Archive for October, 2014

Increasing Office Productivity

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Office ProductivityIf you believe your office productivity is reaching lower levels, some office revamping may be in order. When business owners find office productivity lacking, they typically assume there is something wrong with their staff, which might not be the case. There have been several studies that show how the furniture and lighting within an office space can affect overall office productivity.

Office Productivity Statistics

  1. Those working in an office with a window spend about 15% more time on task compared to those without a window.
  2. Multiple computer screens are known to increase office productivity anywhere from 9 to 50%.
  3. An office that had proper lighting and ventilation is known to have increased office productivity by 16%.
  4. 4.3 hours are wasted each week by the average employee as they search for papers and other information.

 

Ways to Boost Office Productivity

  1. Place desks in areas that have the most natural light available. This will eliminate the need for overhead lighting, which is known to cause headaches.
  2. Choose ergonomic chairs over normal office chairs. Ergonomic chairs are known to increase office productivity and providing health benefits as well.
  3. Use file cabinets to help employees stay more organized with their papers.
  4. Realize that some office areas require different furniture than others. Determine what your employees need before ordering their desks and other furniture. Some employees require larger desks than others while some may need larger file cabinets than others.
  5. Try to incorporate artwork throughout the office to help increase office productivity as well as office creativity.

Office Productivity with Edwards and Hill

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards and Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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Source:

http://goo.gl/4WMqZw

Does Your Office Space Need an Update?

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Office Space UpdateIn today’s society, most industries are constantly changing. When it comes to working within or running an office space, layout designs and furniture ideas are always changing. Companies are constantly creating new ways for their office spaces to become more welcoming for clients while promoting productivity within their staff. If you believe your office space has become outdated, there is no need to panic. There are several easy ways to update your office space to create your desired outcome.

Updates to your Office Space

  1. Custom Artwork- A great way to make a subtle yet effective change to your office space is to add custom artwork throughout your space. This allows you the opportunity to express your company’s values and goals while also promoting productivity and creativity within your office space.
  2. Flooring- You can create a unique look throughout your office space by using a different style of flooring for each area. Use a more durable material for high traffic areas while using a more delicate or lighter colored material for low traffic areas throughout your office space.
  3. Conversational Piece- Choose a bold piece of furniture as a conversational piece in a communal area of your office space. Having a different lamp in the conference room or a bold chair in a reception area will encourage collaboration and discussions.
  4. Lighting- Different types of lamps and light sources allow you to update the atmosphere of your office space.  Use different light bulbs along with different lamp styles to create the lighting you desire for your office space.
  5. Accent Colors- Instead of repainting your entire office space; choose a few walls to paint in accent colors. This will bring a new personality into the office while also promoting creativity, enthusiasm, and productivity.
  6. Interactive Conference Room- Is your conference room too formal? Is it hard for your staff to collaborate or discuss projects in your conference room? Consider a new table that allows staff to communicate effectively.
  7. Organization- File cabinets can give your office a dull and stuffy look. Find new and innovative ways to organize your office space. The organizational schemes should be creative, yet productive as well.

Office Space Updates with Edwards and Hill

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards and Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

Source:

http://myturnstone.com/blog/10-simple-ways-to-make-your-office-more-inviting/

 

The World of Healthcare Textiles just got Easier

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Healthcare TextilesThe world of textiles is a confusing one. With so many different options and styles, even the most qualified designer can drown, let alone a beginner in the world of interior design. Add the healthcare factor and your textile world just became ten times more confusing than before. The healthcare profession adds another layer of difficulty because of its specific needs and demands when it comes to textiles. Luckily for interior designers dealing with the healthcare industry, the search for textiles just become a lot easier.

This past NeoCon, many manufacturers rolled out new healthcare fabrics. Their websites have tools that can be used to educate those within the field on healthcare textiles. The information provided can be used to gain a better understanding of the industry and the specifications that come with the healthcare environment. Using the right textile can improve the performance of the caregiver, ultimately improving the experience of the patient. It can also improve the mood and calm the nerves of an anxious patient. Companies like C.F. Stinson have come up with “Positive Distraction” fabrics specifically for use in pediatric areas. The information provided on these websites will allow designers to choose the best textile for both performance and aesthetics. Some other manufacturers of healthcare fabrics include:

  • Momentum
  • Maharam
  • Pallas Textiles

 

Once you have clicked on a healthcare-specific textile, you are given information about the textile including:

  • Protective Finish
  • Abrasion
  • Stain Cleanability
  • Environmental Impact
  • Characteristics
  • Performance

 

If you are still having trouble deciding on a fabric, give Edwards & Hill a call, and one of their knowledgeable designers can assist you in picking out the proper fabric for your environment. We can also assist in ordering fabric samples to make your decision easier.

If the designer has already chosen a fabric, they should then make their way to Edwards & Hill Office Furniture, where we offer an array of medical and healthcare furniture to match your chosen textiles and increasing the overall productivity of your caregivers.

 

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install hospitality furniture. We provide interior design and layout services from start to finish. We can 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 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source:

http://www.mmqb.com/tcmmqbnew/tcmmqbnew.rsc

 

Casino Interior with Edwards & Hill

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Interior

Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Building

Caesars Entertainment has opened a new $442 million casino in downtown Baltimore called the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino. This 122,000 square foot facility features 2500 slots, 100 table games, a 25 seat poker room, 2 celebrity chef restaurants, a steak house, a noodle/sushi bar and a food court. The 14forty bar features live entertainment acts and VIP seating. The casino interior gives local and out of town guests the feeling of being transported to the Las Vegas strip. Filled with rich colors and luxurious furniture, the casino interior allows guests to become immersed in the entertainment that surrounds them within the casino.

 

Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Interior

Poker Room

The new casino can be found on the south side of Baltimore on Russell Street. The Horseshoe Baltimore Casino is conveniently located close to both popular sports stadiums as well as the Inner Harbor. In its first six days of operation, the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino reported revenue of $5.7 million, along with a September revenue of $22.3 million.

Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Interior

Guy Fieri's Restaurant

Casino Interior: Horseshoe Baltimore Casino

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture supplied Horseshoe Baltimore Casino with some furnishings as well as managed and installed all the restaurant furniture, indoor and outdoor gaming seating and all artwork in the front of house.  Managing Partner, Tony Hill, and the Edwards & Hill installation crew were on site each day to ensure a smooth installation. Though there are many challenges to opening a property of this magnitude, the Edwards & Hill team was able to deliver and install the furniture in record time to meet the August 26, 2014 casino grand opening deadline. Edwards & Hill prides itself on the ability to design and create a casino interior that best matches the overall theme of the casino itself. Besides working on the casino interior of Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, Edwards & Hill also worked on the casino interior of Maryland Live! Casino.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture

Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Interior

Jack Binion's Steakhouse

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish local casinos as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, healthcare facilities, and corporate offices. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries.

Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Interior

Multipurpose Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Interior

3 Level Center Bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To get started with Edwards and Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Interior

The Diamond Lounge

Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Interior

Johnny Sanchez Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Interior

Bar Area

 

 

Source:

http://www.horseshoe.com/baltimore/images/2014-06-26%20-%20Grand%20Opening%20Announcement.pdf

Colors for Healthcare Facilities

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Healthcare FacilitiesAfter a discussion with the director of Sherwin-Williams color marketing Jackie Jordan, it would appear that many healthcare facilities have the wrong idea when it comes to color schemes throughout their facilities. While some facilities may believe they are doing the right thing when painting accent walls or using certain colors, they are actually making some major mistakes. There are plenty of ways to incorporate colors throughout healthcare facilities; you just have to approach each room and facility individually.

The main mistake commonly found in healthcare facilities is the use of the wrong colors in the wrong areas. Ultimately, each specific area should have its use determined before any painting takes place. Whether the space is to be used as a waiting area, activity area, patient room, or exam area; the space should then be observed for surfaces that cannot change. This includes flooring, countertops, and work stations. These surfaces should be used as inspiration for the rest of the room.

Bright reds and yellows are commonly misused in areas where more subdued colors should be incorporated. Should reds and yellows be used, activity areas for children are the perfect place to use them. These bright colors can make other patients and older patients more anxious, especially when awaiting news. Instead, there should be a balance of both cool and warm colors throughout the rooms. Cool colors like blues and greens help create a relaxing and calm atmosphere for patients and visitors. Warm colors will help balance the room and incorporate a comforting atmosphere. If an accent wall is wanted, use the wall behind the bed of the patient. Brighter colors can become distracting for patients, so accent walls should never be placed directly in front of them. Curtains used for windows and as room dividers are also great ways to incorporate pops of color throughout a facility.

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish healthcare facilities as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and corporate offices. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards and Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

 

Source:

http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/article/healing-hues-choosing-paint-colors-healthcare