Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Office Furniture Reviews: OFM Conference Tables

Looking to create a professional meeting area for your business? You'll need a table that's up to the task! Luckily, brands like OFM, Inc. are ready to take your conference room to the next level. This industry leading brand takes pride in crafting some of the best tables in the business. In today's post we'll review OFM's top conference tables and their aesthetic benefits. Enjoy!

OFM 55118 Conference TableFirst up, the 55118 model modular conference table from OFM. These user friendly tables actually require no tools for assembly. The 55118 boasts OFM's quick connect system that makes installation a breeze for any business. These 96" wide tables feature curved ends and heavy duty metal legs that provide an industrial look that's sure to impress even the harshest critics. Priced at $649.99, the 55118 also provides excellent value. These tables are available in 3 finish options that typically ship within three days of order. We give the 55118 a solid 4 out of 5 star rating. They're well built, easy to put together, and fall squarely inline with 2015's hottest boardroom design trends.

T3672MB Conference Table
The T3672MB model table from OFM can be used effectively in conference room, library, meeting, training, and boardroom areas. Needless to say, these tables are super versatile. The T3672MB rectangular conference table features a 1 piece laminate top, T shaped metal legs, and much more for just $560.99. Choose from 3 quick shipping finish options to meet the decor needs of your space. These tables are designed for commercial applications and provide just the right amount of modern appeal without being too over the top. We give the T3672MB 3.5 out of 5 stars. They are well rounded, but in the long run, we feel better OFM table options are available for the conference room.

OFM T4896MB
OFM's T4896MB table features an 8' rectangular surface and double T shaped bases. If you're looking to keep your meeting area up to date with this years industrial furniture craze, the T4896MB will certainly fit the bill. At the everyday low price of $664.99, the T4896MB provides a lot of bang for the buck. These rectangular conference table solutions from OFM are available in English Oak, Gray Nebula, and Mahogany laminate options. The mar-proof table surfaces ensure durability and long lasting good looks, especially when compared to the high cost wood veneer tables commonly found on the market.  The two piece top makes it easy to break down the table and avoid heavy lifting when moves are a must. Depending on the chairs you select for your space, the T4896MB 8' table can be used to accommodate up to 8 guests comfortably. We give this model a well deserved 4 star rating. It's spacious, functional, and durable!

OFM Racetrack Conference Table
If you're looking to keep your boardroom makeover project simple and traditional, look no further than the T3672RT model racetrack conference table from OFM. These 6' tables offer classic good looks that work well with nearly any accenting decor theme. The T3672RT finds success this year as one of the few tables on the market that avoids the overly modern trends. With it's oval top, you'll be able to position guests around the entire surface. The T3672RT is available in gray, mahogany, and medium oak finish options. At just $560.99, you'll be left with budget to spare for conference room seating and the room accessories needed to take your space over the top. The 3-mm edge banding helps conserve table life over the long term while nylon leveling glides help to prevent unwanted wobbling. We give the T3672RT 3 out of 5 stars. These tables are well rounded, but a little to simple for our taste!

Glass Conference TableNaturally, we've saved our favorite for last! The OFM GT3977 model glass conference table is an absolute winner. We love the 5/8" thick table surface and silver metal legs that the GT3977 has to offer. The clear glass top makes it super easy to use with a wide range of furniture finishes. These trend setting tables are available for $1021.99 in 2015. The price of the GT3977 is definitely worth taking note of as most of the glass conference room tables available this year cost nearly three times as much. In years passed, glass conference tables were considered "special order" items and "custom". This drove up pricing and extended lead times. OFM took a stand and made their GT3977 table affordable enough for the average business. Not to mention, these cutting edge tables are typically in stock and ship within a couple business days of order. Needless to say, we give the GT3977 a 5 star rating. If you're going for wow factor, you just can't beat it! These tables are incredibly innovative and truly ahead of their time. Even OFM's biggest competitors have failed to produce similar glass table solutions. This shows OFM's true commitment to raising the industry bar.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Deal Of The Week: Save 10% On Select Office Chairs with coupon code CYBER1

This week, we're offering our valued shoppers a chance to save big! OfficeAnything.com will be offering select chairs from our favorite brands on sale with free shipping. To take advantage of this weeks deal, enter coupon code CYBER1 at checkout. A 10% discount will be automatically applied to your order. As always, bulk discount pricing is available by calling 800-867-1411. Happy shopping!

1.) iDesk Oroblanco Chair by Cherryman Industries - $339.99 + Free Shipping!


iDesk Oroblanco Chair

2.) iDesk Curva Chair by Cherryman Industries - $447.99 + Free Shipping!


iDesk Curva Chair

3.) iDesk Ambarella Chair by Cherryman Industries - $206.50 + Free Shipping!


iDesk Ambarella Chair

4.) Hendrix Chair by Woodstock Marketing - $315.00 + Free Shipping!


Woodstock Marketing Hendrix Chair

5.) Joplin Chair by Woodstock Marketing - $299.00 + Free Shipping!


Woodstock Marketing Joplin Chair

6.) Baez Chair by Woodstock Marketing - $269.00 + Free Shipping!


Woodstock Marketing Baez Chair

7.) iOO Chair by Eurotech Seating - $560.00 + Free Shipping!


Eurotech iOO Chair

8.) Europa Chair by Eurotech Seating - $222.50 + Free Shipping!


Euopra Chair by Eurotech

9.) Layover Chair by Ergo Contract Furniture - $267.99 + Free Shipping!


Ergo Contract Furniture Layover Chair

10.) Circuit Chair by Ergo Contract Furniture - $415.99 + Free Shipping!


Circuit Chair by Ergo Contract Furniture

*Additional Models Available with 10% Off. Call 800-867-1411 for Details.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mayline Raises Bar with Thesis Seating

Mayline Thesis ChairsThe Mayline Thesis seating collection was introduced at this years NeoCon event. It garnered instant attention and praise from industry professionals and designers alike. The chair world has been abuzz waiting for the official release. Just last week, the day we'd been waiting for finally arrived. Thesis chairs are now available for purchase. Let's take a look at this new collection in today's blog article.

Thesis Tablet Arm Chair by MaylineThesis chairs are simple yet sophisticated. These versatile chairs are available in static and flex back options to meet your specific seating needs and preferences. With modern curves and acute attention to detail, the Thesis collection is ready to take your interiors to the next level.

The armless, tablet arm, and standard arm thesis training room chair models can be used effectively in conference, meeting, classroom, and professional training applications. Up against a tight project deadline? No problem. Thesis chairs are available on Mayline's quick ship program that ensures your chairs will be shipped out within two days of order.

Flex Back Thesis ChairThesis chairs are great for saving space. All models can be stacked up to 4 high without the need for a dolly. These unique chairs from Mayline also feature flip up seats that make nesting along walls a breeze. If you've got a multi purpose space that's regularly reconfigured, there's really no better seating solution on the market than Thesis.

The static back version features a simple design light gray poly backrest for contoured support. Flex back models feature a flexible poly backrest for additional seated comfort and recline with contoured lumbar support. Both of these variations are easy to clean and offer well padded black fabric seats.

Training Room Chairs from MaylineIf an extra boost of functionality sounds good, you'll love the tablet arm models from the Thesis collections. The handy writing surface can be used by guests to take notes and operate devices without the need for a table. When the user moves, the tablet arm shifts into it's storage position for seamless operation.

Tablet Arm Training ChairThesis chairs are rated for users up to 250 pounds. They come standard with gray frames and matching all purpose casters. In terms of price, Thesis chairs are truly an excellent value. These cool new training room solutions are sold in affordable 2 pack cartons for added value. At just $352.99, the KTS2 armless Thesis chairs can be added to any environment of your choosing. The most high end, KTX3 model Thesis chairs feature the user friendly flex back and tablet upgrades for only $476.99.

This new training and meeting area seating collection deserves a 5 star rating. Mayline has truly raised the bar with the Thesis line. Businesses and designers alike have the ability to customize Thesis chairs with a wide range of Momentum series fabrics to create a personalized look. These chairs are durable, functional, and down right cool. Even with only three full months left in 2015, we fully expect Thesis to make it's way onto our best sellers list.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Office Chair Reviews: Offices To Go 11690B

Offices To Go 11690BOffice Chair ReviewIf you're shopping for a do-it-all chair on a budget, look no further than Offices To Go! This industry leading seating provider takes pride in crafting some of the most user friendly chairs on the market. In today's post we'll review the super versatile 11690B model mesh chair and it's workplace benefits. Enjoy!

Style:

With it's high back design, contemporary curves, and integrated headrest, the 11690B chair from Offices To Go will impress even the harshest critics. At first glance you'll notice the modern style characteristics incorporated into the 11690B's frame. Standard with an attractive titanium finished frame, the 11690B is the complete package. It's got the style and good looks you'd expect from a high end office chair nearly three times the price. If you're looking to upgrade your chair and earn some compliments in the process, give the 11690B a serious look!

Ergonomics:

Going for ergonomic effectiveness in the workplace? You can't go wrong wight he 11690B. This cutting edge mesh executive chair comes standard with a comfortable headrest that adjusts to suit users desired operational preferences and a thick padded seat. In addition, modern T shaped arms that go up and down are included. The arms are equipped with polyurethane pads for comfort and durability. The breathable mesh back will help to keep you from overheating while working and the separated frame and mesh design provides a springy feel when you sit down. The 11690B is also equipped with a syncro-tilt mechanism with knee tilt control and multi positional tilt lock functions. When the average sit just won't cut it, the 11690B is ready to give you that extra edge.

Applications:

It would be easier to tell you what you can't do with the 11690B, but that's just not our style here at the Office Anything Blog! We'd rather share with you just how versatile these chairs from Offices To Go are. The 11690B makes the perfect computing and tasking solution. With it's high quality ergonomic features, you'll be ready to effectively fight those long day at the office. The high back design and headrest give the 11690B just enough swagger to work well in executive office environments. The modern appeal makes these chairs incredibly well rounded and perfect for a number of conference and meeting area applications. Last but not least, if you need a reliable chair thats ready to suit the needs of all your family members, this model from OTG is a safe bet. The 11690B is a great fit for home office applications.

Price: 

Most of today's "top rated" office chairs cost around six hundred bucks. That being said, you don't need to spend a fortune to obtain a quality chair outfitted with user friendly features. In fact, the 11690B from Offices To Go is available for just $354.95. That's nearly half the industry average! Needless to say, these chairs are truly an excellent value. The 11690B provides a lot of bang for the buck. You'll be hard pressed to find more chair for the money.

Rating:




We give the Offices To Go 11690B chair 4 out of 5 stars. Like most Offices To Go seating solutions, the 11690B really doesn't give us too much to criticize. We have a single star deduction simply based on a lack of color options. While most chair shoppers choose to go with black, other trending options like gray, red, and white leather would be nice. Overall, the 11690B is a real winner. These chairs typically ship out within just 2 days of order, making them a great fit for businesses on a makeover deadline. The 11690B offers excellent features, and most importantly, it's super comfortable. You really can't go wrong with an 11690B mesh chair from Offices To Go.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

How To Assemble The Ultimate Office Makeover Team

Creating An Office Makeover Team
To create an outstanding workspace, you'll need a 5 person office makeover team to get the job done right. While smaller groups will do, a 5 person team ensures you don't overload any single individual and duties are delegated equally. In today's post we'll outline the key roles needed to fill your team effectively. Enjoy!

1.) Project Leader

If you're the individual tasked with the makeover project, this is the role for you! It's the project leaders job to assemble the rest of the team and oversee all aspects of the operation. The project leader helps to avoid conflict between other members of the team, keeps a close eye on the budget, and ensures that everyone stays on task to accomplish the common goal. As the project leader, you'll likely be asked for input and help on all other aspects of the operation. Be ready to lend a helping hand at all times to ensure your project runs smoothly from start to finish.

2.) Space Planner

The second member of your team is the space planner. This role should be delegated to a trustworthy and detail oriented individual. The space planner will need to obtain the perimeter dimensions of your interior. They'll want to take note of where entry ways, power outlets, windows, and load bearing members are located. The space planner will then plot out the dimensions of your interior on paper. Let them test their hand at the design process by sketching out a few layout ideas. The team leader should collaborate with the space planner to determine an office furniture configuration that will work best for the business needs. If you're having trouble coming up with an effective configuration, provide your dimensions to a professional design service. They will be happy to assist you.

3.) Inspiration Hunter

Don't rush out and shop for a new desk configuration and seating on a whim. Get a little inspiration for your project first! The inspiration hunter role should go to a fun and energetic member of your workplace. Let this individual venture out of the office to visit showrooms and surrounding businesses. They'll need to take pics and file them in a project folder. To take the inspiration hunt a step further, instruct this team member to visit social sharing sites like Pinterest. They'll find lots of awesome makeover ideas that can be applied to your project.

4.) Bargain Shopper

The bargain shopper role should be saved for a frugal, coupon clipping, patient individual! As maximizing your budget will be essential, this role should not be taken lightly. The bargain shopper must be willing to search long and hard for value. Free shipping specials, coupons, bulk discount pricing, and closeouts should be highly sought after by essential team member. The bargain shopper should also take into account important factors like product lead times that may affect the makeover deadline. Not all furniture and office seating ships on the same timeline! In addition, the bargain shopper should contact various furniture dealers directly to obtain at least 3 quotations for the project. Doing this will help you get a feel for the various providers and determine which is the best fit for your business.

5.) Logistics Manager

Once your furniture has been purchased, you'll need a logistics manager to handle the shipping and tracking of your products. This individual should contact your furniture provider approximately 2 business days after items have been purchased. If you need to schedule a specific delivery window, now is the time to do it! The logistics manager should request tracking as soon as possible. This way you'll know when furniture is scheduled to arrive. With this date handy, the project leader and logistics manager can bring the whole team together to prep the space being remodeled. When furniture arrives your whole team should be ready to help with off load, assembly, and installation. Upon project completion, take some pictures of your space and team to show your group success!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Office Ergonomics: Elevating Productivity

Popular Ergonomic ChairHaving the right ergonomic products present at your desk is a start, but to truly elevate productivity, you have to commit yourself to good ergonomic habits. Any true ergonomic specialist will tell you, even the best tools are only as good as their masters. In today's post, we'll highlight popular ergonomic office products and share valuable tips on how to get the most out of them to increase productivity in the workplace. Enjoy!

Office comfort starts with the chair! If you read our blog regularly, you'll know that we use this common phrase often. When creating an ergonomic workspace, you'll want to start by selecting a chair that's right for your body type. Stylish curves and elegant upholsteries are great, but they pale in comparison to a chair outfitted with user friendly features designed for optimal support. When picking out an office chair, be sure to look for ones with multi functional mechanisms, lumbar support, and adjustable arms. As you'll likely be sitting for extended periods of time, these features are a must have. Consider chair brands like Global Total Office and Eurotech Seating. Be sure to avoid cheap imitations and knock off lookalikes. In most all office chair cases, you get what you pay for.

Dual Screen Ergonomic Monitor ArmOnce you've purchased a new chair, be sure to take the time needed to master it's features. Check out demo videos online and talk with your chair provider. Don't be afraid to do a little research. Posture tips and valuable sitting advice is widely available online. Learning your office chair and it's capabilities will make you far more productive in the long run!

So you've got the perfect chair, now what? Accessorize! Lot's of awesome ergonomic office products are available on the market to help you further elevate your effectiveness in the workplace. Keep in mind, we are not suggesting you rush out and by every ergonomic gadget for sale! As not all products are cut out for all people, you'll need to do a bit more research to find which ones will be most suitable for your work style. In most cases, ergonomic monitor arms, keyboard trays, and CPU holders are all great options to start with.

An ergonomic monitor arm will help to reduce eye strain by keeping your computer screen at eye level. Standard monitor bases lack the adjustment capabilities found in aftermarket units from brands like ESI. A good monitor arm will instantly provide you with more useable desk space and increased versatility. Adding a dual screen monitor arm is even better! These units will help you increase the rate at which you compute, thus making you more productive. The days of clicking back and forth between tables is over!

Sit To Stand Keyboard Tray
An ergonomic keyboard tray is another must have item that will no doubt come in handy. As most of us spend hours on end typing at our desks, articulating keyboard trays will ensure we do so at the correct angles. Sit to stand keyboard trays are also widely available in 2015 and provide an extra element of functionality that's sure to be appreciated by any worker.

CPU HolderIf you find yourself bending over regularly to route devices, plug in your phone, and even turn on your computer, a CPU holder is a must add accessory! These handy little ergo tools mount directly underneath work surfaces on glided tracks. This means you can get your CPU up off the ground and out of the way when not in use. No more banging knees due to limited leg space! The locking nature of a CPU holder will also protect your valued digital files. Brands like Symmetry Office offer awesome CPU holder options for under a hundred bucks. The time and strain saved with a CPU holder makes in an excellent investment in productivity and health.

Sit To Stand Desk
If you really want to elevate productivity in the workplace, consider the addition of a height adjustable ergonomic workstation. As one of the hottest trend of the year, sit to stand desks from brands like Mayline have firmly cemented their place on the market. These helpful solutions promote continuous movement in the workplace and simultaneously increase blood flow. An ergonomic sit to stand desk will revolutionize the way you work. As sitting for long periods of time is never recommended, you'll be able to stay in your work flow at all times with an adjustable desk. Go up, go down, and keep it productive all day!

Over the long haul, true productivity increases will be seen and realized based on your habit structures. If you commit to sitting correctly and forming good posture, you'll be on the path to success. Once you've become more productive in the workplace, spread the word! Help your coworkers by providing them with the tips and tricks you've found helpful. You'll be building a more cohesive, inspired, and productive team that can't be stopped by office discomfort!

Monday, September 21, 2015

What's New? Global Total Office Solar Seating

Global Total Office Solar Chairs
We love being the first to share trending new workplace solutions from the best brands in the business! Today we're showcasing the all new Solar seating collection from Global Total Office. Set to hit the market in the next couple weeks, Solar seating combines form and function to create one of the coolest new chair lines on the market. Let's take an in-depth look at these awesome new chairs!

Any industry professional will tell you, if you want the best seating for your office interiors, Global Total Office has you covered. This highly respected manufacturer takes pride in crafting high end chairs designed for top notch performance and comfort. Their new Solar collection is no exception. Even at first glance these modern chairs will wow you.

Solar Mesh Back ChairsSolar combines mesh seating surfaces with curvaceous lines and sleek frame characteristics. The one piece seat, back, and fixed arm frame make assembly and absolute breeze. The Solar mesh chair is available in a choice of midnight, storm, ivory, and dove color options to match the alabaster and asphalt finish options.

The Solar collection falls squarely inline with the sleek conference room seating trend of 2015. As businesses want to maximize the number of chairs that will fit around a table, the bulky overstuffed leather models are a thing of the past. That being said, most of the sleek chairs on the market come standard with vary narrow seats. Luckily, the Solar is more than accommodating. With a 23.25" wide design, you'll be rewarded with the best of both worlds. Comfort and space saving features work together with these hot new chairs.

Global Solar Chairs - Side ViewThere's not much these cutting edge chairs can't do! While lacking the classic T shaped adjustable arms found on most ergonomic seating solutions, the Solar is still an awesome choice for modern executive work environments. The space saving features and slim line design make these chairs an ideal option for conference and training environments. If you want a do-it-all type chair that's super versatile, the Solar is definitely worth a serious look.

Per Global, the Solar is a modern office chair for modern times. We couldn't agree more. These chairs are trendy and functional all at the same time. We can't wait to get one in for a sit!

Here's a list of user friendly features that come standard on all Solar models...


One piece molded frame is extremely light and exceeds BIFMA standards for commercial applications.


Integrated seat height adjustment level is intuitive and easy to adjust.




Cascading forward seat surface and reverse edge profile provide better leg clearance and comfort.


The Under seat structure maintains the seamless and fluid aesthetic that defines Solar.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Shop Smart: Value Priced Reception Stations of 2015

Making a great impression on office visitors is top priority! To do so, you'll need to start from the minute they walk in the door. The value priced reception stations showcased in today's post are sure to help you do just that without breaking your budget. Shop smart in 2015 and purchase a professional reception area welcome desk designed to enhance your corporate appeal!

Offices To Go SL-O Reception Desk
First up, this Offices To Go SL-O model L shaped reception desk with espresso finish. This spacious station is equipped with a storage pedestal for organizing and plenty of work surface space. The dark laminate woodgrain tone shows minimal wear, while the $735.99 price point is far lower than the average visitor would assume. These welcome desks offer a luxurious look at a wallet friendly price point. The SL-O is a the way to go for any smart shopper in 2015!

OFM 55290 Marque Reception DeskNext on our list of value priced reception desks available in 2015 is the 55290 model from the OFM, Inc. Marque collection. Known for their innovative design and commitment to functionality, OFM provides some of the best office furniture in the business. This curved front reception desk is no exception. The 55290 is available in a wide range of finish options that pair well with the metal frame accents. A bit worried about assembly and installation? Don't be! The 55290's quick connect system allows it to be put together with ease. In fact, this modern reception desk requires no tool for assembly. At just $993.99, you'll be hard pressed to find a better reception desk on the market for under a thousand bucks. As an added bonus, the modular characteristics of the Marque collection make it easy to expand in the future when needed. This station can also be enhanced with ADA compliant sections for handicapped and elderly visitors.

Mayline MNRS Medina Reception Desk
Smart furniture shoppers choose Mayline for their office makeover projects! This industry leading brand offers more than 10 full service collections that include the reception stations, desks, conference tables, and storage products needed to take interiors to the next level. This year, Mayline's Medina line has stole the show. Take one look at a modern reception desk like the MNRS and you'll see why! Available in 5 quick shipping finish options, the MNRS Medina reception desk boasts a glass transaction counter and silver metal trim for unmatched appeal. At $1207.99, this reception desk is a real bargain buy. The MNRS can be upgraded with pedestals and extensions for additional work surface space.

Cherryman Verde Series Reception DeskAt just $731.00, the Cherryman Industries Verde Series VL-816 model reception desk is an absolute steal! This attractive station features curved end panels, silver accent trim, and an oval shaped white transaction counter that's guaranteed to earn your welcome are the positive compliments it deserves. It's as if this reception desk was designed for smart shoppers! The VL-816 is available is latte and espresso laminate finish options and typically ships within just 2 days of order. A big plus for any business up against a tight project deadline. Matching Verde series file cabinets, pedestals, returns, and reception area accents are also available to complete your space.

Boss Office Reception Desk
Last but certainly not least, we present to you the Boss Office N269G reception desk. Known for their affordable office seating solutions, Boss may not be the first name that comes to mind when shopping for a reception desk. That being said, the N269G is well made, ships quick, and looks great! Available in your choice of two finish options for just $649.99, the N269G is one of the most affordable reception desks on the market. With it's contemporary transaction screen and 71" wide design, the N269G is perfect for small to medium sized guest welcoming areas. The edges of the desk are banded with matching 3mm PVC for durability. Full sized and suspended pedestal options are available to meet your storage and organizing needs.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Office Makeover 101: 6 Tips You Don't Want To Skip!

Office Design TipsTaking on an office makeover project? If so, you're in the right place. In today's post we'll share 6 helpful tips that are sure to make your project run smoothly. From proper space planning and measuring, to installation preparation, the tips here are cultivated from over 20 years of industry experience. Enjoy!

1.) Plan It First

We know you want to hit the ground running, but a solid makeover plan will help you avoid major headaches. Start by obtaining the dimensions of your space. Measure the exterior walls of your interiors and be sure to take note of power outlets, entry ways, windows, and room obstructions that will affect the way your office furniture fits. Once you have your dimensions, sketch them out on paper to see what you're working with. Skan your sketch and make a few copies. Next, try your hand at drawing out layout ideas. Play around with where your new desk or tables will be situated to determine what will work best for your area.

2.) Set A Budget

Don't over extend yourself of your business! Set a budget at the beginning of your project to avoid this costly mishap. If you're unsure about how much an office makeover project will cost, do a little research. Browse popular desks, reception stations, lounge furniture, and conference room table models online to get an idea on price. You can also contact a furniture dealer for assistance. Explain to them what you're looking to do with your space. Any reputable furniture provider will be more than happy to help you accomplish your makeover goals at a respectable price point.

3.) Get Inspired

Before you start the shopping process, get a little makeover inspiration! Research the latest office design trends online. Lots of helpful inspiration can be found on blogs and social sites like Pinterest. This year, gray wood and leather tones have been super popular. Collections like Medina from Mayline have been the preferred choice of interior design teams and industry professionals alike. In addition, you can consider getting out of the office and visiting surrounding businesses for inspiration. Don't be afraid to snap a few pics and ask what type of furniture they used. While looking for design inspiration, you may just make a some valued relationships in the process!

4.) Shop Smart

Once inspired, you'll be itching to shop for new furniture and seating for your project! We recommend visiting local dealers and browsing comparison shopping engines online. A trip to your local showroom will allow you to test furniture and chairs in person. You'll also be able to leave with helpful literature on various manufacturers. Using a comparison shopping engine online will allow you to sort thousands of products by price, brand, and style. In just seconds, you'll be able to source exactly what you need at the lowest price possible. We recommend Google Shopping. It's an invaluable resource that's super easy to use. Once you select a vendor, be sure to inquire about coupon codes, free shipping specials, bulk discount pricing opportunities, and closeouts they may be offering to help you maximize your budget.

5.) Schedule Delivery

Once you're furniture is purchased, the real work begins! You'll want to start by scheduling delivery. This will provide you with the timeframe needed to get your space ready. About a week before your furniture arrives, take some pics of your current space and then clear out your old furniture. Give your area a thorough cleaning and patch any old tack holes. If you're planning to paint, nows the time to do it! Looking to extend your budget a bit? Consider posting the pics you took of your old furniture on Craigslist. You might be able to sell your old products to someone in need. If you can't find a buyer, consider donating it. Once you're space is prepped, determine which of your coworkers will be available to help on the day your new products arrive. Remember, all of the helpful tips in this section are only achievable if you take the time to schedule delivery with your dealer. Don't delay this important part of the process.

6.) Be Ready for Installation

If you're tackling the installation and assembly process internally, there's a few things you'll need to know. First and foremost, office furniture is heavy! Be prepared with furniture movers and dolly to help get your products into position. You'll want to have a staging area ready to place your new products when they first arrive. Don't just move all the new boxes into your space. Doing this is sure to bring you ample frustration as your area will be overcrowded during the assembly process. Start assembling items one by one and follow the instructions. Having basic tools on hand (screwdrivers, allen wrenches, pliers, and a cordless drill) will be a major help. Once all your furniture is assembled, you'll be left with tons of debris. Be ready to handle the mass quantities of bubble wrap and cardboard accordingly! When you're space is complete, be sure to take a few pics and share your success online. You'll no doubt garner your business some attention and praise for your solid work.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Office Chair Reviews: Global Total Office Sizzle Seating

Global Total Office Sizzle ChairReady to fire up your office interiors? We've got the chair for the job! The Global Total Office Sizzle seating collection offers the high end appeal and ergonomic features needed to help you make it through those long days at the office. In today's post we'll be reviewing this best selling chair collection and it's benefits. Enjoy!

Style:

The Sizzle chair boasts distinctive curves and a modern look that's sure to impress even the harshest critics. Even at first glance, the mesh back task seating from the Sizzle collection will wow you. In a world in which chair styles tend to blend together and originality has become obscure, the Sizzle stands apart from the crowd. This seating collection from Global Total Office is the full package. With it's two tone mesh and seating surface blending, durable attributes, and attention to detail, the Sizzle doesn't disappoint. If you're shopping for a new office chair with style cred, the Sizzle is a fantastic option.

Ergonomics:

Sizzle office chairs are manufactured by Global Total Office. This means they pack a major ergonomic punch. Global's commitment to comfort and functionality in the workplace is simply unmatched. This industry leading brand takes pride in crafting some of the most user friendly chairs on the market. Sizzle chairs come equipped with well padded seats, adjustable arms, multi functional mechanisms and much more. Take a seat in the Sizzle and you'll be instantly hooked. The naturally pronounced lumbar area and breathable mesh back combine to provide users with a top notch sitting experience.

Applications:

You can't go wrong with a Sizzle chair. These versatile seating solutions are great for everyday tasking applications. The Sizzle's user friendly features make it a wonderful computer chair for home office environments. The sleek curves and non-bulky characteristics make the Sizzle a great match for conference room seating needs. In the modern executive office, Sizzle shines. These classy mesh chairs provide a refreshing alternative to the overstuffed leather chair models of the past.

Price:

The 6497-4 model Sizzle chair is the most affordably priced at $334.99. This mid back model with mesh back is available in a wide range of grade 3 seat upholstery options to meet your specific needs. The 6496-4 Sizzle computer chair features a functional headrest to match the seat upholstery of your choice. This high back model is a bit more expensive at $356.99, but well worth the extra twenty bucks in our opinion. For the money, these chairs are an excellent value. Sizzle seating is priced competitively with chairs lacking many of the defining features that make this collection great.

Grade:

We give the Sizzle seating collection 4 out of 5 stars. This collection combines form and function at a reasonable price point. If you're in the market for a great office chair that won't break your budget, give the Sizzle a sit. You'll be glad you did. We'd like to see Global enhance this collection with matching side chairs in the future. This would provide users with the seating solutions needed to create cohesive environments. All in all, this is a well rounded line that will keep your comfortable. The Sizzle won't let you down.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Is Modular Furniture Right For Your Office?

Modular Table Configuration
Modular furniture. You've heard of it, but you're unsure of it's benefits and value. No need to worry. You're in the right place. In today's post we'll highlight the versatility and functionality modular furniture provides to help you improve your workplace interiors. Enjoy!

Modular Training TableLimited on space? Modular furniture is the way to go. With the ability to quickly transform and adapt to meet the needs of your work environments, modular furniture provides unmatched versatility. While many businesses lack the space to create both conference and training room environments, with a modular table configuration you can have both! Modular table collections like Bungee and Junction from Global Total Office can be easily connected and separated when needed to form a variety of layouts.

Stackable Nesting ChairKick those fixed leg tables to the curb! They are heavy and quite difficult to reconfigure. As most modular training room table collections offer flip top capabilities and mobilized bases, you'll be able to nest your tables along perimeter walls when cleaning or not in use. If this sounds right up your alley, modular products are the way to go.

Modular 2 Person DeskOffice chairs take up a lot of space. If you're looking to maximize the seating in your conference and training room environments, going modular will help. Office chairs that stack and nest when not in use are a must have for any growing business. If you host office events, or operate in an educational facility of any kind, modular chairs are a must. Brands like Mayline and Eurotech Seating offer awesome options that will kick your interior performance into high gear.

Modular Office FurnitureIf you're planning to expand your business in the future, acquiring all new furniture can come at a hefty cost. Going modular will allow you to simply add-on when needed. Modular office desk configurations can start as single piece. They can be enhanced with returns, credenzas, and storage solutions when needed.

Open DeskingIf funds are tight when creating your dream workspace, purchasing furniture from a modular collection is just plain smart. Many of today's top cubicle and open desking collections from brands like Global Total Office, OFM, and Mayline offer the modular benefits needed to create what you need without breaking your budget. With all the benefits mentioned in today's post, you may be thinking modular furniture must be expensive! Surprisingly, it often costs the same or less. Most modular lines are manufactured using laminate work surfaces that are lightweight, extremely durable, and easy to move around when needed. This makes the cost equal, if not less than heavier wood veneer products.

In the long run, modular furniture is specifically designed to promote future growth while enhancing current functionality and efficiency. Modular furniture will save your business time, space, and money over the long term. That's three things anyone will appreciate!

Office Design Trends: Here To Stay or Going Away!

This year we've seen a lot of awesome office design trends. Some are here to stay and some are bound to go away. In today's post we'll analyze 2015's newest trends. From gray leather office chairs to powered conference tables, we're ready to help you take your interiors to the next level. Enjoy!

Trend 1: Gray Leather Office Chairs

Gray Leather Hendrix High Back Chair

This year gray leather office chairs have dominated the seating world. Brands like Global Total Office, Woodstock Marketing, and Flash Furniture have made their mark in 2015 with trend setting gray leather chairs for tasking, conference room, and lounge area applications. With the emergence of this trend, gray has become the new black! A gray leather chair shows sophistication in the workplace and is easy to pair with a wide range of attractive furniture finishes.

This Trend Is Here To Stay!

Trend 2: Wood Veneer Furniture

Margate Wood Veneer U Shaped Desk

The traditional look and feel of wood veneer furniture is relied upon for executive office and conference room makeover projects. That being said, laminate furniture lines are taking over. Laminate desks, tables, and reception stations are much more cost effective. While once thought of as a lesser quality products, laminate furniture construction has a come a long way over the last 5 years. In many cases, laminate lines have become even more durable than wood veneer and are much lighter. This makes reconfiguring much easier when needed.

This Trend Is Going Away!

Trend 3: Powered Lounge Furniture

Serenity Powered Arm Chair by OFM

Brands like OFM, Inc. have introduced cutting edge powered lounge chairs and sofas that are designed to improve the guest waiting experience. The ability to charge and operate devices comfortably during visits is greatly appreciated by guests. While this trend is just beginning to emerge, we think it's a major hit. Look for more brands to jump on this band wagon in the coming months.

This Trend Is Here To Stay!

Trend 4: Tablet Chairs

Tablet Arm Lounge Chair by Global Total Office

Much like powered lounge furniture, tablet arm chairs improve the guest waiting experience. Tablet arm chairs work well in private office, conference room, and lobby applications. Brands like Global Total Office and Mayline have introduced versatile tablet arm reception chair collections this year that are affordable, stylish, and incredibly user friendly. If you want to make an awesome impression on your office guests, go with tablet arm seating. Interior designers and industry professionals have fallen in love with this hot new trend.

This Trend Is Here To Stay!

Trend 5: White Office Chairs

White Leather Office Chair

Last year furniture and seating providers couldn't keep white office chairs on the shelves! White mesh and leather office chair models from brands like Woodstock Marketing, Flash Furniture, and Eurotech  Seating were selling like hot cakes. That being said, the emergence of gray leather has started to dominate the market. While white office chairs look classy and sophisticated, they are tough to keep clean over the long term.

This Trend Is Going Away!

Trend 6: Open Desking

Open Desking

These days it's all about promoting collaboration in the workplace. Industry leading furniture manufacturers like Global Total Office have made this easier than ever with open desking collections. While cubicle systems will always have their place in business for privacy reasons, open desking has starting taking over work floors throughout the country. Open desking configurations can be equipped with awesome power options and the versatile storage solutions needed to help workers operate at peak performance levels.

This Trend Is Here To Stay!

Trend 7: Powered Conference Tables

Power Ready Conference Table

The ability to streamline the meeting process is too much for businesses to pass up! Powered conference tables like the Zira from Global Total Office and TransAction from Mayline can be equipped with USB, HDMI, Phone, Audio, Ethernet, and AC input options to make presentations and collaboration sessions much more effective. No more running extension cords across the conference room to show your power point presentations! A powered conference table will up the credibility of your space and no doubt save you time during important meetings. Once thought of as high tech, luxury items, the price of powered conference tables has come down significantly. Mayline offers baseline powered modules for as low as two hundred bucks.

This Trend Is DEFINITELY Here To Stay!