Posts Tagged ‘Furniture’

Five Tips for Planning Out a Successful New Office Space

Friday, September 28th, 2018
Collaborative work furniture and conference room furniture

The right office furniture can make a big difference.

Whether you’re moving locations or starting a new business, office design can have a significant impact on your company. Along with increasing employee satisfaction, a well-designed office space can help improve company culture, encourage productivity, and decrease health issues and absenteeism. The goal is to create a comfortable, welcoming space that allows for high levels of productivity. While this isn’t difficult to obtain, it does involve work.

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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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Furniture Companies and the Future: What Lies Ahead

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Furniture Companies

The excitement and stress from preparing and participating in NeoCon has seemed to vanish, leaving in its wake the opportunity for businesses to take a breath and focus on the past quarter and their numbers. Two big names in the industry, Herman Miller and Steelcase, have released their numbers for this past quarter of the fiscal year. While their numbers show that both businesses have little to worry about by way of success, they are still not at the goals set by Wall Street or the company itself.

 

President and CEO of Steelcase Jim Keane believes that balancing out factory workloads will help to bring numbers up to where they are needed. The company plans to close two of it’s factories, one in France and one in North Carolina, and distribute the workload to an already established factory. They are looking at another factory in North America as well as a factory in Spain to distribute the work to. The company believes that their overall message is quite clear to both employees and customers alike while their brands continue to gain momentum in the industry.

 

Herman Miller CEO Brian Walker believes that while certain brands are pivotal in helping his company reach success, all brands are essential in it’s success. Herman Miller has found success in brands like Nemschoff and POSH, while other brands need more attention and work to reach their goals. Nemschoff still remains the leading brand in healthcare furniture while POSH remains a leader in the furniture industry in China. While both companies show no signs of worry, the current forecast for the fiscal year projects number that are failing to reach their goals. The companies are working to create a stable project environment while focusing more on production in Europe and Asia.

 

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish local casinos as well as providing quality furniture for corporate offices, hospitality businesses, educational settings, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back to School: How to complete Classroom Setups

Friday, August 16th, 2013

classroom setups

It’s back to school season and time for teachers to complete classroom setups.

The right classroom setup can help students start on the right footing for a great academic school year.

The best classroom setups are educational environments that engage students in their learning environments. The classroom setups should also promote collaborative work.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to help you effectively create classroom setups that make learning fun.

What is considered back to school furniture?

Back to school furniture is composed of classroom desks and ergonomic chairs. The best way to go about classroom setups is to purchase classroom desks and chairs of the same color scheme and models. This type of setup will help you establish a uniformed learning environment. Stock colors work best for long-term classroom setups to ensure you can replace desks easily without interruption to the uniformity. It’s highly recommended to furnish classrooms with collaborative furniture and ergonomic furniture for the best modern classroom design.

Here at Edwards & Hill Office Furniture, we can process large orders for standard school desks by the same manufacturer. This goes the same for library furniture, cafeteria furniture as well as computer lab furniture.

With us there is no worry. Not only do we offer high quality school furniture at an affordable price but we also offer additional services such as:

  • School furniture assembly services

  • Interior designs services/ space planning

  • Moving Services

  • And Furniture Project Management/ Coordination Services

You will not experience furniture damage or physical injury as you setup your classrooms. We are here to handle your shipping, furniture assembly and interior designing just in time for the back to school session. Let us save you time, money and reduce your stress this school year.

Classroom setups should always be designed with age appropriate furniture to assure students the best comfort and learning experience.

Here are some other cool features you may want to add to your classroom setups:

  • Cubbies with hooks. This can help you prevent clutter in lower school classroom settings by helping children keep items off the floor when not in use (this can range from toys to sports gear).

  • A graffiti wall.  All you need is a poster board/ chart paper and color markets. It’s a great way to encourage students to express themselves and keep engaged with the classroom curriculum.

  • Technical furniture to accommodate the use of laptops and tablets.

  • Bulletin Boards. This is a classroom essential, especially for primary school aged children because display of achievements helps build up good self-esteem in children at an early age.

Take a look at our broad range of school furniture now. Edwards & Hill has furniture available for both educational and laboratory applications.

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.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/back-to-school/back-to-school-news/back-to-school-tips-for-teachers-classroom-setup.html

http://duckduckgooseandthensome.blogspot.com/2012/01/top-10-back-to-school-furniture-buying.html

http://www.homemadesimple.com/en-US/HomeOrganization/Pages/tips-for-back-to-school-home-organization.aspx

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

How To Design An Internet Cafe That Drives Major Revenue

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Are you planning to set up an Internet cafe? If yes, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to help you design a highly functional and stylish Internet cafe.

Internet cafes are in popular demand and starting an Internet cafe could truly bring in major revenue for you.

This article will provide you valuable information on how to set up an Internet cafe.

Where are the most successful Internet cafes located?

If you want to generate major revenue with your Internet cafe, you should set shop in a high traffic area such as urban restaurants and tourist spots ( the zoo, museums, near college campuses).

What are the basic equipment necessities for an Internet cafe?

An Internet cafe should feature the following equipment and office furniture items:

  • Computers

  • Networking Equipment

  • Chairs

  • Tables

  • Cables

If your Internet cafe has a theme, you will have a better chance at attracting customers.

Some ways you can attract customers to your Internet cafe beyond your interior design and furnishing is to provide food service (drinks, snacks, cafe food) and office services (faxing, copying, and high speed access).

Provide diverse amenities and services that truly cater to your target audience.

The Internet cafe design layout should fit the space. You should have enough space for food and beverage preparation, consumption and an area for computer equipment. We also recommend decorating the wall space with painting as a public gallery.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture will help you through the design process every step of way – layout, furniture and even lighting scheme.

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.ehow.com/how_2317324_set-up-internet-cafe.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Set-up-an-Internet-Cafe

http://www.ehow.com/way_5201961_cafe-decorating-ideas.html

http://www.cafelighting.com.au/blog/5-furnishing-tips-for-true-renovation-success/