on the way. It’s a great time to Feng Shui the office for a more vibrant and energized office space.

It’s important to maintain positive energy in an office because you will spend several hours at a time there. A negative office atmosphere could be detrimental to your health and greatly reduce your work productivity.

Feng Shui designs will enhance your work productivity.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture as your feng shui consultant will create a healthy balance between personal space and stimulating business social interactions.

A feng shui office should be designed with corporate furniture that makes you feel successful, appreciated and happy.

People feel these types of positive energy when they can express their creativity and work in a flexible office environment.

You can start creating positive energy in your office space by applying the feng shui commanding position to your desk arrangement.

What is the feng shui commanding position?

The feng shui commanding position is when the desk is faced forward to the door but not in line with the door. This feng shi commanding position will reduce office clutter, help you stay organized and always know when people come in and out of the room.

Add some feng shui plants to your office space as well. Feng shui plants are rich, lush in appearance. Best of all feng shui plants will improve your air quality.

For example: Areca Palmis is a beautiful, air purifying plant that will bring living-flowing energy to the office space. Have an odd number of plants in your office space to increase vibrant energy.

As for reducing work stress and frustration, have proper lighting in the office. Grow lights for floor lamps or table lamps are far more welcoming than fluorescent lighting or overhead lights. When the eyes have a relief from overly bright lighting, the atmosphere helps reduce the mental stress and frustration of workers.

Ergonomic Furniture is a must for corporate furniture items because it improves the physical comfort of workers and reduces the likelihood of physical injury at the office.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture can provide you exceptional furniture today as well as the following additional services:

  • Office Equipment

  • Office Supplies

  • Office Furniture Leasing

  • Office Furniture Rentals

  • Furniture Assembly Services

  • Furniture Storage Services

  • Office Space Planning

  • And more!

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 from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

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://fengshui.about.com/od/fengshuiforbusiness/tp/Office-Feng-Shui-Tips-Apply-Feng-Shui-in-Office.htm

http://fengshui.about.com/od/usesoffengshui/qt/feng-shui-office-tips.htm

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/using-feng-shui-at-work-private-offices-and-cubicl.html

Ergonomic Furniture: How To Create A Spacious And Flexible Science Lab

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Designing a high school science lab for a public or private school is never easy. Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to give you a few pointers on designing a highly functional high school lab design.

Often in high schools science labs are created with specific scientific disciplines in mind. Here are some standard high school lab designs:

  • Physics Lab

  • Chemistry Lab

  • Biology Lab

Or a common lab design could be offered to accommodate all of the above.

The typical science lab includes furniture items such as counters, base cabinets, wall cabinets and fixed islands.

It is recommended that high school labs house at a maximum 24 students at a time and spacious enough to provide 6 square feet per student in a lab.

Ergonomic furniture items and flexible furniture arrangements are highly recommended for science lab designs.

Each lab table should be a comfortable enough station for at least two students.

Lab tables with epoxy resin or phenolic resin tops will make for sturdy workstations. The top is durable and will hold up to chemicals.  Movable tables will provide the best flexibility for easy transitions from lab discussions to presentations.

Here are some other lab furniture essentials:

  • Ventilation system such as a fume hood

  • Fixed Lab Stations

When designing keep these three words in mind:

  • Ventilation

  • Visibility

  • Projection

To meet these lab safety requirements, the lab should have moveable tables that can be positioned in a rectangle or square format, known as the pier table design. The pier table design will provide a clear path for supervisors to monitor lab students. Fixed lab stations should be installed on the walls of the room. The teacher should have a fixed table front and center of the pier design layout.

Plastic laminate pier tables are great moveable tables that feature sturdy ergonomic chairs.

Have laminate laboratory casework installed on the walls of the lab as well as laminate pier tables.

To have a modern chemistry lab designed for you take a look at Edwards & Hill Office Furniture’s laboratory furniture (test tub racks, cabinets and more) and ergonomic furniture lines.

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 from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

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.longolabs.com/tag/high-school-lab-design/

http://www.slideshare.net/LongoLabs/planning-science-facilities-for-education-lab-design-concepts

http://www.ehow.com/how_8726545_decorate-mad-scientist-lab-halloween.html

SBA Business Course moves Edwards & Hill Office Furniture Forward

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has helped Baltimore entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the next level with the SBA’s education program for entrepreneurs.

The SBA’s education program is known as the Emerging Leaders program.

The Emerging Leaders program is a 7th month course where entrepreneurs learn about business skills that help grow their company.

The Emerging Leaders program started in 2008 and Baltimore was one of the very first cities to launch the Emerging Leaders program.

The SBA’s Emerging Leaders program has helped over 1,300 entrepreneurs nationwide successfully with business development through experienced mentorship and small business CEO fellowships. The main objective of the Emerging Leaders program is to equip small business CEOs with skill sets that help them expand their companies as a whole and hire more highly skilled workers.

Here are some of the skills the SBA’s Emerging Leaders program hone on for entrepreneurs:

  • How to develop a business plan

  • How to find business financing resources

  • How to perfect the elevator pitch

  • And How to hire, train, and retain employees.

Tony Hill of Edwards & Hill Office Furniture graduated from the Emerging Leader program in 2011.

Since participating in the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Program, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has experienced a large increase in the company’s revenue.

Two big projects Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has been involved with in the last year include providing Maryland Live casino and The University Of Maryland Medical System.

In 2012 Edwards & Hill Office Furniture doubled its revenue to $4.2 million dollars. In 2013, the company is now on track to make between $6 million to 7 million by years end.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is planning to expand the business into Connecticut and Florida.

What has Tony Hill learned from participating in the Emerging Leaders program?

Tony has learned how to effectively delegate work duties to his 10 employees. He has learned how to select the right people to be in the places because he understands that he and his business partner, Hans Edwards can’t do everything on their own.

Although there is no direct formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur, one of the best ways to become a successful entrepreneur is to learn about the triumphs and failures of successful entrepreneurs.

What decisions did they make that made them unique from their competitors?

To start on the road to success as an entrepreneur, you should be passionate about what you set out to do. When you’re passionate about your goals, you put your best efforts forward to succeed.

Find value in taking small steps toward your business goals. When you’re trying something new, you’re always taking a risk. You’ll make fewer mistakes pursuing your business goals when you don’t make important decisions on a whim.

Always take out time to reflect on what you have learned about your industry market to identify what you need to do to progress.

When you learn something valuable, there’s always an opportunity to take another step to reaching your entrepreneurial goals.

Find what you truly want to do with your business ventures and success will follow if you act, learn, and build from your failures and achievements.

Take a look at Edwards & Hill Office Furniture’s furniture products and furniture installation services today.

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 from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

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

Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!


Source:

http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2013/04/18/sba-chief-karen-mills-highlights.html?page=all

http://www.forbes.com/sites/actiontrumpseverything/2012/11/28/how-to-be-a-successful-entrepreneur/

Hospitality Furniture: How To Create A First Class Hotel Room

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

A numerous amount of people will begin to travel as summer approaches. When guests stay at your hotel, the first impression and last impression are extremely important long after they check out.  You want them to refer to your hotel as a first class hotel every time they tell someone about their stay with your property.


How can you make sure that your guests get a first class experience at your hotel? You can start by designing first class guest rooms.


Guests will always remember their night stay at a hotel. The hotel room should have an appealing color palette and scheme that correlates with your overall hotel theme and geographical setting – beach, forest, desert, etc.


The hotel room should provide plenty of privacy and comfort to guests. It is very important to provide privacy and comfort to guests in the hotel room because the bed and bedroom setting are highly memorable to hotel guests for better or for worse. Every hotel room is a reflection on the style and sophistication of the hotel.


For the best hotel room design results, keep luxury and multi-functionality in mind. Here are some rules of thumb to follow:


  1. Provide hotel guests plenty of space and flexibility. They should have a spacious bed/ sleeping area. They should have ergonomic chairs for reading and watching TV. There should be a coffee table and mini fridge included in every hotel room. And you can’t forget the office desk for work or leisure activity.

  2. The hotel room should also have a healthy air quality by providing good ventilation and HVAC system controls. Avoid positioning the bed underneath air vents to prevent cold or hot air blowing on hotel guests as they sleep.

  3. Have good hotel room lighting. There should be a bedside lamp, a closet light, and reading lights in the bedroom. In the bathroom, there should be lights installed on the makeup mirror, wall sconces and vanity (over head lights are the best for the vanity). Dimmer controls are in popular demand for soothing baths.


Always provide an area for breakfast – coffee station, and a side table for snacks and other beverages. A mini bar or wine cooler will also delight hotel guests and increase revenue.


Here are crucial hotel room accessories you should feature to keep guests booking and recommending your hotel time and time again:


  • Comfortable bed mattress with aesthetically pleasing dust skirts, sheets, and duvets.

  • Provide colorful throw pillows for the ergonomic chairs. All other colors used in the room should be neutral colors – blacks, tans, whites, and brown.


Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to provide hospitality furniture that fits every segment of your hotel – hotel rooms, lobbies, restaurants, and bars.


We also provide the following services with hospitality furniture purchasing:


  • Furniture Assembly Services

  • Furniture Warehousing

  • Furniture Project Management and Coordination Services

  • Moving Services

  • Interior Design Services/ Space Planning


Take a look at our Hotels/ Hospitality Furniture  today.


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 from start to finish. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.


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


Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!

 

 

Source: http://interiordec.about.com/od/bedroomdecor/a/hotelbedroomdec.htm


http://www.ehow.com/how_4663321_decorate-hotel-chic.html