Update: Office Technology Trends 2019

Office Technology Trends 2019

Leveraging Smart Office Capabilities for a Worker-Friendly Environment

What the smart office looks like and how it functions depends on the company’s purpose and objectives. Today’s technology and current office trends supports an array of industries:

  • A financial planner wants new insights on a client and uses a smart CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  • A manufacturing firm streams data to schedule equipment maintenance and conserve energy consumption.
  • A local school district troubleshoots connectivity issues
  • A warehouse uses autonomous robots to pull customer orders off shelves.
  • A video game firm and police department can use a technology like Virtual Reality to create simulations for completely different purposes.

What is the Smart Office?

A smart office gives employees the technological tools needed to work effectively in support of what the company wants to achieve. Office trends today strongly exhibits that working smarter isn’t just based on human intellect anymore.

Today’s technology is amazing, but the end game is meeting the needs of people. A well-planned smart office is responsive to the needs of workers and customers.

In the world of online retail and logistics, companies that deliver packages quickly make customers happy and are positioned to compete well and win future orders. Making it easy for a customer to place an online order is an important part of success in the supply chain. Warehouses use autonomous robots to quickly pull items off of shelves and package them for quick shipping.

Technology can work at a personal level, too. In a school, imagine a student who suffers from the fear of mathematics using a device equipped with Artificial Intelligence to map the student’s learning patterns. It can offer feedback and take the student through a step-by-step process to gain confidence and answer correctly.

Technology is made to function for an established purpose and fit within a workplace strategy.

Smart Office Benefits

The tech start-up coming out of one of the nation’s robotic hubs will certainly use the latest connective technologies, but mature industries like life-sciences, financial services, and education are sending and pulling from the Cloud.

Sensors have dropped in cost along with vision systems to collect constant streams of data in split second intervals to make decisions. Think of a self-driving or autonomous vehicle. Australian mining giant Rio Tinto uses self-driving trucks weighing 46 tons to transport iron ore. They can operate safely 24 hours a day if necessary and use a myriad of sensors to gauge the shortest distances to save on fuel.

Technology is responsive and unifying. Los Angeles has used a “centralized business intelligence system” to create efficiencies among more than 500 datasets spread across multiple city agencies. The data is accessed to work with private businesses, nonprofits, and universities.

Office Trends Point to Smart Office Furniture

Chairs and desks are no longer static objects. Estimates say that 26 billion “Internet of Things” devices (every day objects with embedded computing devices interconnected via the Internet, enabling them to send and receive data from one another) will be connected to office furniture in the next five to six years.

Offices already have access to innovative furniture. Height-adjustable desks are a reality and promote health by allowing staff to change positions while working. How about getting a reminder to stand now and then by a Bluetooth-enabled desk? Some desk models now have touchscreens embedded in the table to prompt workers with reminders for lunch and tasks to complete.

Sensors can also be implemented to determine the temperature and humidity at a desk for maximum comfort and energy efficiency.

Wireless charging panels will grow in popularity, too. Place a smartphone on a desk or table to power it up with no wires required. This can eliminate trip hazards like extension cords.

Stay up-to-date on office furniture innovations with the experience of 2010 Office Furniture, totaling more than 40 years in planning office set-ups and working with management teams to furnish entrepreneurial start-ups and established corporations.

Read Also: Digital Workplace Trends for 2019
Main Photo: AIS Calibrate Conference Table
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New VS Used Office Furniture Checklist Revealed

New VS Used Office Furniture

Choosing Between Buying New Vs Used Office Furniture

Buying office furniture is a cost of being in business. When faced with purchasing new vs used office furniture such as desks, chairs, tables, cabinets, etc., make sure to use strategic thinking to make decisions. Money isn’t the only benchmark that determines the value of a purchase.

Other key considerations include how furniture reflects the company brand in addition to how it supports the staff in getting the job done. Do a cost-benefit analysis of buying new versus used by laying out key parameters.

Money

Let’s face it. Managing cash flow is critical for business success so the idea of buying used furniture at prices much lower than new is tempting. Money can be spent on other, more important things like bonuses or marketing to promote goods and services.

But wait. It’s important to define new and used.

The cost of new quality office furniture isn’t that much greater than used quality office furniture. New is backed by warranties while used comes under the warning of “what you see is what you get.”

New office furniture products like chairs and shelving that are found in the Big Box retail outlets may actually cost less than used furniture that’s made with care by a reputable manufacturer. The reason is that Big Box items are made for a limited life.

Plus, new furniture may have innovations that the old doesn’t, such as seats that adjust to a person’s weight and movements.

Functionality

Purchasing new office furniture can make it easy to plan work spaces with pieces that are clearly related and fit together, a benefit for employees who work in collaboration with each other. Buying used doesn’t lend itself to an enhanced design.

Workstations can be put together in logical fashion with new furniture and height-adjustable desks properly selected.

Productivity and Employee Health

New furniture is designed to enhance productivity. A chair is not just a chair. Ergonomic chairs, and workstations that place a computer at a proper eye level reduce the strain on the neck and shoulder muscles.

Which staff may be susceptible to bad backs or already have aches and pains? An inexpensive office chair that’s picked up for forty or fifty dollars could aggravate the situation and lead to missed time at the office.

Brand

Buying new can enhance a company’s brand both internally and to customers. It shows a commitment to excellence and can foster a positive attitude, while buying used furniture can look put together one piece at a time and display a “reactive” approach versus a “proactive” approach.

The decision truly does go beyond merely comparing the price tags of buying new vs used office furniture.  Understanding what’s behind a lower price tag is key. Less money may be spent on the purchase, but there are no real benefits while leading to other, unseen costs.

Determine your needs, browse the product categories, and invite 2010 Office Furniture to share their experience of more than 40 years, selecting furniture that enhance the office experience for major corporations and start-ups throughout Southern California.

Read Also: Plan Your Office Branding for the Employee Experience
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How To Set Up An Office Space

How To Set Up An Office Space

How to Arrange Office Furniture for Comfort and Productivity

Comfortable and efficient office spaces happen with proper planning. Ones arranged most effectively are adaptable for the future. Facility managers tasked with office space set up or reconfiguring a floor space can follow these steps to choose the furniture that meets the needs of staff and serves the company’s goals.

Plan for the Right Amount of Public and Private Space

An open office plan compared to spaces divided by cubicles and individual desks changes the type of furnishings used. It’s possible to strike a balance between the two and that means choosing a third option.

Open plan benching gives employees the chance to communicate and share ideas while giving an office an open and airy look. However, private spaces can’t be ignored or forgotten. Those can be created with private enclaves such as co-op lounges or can be configured by putting together individual lounge chairs for the appropriate office space set up.

Dividing the office into work areas using cubicles allows for greater personal focus on tasks. Distractions are reduced or removed and allow for a feeling of ownership of spaces. Cubicles today don’t have to be the same traditional shade of gray. Translucent panes of glass and panels with a myriad of earth tones allow for many inviting options. Employees can then feel like they’re walking into an area that has personality.

Desks that are clustered in sizes of about four users can have privacy panels that provide a mix between totally open benching and the cloistered look of cubicles. An office area still has a light and open appearance while each worker has their clearly defined work and personal space.

Offices can also be divided up among small teams, so that four people are together in one area and perhaps six or seven in another with cubicles creating boundaries.

Modular desk systems make future adjustments easy and minimize disruption.

Plan for Health and Wellness

Ergonomics should rank high as a consideration for choosing furniture. Employees who use chairs that adjust to the body’s natural weight and movements are less prone to aggravate lower back muscles and hips.

When desk surfaces are at height that allow for computers to be at proper eye level then strain is reduced on shoulder and neck muscles.

Its important to note that ergonomics isn’t just a passing fad. A guide from the Mayo Clinic details the importance of the office environment on the health. For sitting, a person’s neck shouldn’t be bending forward to see the computer screen. A monitor should be about an arm’s length away while hands should be at or just below elbow level.

Keeping furniture clean should be a priority. Purchase items that don’t have small cracks and tiny places for bacteria to build.

Plan for Adaptability

The days of one desk size fits all is long gone. Now it’s realistic to give employees the option for sitting, standing, and adjusting surfaces for someone’s height and comfort. Look for height-adjustable tables to use with teams and height adjustable desks for single users.

Knowing these preferences shows the staff that the company is invested in them and can result in a nicely productive atmosphere. The little things that keep people happy can add up to offer a large competitive advantage.

Finding Help for Your Office Space Set Up

Don’t go it alone when setting up an office. 2010 Office Furniture can provide expert guidance based on over four decades working with executives, managers, and purchasing agents in a variety of industries throughout Southern California.

Have particular ideas and want a quote? Click here to call in, email, or submit your needs online.

Read Also:  Leveraging a Professionally Designed Workspace for Long-Term Gain
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AMQ

First Impressions of Your Office Explained

First Impressions Of Your Office Explained

3 Tips to Welcome Visitors in the Reception Area

Businesses with regular walk-in traffic can enhance their customer connection by paying close attention to the first place that’s noticed—the reception area. First impressions do count. Furnishings in the reception area that meet the following guidelines will enhance interaction and create a positive brand experience.

Tip 1: Provide Color

When we meet another person, the science of first impressions is at work. Their eyes and smile can create a connection and reveal something important like their confidence or nervousness. A sincere smile that reflects a caring attitude wins over hesitant customers and creates a strong bond among allies.

Furniture in the reception area can act the same way. A sofa, chairs, reception desk and walls that are color coordinated can put questioning customers at ease and calm the nerves of top talent job applicants wondering if the company is the right fit.

Vary the colors depending on the type of business. A financial planning firm can have a business casual look while a graphic arts company can experiment with bolds and pastels.

It can be a refreshing and inviting area after an elevator ride or walking in from off a busy street.

Tip 2: Offer Comfort

Reception areas don’t need to be ostentatious but rather comfortable. Someone who has to wait for several minutes before their appointment should be able to sit on chairs that support their weight evenly and on sofas that make it easy to sit on and aren’t an embarrassing struggle to climb out of.

Attention to comfort is tangible evidence of caring about the needs of others. Businesses and non-profit organizations operate to meet needs and solve problems of paying customers and clients and program recipients. A reception area that’s comfortable for all shapes and sizes creates trust and goodwill.

Add one or two small tables and even a small appliance to chill water bottles.

Make the reception area a brand statement.

Tip 3: Ensure Quality

Investing in quality furniture for the reception doesn’t have to bust a budget. There are mid-range pricing options for products that are durable, comfortable, and innovative in their design. Sleek and curved desks have a different aura than heavy desks that act like barriers.

Selected furniture should be easy to care for and clean. Chairs or sofas with small cracks and openings can be hiding places for bacteria that creates odors.

All About First Impressions

A reception that shows thought and care in planning and decorating makes a subtle statement and first impression regarding an organization’s capabilities.

Purchasing furniture for a reception area or offices frequently raises questions and needs around space planning. 2010 Office Furniture provides expert planning services along with an array of products. Browse the site and then click here to describe your needs.

Read Also:  Practice Makes Perfect in Office Design and Planning
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8 Best Open Plan Systems for Your Office

8 Open Plan Systems For Your Office

AN OFFICE TREND FOR THE MILLENNIUM

What are the best open plan systems for your office?

Earlier this year, a survey by Forbes revealed that approximately 70% of U.S. professionals are currently working in open plan offices.  In March, Facebook’s 10-acre campus (designed by none other than Frank Gehry) was reported to soon be the largest open plan office in the world, and is expected to house a jaw-dropping staff of 3,400.  While we may not all have the same whopping number of employees, we can still certainly enjoy the benefits that have popularized this ever-growing trend, as we survey some of the best open plan systems and their benefits at the office.

BENEFITS OF AN OPEN PLAN OFFICE

  1. INCREASES OFFICE COLLABORATION:  An open plan office promotes the sharing of ideas among workers and teams of employees.  When employees work in a shared space, they are more likely to ask for the input and opinions of their peers, naturally creating a synergistic flow of interaction and exchange of thoughts and ideas.  This environment, when positively nurtured, can spur inspiration and creativity among fellow empl0yees.
  2. STRENGTHENS EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS:  Increased interaction with peers and colleagues, though not always perfect, allows for a more open and therefore better line of communication.  While a “do not disturb” policy may need to be initiated here and there when concentration is necessary, an open plan office facilitates a sense of camaraderie among those sharing the office space, instead of alienating individuals in traditional cubicles.
  3. EMPLOYEES ARE HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER: Isolated individuals in small enclosed spaces oftentimes are found seated all day hunched over computer screens.  This sedentary position can lead to serious health risks including heart disease and diabetes, as several studies have shown over the years.  Open plan spaces promotes interaction and encourage workers to stand up from time to time to move around more often.  Also, open plan arrangements incorporate more use of more natural light from windows, and allow for better air quality through increased air flow.  Employees are able to enjoy a space that’s more motivating, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing.
  4. LOWERED COSTS:  With an open plan office, there are less rooms, walls and private spaces to build, does reducing construction costs and significantly helping the company save money.  Open plan spaces also allow for more employees to work within one designated space, and are more economical with electricity, air-conditioning and heat.
  5. FUTURE FLEXIBILITY:  Office walls and private office structures get in the way when a company undergoes change.  An open plan space can be configured and re-configured much more easily, time and time again, allowing for a company to evolve more quickly and cost-effectively.

THE BEST OPEN PLAN SYSTEMS

From some of the most trusted brands in the business, and ranging in functionality, versatility, styles, and price points — here are the some of the best open plan systems that may just be the right fit for your office.

OPEN PLAN SYSTEMS XPAND

 

XPAND by Open Plan Systems welcomes you to the modern office, with a robust benching system of height adjustable tables that can be configured to meet your business needs. (More Info/Request a Quote)

MAVERICK DESK APEX

APEX by Maverick Desk adapts to various activities of groups and individuals within your workplace, creating an environment that is conducive to office productivity, efficiency and well-being. (More Info/Request a Quote)

OFS ELEVEN WORKSPACE

 

ELEVEN WORKSPACE by OFS is a Best of NeoCon Gold Award winner by Swiss architect and designer Daniel Korb, who developed ELEVEN around a fundamental concept: “Furniture is Architecture on a Different Scale.” (More Info/Request a Quote)

ODS X-BENCH

X-BENCH by ODS presents an advanced open plan benching solution that’s designed to meet a wide range of office applications – from collaborative open spaces to single private offices. (More Info/Request a Quote)

FRIANT VERITY

VERITY by Friant creates defined spaces to support the various types of work interactions for a coordinated look across the office.  (More Info/Request a Quote)

SCALE: 1:1 G SERIES

G SERIES by Scale 1:1 is a modern shared workstation that’s all about connectivity and collaboration. Designed with flexibility and movement in mind, sharing ideas among workers has never been more dynamic, promoting team learning and productivity.  (More Info/Request a Quote)

HON VOI

 

VOI by HON presents a distinctive blend of style and functionality in a casegoods system that’s architecturally striking as it is soundly built. Combining durable steel with solid and wood grain laminates, along with cutting edge, high quality materials, VOI gives you the freedom to easily select from various shapes, sizes, configurations, storage components, laminates and finish options to design your perfect workspace.  (More Info/Request a Quote)

SENATOR ORB

ORB by Senator breaks all the rules with its innovative 360 degree design, offering a more intuitive way of working.  (More Info/Request a Quote)

Read Also: Open Plan Benching and Design
Main Photo: Senator Group Pailo Open Plan Office
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10 Best Height Adjustable Desks for Your Office

10 Best Height Adjustable Desks For Your Office

STANDING TALL AT THE OFFICE

The obsession with finding the best height adjustable desks and tables for the office is here to stay, and for good reason.  Studies continue to show that a sedentary lifestyle at work may be contributing to serious health issues, including chronic back-pain, diabetes and heart disease.  Height adjustable workstations allow you to work alternately from a sitting to standing position, breaking  the sedentary cycle.  This helps to improve not just your health, but your mood and energy as well, boosting your office productivity and overall well-being. (Read 7 Health Benefits of Height Adjustable Desks and Tables)

THE BEST HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESKS

From modern sleek to contemporary chic — our list of our favorite sit-stand workstations below has got you covered.  Here are 10 of the best height adjustable desks that are perfect for collaborative workstations, private offices or executive suites.

OFS SLATE

SLATE by OFS boasts a height-adjustable office desk solution that promotes better office ergonomics for employee well-being and overall office positivity and productivity. SLATE is part of a beautiful and sleek line of private office furniture that combines collaborative and organizational solutions, while integrating cutting edge technology. The result: an elegant, innovative and modern workspace addresses all types of spaces, work styles and office applications. (More Info/Request a Quote)

KRUG ADESSO

The ADESSO series by Krug represents almost 150 years of refined craftsmanship, taking pride in the tradition of creating fine office case-goods. Through ongoing research, development and consultation, ADESSO is a celebration of beautifully natural and sustainable wood, making it one of Krug’s best achievements in private office furnishings, and one of our favorite best height adjustable desks. Delivering modern, clean lines, rich finishes, and sound structure and craftsmanship, ADESSO provides a truly executive experience unlike any other. (More Info/Request a Quote)

LACASSE NEX

NEX by Groupe Lacasse represents a fine collection of office case-goods that’s designed for the future. NEX is the perfect height adjustable desking solution for today’s modern on-the-go lifestyles and rapid change. The collection features an easy sleek design, boasting attractive varying pieces and  proportions that adapt to any office aesthetic.  It also features intuitive and innovative functions that promote a productive and stimulating work environment for the office. (More Info/Request a Quote)

KRUG ARTEMIS

ARTEMIS by Krug is sleek and lightly scaled for those smaller private office footprints.  This collection features gorgeous pieces that are rich with the presence of hand-made wood veneer. Each piece is made to order, and every office is installed together as a complete suite – providing an elegant and refined consistency of woods and finishes.  Exquisite craftsmanship and individually selected veneers are combined with sophisticated modernity and exceptional value.  ARTEMIS also offers a tremendous selection of options, including 4 standard wood species, 24 standard wood finishes (along with custom stains), 3 standard edge profiles, and much more. Efficient connectivity and cable management complete this forward thinking office collection. (More Info/Request a Quote)

OFS IMPULSE G2

IMPULSE G2 by OFS offers a complete and comprehensive product selection to express and articulate your office style.  From sleek modern to sophisticated classic, you’re free to personalize your office any way you want. A myriad of diverse capabilities and options let you create unique configurations to your selected pieces to optimize each office. IMPULSE G2 provides height adjust-ability in worktables, desks, returns and bridges so you can work in the most comfortable standing or sitting position. (More Info/Request a Quote)

MAYLINE ABERDEEN

The ABERDEEN collection by Mayline provides the elegance and beauty of simulated wood, with the performance and affordability of laminate case-goods.  The collection is an excellent value in office furnishings as well as a top choice out of our best height adjustable desks list. Featuring a choice of excellent finishes, including textured glass and brush nickel hardware, ABERDEEN’s contemporary, clean design provides an upscale appeal that will enhance any office environment. In addition to standard technology features, a new and improved design offers electric height adjustable options that promote a healthier, happier and more ergonomic office. Ideal for both team environments or the executive suite, ABERDEEN is incredibly flexible and can meet the demands of all office applications all the while making an unforgettable impression. (More Info/Request a Quote)

MAYLINE MEDINA

The MEDINA series, also by Mayline, captures the essence of fine Italian design in a contemporary look that’s ideal for the workplace. MEDINA’s wide range of smartly edited offerings, as well as unique aesthetic, allow for various configurations that can meet any office application needs. Standard technology boosts functionality, and a newly improved design provides electric height adjustable options to help promote a healthier, happier and more ergonomic office. MEDINA is gorgeous from every angle, with rich details and textures.  The line boasts five laminate choices as well as two textured ones, making it easy to blend, mix and match with other collections from Mayline. (More Info/Request a Quote)

NUCRAFT CAMBIUM

CAMBIUM by Nucraft is a simple case-goods solution that focuses on sound visual integrity and superior function. Designed and built with Nucraft’s extensive selection of fine materials and finishes, along with careful attention to detail, CAMBIUM presents a collection with trim, linear elements and a succinct kit of integrated parts that reflect the design sensibilities of today’s modern lifestyles. Product selections are customized to meet the needs of the user, and height adjustable work surfaces offer better office ergonomics and employee well-being. (More Info/Request a Quote)

OFS PULSE

PULSE by OFS delivers intelligent functionality and bold style in a robust laminate office system that is exceptionally durable. PULSE represents an entire series of modular office furniture that provides easy, custom fit pieces for every workspace, offering a plethora of options and dress-up details that promise not to break the budget. You can furnish entire rooms with multiple work stations, or single offices as private executive suites. With PULSE’s incredible flexibility and comprehensive color palette, you can brand or personalize your company culture, as well as highlight individual office departments, proving that in today’s times, space planning has never been easier. (More Info/Request a Quote)

NUCRAFT ASCARI

The ASCARI case-goods collection by Nucraft was designed in collaboration with the architecture firm and design giant, Gensler, who served as product design consultant for this series. Featuring a clean and modern aesthetic, as well as refined European influence, this wonderfully elegant collection blends beautifully—and seamlessly— into any office workspace. The ASCARI design brings together thin and thick surfaces, using a rich palette of materials, that creates an office environment that echoes strength, casual luxury, professionalism and outstanding performance. (More Info/Request a Quote)

Read Also: 8 Best Open Plan Systems For Your Office
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OFS, Krug, Groupe Lacasse, Mayline and Nucraft

Los Angeles Friant Showroom at 2010 Office Furniture

Los Angeles Friant Showroom

Friant’s complete collection of office cubicles, open-plan benching and workstations is now on display at the Friant Showroom at 2010 Office Furniture. 2010 Office Furniture is the only dealer in Southern California exclusively housing Friant’s comprehensive full line of products. From the versatile frame and tile system Interra, to the robust panel system System 2, to the ergonomically height adjustable My-Hite workstations—we have it all. All customers and guests are now welcome to visit and experience first hand Friant’s full line of industry-acclaimed products that have over the years solidified the brand’s prestigious reputation in commercial office furniture and equipment.

FRIANT SHOWROOM LOCATION

2227 N Merced Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Telephone:  (626) 444-2010
Toll Free:  (888) 618-2010

FRIANT SHOWROOM HOURS

Monday – Friday:  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday:  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday:  Closed

All of Friant’s products are available to order and purchase through 2010 Office Furniture. While we feature only a select number of them on our website, we’ll be happy to assist you with anything specific you may be looking for. Please email or call us at 888.618.2010 and one of our specialists will contact you within 24 hours.

Read Also: Work From Home Office Furniture
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Los Angeles Maverick Desk Showroom at 2010 Office Furniture

Los Angeles Maverick Desk Showroom

Maverick Desk’s impressive full line of laminate desks, workstations, conference tables and more is now on display at the Maverick Desk Showroom at 2010 Office Furniture. 2010 Office Furniture is the only dealer in Southern California exclusively showcasing Maverick Desk’s comprehensive collection of products. From the incredibly modular Apex Series, to the beautifully innovative Napa Collection, to the ergonomically height adjustable Maverick Training Tables—we have it all. All customers and guests are now welcome to visit and experience first hand Maverick Desk’s complete line of industry-acclaimed products that have built their reputation as a top contender in commercial office furniture and equipment.

MAVERICK DESK SHOWROOM LOCATION

2227 N Merced Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Telephone:  (626) 444-2010
Toll Free:  (888) 618-2010

MAVERICK DESK SHOWROOM HOURS

Monday – Friday:  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday:  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday:  Closed

All of Maverick Desk’s products are available to order and purchase through 2010 Office Furniture. While we feature only a select number of them on our website, we’ll be happy to assist you with anything specific you may be looking for. Please email or call us at 888.618.2010 and one of our specialists will contact you within 24 hours.

Read Also:  Maverick Reception Desk
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What Make’s White a Good Color for Your Office

What Make’s White a Good Color for Your Office

What Make’s White a Good Color for Your Office

White walls always feel clean and crisp. It is so versatile, and it can work in various ways. White offers so many opportunities and ideas in terms of design and productivity. This leads to the several reasons why painting your office walls white is a great idea for your organization.

White works with a lot of colors

Painting your office walls with white is a good idea because it is versatile and can adapt to other colors very wall. Highlighting a certain color, say gray, red or yellow would be easier with a splash of white in the surrounding areas. White allows you to recuperate from the stress, confusion and the fast-paced environment brighter colors offers. You can never go wrong when you use white as a base or primary color for office design.

The color white is a great base color for decorating

Some may see the color white as too boring, sterile and would not be enough to promote creativity in the office setting. This is true if you forget to decorate and accessorize. To create a calm, relaxing but enticing area for work, incorporating decorative pieces that will stand out against the pristine color of the office makes it look interesting. You can play with colors in terms of your decorations, furnishings and office furniture with white as your base color. You can also add a few splashes of colors unto your walls to boost the mood in the work place.

White creates a feeling of peace and comfort

Serenity is hard to achieve in a stressful and competitive environment. Thus, you will always need a few minutes of peace and comfort even while at work. This is what white walls are for. You can simply divert your focus on a serene plain wall in the office to escape all the chaos your work may bring. White is not stimulating, it is plain and simple. The calmness of the color radiates and allows you take a breather in between stressful days at work.

White walls are easy to maintain

White walls are easier to maintain, especially the glossy ones. Re-painting is also less costly compared to the other hues. Changing the mood of any room is also easier with white as a base color. A blank canvass always makes it easier to create something new and exciting.

White walls make an area look brighter and feel cooler

Dark hues can absorb heat, making rooms feel crowded and humid. For employees to be able to work comfortably, sufficient ventilation and lighting is needed. White walls make walls cooler and brighter. You can save a few dollars in ventilation and illumination costs, especially during the day with white-colored walls compared to dark-painted ones.

Painting your office completely white may not be a good idea. But, incorporating white walls in different areas in your office brings improvement, both in terms of aesthetics and productivity at work.

Read Also: Design Your Office Space for Residential Comfort and Professional Results
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Illuminate Your Office Space Intelligently

Illuminate Your Office Spaces Intelligently

WHAT YOUR INTERIORS SAY ABOUT YOU

Your interiors say a lot about the design and the overall appeal of your office. This appeal does not only apply to your clients but as well as the people working for you. The office furniture and other tangible aspects inside the workplace tells a lot about your business and is the winning factor on how to achieve a successful and productive work atmosphere.

However, some businesses do not realize the importance of lighting in the office premises. Industrial lights may seem to be a standard or an already acceptable source of illumination inside the workplace. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

The best quality of light perfect for work is ALWAYS daylight. It varies and adjusts naturally during the day. Such natural adjustment is gentle to one’s vision and it also provides a visual delight as colors are rendered accurately. Another factor that makes natural light the best lighting for work is that it’s free and cost-effective. Large glass windows surrounding the workplace is a great idea to naturally illuminate the workplace.

This may not be the case always. With so many skyscrapers around the commercial area, there are not enough daylight that can supply illumination in the work place. Here is where artificial lighting comes in the picture. Choosing the right type of artificial illumination for the working environment is a large factor in satisfying the comfort needs an employee will experience in the area.

Here are some tips on how to complement the available day light in your working spaces to ensure that quality and quantity lighting, minus the extra overhead cost is available all throughout the day in the workplace.

NATURAL LIGHT IN WORKING SPACE

To make the most out of the natural light available in your offices, opening areas and allowing a greater flow of light from the windows is the first step. You can use glass walls as dividers for cubicles and offices instead of dry walls to allow more light to come in. This makes you use less artificial lights during the day reducing energy consumption in the workplace.

Skylights can also another option to get more natural light inside the office. More natural light means more energy coming inside the office. It also helps in making the people inside more alert. A gloomy, dark office can make anyone longing for a relaxing afternoon nap.

BRIGHTER IS BETTER

Nature is far too beneficial compared to artificial lighting. However, natural lighting is not always available especially when work goes as the unforgiving hours in the morning. Making sure that there is sufficient enough with quality illumination during this hours in the office adds to everyone’s work productivity.

Pin lights would be ideally located close to each other to provide more elimination. White walls can also contribute in making your working areas brighter.

Light-colored office furniture can also make the room look brighter and it clean too. Metallic surfaces can also help reflect light to further brighten your area and accessorize the look of you working spaces too. They are both appealing, decorative and illuminates your indoors too.

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