Posts Tagged ‘office space’

3 Reasons To Get A Commercial Office Space

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Office Space

Having a dedicated office space will greatly benefit your business.

Whether you’re the owner of a small start-up or a successful freelancer, you may have noticed that you could use more space to do your work. At a point, your home office won’t cut it anymore and you’ll find yourself needing a bigger space to do your work in. Here are some good reasons to make the switch to a commercial office space.


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.


How To Make Your Office Feel Like Home

Friday, September 21st, 2018
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These office design ideas will keep you positive, productive, and motivated throughout your work day!

Office spaces tend to feel a little underwhelming at times. You want to work in a space that you’re excited to spend hours at a time in. Not only should your office space allow you to feel more at home, but it should help you maximize your productivity as well. These office design ideas will keep you positive, productive, and motivated throughout your work day! (more…)

Step Up Your Office Style With These Decor Tips

Friday, July 27th, 2018

With these office design decorating tips, your workspace will look great and help you stay on-task.

Your office space should look as good as you do. Your desk area, cubicle, or office should display your personality and allow you to feel comfortable. When you’re surrounded by familiar things, your mood is instantly elevated and you can be more productive. Don’t let your workload bog you down! With these office design decorating tips, your workspace will look great and help you stay on-task. (more…)

Earth Week Tips: Eco-Friendly Office Design Trends

Friday, April 20th, 2018
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These eco-friendly office design trends will help your office minimize its carbon footprint and take another step toward saving our planet.

There are many ways that we can play a small part in trying to help the environment. If you and your office can band together, the positive impact you make for our Earth can be profound. These eco-friendly office design trends will help your office minimize its carbon footprint and take another step toward saving our planet. (more…)

Ways To Improve Your Workspace To Create Productivity

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
work space

Creating a productive office is easier than you think!

Office furniture and office design play a huge role in whether or not your workspace helps to foster productivity. Whether you are working from a home office or in charge of office design for hundreds of workers in your building, here are some of our favorite ways to improve your workspace to create productivity. (more…)

3 Super Easy Ways To Add Some Greenery To Your Office Space

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
greenery office space

Adding plants in your office is easier than you think!

Constantly on the lookout for ways to create a more comfortable and inviting office space? Turn to greenery and enticing plants to help you get the job done right. In fact, adding some green plants to various areas in your office is a great way to boost your mood and productivity. Here are a few simple ways to add some lush greenery to your office space. (more…)

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.

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Making the office a home: Advice from SmartCEO Office Space Roundtable

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Tony Hill and Hans Edwards at Smart Ceo Roundtable

Good news! Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has been featured in SmartCEO Office Space Roundtable for the August 2013 edition!

The August SmartCEO Office Space Roundtable focused on designing and furnishing the office as a second home away from home.

It is important to make your office space as comfortable as possible because you spend most of your time at the office.

On average, employees live at work for at least 8 hours a day, five days a week. For CEOs, the office is truly a second home no matter if it’s a home they are happy to come to or not.

The atmosphere of the office can uplift you or plummet your overall outlook about life and your company.

This is why it’s essential for you to invest your money well in your office layout, design, and furnishing.

SmartCEO gathered together a variety of successful architects, interior designers, facilities and professionals to provide useful information on transforming an ordinary office space to a pleasant, comfortable home away from home.

There are many new trends occurring in office design.

One popular trend occurring in new office design is the removal of cubicles from traditional office settings.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has reported that employees and employers alike favor:

  • Urban office settings

  • Office settings that implement energy efficiency initiatives

  • Office space that provides a good quality of natural light

  • An environmentally friendly office design

  • Office spaces that promote collaborative work and utmost transparency

What are Edwards & Hill recommendations for transforming an office space into a home away from home?

Tony Hill recommends Zen rooms be designed for the office. Zen rooms are rooms designed for workers to decompress and relax throughout the day when they need a break from work.

Some Zen rooms include water fountains and surround sound of soothing music, while others focus on transforming workspace into workout space to promote physical fitness.

Hill recalls furnishing one clients office with a treadmill desk to help the client burn calories while performing office work.

As for overall office design, collaborative work areas are in high demand.

Collaborative work areas offer the following benefits to professionals:

  • Better use of shared workspaces

  • Flexible furniture design

  • Reduced office square footage usage

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture specializes in optimizing office space to better accommodate tenant improvements in future business development.

Remember, your office is a continuation of your business brand. You want to make the best first impression to clients and employees when they are introduced to your business.

A good office design will help your workers feel positive about your company while also attracting potential clients to your brand.

What matters in office design?

  • Good color scheme

  • Decorative balance

  • A design that complements your company culture

  • And a good open office layout to promote collaborative work.

Bottom line: Your office should give clients and employees the impression that you care about them.

The following are office design tips you can utilize to help your office space serve as a positive extension of your brand, your culture:

  • Design your office in a way that promotes mobility and flexibility

  • Insulate walls or have obscure glass installed for the office to offer visual privacy as well as acoustic privacy for clients and employees alike. When sound and visual noise is moderated, overall work productivity increases as well as overall health of workers.

  • Offer state-of-the art technology at your business to establish an innovative business.

  • Offer good lighting for office desks and conference rooms to help workers focus better.

SmartCeo Roundtable discussion on making a office a home

If you are ready to transform your office into a home away from home, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to provide you a variety of professional products and services for your commercial business.

Have a look at our office corporate furniture and supplies to get started.

In addition to offering high quality furniture items at a competitive price, we also provide commercial interior design, furniture moving, project management, warehousing services and other office services/ installations.

Listen now to the SmartCEO Office Space Roundtable for more insider scoop. You can also take a look at  pictures from the round-table event.

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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How To Make A Great Business Impression With Your Office Design

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

If you’re redesigning the office, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to provide you some great office design tips to properly develop a professional design plan.

It is important to pay attention to detail in your office design because your office is a direct representation of your business and its level of professionalism. Your top priority in your office design is to make a good impression when clients come to your office.

The following design tips will help you make a great business impression:

Use Neutral Colors And Earth Tones. Colors matter, from wall colors to curtain fabrics, to establish an overall comfortable office environment. Soft, neutral colors often give the impression that your office environment is comfortable and welcoming. Try using earth tones such as blues, greens and grays to create an inviting atmosphere when guests visit your office. Avoid using bright colors such as reds or yellows in your color scheme. Bright colors often over-stimulate office visitors and cause anxiety or vision problems. If you do want to use a few bright colors, evaluate the extreme or uniqueness of long-term ownership of the furniture and the office space. Will you ever move offices or lease a different space? If yes, avoid extremes in colors, it’s harder to incorporate bright color furniture to existing office design schemes and will make the property harder to re-lease.  If you must have bright colors, We do offer some furnishings with interchangeable components that will allow you to inexpensively change the color scheme in the future.

Purchase Subtle Artwork and Accessories. When we say subtle, avoid displaying artwork that depicts people because you don’t want to give the impression your office favors specific groups of people. When you do display artwork depicting people, always go for art that shows a diverse group of people pleasantly interacting with one another.

You should also have no more than one large piece of art on each wall of your office. All artwork used should be relatively neutral and tie into the overall color scheme of the office. An office should be designed to feel homey rather than cluttered with art, furniture or home features such as vases and plants. If you do want plants in the office, go for potted trees and avoid flowering plants to reduce the risk of irritating allergies of clients and minimize the maintenance of office plants.

Purchase Office Furniture That’s Durable, Flexible and Comfortable. Shopping for office furniture can be very expensive if you are not sure about what you need, want and how it will best serve office needs.

The ideal Office furniture should last for years and withstand general wear and tear over time. It is also important to note that staffing and organizational needs can change in the office so your office furniture options should have varying features. For example, wrist supports should be available for employees who type on a regular basis and lumbar supports should be available for employees who sit for extended periods of time during the day.

No matter what you envision, Edwards & Hill is here to provide you quality furniture, great pricing and exceptional customer service. We can assemble your furniture; assist you with furniture project management and coordination services. We can also help you with interior design, 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, as well as design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

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

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