When designing your office, style, comfort and performance should all be top goals you strive to achieve. Today on the OfficeAnything.com, we'll teach you how to do just that. Here we're sharing the tips, tricks, and products you'll need to take to create a well rounded workspace. From selecting the right furniture collection to outfitting your interior with ergonomic accessories, todays advice is a must. Enjoy!
1.) Select A Collection
Avoid mix matching furniture at all costs. Picking random pieces from various lines will often result in design disappointment. To ensure high end appeal, select new furnishings from a full service collection. For the purposes of today's post we'll use the Mayline Medina collection. This trend setting line has made it's way to the top of the best sellers list in 2016. Medina products offer unmatched quality and craftsmanship that pairs extremely well with unique finish options like Gray Steel, Textured Sea Salt, and Mocha. It's a must consider for any modern office makeover project!
2.) Choose A Desk
You'll want to start your project by selecting a desk that fits your space. Most collections like Medina offer 2 main sizes. Smaller 63" wide desks like the MNDS63 are perfect for interiors with limited square footage. If you've got a bit more space, consider going with a larger station like the MNDS72. This 72" wide desk offers plenty of operational space.
3.) Add A Credenza
Instantly create additional work surface space with the addition of an operational credenza. When choosing a credenza, you'll want to ensure you select one with the same width as your main desk to create a cohesive look. Your credenza should be placed behind your main office desk. The knee space underneath your credenza can be used to house file storage pedestals for document organizing and maximizing floor space.
4.) Connect With A Bridge
If more operating space is needed, connect your desk and credenza with a universal bridge! The addition of a bridge will give your main workstation a U shaped design that's incredibly popular. The non handed bridges from the Medina collection will allow you to create left and right handed U desk layouts. This means, if you move to a new office space, you don't have to purchase all new furniture if your station needs to open the opposite way. If you don't like the closed off feel of a U shaped desk, consider adding a desk extension for additional work surface space The Medina collection offers smaller extensions, as well as pedestal extensions to meet your personal interior needs.
5.) Improve Storage with A Hutch
Floor space is always at a premium! To avoid creating an overly crowded space, build up! Stack a hutch on top of your rear wall credenza to create an upscale executive look while simultaneously improving your organizational potential. Adding a hutch will provide you with much needed storage space. While you may not need it now, your needs will surely increase as your business grows. If you truly want to create a well rounded workspace, you'll need to plan for the future from day 1.
6.) Boost Comfort with A Chair
Office comfort starts with the chair. When selecting an office chair for your space, consider your current areas of discomfort. The ergonomic features and dimensions of the chair you choose will greatly influence your long term effectiveness. We highly recommend consulting the pros before selecting your chair. You can watch demo videos online, read reviews, and test chairs at a showroom to help make an educated selection!
7.) Go Ergo with Accessories
No well rounded office interior is complete without the addition of key ergonomic accessories! We recommend starting with the big three. An ergonomic monitor arm, retractable keyboard tray, and CPU holder will work together to help you become more efficient during those long days at the office. The monitor arm will increase your usable desk space while reducing visual strain. A retractable ergonomic keyboard tray will also increase usable desk space while helping you compute at correct angles. Last but not least, the CPU holder mounts directly underneath your work surface to create additional knee space. By getting your CPU off the floor, you'll also be less susceptible to theft and water damage. The right combination of ergo accessories is an absolute must. As some products are certainly more beneficial than others, do your research to determine which items will work best for your personal needs.