Friday, January 20, 2017

5 Ways To Create A Productive Workspace In 2017

Ways To Be Productive At Work In 2017When you're feeling good and working smart, productivity levels skyrocket! Today on the blog we'll provide you with the tips and tricks needed to take office performance to the next level. From eating healthy to taking short breaks, the advice in today's post is a must read.

1.) Eat Healthy

If you wake up in the morning and go heavy on the french toast and syrup, you'll likely be feeling groggy before lunch time. We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It lays the foundation and provides us with the energy needed to tackle our morning tasks. By eating healthy in the morning with some fresh fruit and yogurt you'll replace that groggy feeling with motivation. The same strategy applies to lunch time. Don't sit at your desk eating fast food and expect to finish the day without needing a power nap. Pack a healthy lunch, take it outside, and eat while enjoying some fresh air. You'll return to your office workstation refreshed, ready, and productive!

2.) Type Smart

Computing at correct and healthy angles will help you remain productive throughout the work day. It will also help you reduce the risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This means, the days of typing with your keyboard tray on your work surface have got to come to an end. It reduces your words per minute while simultaneously allowing strain to creep in. Invest in an articling keyboard platform in 2017. It will help you create more usable desk space while encouraging healthy typing angles. You'l be performing more efficiently in no time!

3.) Use A Dual Screen System

Two screens are better than one! Think about how much time you spend clicking between tabs to handle your daily tasks. Now think about how nice it would be to cut that time in half. A dual screen mount is one of those products that once installed, you'll wonder how you ever lived without. We recommend checking out the dual computer monitor mounts from Systematix, Symmtery Office, and ESI Ergonomic Solutions. They're cost effective, easy to install, and incredibly versatile.

4.) Practice Good Posture

Even the most advanced ergonomic swivel chair will leave you feeling dissatisfied if you don't practice the good posture habits needed to maximize comfort. You'll want to start by raising your chair to the correct height. Make sure you're feet are able to rest flat on the ground and facing forward. Make it a point to avoid using your chair base as a foot rest. This reduces blood flow that can lead to cramping. In addition, make sure to keep your back in contact with your chair at all times. Sit as upright as possible to maximize spine support while working at your desk. Last but not least, you'll want to keep your head properly aligned with your computer screens. If you've invested in a dual screen mount, it will be super easy to raise your screens to eye level.

5.) Take Short Breaks

When you sit for long periods of time, posture tends to suffer as fatigue sets in. That's why it's absolutely essential to take at least one 10 minute break every hour. If back pain and strain are issues you deal with regularly, take a 5 minute break every 30 minutes. When you stand up and walk away from your office desk, your muscles are stretching out and visual strain is reduced. Needless to say, looking at your computer screen for hours on end is unhealthy. To be at your best and improve productivity, you need to force yourself into a smart break schedule. Powering through your work day  stressed and fatigued can no longer be your daily routine. If there's no realistic way you can take short breaks, consider making the switch to a sit to stand workstation that promotes continuous movement. Affordable sit to stand desktop risers are now available for less than $300.00 from brands like OFM. They attach to almost any work surface in minutes. You'll be avoiding those unhealthy extended sits that kill productivity in no time!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Predicting The 5 Hottest Furniture Finishes of 2017

If you want to create a cool office interior, you need to pay close attention to the hottest trends of the year. In 2017, brands like Mayline and OFM are paving the way with designer finish options that will keep your spaces up to date and looking great for years to come. Today we'll be highlighting 5 tones you've got to consider for your remodel.

1.) Gray

Gray Office Furniture

It's the new black! Gray wood and laminate office furniture solutions from brands like Mayline have become the preferred choice of design teams and shoppers alike. Gray wood desks offer a coastal vibe that's relaxing and modern. In the conference room, gray tables are also a great way to go! 

Recommendation: Medina by Mayline

2.) White

White Office Furniture

It's clean, it's classy, and it's hotter than ever! White office desks, reception stations, and tables are a must consider for any remodel taking place in 2017. A white office furniture configuration will make your space feel open and spacious. If you want to take advantage of two trends at once, consider pairing a gray leather office chair with your white desk!

Recommendation: Marque Reception Stations by OFM

3.) Espresso

Espresso Office Furniture

Dark wood office furniture finishes look great and show minimal wear over time. When shopping in 2017, be prepared to see a wide range of traditional and modern office desk collections with Espresso as a finish option. Espresso is commonly referred to as Mocha, as well as Black Cherry by many of today's top brands. If you're loving the look, don't forget to ear mark those finish names to broaden your search.

Recommendation: Superior Laminate by Offices To Go

4.) Walnut

Walnut Office Furniture

The Walnut finish options available on the market will be extensive in 2017. Be ready to see a variety of dark and light variations. We personally prefer lighter walnut options on desks and tables as they look sophisticated and natural. You can use a natural walnut writing desk to create a rustic coastal vibe that'll no doubt impress even the harshest critics.

Recommendation: Amber by Cherryman Industries

5.) Cherry

Cherry Office Furniture

The good thing about Cherry wood is that it's always in style. You simply can't go wrong with this classic tone. Nearly every reputable furniture brand on the market offers some form of Cherry finish. This means, you'll need to be extra careful if you plan to mix and match products. Be sure to order finish samples from your dealer of choice. If you can, go with a full service manufacturer to ensure a perfect match.

Recommendation: Zira by Global

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Trend Spotting: 5 Office Chairs Sure To Be Hot In 2017

To operate comfortably in 2017, you'll need a high quality chair that's up to today's ergonomic standards. Have no fear. We've got you covered! Today on the blog we'll highlight 5 cool new chairs from brands like Modway, OFM, and Offices To Go that boast the style characteristics and adjustable features needed to rock your work day.

Mid Century Modern Office Chair
First up, the Modway Pattern collection mid century modern high back office chair with checkered seat and back. Talk about cool! At just $265.99, this new office chair is an absolute bargain buy that's built for comfort. With it's sleek design, the EEI-2122 Pattern chair will help you maximize operating space. This versatile chair is perfect for executive interiors as well as professional conference room environments.

Heavy Duty Big and Tall Mesh Back Office ChairNext up, an awesome chair for the big and tall crowd. The 257 model Stratus chair from OFM is ready, willing, and able to accommodate users up to 350 pounds. This high quality mesh back big and tall chair comes standard with a built in lumbar support, 4 way adjustable arms, and much more to keep you operating posture perfect in 2017.

Offices To Go Managers ChairThe Offices To Go 11980B high back executive office chair boasts un unrivaled blend of style and value. It's naturally pronounced lumbar area properly supports the lower back. The adjustable T shaped arms make finding the correct computing position a breeze. At just $225.99, the 11980B model chair from Offices To Go can be yours in attractive fabric seat textile options from the Pebbles upholstery collection to help customize your interiors.

Luray ChairThe team at Global Total Office is kicking off the new year in a major way. Take one look at their new Luray seating collection and you'll see what we mean. With it's contoured back design, ribbed stitching pattern, and available upgrades, you'll be hard pressed to find a chair that's more up to date with today's hottest trends. The Global Luray office chair is available in a choice of 3 back heights. Our personal favorite is the 6460LM with leather upholstery. All models can be enhanced with polished frame and wood arm cap upgrades that really pop in professional settings.

Oroblanco ChairLast but certainly not least, shoppers on the hunt for a cool new chair in 2017 will definitely want to check out the 404W model mid back task chair from the iDesk Collection. This Oroblanco series mesh back chair is perfect for everyday computing. At the everyday low price of just $299.99, it's set to be one of the best buys of the year. The Oroblanco tasker is available in a variety of attractive seat upholstery options like Celedon and Persimmon that your designer will love. The 404W model Oroblanco chair can be used effectively in both home and private office settings. We've even seen these versatile swivel chairs used to create ergonomically inspired conference rooms. In addition to the 404W model Oroblanco chair, high back models are also available from the iDesk collection.

Monday, January 16, 2017

What's New? Modway Pattern Chairs!

Modway Office Chairs
Talk about wow factor! The all new Pattern seating collection from Modway is sure to impress. These mid century office chairs offer the value and appeal needed to rock any interior imaginable. Today on the blog we'll check out the features and benefits of this hot new line. Enjoy!

Modway Pattern Office ChairEven at first glance you'll be blown away by the ultra cool checkerboard seat and back that the chair was named after. In a world filled with an abundance of ribbed back and segmented cushion models, the Pattern chair stands out. With the EEI-2122 Pattern office chair from Modway you can think outside the box while still keep your interiors up to date with the latest trends.

Modway Pattern Office Chair ReviewThese new mid century modern office chairs from Modway provide exceptional value. At the everday low price of just $265.99, you'll be hard pressed to find a better buy for your home or business. Additionally, the Pattern chair typically ships from the factory within just two days of order. This makes it an awesome option for any shopper faced with a tight remodeling deadline.

Mid Century Modern Office ChairModway's newest office chairs are available in 4 attractive color options. Traditional tones like black and brown are offered. However, if you really want to make your space pop, we recommend the gray and white variations. This year, gray and white tones have become the preferred choice of interior design teams and industry professionals alike. With a gray or white leather office chair from the Modway Pattern collection you'll be earning your interiors the compliments they deserve for years to come.

Modway Pattern Chair In WhiteThe Modway Pattern series high back office chair is perfect for home and business executive interiors. That being said, we truly think it's best suited for conference and boardroom applications. As the days of utilizing overstuffed leather chairs for office meeting area use are coming to an end, sleek European style chairs have become incredibly popular. The Pattern will help you save space around your table without sacrificing comfort. The chrome frame accents will also make your corporate gathering area pop

Modway Pattern Chair RatingWe give the new Pattern collection 3.5 out of 5 stars. We'd like to see a few more cool color options like red, green, and orange like many of the other Modway chair lines have. Overall, the Pattern chair is very impressive. The checkerboard back and chrome framing are real standouts that are very unique to the chair world. To make a long story short, if you're shopping on a budget for cool new office chairs, give the Pattern your full attention. You'll be glad you did!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Set Your Comfort Standards In 2017

How To Stay Comfortable At Work In 207
Do you have standards for your personal comfort in the workplace? You should! As the new year gets underway, now is the perfect time to commit to ergonomic operating. Today on the blog we'll provide you with the tips, product suggestions, and advice needed to make 2017 your most effective year ever. From mastering your chair's features to avoiding bad posture habits, we've got you covered.

First things first, you have to get to know your office chair. If you're unfamiliar with your chair and its features, you won't be able to operate it correctly. To get the most out of your chair, it needs to be synchronized to your body and workstation.

Go ahead and pull out your chair manual and give it a read. Refreshing yourself on your chairs components will help you set high quality comfort standards you can maintain. If you can't find your chair manual, visit the manufacturer's website. Most of them are available online. You can download it a file on your computer.

Once you've looked over your manual, you're now ready to start mastering the features. Memorize the functions of the levers on your office chair mechanism will have you ready to adjust at a moments notice. To set effective comfort standards, you can't take a "set it and forget it" approach.

Throughout the day, you'll likely need to adjust your ergonomic office chair a few times to stay posture perfect and true to the standards you've set. Each time you lean forward, your chair needs to tilt with you. It's absolutely essential to keep your back in contact with the chair at all times to stay properly supported.

The height of your chair should be set to a point that allows you to work with your feet flat on the ground and facing forward. The days of using your chair base as a foot rest need to come to an end as quickly as possible. Set the standard for correct operating by painting paper chair height and feet alignment. Perching on the base of your swivel chair will result in poor blood flow that leads to cramping and fatigue.

Operating comfortably in 2017 is more about you than your chair. Good habits go a long way, but you can also set up your office workstation to be more ergonomically correct. You'll want to start by getting your computer screen up to eye level. If you find yourself looking at a down word angle to see the monitor while typing, raise it up. Investing in an ergonomic monitor arm will get the job done professionally. That being said, if the budget is tight a stack of books or a shoebox box will do the trick.

Last but not least, you'll want to make a posture chair that highlights your personal operating goals to keep them fresh in your mind throughout the work day. Place your chart within eye sight of your computer screen. Believe it or not, studies have shown that workers who utilize posture tip charts report positive results. It's hard to memorize perfect sitting tips and comfort standards throughout task filled days. That's why a simple posture chart is a must.

Tips For Your Posture Chart:

Sit with feet flat on the ground and facing forward.
Don't use the base of the office chair as a foot rest.
Keep the computer screen at eye level for proper spine and neck alignment.
Keep your back in contact with the chair at all times to ensure proper support.
Take a 10 minute break once every hour to stay refreshed and avoid extended sits.

The last tip is a real biggie! You can't allow yourself to work for hours at a time without standing up. Studies show that this bad habit leads to serious health problems. Commit to comfort and productivity standards in 2017 by keeping your body refreshed. Stand up, go for a short walk around the office, stretch those muscles, and drink some water to stay hydrated.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

What's New? Luray Chairs From Global!

Global Luray Office Chair
Global does it again! Their all new Luray seating collection is really turning heads. This line of designer office chairs is perfect for upscale conference room and executive office remodeling projects. Today on the blog we'll take a look at the hot new models from the Luray collection and the trend setting benefits that are sure to make them amongst 2017 best sellers.

Luxury Office ChairIf you're ready to give your conference room a major style infusion, Luray chairs are a must see. Available in 3 back heights, these stylish swivel chairs are perfect for users of all sizes. Luray chairs provide ample proportions and full back support that will keep your meeting area guests siting pretty throughout those long presentations.

Red Office ChairTackling an upscale executive office remodeling project? Global has you covered! The all new Luray office chair with extended height back is your best bet. The model 6460LM can be enhanced with polished frame and base upgrades that further promote a luxurious vibe that'll no doubt earn your space an abundance of compliments. Additionally, Luray chair arms can even be spec'd with wood arm caps in a variety of unique finish options to match Global conference tables and desks.

Luray Office Chair - Side View
The stitching details on any Luray office chair will draw you in. With a variety of color options available, what was one a minor factor in chair appeal can now become a key focal point that shows off your design ingenuity.

Luray models like the 6462-4 come standard with a choice of tilter and knee tilter mechanisms to suit their users. Global's patented Soft Descent pneumatic lift system makes for smooth height adjustments. Needless to say, Luray chairs are extremely comfortable. After all, they are made by one of the absolute best brands in the business.

Luray Office Chair with Gray UpholsteryGlobal's newest professional office seating collection can be effectively used to create upscale interiors, or simplified spaces. Like all Global chairs, Luray is completely customizable. Want a designer fabric? No problem! Going classy with a genuine leather upholstery? You got it! The options are truly limitless.

In terms of price, Luray is competitive. The base model is available at $443.99 in a grade 3 fabric upholstery. Top of the line Luray executive boardroom chair models like the 6460LM with leather upholstery will run you upwards of $700.00. Upgrades like polished aluminum base and arms will also affect the price.

Luray Office Chair RatingWe give the new Luray executive conference seating collection a solid 4 out of 5 star rating. The chairs are customizable, comfortable, and down right trend setting. On the down side, they are a bit pricey for the average consumer and take approximately 3 to 5 weeks to manufacturer. All things considered, Luray is still incredibly well rounded. With a variety of back heights, upgrades, and textile options, creating a custom modern office chair that's up to date with today's hottest trends is now easier than ever.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January Finds: Cool Desk Chairs That Won't Break The Budget

If you're ready to start the year off in comfort, you're in the right place! Today on January Finds we're highlighting ultra cool desk chairs with the ergonomic features needed to keep you operating posture perfect during those long days at work. The best part is, these top notch office chairs are affordably priced and won't break the budget. It's a happy New Year indeed!

iDesk Office ChairTake 2017 by storm with the iDesk 401B model Ambarella office chair from Cherryman Industries. The 401B at just $247.80 is an absolute winner in the workplace with it's built in guide for personal adjusting and T shaped arms. The multi functional control mechanism is super easy to master. You'll have this chair mastered and effectively operating in no time!

Modern Office ChairCreate a cool modern office interior without breaking the bank by using the 11685 designer office chair from Offices To Go. With it's ultra cool blue fabric seat and breathable mesh back, you'll likely be surprised to find that this desk chair is available for $235.99. If you're looking to add a splash of color and get comfortable without being too overly contemporary, this chair provides the best value on the market.

Heavy Duty Office ChairOFM's all new Stratus big and tall office chair for 24 hour use is ready, willing, and able to tackle anything you can throw at it. Respectably priced at $299.99 in 2017, this affordable big man's chair is built to accommodate users up to 350 pounds. It's one of the most heavy duty new chairs on the market. The thick padded seat, adjustable arms, and wide 5 star base work together to create an absolutely exceptional buy.

Eurotech Astra ChairStylish, effective, and affordable! These three words best describe the MF2000BLK model Astra desk chair from Eurotech Seating. At first glance you'll notice the signature contoured back design that avoids restricting upper body movement. Upon closer inspection the $203.50 price tag will no doubt leave you shocked. The Astra chair is an excellent option for both home and professional business environments.

Modway Pillow ChairThink outside the realm of traditional office chairs and make a statement! If you're tired of the same old styles, the Modway model EEI-274 Pillow chair is certainly worth a look at just $252.99. Available in 3 color options, the Pillow chair can be effectively used to provide any boring office interior with a major style infusion. The Pillow chair is also super comfortable. The barrel shaped cushions from which the chair's name was derived provide top notch support that will help you make it through those strenuous days. The headrest, arms, and mechanism work together to make the Pillow chair from Modway an excellent option for executive tasking applications.


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