Friday, June 23, 2017

How To Put The Finishing Touches On Your Office Space

When it comes to office design, the difference is in the details! The accents you choose during the final stages of your remodel will help pull your space together. Today on The Office Anything Blog we'll highlight cool ways to put the finishing touches on your project. From popular paint finishes to unique lighting fixtures, we've got you covered.

1.) Paint

Paint Swatches for The Office

If you have the ability to paint your office space before you furniture is installed, do it. You'll greatly reduce the risk of unwanted spills around your new desk configuration. That being said, if your furniture has been installed, slide it away from the way and cover it with a drop cloth for protection.

Painting your office is a quick and easy way to add appeal. This year, popular color options like bright green, light blue, and various yellows have been the preferred choice design teams and industry professionals.

Pro Tip: Before committing to a paint color, pick up a few samples and compare them with your furniture finishes. Do just assume a particular color will look good with out checking it out first.

2.) Ergonomic Accessories

Popular Sit To Stand Desktop Attachment

There's 3 main ergonomic accessories you'll want to incorporate into your project. The first is a height adjustable desktop attachment that'll allow you to switch from sitting to standing operating positions in a flash. Brands like OFM and Systematix offer some of the best options on the market for professional applications. Their desktop risers promote continuous movement in the workplace and improve blood flow.

In addition to a desktop riser, you'll want to consider integrating a dual screen monitor arm. Single screen systems are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. If you ready to keep up with the modern business world, invest in an articulating arm that holds 2 screens to cut down on the time spent clicking between tabs. Most importantly, you'll be able to raise your monitors to eye level where they belong to reduce visual strain and neck pain.

Last but not least, add the finishing touch to your project with an ergonomic keyboard tray that retracts under the desk surface to provide you with a ton of extra work area. A retractable keyboard tray will also help you compute at healthy angles that reduce the risk of office epidemics like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

3.) Wall Art

Cool Wall Art for The Office

There's something to be said for cool wall art in the office. It helps create a professional and high class vibe that your visitors will love. If you want to earn your space the the compliments it deserves, consider putting the finishing touches on your project with cool sconces and framed art.

Select pieces that will be conversation starters that showcase your personality! Going to an art gallery is a great if you've got a big budget, but for those looking to save a few bucks, there's nothing wrong with traditional home stores.

Design Tip: In addition to traditional framed pictures and sconces, you can put a personal touch on your space with family pictures and awards you've received for your hard work. They will make your space feel warm and inviting.

4.) Plant Life

Succulents In The Office

The days of using old faux plants to accent your office interiors are rapidly fading. You'll be much better served by investing in low maintenance succulents and indoor plants that don't require a lot of water or natural light to survive. The best part is, you can select cool pots and containers to further boost your office appeal.

5.) Lighting Fixtures

Cool Desk Lamp

Last but not least, put the finishing touches on your project with a cool lighting fixture or two. If you're stuck dealing with flush mount ceiling lights, have no fear. You can use a unique desk lamp, or standing corner lamp to accent your space.

Looking for something unique? Take a visit to your local farmers market, swap meet, or antique store to search for cool fixtures. You'll no doubt find one of a kind pieces that make your interior stand out from the competition.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

How To Fight Fatigue, Back Pain, and Other Office Ailments Effectively

To be at your best in the workplace, you've got to be ready to conquer common office ailments like fatigue, back pain, and even boredom to maintain high productivity levels. That's where we come in. Today on the Office Anything Blog we'll highlight the tips, advice, and product suggestions needed to do just that. Enjoy.!

1.) Fatigue

How To Fight Workplace FatigueConquering fatigue starts with a good nights rest. If you stay up too late watching movies and TV shows, you'll likely arrive at work feeling groggy and drained. Save that stuff for the weekend! If you commit to getting a solid 8 hours of rest during the week, you'll wake up refreshed and with the energy needed to tackle the days tasks.

Before you head out for work, it's important to eat a healthy breakfast. Skip the pancakes and bacon and go with a energy packed fruit bowl and a cup of yogurt. Coffee is okay, but don't over do it. Multiple morning cups of java will certainly wake you up, but when the caffeine wears off fatigue will be ready to strike.

Fatigue can also be battled effectively with good work habits. Avoid sitting for long periods of time without taking a break. When you sit for hours on end in your office chair, blood flow is restricted and muscles start to tighten up. Fatigue is sure to follow. Set a timer to alert you once an hour that it's time to stand up, stretch, and hydrate. Fatigue won't stand a chance.

2.) Back Pain

How To Fight Back Pain At Work
It's no secret that back pain is a productivity killer. That being said, it can be effectively tackled with good posture habits. First and foremost, you'll want to keep your back in contact with your office chair at all times to ensure you're properly supported. Each time you lean and hunch away from your chair to type, your vertebrae is paying the price. If you've invested in a fancy ergonomic chair with good lumbar support, get the most out of it by keeping your back in contact with it as much as possible.

You'll also want to keep your feet placed flat on the ground and facing forward. Using the base of your chair as a foot rest is a big time no-no. This "perching" technique restricts blood flow that leads to fatigue. When fatigue hits, even the best posture habits can break down. This domino affect can then lead to unnecessary back pain.

There's something to be said for selecting the right office chair for your personal needs. If your current chair just isn't cutting it, there are cost effective options on the market to help you fight back pain. Here's 5 of our favorite office task chairs that provide back pain relief available for under $350.00...

  1. Eon by Cherryman Industries
  2. Stratus by OFM, Inc.
  3. Creedence by Woodstock Marketing
  4. Rave by SitWell
  5. Astra by Eurotech Seating

3.) Boredom

How To Fight Office BoredomFighting boredom is easier said than done. When this office ailment strikes, it's definitely hard to regain and maintain focus throughout the day. That being said, boredom is typically a result of inactivity.

If your day is running slow and you don't have a lot of tasks on your plate, consider giving your office space a good cleaning. Go through your personal file cabinet drawers and purge out any unnecessary documents. Clean of your desk and organize your stationary. Vacuum the floors and dust your furniture. Staying active during down times is key!

You can also collaborate with your coworkers. Just because you're not busy, doesn't mean they're not. Lending a helping hand will keep you busy. Hopefully when the tables turn and you're day is full of time sensitive tasks, they'll pay back the favor. This boredom fighting technique is also good for morale.

4.) Visual Strain

How To Fight Visual Strain At Work
It may sound a bit minor, but visual strain is most certainly an office ailment worth discussing. As you stare at your computer screens for hours on end, your eyes pay the price. It's important to stand up, walk away from your desk, and allow your eyes to adjust. The artificial light put off from your computer screens isn't healthy.

You can also fight visual strain effectively by raising your computer screens up to eye level. A simple stack of books or a shoebox will act as an interim solution until you're ready to invest in a professional mount for computer screens that adjusts. With an articulating monitor arm you'll also be able to avoid looking down at your screens when typing. Trust us, your neck will thank you!

5.) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

How To Fight Carpal Tunnel Syndrome At Work
Last but not least, you need to compute at healthy angles to combat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This epidemic affects 5% of today's workforce.

If you're still computing with your keyboard atop your desk surface, it's time to make a switch. Adjustable ergonomic keyboard trays that retract under the desk surface are available from brands like Systematix, Symmetry Office, and ESI Ergonomic Solutions that increase usable operating space while simultaneously providing you with the adjustment capabilities needed to fight CPS throughout your busy work days. Keyboard trays are really the industry standard. Don't fall behind the times. Take action against CPS and type at healthy angles.
Sit To Stand Desktop Attachment
Do you really want to take your workspace to the next level? Consider investing in a height adjustable desktop attachment that promotes sit to stand operating. Most of today's adjustable risers feature articulating keyboard platforms that will help you fight multiple office ailments simultaneously.

Sit to stand risers encourage continuous movement in the workplace while improving blood flow, reducing fatigue, and providing users with the ability to compute from correct positions. Brands like Symmetry Office and OFM provide some of the best and most cost effective desk risers on the market.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Stop Back Pain Before It Starts With A High Performance Office Chair

High Performance Office ChairIf back pain is taking over your work day, rest assured there's a seating solution available to provide you with the relief you deserve. Brands like Global Total Office, OFM, and SitWell have made it their mission to craft high performance chairs outfitted with the ergonomically correct features needed to help you adjust at a moments notice to stay posture perfect. Today on the blog we'll showcase a variety of top quality chairs you should consider to fight back pain in style!

The all new Spritz high performance mesh back office chair from Global was released just a few short weeks ago. This cutting edge seating solution packs a major ergonomic punch. With a weight sensing mechanism, headrest, and adjustable arms, the 6760-8 model Spritz chair is one of the hottest new options on the market today. As an added bonus, the new chairs from the Global Spritz collection are offered in a variety of designer color combinations that will help you make your interior stand out from the competition.

Mesh Back Big And Tall Office Chair for 24 Hour UseBig and tall office chair shoppers are typically at a disadvantage when it comes to selection. All too often, the best big and tall seating solutions on the market are accompanied by hefty price tags that are a bit much for the average shopper to stomach. Thankfully, OFM has a solution. Their all new Stratus big and tall office chair for 24 hour applications is ready, willing, and able to support users up to 350 pounds. This intensive use task chair boasts a thick padded seat, wide frame, and adjustable arms that any big and tall user will appreciate for just $299.99.

SitWell Iconic ChairWe can't say enough good things about the chairs from SitWell. They're extremely well made, comfortable, and up to date with the latest trends without being too over the top. Their IC-45 Icon series quick shipping leather office chair is perfect for any modern executive looking to fight back pain in style. This high back chair with a natural lumbar support and integrated headrest will have you sitting pretty right out of the box without the need for constant adjusting.

Mayline Task ChairFeatures, features, and more features! The Mayline C1CU model Commute chair is the full package. This high performance chair is absolutely loaded with user friendly attributes that include a synchro-tilt mechanism with 2.25" travel seat slider, tilt tension control, and tilt lock. The Commute series task chair from Mayline looks great and provides optimal support to help its operator survive life on the fast paced work floor.

Top Of The Line Ergonomic Office ChairIf you want the absolute best for your back and won't settle for less, look no further than the LE9ERG Ergohuman chair. This high performance leather ergonomic chair from Eurotech Seating is an absolute winner in the workplace. With independently adjusting back sections, a headrest, and multi functional mechanism, you'll be ready to kick back pain to the parking lot. While the LE9ERG model Ergohuman chair wasdesigned for executive office use, there's also high band mid back mesh chairs from this popular collection that are great for everyday tasking. Ergohuman chairs are incredibly versatile. While a bit pricey, those who can swing the investment will be rewarded with unrivaled comfort and exceptional appeal.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

6 Space Saving Desks To Consider For Your Apartment Office

Modway Trove DeskIf you're working out of an apartment you know, space is at a premium! Have no fear, we're here to help. Today on the blog we're highlighting 6 cool workstations that maximize storage and appeal. These apartment appropriate desks from brands like Modway, Mayline, and Flash Furniture are also super affordable, do you don't have to worry about breaking the bank. Enjoy!

First up, the EEI-1323 model Trove desk from Modway. This mid century computer desk offers a classic executive vibe and doesn't lack in terms of storage. The Trove desk boasts a dark walnut finish that's easy to blend with your existing furniture. At just $155.99 it's an absolute bargain buy.

Modway Swag DeskIf you're going for a more cutting edge look, check out Modway's EEI-1185 Swag desk. Named appropriately for it's fashionable design, this white computer desk is perfect for your hipster workspace. The Swag boasts an array of stationary drawers and clean metal legs that are built to last. This stylish station can be in your apartment for $398.99.

Cool Desk For An ApartmentThe team at Mayline takes pride in crafting elite office furniture for interiors of any size. Just this year they've released cool new desks from their SOHO collection that are a must see. In particular, we recommend checking out the 1002 model with an integrated bookcase and file pedestal. With this home office desk from Mayline you'll be well on your way to an organized, professional grade workspace for just $199.99.

Small Office Desk For An Apartment NookIf your apartment office nook is super small, Mayline has you covered. Their 971 model Arch computer desk on wheels is the perfect modern option for your operational needs. With a spacious work surface, keyboard platform, and lower level storage shelf, the Arch desk is the total package that won't leave you lacking. It's a true value at $134.99.

Glass Computer Desk For An ApartmentUp next we've got a cost effective computer desk with a glass top and wood accents from Flash Furniture. This NAN-JN-2824S-GG model station features a retractable keyboard tray that will help you maximize your available desk surface space. The curved wood legs and glass top work together to make a classy statement that keys in on both modern and traditional remodeling trends.

Heavy Duty Apartment Computer DeskLast but certainly not least, you can create a heavy duty industrial vibe with the 66242 model Mesa desk from OFM that features a space saving 42.25" wide operating surface. This designer desk boasts a scratch resistant laminate operating surface that's available in a choice of 3 quick shipping finish options. The 66242 Mesa desk also includes a locking 2 drawer pedestal that accommodates both files and stationary. The  locking center drawer is also a nice touch that can be used to secure your important personal items.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Revive Your Conference Room with Global Total Office

Global Total Office Conference Room SolutionsIf your conference room has become an eyesore for your business, give it a full-on facelift with the elite furnishings crafted by Global Total Office. This respected manufacturer has made it their mission to provide businesses just like yours with collaborative conference tables and the ultra fashionable chairs needed to kick corporate appeal and productivity into high gear.

Conference Table with USB PortsConference room appeal starts with a great table. There's no better option on the market today than Zira. This cutting edge line of conference tables with advanced power options provides exceptional appeal and streamlined efficiency. Zira tables are available in multiple size and finish options to meet the needs of any space. A Zira conference table with USB ports and AC inputs will no doubt do wonders for your business.

Discount Conference TableGlobal offers professional boardroom furniture for any sized space and budget. If you're looking to maximize your corporate remodeling funds, check out a stylish table like the GCT5RX. This rectangular table for the conference room is available for just $371.99 in more than 20 attractive finish options.

Global Bungee TablesIf it's collaboration you're going for, look no further than the tables from the Global Bungee collection. That can be configured into traditional conference table shapes and used individually for training sessions. Bungee table sets are available in multiple size and finish variations to compliment your decor.

Global Junction V Shaped Table ConfigurationModular conference table configurations are the way of the future. As businesses expect more out of their interiors, Global is answering the call with popular collections like Junction. These versatile modular tables for training and boardroom use can be used to create small and large layouts that boost appeal, as well as your collaborative efforts.

Global Solar Chair by Paul BrooksOnce you've got your table needs taken care of, further revive your meeting area with the integration of fashionable seating. Global once again reigns supreme in this essential office related category. Popular chairs like the Solar designed by Paul Brooks provide exceptional support and the space saving design characteristics needed to increase the number of guests that can be seated comfortably around your table.

Global Accord Conference ChairsNew conference room seating from Global will help your business earn the compliments it deserves. Take one look at their long time favorite Accord collection and you'll quickly see what we mean. These ribbed back leather conference chairs in cool color options like white and gray will take your space to the next level.

Global Kate ChairsLast but certainly not least, we highly recommend giving the Global Kate conference room seating collection a look. These mid century modern conference chairs in fabric and leather upholstery options will impress even the harshest critics. They're spacious, trendy, and downright comfortable. With Kate chairs in your boardroom, you'll no longer be looking at your space as an eyesore. Alternatively, it will be an upscale work of art that shows your commitment to business professionalism.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Update Your Office Interiors With Cherryman Industries

Cherryman Industries Office Furniture
If your office interiors are in need of updating, turn to Cherryman Industries. This highly respected manufacturer takes pride in crafting some of the absolute best office furniture on the planet. With 5 best selling collections and an array of designer chairs, you'll be at no shortage of options to kick corporate appeal into overdrive.

White Accented Office FurnitureWhen work environments feel a bit to old school and outdated, the pros turn to the modern office furniture from the Cherryman Verde collection. This full service line of power ready conference tables, designer reception stations, and elite executive workstations is second to none. Verde components are available in a choice of two unique finish options that are a breath of fresh air compared to traditional maple, cherry, and mahogany tones. Verde's white accented components will help you create a cutting edge vibe in no time.

Cherryman Emerald Executive FurnitureAlternatively, if your interiors have started to become overly modern and don't gel with your classic business style, give your work environments a traditionally inspired facelift with Cherryman's best selling Emerald furniture collection. This line of luxurious desks and tables is nothing short of impressive. With unrivaled sophistication and class, Emerald is ready to earn your interiors the compliments they deserve with a look that's never going out of style!

Cherryman Amber Conference Furniture
Budgeting shoppers looking to give their interiors an update without breaking the bank will love Cherryman's Amber line. The cost effective desk layouts, storage components, and reception stations for multiple workers offer unrivaled value. Amber components are available in an array of modern and traditional laminate finish options to meet your specific decor needs.

Cherryman Jade FurnitureThe office furniture from the Cherryman Jade collection blends modern and traditional appeal like non other. With Jade you'll be able to create well rounded interiors that are sure to impress even the harshest critics. Jade components are available in a choice of 2 designer finish options that combine with glass and metal accents to form some of the coolest configurations imaginable.

Cherryman Eon ChairWhen updating your interiors, don't forget about the seating needed to pull your new vibe together! Rest assured, Cherryman has your decor and comfort needs in mind. Their all new Eon seating collection released just this year has already become a favorite of ergonomic enthusiasts and interior design teams. The Eon chair is also an absolute bargain buy at just $294.00. Outfitted with an array of standard features that include multi functional arms, an advanced tilt mechanism, and natural lumbar support, the Eon chair is the total package. These breathable mesh back chairs for everyday computing pack a major ergonomic punch while simultaneously boosting appeal. 

In addition to the Eon chair, Cherryman offers wood and leather guest seating solutions from collections like Verde, Emerald, and Jade that can be used to compliment executive interiors, conference rooms, and guest reception areas. In the long run, the little details tend to make the biggest difference. Showcase your remodeled interior and design ingenuity to perfection with matching seating.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Summer Deals: Hot Office Chairs Under $300.00

SitWell Goal Task ChairThings are heating up in 2017! The summer season is finally upon us and that means it's time to get comfortable on a budget. Industry leading brands like SitWell, Modway, and Woodstock Marketing are paving the way with cost effective seating solutions designed to maximize appeal and productivity without breaking the bank. Today on the blog we'll showcase 5 professional grade chairs you'll love that are available this season for under $300.00. Happy shopping!

If you're stuck in the office all summer, you might as well be comfortable. We recommend making the switch to the SitWell G-126-A model Goal chair to improve your operating experience. This mesh back task chair with arms comes packed with user friendly ergo features that work in harmony to promote good posture for just $242.99.

Contemporary White Leather Office Chair
When it comes to Summer Deals, Modway has you covered. The array of designer office chairs available from this trend setting brand is second to none. Take one look at the EEI-2120 Stride chair and you'll quickly see we mean. Available now for $252.99, the Stride high back office chair with chrome accents is an absolute winner. The natural contours ensure excellent lumbar support while the segmented cushion design will help you create a cool contemporary vibe within your personal workspace.

Modern Red and Gray Office ChairWoodstock Marketing specializes in the provision of affordable office chairs inspired by music legends. Their Shankar series mesh back office chair is an absolute winner in the workplace. At just $229.00, this everyday task chair inspired by Mr. Shankar himself is sure to impress in cool two tone color options that are perfect for the summer season.

Offices To Go Task ChairValue and comfort combine with the 2821 chair from Offices To Go. At $299.99, this ergonomic task chair with a mesh seat and back comes in at the top of today's post budget. That being said, it's well worth it. The 2821 is fully loaded with a multi functional mechanism and adjustable T shaped arms that encourage healthy computing angles. This chair means business and is ready for the demands of the modern work day.

Don't think for a second we forgot about our executive chair shoppers. No way! As we always like to end our articles with a bang, allow us to present to  you the exceptionally comfortable LE150 model Manchester chair from Eurotech Seating. This high back leather office chair with a ribbed design is on trend and under budget at just $283.50. The overstuffed cushions that come standard on the Manchester chair will make you feel like you're sitting on a cloud. The LE150 even boasts a waterfall seat edge designed to relieve knee pressure when working. This chair is absolutely perfect for upscale executive interiors. Choose between black and brown leather upholstery options to compliment your personal workspace to perfection.


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