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Stop by the Workspace Solutions Office Furniture Store in Fort Wayne to see the latest in new office furniture including these new arrivals from Hon, National, Gunlocke, and more.
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Stop by the Workspace Solutions Office Furniture Store in Fort Wayne to see the latest in new office furniture including these new arrivals from Hon, National, Gunlocke, and more.
Working remotely is increasingly common in today’s business environment. If this is something you do only very rarely, plopping at the kitchen table with your laptop for a couple of hours may suffice. But to really keep your focus, be productive, and avoid getting caught up in household (or the kids’ or the pets’) dramas, carve out a specific office space and get the most from it. It’s a straightforward process if you follow these suggestions:
The main requirement for productivity in any office space is that it’s comfortable and functional. Many homes today are built with a home office space. If you have one, but it doesn’t have a door, installing one can really cut down on distractions. Your remote office space can also be set up in any space that doesn’t get much traffic during the day: guest rooms, the basement, or your own bedroom.
When furnishing a remote office, you need at least the basics:
Avoid placing the desk or table right up against a wall. Too claustrophobic. Placing it near a window (but not directly in front, that equals glare and eyestrain) will give the benefits of natural light and the chance to occasionally turn and take in the view. Keep ergonomics in mind to avoid wrist and shoulder strain. A lower keyboard shelf or the space to add a monitor to your laptop are important considerations.
It’s definitely worth the investment to get a good chair — preferably one that’s adjustable. Your back will thank you! And you will be more productive if you are comfortable for long stretches of time.
Even with a window, you may want to add a desk light or floor lamp. Overhead house lighting is generally inadequate for work tasks.
Don’t forget about storage for office supplies, and your files. It doesn’t have to be a filing cabinet. Credenzas, bookcases or shelving in a closet can work just as well.
Depending on your type of work, set up space for:
If you have the space, consider:
All of your remote/home office furniture needs can be met at Workspace Solutions right here in Fort Wayne. Our spacious office furniture showroom at 2208 Production Road has a wide selection of innovative and high-quality new and used office furniture including desks and tables, chairs, file cabinets, credenzas and other storage solutions.
Are you trying to put together a work space on a budget? Did you know that an office space can directly effect the success of your business? When it comes to furnishing and designing an office space, your goal is to create an office that maximizes productivity and company morale. However, the cost of a high quality work space can add up pretty quickly. Fortunately, there are some ways to create a highly functioning office on a budget.
Here are three ways you can get the most out of your budget, while also maximizing your company’s efficiency.
In order to make sure that you get the most out of your budget, the first step is to make a list of everything you will need, starting with the most important. You and your coworkers might not need top-of-the-line, Italian leather chairs; but you certainly need desks. Start with the absolute necessities and work your way down to the not-so-necessary items. Once you have made your list, then you should have an idea of what kind of furniture you will need in order to fill your office space. You should also know what is within your budget.
When it comes to furnishing your office, you might be tempted to buy the cheapest furniture you can find. While this might sound like a good idea, poorly made furniture can have many negative unintended consequences, such as:
Because of these reasons and moe, you need to make sure that you do your research in order to find furniture that’s not only affordable, but also comfortable, ergonomic, and high quality.
When it comes to furnishing an office space on a budget, perhaps the best choice for your office is used furniture. Buying used office furniture can provide you with tasteful, high quality, ergonomic furniture that is well within your budget.
The used office furniture showroom at Workspace Solution’s new office furniture campus in Fort Wayne, IN has a wide variety of used furniture. Whether you need desks, office chairs, filing cabinets, waiting room furniture, conference room furniture, or other storage solutions, Workspace Solutions can help you find the perfect office furniture to fit your business and your budget. We can also help you design your office using a mixture of new and used furniture.
Visit Workspace Solution’s new showrooms on Production Road to see their HUGE selection of new and used office furniture, and staged showrooms. They also have experienced office planners to help you make the most out of your office space. Give them a call today at (888) 422-8529 for help finding the right solution for your space.
Are you planning a new office or not satisfied with your current office design? The key to a successful office design and layout is planning.
Let’s start with the desk. You need a new desk for that new office or maybe you just need to replace the old desk you have been using for years. First, sit back and look at the entire office space before even starting the search for that new desk.
You should first consider workflow and functionality. Consider what other furniture or office equipment will be needed to get the job done efficiently. Planning on where to locate other furniture in advance will make it easier to add that piece when you are ready. Map out traffic patterns in the office space. Make sure there is room for people to move about freely when coming into the office in order to keep them in a positive mood. Whether a client or employee comes in to see you, an aesthetically pleasing space is the first step to a positive encounter.
Plan where the office equipment will go. Pay attention to the needs of that equipment such as phone jacks and outlets. Next, decide what equipment you will want quick and easy access to. For example, if you want your computer, printer, scanner, and telephone within arm’s reach, you will need to plan on a desk that will accommodate all of that equipment while providing the workspace you need. This is the primary reason you will want to wait on deciding what kind of desk to put in the office.
For large office equipment, take care in its placement as not to put noisy equipment very close to your desk as it may interfere with telephone calls or meetings. Ideally, noisy equipment should be placed outside of your personal office space or at the very least, behind a partition to deaden the sound.
Decide on the mood of your office. If your office is to be that of a relaxing oasis or meeting place with important clients, aesthetics and amenities are important. Such amenities would include a couch, comfortable chairs, or maybe even a couple of large easy chairs set up to provide a one on one conversation with a VIP client or discussion with an employee. If the office is to be more of a production workstation, attention should be geared toward the proximity the equipment is to the user. Make sure frequently used items are within arm’s reach.
Designing an office that will work for you and the way you work is not as simple as picking out a desk and sticking it in the middle of a big room. Need help planning your office design and picking what furniture will will best? Contact Workspace Solutions, we are specially trained to ask the right questions to help you choose the precise layout and make the correct choice in furniture to create a productive and pleasing workspace.
A few years ago, health experts began to discover the benefits of using a standing desk at work. After all, the effects of a sedentary lifestyle include many conditions such as weight gain, spine problems, back pain, heart issues, and many more! If you have been thinking about trying to include some healthy habits and better ergonomics into your work day, consider a standing desk. Before you decide on whether or not a standing desk would make a good addition to your office furniture, there are some things you might want to know.
Many people do not consider the effects that sitting all day can have on your body. The fact is that sitting all day is so bad that it can’t even be outdone by exercise. Evolutionary biologist and writer for the New York Times, Olivia Judson says:
“It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you.”
Because of these issues, a popular trend is standing desks. There are many benefits of standing while working. Along with increased muscle activity that goes along with standing, those who stand at work also move around more, which leads to:
Many researchers claim that continual standing is actually more beneficial than regular exercise. Exercising has proven benefits, of course. But those who stand at work gain more benefits from the constant (though almost non-perceivable) increase in muscle activity that standing encourages. Simple, frequent movement may have longer term benefits than regular exercise.
In order to maximize your comfort and ergonomics while standing at your desk, your monitor should be at eye level, and your desktop should be at the height of your hands when your elbows are bent at a 90 degree angle.
If you decide that you would benefit from a standing desk, there are some things to keep in mind in order for you to get the most out of your decision. First, don’t just immediately begin standing for 8 or 9 hours a day. In order for your back and leg muscles to adjust, it is best to gradually work up to a full day of standing.
Because you will most likely want the option of sitting, it might be best for you to invest in an adjustable desk. In order to allow the option of sitting, there are many desks available from quality office furniture manufacturers like Hon, Allsteel, and SurfaceWorks that adjust to a custom height either electrically or manually.
Still, another option is the Quickstand from Humanscale. This stand sits on your existing desk, and allows you to raise and adjust the height of your keyboard and monitor; allowing you to turn your desk into an ergonomic standing desk quickly and effortlessly.
Whether you need an adjustable sit-to-stand desk, or just would like to add a standing option to your existing desk, Workspace Solutions in Fort Wayne can help you find any kind of desk you’d like. They are experts in space design and ergonomics and will help you to make sure that your office furniture is providing maximum comfort, boosting your productivity, and promoting your overall health.
The furnishings and accessories in your office space can have an impact on your productivity, efficiency, and even your physical well-being. It’s important to understand the functions you require from these essentials — and to invest in items that are both designed to meet these functions and built to last. Here are some things to look for as you decide if your office furniture is helping — or hindering — your workplace productivity and happiness.
There are endless amounts of options when it comes to office desk sizes, shapes and features. The style you would like (e.g. traditional, contemporary, solid wood, etc) along with your budget are important factors in making your choice. But equally, if not more important is to consider how you will be using the desk. Does it need to fit only a computer or will other types of work like drafting blueprints or sorting and organizing paperwork require more space? The height of the desk is also an important element when considering comfort and usability. Are there options that need to be included like drawers, hutches, shelves or extensions? Will the desk fit in the office space and allow room for other necessary furnishings?
An adjustable chair is best for use at the desk — allowing the user to change its features for maximum comfort. Adjustable features may include: height, tilt, back angle, seat angle, and lumbar support; along with options like arms, castors, and the variety of upholstery material. When choosing an office chair, it is important to keep in mind which features you will need in order to keep you working hard all day, while maximizing comfort.
Even in our computer focused era, almost every office is still going to require some system for organizing and storing papers and files. Piles of unorganized paperwork can waste your time and increase your frustration level. Options for organization could range from large lateral filing cabinets to more simple desktop organizing trays. Don’t forget a wastebasket and recycling bin as key components of paper management.
As desk height and an adjustable chair are important for workplace comfort, certain computer accessories can also increase productivity. Ergonomic options such as an adjustable keyboard drawer, a wrist rest in front of a desktop keyboard, or a riser to place the monitor at proper viewing level can all contribute to a more comfortable and efficient work area.
Both comfortable ambient lighting and appropriate task lighting are essential to a comfortable office space. Poor lighting can lead to eyestrain, vision problems, and reduced work performance. Computer work can be particularly visually demanding under improper lighting situations. Overhead lighting should be low or glare free. Task lighting lamps should be adjustable, low-glare and located in a convenient position appropriate for your tasks.
At Workspace Solutions in Fort Wayne, we can help you select and prioritize your office furniture based on our years of experience helping a wide-range of businesses design and furnish their workspaces. We offer only products from manufacturers that we know offer the best quality and value. Let us help you design your office space for maximum efficiency, usability and comfort.
Many of us work at jobs that require spending a large part of the day in a sedentary position in a chair, in front of a computer. This actually places a lot of stress on our bodies and can even lead to the development of physical pain and ailments. OSHA (The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration) defines working environment ergonomics as: “The Science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population.” If your desk was set up without any consideration to ergonomics, it may be contributing to — or causing — a range of aches, pains, and even injury.
Dr. Richard Busch of Busch Chiropractic in Fort Wayne, who has treated thousands of patients who suffer with neck and back pain states, “Some of these injuries could have been avoided. Years, even months, of using poor quality office furniture, furniture that has not been set up properly for the user, or bad posture, may lead to early wear and tear, chronic back pain or neck pain including disc degeneration or herniated discs causing back pain and/or neck pain.”
Below are guidelines for workspace use that will reduce physical strain and increase comfort and productivity:
Laptop use at the office is on the rise. Unfortunately, the ergonomics in laptop design are poor — if the screen is at an appropriate height and distance, the keyboard is impossible to use, and vice versa. If you work at a laptop for a significant amount of time, add an external keyboard or monitor so that less stress is placed on your body and eyes. Keep in mind your office chair and desktop height, as described above, for the least stress possible.
Your workspace arrangement may be putting more stress on your body than you realize. The knowledgeable professionals at Workspace Solutions in Fort Wayne can help you identify the best office furniture and designs for a more ergonomic office space and improved work flow. Our goal is to help you work better — more efficiently and more comfortably.
As time goes on, new ideas in technology and trends continue to develop. The same goes for office furniture. Quality office furniture manufacturers are always coming up with product lines better than the last in order to improve office planning, design, and productivity. In order to stay ahead of the curve, here is a quick guide to some new products and lines that can be found at Workspace Solutions.
At the forefront of American-made office furniture, HON creates quality office furniture that is guaranteed to last. Their contemporary designs and superior workmanship have made them one of the leading office furniture manufacturers in the United States.
New to the HON line of products is the Basyx Collection; a collection of office furniture ranging in items from office chairs to tables and desks. The idea behind the Basyx collection was to bring the highest quality and most modern look available at the lowest price possible. The highly reputable HON company has now made high quality office furniture available for those on a budget. Not only is this the best deal around, but the Basxy collection is guaranteed to bring a sleek, modern look to any contemporary office.
When it comes to office furniture, Allsteel is leading the way in its revolutionary designs. Based in Iowa, Allsteel produces quality, American made office furniture in a new, creative way. Allsteel’s new product line, the Gather Collection, transcends all other styles of furniture. Their unique philosophy on the importance of office atmosphere and collaboration is revealed in the Gather Collection. This line highlights the importance of comfort, while also creating a highly productive work environment.
The unique design of the newScooch chair allows you to literally pull up a chair anywhere you might need it. It is extremely lightweight and portable, and because of the unique design, there are multiple ways to sit in this chair, allowing for maximum comfort and versatility.
Another leading office furniture manufacturer, ABCO creates unique product designs that help give modern office spaces a more contemporary, sleek aesthetic. New from ABCO is the Z-Series; a line of all new tables designed to bring life to any classroom or conference room setting. The lightweight yet sturdy tables are built on wheels so you can easily take your meeting anywhere you need to be.
ABCO’s philosophy is that office furniture is the basis of productivity and creativity in an office. If the furniture reflects creativity, employees are more likely to carry that creativity with them in their projects. This philosophy certainly comes through in the Z-Series.
For these new lines of products, and many more, visit Workspace Solutions. Not only have we been helping businesses around the Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Warsaw, and South Bend areas furnish their offices, but we also have great office planners and designers on hand to help you maximize creativity and productivity!
Whether you are looking to add a more modern appeal to your waiting room, or you just need to update your space with more modern office furniture, Workspace Solutions can help you bring your business into the 21st century.
Workspace Solutions does so much more than just sell office furniture. Our team works hard every day solving the furniture, office design, and planning needs of a wide range of businesses, from large to small. Here are our top reasons why Workspace Solutions should be your one-stop shop for all your office furniture, and/or design needs:
Located conveniently next to I-69 and US30 at 2200 Production Road in Fort Wayne, our new location will house our stunning new showrooms, our warehouse and all of our employees under one roof. A quick visit to our showroom can give you an idea of everything you may need in putting together your office.
When you do business with Workspace Solutions, you are supporting a local company that has been in the community for almost 30 years.
Another aspect that makes Workspace Solutions stand out is their installation process. Rather than the “dump and run” approach, Workspace Solutions has a team of highly qualified installation professionals that can deliver your office furniture right to your door, and even install it for you! We carry only top suppliers whose quality and range of options we know and trust — lines like: ABCO, Allsteel, and HON and can install everything you may need.
We have a strong history of meeting the office design and furniture needs of a wide range of clients here in the region and across the country. Our clients range from small to large, from locally based businesses to international corporations — with projects ranging from manufacturing to retail to traditional office spaces.
Our professional interior designers are experts in the field. They all have years of experience, know our product lines and manufacturers inside and out, and love the challenge of bringing all the pieces together to make the perfect work space for each and every client.
Last but certainly not least is Workspace Solutions’ “Code of Honor.” The Workspace Solutions Code of Honor is a code written by employees as a way to maximize communication, morale, and to best serve their customers. By supporting Workspace Solutions, you can be sure that you are supporting a highly trusted company that will go out of their way to put your needs first!
Whether you are looking to furnish a new space or redesign an existing one — lobby, waiting room, offices, conference rooms, or retail space — give Workspace Solutions a call today! It won’t be long until you find even more reasons to add to this list!
It's that time of year when the chill and dark mornings can really make you feel like a Zombie. Here are some suggestions on how to start your day off on a brighter note before heading in to the office:
And, stop in or call anytime to talk to the helpful team at Workspace Solutions. Workspace Solutions offers a variety of office furniture (new and used), and office design ideas guaranteed to keep that Walking Dead feeling out of your workplace — all day long!