Posts made in April 2019

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3 Tips for Designing Your Conference Room

The design of your conference room should be professional, yet comfortable for everyone from your clients to your employees. The design and furniture you use can make all the difference, and keeping your conference room up to date can minimize distractions during a meeting. Below are some tips to consider when designing your conference room.

  1. Consistency

When developing the design of your conference room, you want to ensure its furniture and appearance is consistent with the rest of the office. It does not have to be boring or blend in, but you do not want it to clash with the rest of the building’s theme.

  1. Natural Lighting

If possible, select a room that has a lot of natural lighting. This makes the room brighter and feels more open. When working in an office, many people do not get enough time outdoors, so having a beautiful view of the local scenery can help employees feel more comfortable during long meetings.

  1. Employee & Client Needs

When your employees and clients enter the room, what would make them most comfortable? Meetings are generally an hour long or more, so you want to ensure the seating is comfortable for long periods. You also want to ensure there is enough space for the group within the room and that they are not sitting elbow to elbow the entire time. Rule of thumb is to take the number of people you would like to seat and add two feet to the length of the table.

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What Type of Office Desks Do You Need?

Office desks are one of the essential pieces of commercial office furniture. Whether you are in the market for brand new or are interested in saving money with pre-owned desks, they are necessary to ensure your staff can complete the work they are expected to do. Below are some of the most common types of desks and how they may benefit your office.

Straight Desks

Straight desks are the most basic style available. They are necessary for an office setting and can serve nearly every function. Their simplicity makes them easy to use and maintain. These desks have a single flat surface with some storage space underneath. Suitable for computer-related work, they take up the least amount of space while providing employees with enough surface area to do what they need.

L and U-Shaped Desks

Desks in the shape of the letter L can be useful in your office. They are very versatile and can fit into a variety of spaces. They also provide plenty of space to work, and computer work can easily be separated from paperwork.

U-shaped desks used in more of a managerial or executive setting. However, this style requires a larger space, and may not be suitable for smaller office areas. A typical footprint for a U-shaped desk would be 6 feet wide by an overall length of 8.5 to 9.5 feet depending on several options.

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