Archive for December, 2014

Questions to ask your Furniture Provider

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Furniture-SupplierWhen it comes to choosing a furniture provider for your new office space, you don’t want to choose a random company out of your hat. Choosing a furniture provider is a big step and is a decision that should not be made lightly. Because of this, certain questions should be asked before making your final decision of furniture provider. Here are some of the questions business owners should ask their potential furniture provider:

  1. How do your products vary? It is probably safe to assume you will need more than a simple desk and chair for your office space. Create a list of what you will need and take it to your furniture provider. They should have a wide variety of products for you to choose from.
  2. What time frame do you typically deliver? It is essential to know when your office furniture will be delivered. Choosing an opening day without knowing when your furniture will arrive is a recipe for disaster, as you won’t be able to work without the appropriate furniture. Your furniture provider should be able to give you an accurate timeline of when your furniture should arrive at your office space.
  3. How many spaces can you furnish? Your office space will most likely include a number of different rooms that have different roles for your business. These spaces typically include cubicles, private rooms, conference room, and a break room. Talk with your furniture provider to ensure they can provide the appropriate furniture for each room of your space and not just one or two.
  4. Can you match my vision? Talk with your furniture provider about your overall goal for your space. They should be able to meet your needs and help make your vision a reality.
  5. What are your references? A reliable and successful furniture provider should be able to provide references for you of their work. If they are unable to provide references, they are most likely unreliable or too new to the industry.

 

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

To get started with Edwards & 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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Classroom Organization for Productivity

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Classroom Organization

Teachers who have young students, ranging from grades first to third, understand how difficult it can be to keep their students engaged and on task. If the subject doesn’t interest them, their young minds tend to wander and the subject matter becomes lost to them. However, classroom organization can help to keep young students on task and productive.

Classroom Organization: Group Area

When working in a large group during class time, have your students organized in a circle. This will allow teachers to easily engage every student while allowing students to easily interact with one another. A circle allows everyone, including the teacher, to be seen and heard at all times, which helps the teacher keep their students on task. Want to get the students engaged immediately? Create a game of rearranging the furniture into a circle. Have the students use their teamwork and communication skills to create a circle in a certain amount of time.

Classroom Organization: Desk Area

As you organize the seating and work areas for students, try to have the tables and desks organized in a pattern. This will help engage the students during lessons while also making it easier for teachers to interact with their class. If you use individual desks, consider grouping them in threes and fours to help encourage group work. If you use larger tables, be sure to space the students out to make the seating arrangement comfortable. If students feel cramped or crowded, they are less likely to stay focused during a lesson. Once your students return from their winter break, consider rearranging the pattern of your desks. Ask the students how they feel about their seating arrangement and get them involved in changing the look of the classroom. A simple switch in desk placement can help reengage students during the second half of the school year.

 

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

To get started with Edwards & 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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Choosing a Hotel Furniture Supplier

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Hotel Furniture Supplier

When it comes to furnishing a brand new hotel, or simply giving your current hotel a face lift, you want a reliable hotel furniture supplier. When you make your furniture purchase, the goal is to buy a set of furniture that will match not only each other, but your entire hotel décor. In order to achieve this, you need a hotel furniture supplier that you can count on. Despite what many might think, not all hotel furniture suppliers are made equal. There are certain characteristics a reliable and successful hotel furniture supplier should display before you decide to conduct business with them.

Hotel Furniture Supplier: What to Look For

  1. Pricing- The furniture provided by your hotel furniture supplier should be reasonable instead of simply cheap. An extremely cheap price means less quality and probably poor craftsmanship. However, quality hotel furniture should not mean destroying your budget. Furniture prices should be at a price that is reasonable and reflects the quality of work of the piece.
  2. Experience- You should never be afraid to ask about the history of your hotel furniture supplier. You should use their previous projects as a decent grading tool of the work they provide. Look to see what kind of furniture the hotel is using and how well the furniture is holding up.
  3. Delivery- Give your hotel furniture supplier a number to work with when inquiring about pieces. Be sure that your supplier will have the capacity to provide your furniture when it is needed for your project. If they are unable to deliver, your entire hotel could be jeopardized.
  4. Reliability- Your hotel furniture supplier should be able to answer any of your questions surrounding your furniture, its craftsmanship, and the delivery. A reliable hotel furniture supplier should be able to provide you with a date and time for delivery and hold up to those numbers. They should also be able to answer any questions should a problem arise with your delivery or furniture.

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

To get started with Edwards & 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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Ergonomic Furniture: Why the Importance?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Ergonomic Furniture

If you work within an office space, you know how much time is spent sitting in a chair at your desk, staring at a computer screen. With so much time being spent in a hunched, sitting position, many office workers find themselves feeling uncomfortable throughout the day. This is why ergonomic furniture is becoming mainstream throughout the business industry. Some business owners or office managers may not see the point of ergonomic furniture without realizing the benefits of ergonomics.

The concept of ergonomics is to create a work environment that is not only efficient, but safe for staff. When we remain in an odd position, like sitting at a desk, for a long period of time, continuous stress is being placed on our body. This stress then leads to fatigue, discomfort, and overall pain, which can then transition into musculoskeletal disorder. This disorder can occur immediately or over a period of time because of stress being placed on different areas of the body. MSD can affect the following areas of the body:

  1. Nerves
  2. Muscles
  3. Tendons
  4. Ligaments
  5. Joints

By incorporating ergonomic furniture use within an office space, businesses can find themselves benefiting in a number of different ways.

  1. Offices that use ergonomic furniture notice an overall increase in staff productivity. Team members are able to focus on a task for a longer period of time, without the need to move around often because of being uncomfortable.
  2. Team members are generally more pleasant and office morale tends to increase once ergonomic furniture is used in an office space.
  3. Ergonomic furniture tends to save businesses thousands from avoiding compensation cases. An average compensation claim will cost a business at least $32,000. Ergonomic furniture eliminates many of these cases because workers are in a healthier environment.

 

Edwards & 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, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & 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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Decorating your Office this Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Office Decorations

Next week, families and friends across the nation will be gathering around a dinner table to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast, which can only mean one thing; the holiday season is finally here! Now is the perfect time to consider how you should decorate your office space this holiday season. While decorating for the holiday season is a great way to boost morale and spread cheer around the office, poor decorating can cause decreased productivity. Use these simple decorating tips to get your staff excited for the holiday season.

  1. Use neutral colors when decorating for the holiday season rather than bright, saturated colors. Silver and gold will blend nicely with almost any interior design without distracting your team from their work.
  2. Use white holiday lights to add brightness to the office, especially past 4:00. Many offices try to utilize as much natural light as possible, which is becoming difficult now that the sun sets earlier. Holiday lights mixed with the dimming natural light will keep your staff on task into the later hours of the work day.
  3. Use edible decorations to celebrate the holiday season. Bowls throughout the office filled with seasonal fruits, candies, and baked goods are great ways to show your seasonal cheer while also gaining some extra energy throughout the day.
  4. Use live seasonal plants to decorate the office for the holiday season. Plants are great ways to brighten the office, and winter plants typically require little to no maintenance.
  5. Instead of bringing in a large tree with ornaments, incorporate bows and ribbons throughout the office. These are subtle decorations that will boost morale throughout the space without being too bulky or distracting.
  6. Incorporate a holiday food or clothing drive as your decoration. Decorate a box or bin with festive wrapping paper and allow team members to make donations leading up to the holidays.

 

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

To get started with Edwards & 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.

 

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