How to Create an Impressive Reception Area without Blowing your Budget

November 20, 2012

It is a simple fact that most people subconsciously form an opinion of a person, group or organisation within ten seconds of encountering them.

Naturally, this can be significantly important in the world of business. Certainly, being consistently judged by potential clients, investors or partners in a negative way within seconds of them arriving to meet you at your premises can be disastrous.

The simple truth is that, when it comes to business, you need to ensure that anyone who comes to meet you at your place of work is suitably impressed as soon as they arrive. This basically means that they need to feel a positive vibe as soon as they enter your organisation’s reception area.

And the best way of achieving of this is by investing in suitably impressive reception furniture.

Suitable Guest Furniture
Like nearly every other business organisation, you will no doubt have a reception area where visitors introduce themselves to a receptionist member of staff before sitting and waiting for a company representative to come and greet them. It is vitally important that your reception area looks appealing, clean and stylish. Moreover, it is also paramount that the furniture housed within it is comfortable, functional and suitable. Of all these requirements, ‘suitable’ is perhaps the most operative word. For instance, dark leather sofas and neutral coloured coffee tables may well be a suitable option if you run a firm of accountants, whereas brightly coloured tub chairs and outlandish wall art may be more in keeping with your image if you are the CEO of a vibrant web design company

The All-Important Desk
The type of desk you have in your reception is of course very important. Indeed, the reception desk will be the first thing your guests look for when they arrive so it is vital that you choose something which will give off the right impression. Moreover, reception desks also have to be very practical as the employees behind them will often need to multi-task at speed. It is vital that your receptionist staff have a desk that will enable them to be efficient. If they are inefficient then your guests will have to wait to be seen – and this will not encourage them to form a good opinion about your company.

Whilst you will no doubt want to create a reception area that is suitably impressive, you will probably not want to spend a great deal of money to achieve your aims. After all, the economy is still in poor shape and budgetary restraints are every bit as stifling now as they were five years ago.

Fortunately, we here at Furniture At Work ™ can be of assistance in this respect as our reception and office furniture solutions are amongst the most competitively priced available. So, if you’re looking to create a great impression and don’t want to blow your budget in the process, make us your first port of call!

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Suitable Chairs for your Office

November 15, 2012

If you run an office, you will surely know that your workers will need decent chairs if they are to carry out their tasks to the best of their abilities. Indeed, most office employees spend the majority of their working day sat down at a workstation so it is important their chairs are able to encourage comfort and productivity rather than create complaints and injuries.

So what should you be looking for when investing in office chairs?

Basic Requirements
At their most basic, all office work chairs need to be adjustable as this will allow those sitting in them to do things like lower the height or alter the incline to suit their needs. Padding is another basic requirement which needs to be addressed, especially for individuals who will be sat using a computer day after day.

Fabric Chairs
Fabric chairs are good general purpose chairs for offices as they are designed for comfort and affordability, satisfying all of the requirements of employees and providing them with a solid base to work from. They are a great all-round solution as they are comfortable to sit on for many hours as well as easy to clean.

Ergonomic Options
Ergonomically designed desk chairs can often be great options for general office environments. Indeed, a high backed ergonomic chair can help to support an individual’s shoulders while a contoured lower back will aid in improving their sitting posture. Arm supports can also be very beneficial as they enable workers to rest their elbows on them whilst they operate their computer mouse. All of these aspects combined can help to ensure office users remain comfortable and supported as they work and thereby prevent them from developing joint or skeletal maladies which might impair their performance or attendance.

Leather Chairs
Of course, it isn’t just your employees’ seating concerns that you need to address – you also need to make sure your own office chair is entirely suitable for your needs. Leather chairs are often good options in management settings as they not only provide excellent levels of comfort; they also perpetuate a slightly more ‘upmarket’ look; therefore they are perfect for executive offices, boardrooms or indeed anywhere you will be wanting to create a tangible impression of respected professionalism. Indeed, it doesn’t matter if you are looking for a level of comfort that will allow you to concentrate for many hours, or a status symbol which will subconsciously convey your place in the grand scheme of things; a leather office chair is without doubt the best option available.

Naturally, working out which types of office chair will best suit your office is only half the battle. To be sure, finding a suitable supplier is every bit as important. Fortunately, we here at Furniture At Work ™ can be of great assistance in this respect as we have a wide variety of office furniture seating options available.

Explore our pages further to view our outstanding range in greater detail.

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The Easy Way to go about Refurbishing your Office Space

November 10, 2012

If you’re looking to refurbish your company’s office space with new office furniture then you will no doubt want to source the best possible items at the most competitive prices. Of course, a quick browse on the Internet will swiftly show you there is no shortage of potential options available. However, if you are looking for exemplary levels of service and a truly comprehensive selection as well then you will find that very few online furniture providers are able to match us here at Furniture At Work™.

Comprehensive Selection
Our comprehensive selection really is one our great strengths. Indeed, it doesn’t matter if you’re looking for chairs, desks, filing cabinets, bookcases, screens, folding tables or anything else; we here at Furniture At Work™ can provide you with everything your refurb might need. In fact, we now have one of the largest collections of traditional and contemporary office furniture in the UK and as such we can provide you with options which other suppliers simply cannot. This can be of great benefit as it ensures you will be able to get everything you need from one place; thereby saving you the time and hassle of having to shop around.

Genuine Value for Money
Of course, genuine value for money will be a critical factor in your furniture selection, especially with the economy still being how it is. Therefore, you will be pleased to know that we here at Furniture At Work™ are fully committed to providing all our customers with high-quality products that really are amongst the most competitively priced furniture items around. Indeed, we really do strive to keep our overall costs down so you can be sure that the prices you see are not arbitrary in any way – they are genuinely the lowest possible prices we are able to provide.

Unrivalled Customer Service
When you come to us, you can be sure that you’ll benefit from our unrivalled levels of customer service. Indeed, we are always willing to go ‘above and beyond’ to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. For example, if you don’t want the bother of assembling your office desks, tables or screens yourself then we will be glad to do it for you as part of our premium service. Indeed, we will not only deliver, assemble and position your furniture for you; we will also take away the packaging so that your office is completely pristine and ‘ready to go’.

So, if you’re looking for office furniture suppliers that will help you to transform your office space in a truly quick, affordable and stress-free way; look no further than us here at Furniture At Work™. With our comprehensive collection, unrivalled customer service and genuine value for money; we can provide you with everything you could possibly need to turn your tired looking office space into a stylish and functional working environment.

To find out more, explore these pages further or call our sales hotline on 0844 415 9700.

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How to Create the Perfect Classroom Learning Environment in your School

November 3, 2012

The type of environment a child is taught in can have a huge impact on how well they learn. So, if you are a head teacher, you need to ensure all of your classrooms offer pupils adequate amounts of space as well as suitable furnishings

Adequate Space
The use of space is vital in its flexibility and ease of movement. It is very important that children don’t feel squashed and uncomfortable. To this end, each pupil should have enough room to work so that their arms do not bang into one another.

Fortunately, there are some very simple measures which can help you to ensure this.

For example, pupils who are left-handed should be sat at the left hand corner of their table as this will provide their left arm with room to move. Similarly, classrooms that are rowed with individual desks would benefit from having left-handed pupils seated on the row which is farthest to the teacher’s right-hand side

Pupils that have motor co-ordination difficulties (e.g. dyspraxia) also need to be suitably catered for in a classroom environment. Again this is relatively simple as the provision of a sloping work surface and a foot rest can help to make all the difference without compromising on space as a whole.

Suitable Furnishings
Children are more likely to take things in when they are sitting comfortably. So, even though your school budget may invariably be pretty tight, it is very important that you invest in school furniture which is comfortable as well as practical.

Of course, the demands made on classroom tables, chairs and desks are different to those made on any other type of furniture. Indeed, these furnishings will need to stand up to far more wear and tear than the average adult work station or home office desk. Moreover, your classroom furniture will also most likely be used for a whole range of different uses throughout the year so it needs to provide great deal in the way flexibility as well.

Fortunately, modern school furnishings are available in a wide an array of designs that are more than capable of dealing with the rigours of classroom life. Indeed, we here at Furniture At Work™ know this better than anyone as we sell an extensive range of educational and office furniture online that is able to provide schools of all means with practical and comfortable tables, desks and chairs.

As well as providing outstanding deals with instant credit; we can also deliver readily assembled furniture the day after you place your order, so you can be sure your chosen items will arrive in double-quick time and be ‘ready to go’.

Quite simply; carefully considering your school’s space and furnishings will help you to create the perfect classroom learning environment within your school and ensure your pupils (and teachers) are able to reach their true potential.

And at the end of the day, that is surely what teaching is all about!

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