Why Office Construction Management is an Essential Part of Office Design

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Apr 27, 2017 11:30:00 AM

When some businesses want to refresh their work environment so that it is more modern, ergonomic, employee-friendly, customer-centric, productive and efficient, they can focus their efforts (or more typically, direct the efforts of their interior solutions partner) on making key changes that make a big difference, but do not require any fundamental construction or reconstruction.

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Topics: Office Renovation

Office Design Insider: Are Cubicles a Good Idea – or a Bad One?

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Apr 18, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Of all elements, aspects and features on in the office design world, perhaps no single discussion point triggers as intense a reaction than when the topic turns to cubicles. Indeed, people seem to be divided into two distinct camps: those who like cubicles and see their advantages, and those who dislike (if not hate!) cubicles, and view them as a plague on workplace landscape. 

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Topics: Insider, Office Renovation

3 Office Design Strategies that Make Small Offices Look, Feel, and Function BIG

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Apr 11, 2017 11:30:00 AM

On today’s highly competitive and constantly changing business landscape, many companies – especially startups – are recognizing that the smartest way to get big is to stay small; office space-wise, that is.

If your company has decided (at least for now) that the best route to long-term success and profitability is to maintain a smaller workplace, here are three office design strategies to help your relatively small space look, feel and function BIG:

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Topics: Office Renovation

4 Key Workplace Benefits of Sit-to-Stand Desks

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Apr 6, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Progressive and forward-looking business leaders are always looking for innovative ways to improve their workplace; both because it is good for employees, and because it is good for the bottom-line. And over the last few years, one of the most effective and exciting introductions to the office furniture roster are sit-to-stand desks.

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Topics: Office Renovation

5 Dental Office Remodeling Tips

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Mar 31, 2017 11:30:00 AM

According to a Dental Products Report survey, 69 percent of dentists believe that patients view dental office design as a reflection of their competence in both their dentist, and the practice as a whole.

In other words: dental office design does not just serve a functional purpose of giving patients a place to wait and receive treatment. It also plays a key role in influencing patient experience and perception, which translates into satisfaction, loyalty and referrals. Indeed, good dental office design is not just good esthetics -- it is also good strategy!

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Topics: Dental Office Renovation

The Importance of Optimal Lighting in Office Design

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Mar 22, 2017 2:00:00 PM

In the past, lighting in office design was not necessarily considered as something that should, or even could be optimized. This is not to suggest that business owners and other decision-makers were indifferent or uninterested when it came to lighting-related choices. Rather, the primary focus was to ensure that there was “enough light to allow people to work.” Indeed, this explains why even today in offices that have notably different design approaches, the lighting is basically the same and rooted in a “if it’s bright enough for people to see and work, then it’s fine and we can focus on other elements” philosophy.  

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Topics: Office Renovation

The Psychological Impact of Paint Color in Office Design

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Mar 15, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Blue

Blue is often viewed as calming and soothing. It is also a color that many people associate with trustworthiness and intelligence (which is why many attorneys and public relations consultants advise their clients to weak blue blouses, suits or ties when they want to cast a trustworthy image!). 

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Topics: Office Renovation

New Office Design: 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Office Furniture

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Mar 6, 2017 2:00:00 PM

As you ponder, plan and prepare for a new office design, naturally you will focus on aspects such as space utilization, lighting and HVAC, traffic flows, and so on. However, there is another critically important piece of the puzzle that is just as important: choosing the right office furniture.

To help point you in the right direction, here are 5 tips to keep in mind:

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Topics: Office Renovation

3 Conference Room Design Best Practices

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Mar 3, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Whether you are developing the layout for a new location or re-inventing your current environment, one of the most important pieces of your office design puzzle is the conference room. Below, we highlight 3 best practices to help point you in the right direction:

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Topics: Office Renovation

The Pros and Cons of Hot Desking

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Feb 23, 2017 11:30:00 AM

One of the most innovative office design ideas in recent years is known as “hot desking.” No, this doesn’t involve desks mysteriously disappearing from one day to the next and showing up for sale on Craigslist. And for shivering employees who work in cold offices: sorry, this has nothing to do with temperature, either.

Rather, hot desking is when employees do not have assigned workstations or cubicles, and can therefore work anywhere they wish -- provided, of course, that space is available. As you might expect or have experienced, there are some pros and cons to this office design, and we highlight some of these below.

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Topics: Open Offices