Monday, January 5, 2015

Start Your Year With A Successful Office Makeover!

Modern Conference RoomIf you're planning an office makeover for the start of 2015, we've got you covered! In today's post we'll share the tips, tricks, and product suggestions you'll need to get the job done right. From the latest trends to the hottest new furnishings, if you want to start the year with a successful office transformation, you're in the right place!

Lobby MakeoverAll professional office makeover projects start with proper space planning. Before you start the shopping process, take the time to obtain your office dimensions in 2015! While blue prints of your office interiors are helpful, there's no substitute for calculating the dimensions and square footage yourself. Grab a tape measurer and get to work. Be sure to take note of windows, entry ways, power outlets, and room obstructions that will affect the way your furniture fits.

Modern OfficeOnce you've obtained accurate dimensions of your space, you'll want to get a little design inspiration. Visit a few surrounding businesses to see some cool decor. Snap a few pics so you can review them later. You can also inquire with businesses about who they use for furnishings and interior design. In addition, you can also browse the web for inspiration. Searching terms like "modern office interiors" will provide you with plenty of ideas to get you started.

Office InteriorsWith inspiration to spare, it's time to highlight a few of the industries hottest trends. This year you can't go wrong with modular furniture. The ability to quickly move, reconfigure, and adjust will provide your business with a ton of versatility. In 2015, gray office chairs have also been incredibly popular. While white was the way to go last year, gray has taken over for boardroom, lobby, and executive office makeover projects. No matter the color scheme you choose to go with, be sure to let your business personality shine through. Strive to create a welcoming environment designed around comfort and functionality!

Modern Training Room
Shopping for furniture can be a fun and rewarding process if you know the best brands for your specific needs. When selecting a furniture brand, research reviews online to find a reputable manufacturer who specializes in the products you need for the specific area you intend to makeover. Full service manufacturers like Mayline, Global Total Office, and Cherryman Industries offer high quality office chairs, desks, reception furnishings, and boardroom solutions at prices all budgets can appreciate.

Executive OfficeNow that you've found a manufacturer to utilize for your project, it's time to find your dealer. As none of the top office furniture manufactures don't sell direct to consumers, you'll need to source a company to provide your furnishings. With hundreds of options online, you'll again want to source reviews to ensure a customer friendly shopping experience. You can also take the time to call dealers direct. Discuss your upcoming project and see if you have a natural rapport. If you feel like you're on a sales call, it's probably best to continue the hunt for a better dealer. The industries best will offer helpful product suggestions, tips, and ideas for your project without being pushy.

Modern BoardroomSo you've planned your space, found inspiration, and sourced the products needed for your project? Awesome! Now it's time maximize the budget! Inquire with your furniture provider about current specials, deals, bargains, promotions, closeouts, free shipping, discounts, and any other potential ways to save. You'll feel much better about your office transformation if you get a great deal!

Once you've ordered your new office furniture and office chairs it's time to prep for delivery and installation. Contact your dealer to request the estimated ship date of your projects. In the days leading up to shipment, prep your office interiors by removing old furniture and painting if needed. On the day your furniture ships, tracking will be available from your dealer upon request.

Modern Reception Desk
With tracking in hand, you'll be able to have your team ready to tackle installation the day your furnishings arrive. Specify a staging area to place furniture during the assembly process. Smaller projects like private offices will only require around 3 people for the install. Larger makeover projects that feature waiting room, lobby, and office reception furniture will require larger teams. Be sure to have basic tools on hand as well as a first aid kit incase of emergency. Easy to follow assembly instructions should be included with all products to ensure the process runs smoothly. Last but not least, you'll need to remove the debris created from the furniture cartoning. Rest assured, there will be plenty of cardboard, bubble wrap, and smaller fodder that's sure to accumulate during the installation. If installation sounds a bit to hard to handle for your business, professional services are available to handle the job!

Once you've space is complete and looking great, take pics and show it off! Share your project on social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to let your customers see your transformation. You'll be surprised at just how many visitors pop in to compliment your new interior!

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