Thursday, May 9, 2013

Office furniture tips for the real estate office

According to the South Florida Business Journal, Landauer Valuation & Advisory, a non-institutional commercial real estate valuation, research and specialty consulting firm recently opened a new office in Miami. As the housing industry begins to slowly pick up again, more real estate-related businesses may sprout up throughout the state.

Creating a comfortable office and reception area for clients and guests who are visiting a real estate office is important to business. Rather than choosing hardwood chairs with no cushioning, a business owner may want to consider purchasing guest chairs that offer plush seating and back cushions to make waiting more comfortable.

Although it may be appreciated, showing consideration to potential clients does not need to be expensive. A real estate broker may want to consider purchasing second hand office chairs. Investing in gently used, name-brand business furniture is cost-effective and likely to last longer than new furniture that is cheaply made.

Adding a coffee or end table to the reception area may also improve the waiting time for guests. The office owner may want to spread out industry-related magazines or the company's latest portfolio on the table encourage perusing.

Finally, the business owner will want to make sure all office area provide ample lighting as everyone is likely to be looking at pictures, paperwork and other material that requires proper illumination.

Want to create a comfortable, collaborative work environment? Visit the Office Furniture Warehouse website to complete your office landscape.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

2 tips for a new office layout

According to Florida Today, new shops and boutiques are set to open as part of a massive project to makeover Port Canaveral's cove district. As the economy starts to show slight improvements and more businesses open, many organizations wonder how they can make the most of their office space. Hiring a professional office layout designer can help a business owner effectively use floor space to improve the room's functionality and look.

Below are several tips for business owners furnishing their office spaces:

1. Even spaces

When designing the office layout, a business owner may want to leave three feet of space between all pieces of business furniture and walkways to allow comfortable movement and improve safety. Around a conference table, business owners may want to leave three feet of room between each chair.

2. Proper sizing

A business owner may also want to assess how much space is available at the office before selecting furniture. Choosing office furniture that is less bulky and more modular in design may better suit smaller offices, as this type of furniture is easier to move around. In addition, many furniture designs offer space-saving solutions, such as built-in cabinets and other smart storage solutions. 

Want to create a comfortable, collaborative work environment? Visit the Office Furniture Warehouse website to complete your office landscape.