Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February Finds: Fashionable Writing Desks Under $500.00

With the ever booming popularity of laptops and tablets, writing desks have become the preferred choice of home office shoppers and executives. While a writing desk won't allow you to hide many of the wires found on desktop computer systems, they do offer sleek design characteristics and an open concept feel that will do wonders for your space. Needless to say, if you're using a laptop for your day to day tasking, a writing desk is an excellent option to consider for your space. Today on February Finds we'll be highlighting 5 of the most fashionable writing desks on the market priced under $500.00. Enjoy!

Modway Writing DeskFirst up, the EEI-2047 model Adjacent series home writing desk from Modway. This contemporary workstation boasts a 47" wide operating surface available in white and brown variations that pair perfectly with a set of polished legs. This unique desk is further enhanced with the addition of organizing drawers that work great for stationary. At $415.99, the Modway Adjacent collection desk is an absolute winner!

Stand Up Writing DeskIf you find yourself fighting back pain and limited on the time available to take short breaks throughout the work day, you may consider making the switch to a stand up desk from a brand like OFM. Their Mesa series 66121 model writing desk avoids the need for extended sitting sessions to improve blood flow and operational functionality. This heavy duty metal desk boasts a scratch resistant laminate surface available in 3 quick shipping finish options. The 66121 Mesa stand up desk is currently available for just $375.99.

Modern Home Office DeskUp next, we've got a modern home writing desk that's perfect for shoppers on a tight budget. The Flash Furniture NAN-WK-021-MAH-GG is an absolute bargain buy at just $207.99. That's literally half of our allotted post budget! This modern computer station features a blend of glass, metal, and mahogany accents to form one of the most well rounded writing desks of 2017. In terms of price, style, and quality this piece is hard to beat!

Mayline Home FurnitureFourth on our list of computer desks trending this February is the Vision from Mayline. In fact, this package includes a 2 drawer file pedestal in addition to the main desk as an added bonus. This two piece home office computer furniture set is a real deal at $319.99. The 972 model Vision desk boasts heavy duty metal legs, a glass accented surface, and retractable keyboard platform. You'll be hard pressed to find a better buy at even twice the price!

Global Princeton Office DeskIf you're operating a business out of your home, you need furniture that's ready, willing, and able to meet the demands of a professional interior without breaking down. Quality is of the utmost importance! That's why we recommend the PN3072DM model executive writing desk from the Global Princeton collection. This top of the line writing desk is incredibly well made and available with a wide range of matching components that can be integrated as your business needs increase in the future. This Global Princeton collection office desk boasts a spacious 30" x 72" wide operating surface and silver metal legs. At $499.99, it's at the top of today's allotted budget. That said, you get what you pay for. This writing desk is worth every penny.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Review: Global SideBar Collection

Global SideBar BenchingOffice benching is the way of the future. This trending style of furniture promotes collaboration and an open concept feel that your valued employees will love. In 2017, benching collections like SideBar from Global are stealing the show. Today on the blog we'll take an in-depth look at this hot new line and it's unrivaled workplace benefits.

Global SideBar Open Concept FurnitureThose looking to modernize their interiors will definitely want to check out the modular open concept office furniture from the SideBar collection. With distinctive components and a wide range of designer finish options, SideBar benching can be used to create high tech work environments that are a cut above the competition.

SideBar Modular BenchingThe days of using closed of privacy panel furniture configurations are coming to an end. Businesses are demanding new furniture that enhances corporate appeal, as well as functionality. That's where SideBar comes in. While traditional cubicles leave your work floor feeling closed off, SideBar creates a supremely open vibe that's all about improving day to day operations.

Multi User Open Concept Group Benching ConfigurationWith the components from the SideBar benching collection you can create single and multi user desk configurations to meet the needs of any space. The modular versatility of this line is absolutely unmatched.

Open Concept Office FurnitureYou'll want to start with a freestanding benching unit like the S6048CS model. This 60" x 48" unit provides ample operational space. This foundation table can be enhanced quickly and efficiently with the addition of power modules to streamline activities. Looking to accommodate more workers? No problem! Simply add on connectable surfaces to meet your needs.

The benching from the SideBar collection can be effectively used in training, classroom, and work floor applications. In terms of value, you'll be hard pressed to find better. Basic SideBar work tables for collaboration are available starting at $602.99. From there you can add additional surfaces and a limitless array of modern office storage components that are a breath of fresh air when compared to the traditional metal filing cabinets that dominated the workplace in years passed.

Global SideBar Furniture Collection RatingAfter a thorough review, we feel confident giving the SideBar collection a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. With so many customizable components, the options are truly limitless. We did give a half star dedication based on the fact that SideBar configurations will likely require the help of a furniture specialist. With so many options from finishes, to size, to storage, to power upgrades, you certainly want to minimize the room for area when planning our your project. The good news is, Global and your dealer of choice will handle the basic design work for free! Overall, SideBar is one of the most innovative and creative open concept desking lines on the market. It's poised for success in 2017 and beyond.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Metal Desks Are Trending This Month!

Shoppers are tired of purchasing office furniture that's not built to last! That being said, it's no surprise that metal desks have become extremely popular in 2017. The heavy duty desks and workstations from brands like Global, Mayline, and OFM, provide exceptional durability without sacrificing style. Today on the blog we'll highlight 5 of the coolest metal desking solutions on the market.

Metal Office Furniture
Create an industrial vibe with a metal desk from the Global StreamLINE collection. This popular line is perfect for professional interiors. StreamLINE desks can be used to effectively create both single and multi user stations that promote collaboration in the workplace. Popular models like the STM503L are even great for executives looking to jump on board with the metal movement. With more than 10 paint colors and 15 surface finish options you'll be hard pressed to find a more customizable line of metal desks.

Metal Office DeskMayline's CSII collection is another popular option for heavy duty office furniture shoppers. The metal desks and workstations from the CSII collection are ready, willing, and able to meet the demands of the modern work day. In addition to durable metal office desks with attractive laminate operating surfaces, the CSII collection offers unique add-on components to improve storage and efficiency. This full service collection can be used to furnish just about every professional interior imaginable from the reception area to the conference room.

OFM Mesa DeskThe OFM Mesa collection is the best metal desking option for shoppers on a budget. Mesa workstations are heavily relied upon in school, training, home, and executive office settings. Best selling OFM Mesa desks like the 66366L offer plenty of surface space and storage. The perforated metal frame adds an industrial look that's sure to earn you interior and abundance of compliments. This line of popular metal desks is typically in stock and available for immediate shipment in 3 finish options. As an added bonus, the Mesa line was just recently expanded to include modular training room tables with flip down tops that are a must consider for any growing business.

Modway Tinker DeskMetal desks can be used for more than just durability. Take one look at the EEI-293 model Tinker desk from Modway and you'll see what we mean. This executive style writing desk with mid century modern appeal is an absolute head turner. If you're looking to make a lasting impression on your guests, a metal accented desk like the Tinker will certainly do the trick. With its 75" wide design, the Tinker is spacious without being to big for the average home office. You'll notice the right and left handed drawers that integrate into the surface of the desk to provide users with exceptional stationary storage. The polished metal handles blend perfectly with the attractive square legs to form one of the most unique desks on the market. The Tinker looks absolutely stunning in coastal inspired office interiors.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Office Furniture Manufacturers You Can Trust In 2017

Creating an elite office interior starts with a little design ingenuity and inspiration. A key part of that design ingenuity is knowing what manufacturers you can trust to craft high quality furniture that's built to last. That's where we come in! Today we'll be highlighting 5 industry leading brands that are guaranteed to rock your project from start to finish.

Mayline Office FurnitureWith more than 10 best selling office furniture collections on the market, Mayline is truly a cut above the competition. They specialize in the provision of designer desks, conference tables, reception stations, and professional organizing solutions. This year, Mayline is raising the bar with trend setting collections like Medina and Sterling. With finish options like Gray Steel, Textured Driftwood, and Textured Sea Salt, Mayline makes it easy for shoppers and interior design teams to think outside the box with their remodels.

Cherryman Office FurnitureCherryman Industries is going big in 2017. This highly respected brand just gave their website a major facelift to showcase their potential. With 5 fashionable casegoods collections on the market, Cherryman provides no shortage of options for your interiors. Budgeting shoppers will want to check out Cherryman Amber workstations and expandable conference room tables. They provide unrivaled value. In addition, those looking to keep it cutting edge will want to shop the furnishings from Cherryman's Verde line. They are unlike anything on the market today.

Global Office FurnitureWhen average office furniture just won't get the job done right, the pros turn to the custom solutions crafted by Global Total Office. This year, Global lines like Princeton and Zira are a must consider. They offer the versatile modular components needed to design upscale open concept interiors that are up to date with today's hottest trends. If you're looking to power up your conference room, we highly recommend a table from the Zira collection for your project. They're completely customizable and amongst the most advanced options on the market today. In addition to awesome furniture, Global also specializes in the provision of some of the most comfortable, cool, and user friendly office chairs you'll ever see.

Offices To Go Office FurnitureIf the budget is tight and you don't want your interiors to pay the price, go with Offices To Go. With collections like Margate, Superior Laminate, and Ventnor you can craft both modern and traditionally inspired interiors. In addition to Offices To Go desks and workstations, you'll find more than 100 cool chairs available to compliment your interiors. Offices To Go chairs and furniture are also in stock and ready for immediate shipment; A nice attribute for any shopper up against a tight remodeling deadline.

OFM Office FurnitureLast but not least, not article on trusted furniture manufacturers would be complete without doing a feature on OFM! Admittedly, OFM is one of our favorite brands. Why you ask? They're not afraid to try new things and raise the bar. OFM pushes the limits of innovation to craft some of the coolest and most user friendly furniture on the planet. If you're tackling a reception, waiting room, or lobby makeover project in 2017, OFM lines like UNO, Serenity, Triumph, and NET are all cutting edge options that will earn your interior the compliments they deserve. In addition, OFM's new ergonomic products like the 5100 model Sit To Stand desk top riser will help you maximize productivity and functionality. Hot new chairs from the OFM Essentials collection are cost effective, stylish, and comfortable. Needless to say, this is one brand that can truly do it all.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Office All Stars: Novello Seating by Global

Global Novello SeatingDesigned by Alessandro Piretti, the all new Novello seating collection is nothing short of impressive. When the average office chair just won't showcase your personal style, Novello has you covered. Global's newest line of advanced modern office chairs is set to revolutionize professional interiors in 2017. Let's take a look at the hottest models from this new collection and their respective benefits.

Novello 6400 Office ChairEven at first glance, the Novello collection will wow you. It's distinctively modern and packed with customizable features. Popular Novello office chairs like the 6400 model feature easy to clean polypropylene backs with arm extensions that combine with padded waterfall seats that relieve knee pressure when working. This best selling modern office chair priced at $356.99, is perfect for everyday computing.

6401 Novello ChairArmless chairs from the Novello collection are perfect for conference room applications. They're sleek and save space to maximize seating potential. Novello models like the 6401 are available in cool frame color options like black, ivory clouds, and fog gray. When paired with designer upholsteries from the Global Terrace collection you'll find it easier than ever to make your meeting area stand out from the competition. In a world where conference room seating styles tend to run together, Novello is a supremely unique option to consider in 2017.

Novello Task ChairNo feeling the plastic back look? No problem! Fully upholstered Novello chairs like the 6402 are no available. This popular Novello chair with arms provides added back comfort that you'll surely appreciate. The 6402 is perfect for tasking applications. The user friendly design minimizes the ergonomic learning curve. As most of today's high tech ergo chairs require an engineering degree to operate efficiently, Novello simplifies the sit like none other.

Novello Drafting ChairInterior designers and architects are falling in love with the drafting chairs from the Novello collection. They provide an unrivaled combination of value and comfort. Our favorite Novello drafting chair is the 6412. It's fully upholstered and includes an adjustable foot ring. This modern drafting chair is available with a choice of 5 different base styles to compliment your frame and upholstery of choice.

Novello Chair RatingWe give the Novello collection 4.5 out of 5 stars. These chairs make it easy to personalize interiors. If you're ready to think outside the box with your office remodel, Novello chairs are ready, willing, and able to make your dreams a reality. We'd like to see an adjustable arm option, but that's really our only critique. Nearly every component on this chair is customizable. With Novello, you're only limited by your own imagination. Job well done Global!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hot Buys: Trendy Conference Tables Under $700.00

Creating a cool meeting area for your business doesn't have to cost a small fortune! Brands like Mayline, Cherryman Industries, and Offices To Go are ready, willing, and able to help you maximize your remodeling budget without sacrificing valuable appeal. Today we'll showcase 5 best selling conference room tables to consider for your project. These boardroom solutions priced under $700.00 are the best in the business.

Discount Conference TableFirst up, the MNC8 Medina conference table from Mayline. This 8' long table with curved ends features an attractive silver modesty panel that pairs perfectly with all 5 of the designer finish options this best selling collection has to offer. The MNC8 model Mayline Medina conference table is currently available for just $505.99. Optional power modules can be added for improved performance for an additional $235.00 each.

Modular Conference TableThe AM-410N model expandable conference room table from the Cherryman Amber collection is ready to grow as your business needs increase. This modular solution can be configured in lengths up to 14'. The AM-410N is available for just $699.99 in a choice of 5 finishes including black cherry and walnut. If you're outfitting a large boardroom on a budget, this table from Cherryman is a must consider.

Affordable Conference TableTalk about cost effective! Our next table comes in way below our blog article budget at just $320.99. The SL9544RS Offices To Go Superior Laminate conference table features a 95" long racetrack operating surface. Tables from this popular collection area available in 5 quick shipping options that are perfect for meeting your tight remodeling deadlines. At this price, you'll have room to spare for matching accessories from the Superior Laminate collection to take your space to the next level.

Modern Conference Table On Sale
Create a modern-industrial vibe with the 55118 model conference table from OFM! With it's hybrid racetrack top and metal legs, this table is a designer's dream. The 55118 is so user friendly that it doesn't even require tools for assembly. You can have this conference room upgrade out of the box and working in less than 30 minutes. At $645.99 it's hard to deny this hot buy.

Trendy Conference TableLast but not least, we've got another cool conference table from Mayline to wow you! The ACTB8 model Aberdeen boat shaped conference table is trend setting, power ready, and cost effective. This 8' table looks absolutely stunning in unique finish options like Mocha and Gray Steel. The basic table will run you $639.99. Much like it's counter part from the Medina collection, the ACTB8 can be upgraded with up to two power modules that streamline meetings and boost operational efficiency.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The 2017 Office Organizing Guide

Office Organizing Tips and Advice for 2017To operate at peak performance levels, you've gotta stay well organized and efficient. Today on the blog we'll teach you how to do just that. The tips, product suggestions, and organizational strategies provided here will have you ready to rock your work day.

The Basics:

First things first, you need to take a couple hours to purge and clean your workspace. Go through your old file cabinet drawers to remove any unused and expired documents. Once purged, remove your existing files one drawer at a time, returning them in the correct order. There's bound to be some misfiles in there!

Consider how you're arranging your files. Your most regularly used and accessed files need to be located in the drawers closest to your workstation. Your most important and confidential documents need to be in a file cabinet that locks for security.

Don't forget about your stationary items when organizing your space. There's likely loose pens, tape, highlighters, and post it notes scattered throughout your office. Arranging them in a central location is a smart idea!

Assessing Your Needs:

Once your current space is properly arranged, it's time to assess your available room for growth. All to often, interiors become maxed out. When this happens, we tend to find ourselves operating in a rogue fashion that's far from effective. You need at least two available drawers to maintain an organized interior. If you don't have room for growth, it's time to integrate a few office add-ons.

Creating Additional Storage Space:

If it's time to add storage and square footage is tight, consider integrating a wall mount hutch unit. They don't waste valuable floor space! With a wall hutch you'll be creating a ton of extra organizing potential.

Traditional metal file cabinets will always have their place. That said, there area alternative filing and organizing solutions on the market that will actually enhance corporate appeal. You can't go wrong with a multi-stor cabinet from a brand like Global Total Office. They feature a variety of organizing drawers that can accommodate everything from jackets to files.

If you purchased your furniture recently, it likely came from a full service collection that features matching products for organizing. Brands like Mayline offer an array of popular lines that include bookcases, desk side pedestals, storage cabinets, and much more.

Popular Storage Products of 2017:

  • Stackable File Cabinets: The ability to stack cabinets is really cool and effective. Stackable modular filing solutions from brands like Global are incredibly popular in 2017
  • Executive Wall Cabinets: If you're looking to improve storage potential while creating an upscale vibe with your interior, an executive style wall cabinet is the way to go!
  • Mobile Desk Pedestals: With mobile file and stationary pedestals you'll be able to utilize the space underneath your desk and credenza. Many of today's pedestals feature cushioned tops that double and seats for guests.
  • Hutch Units: As previously mentioned, when floor space is tight wall mount hutches are your best bet. They typically rest atop credenzas, your bolt directly into the wall. 

The Best Brands:

Not all storage products are created equal. You need to be aware of cheap imitations and knock off items that aren't built to last. We recommend selecting organizing products from a reputable manufacturer you can trust. This year, you can't go wrong with industry leaders like Mayline, Global Total Office, OFM, and Cherryman Industries. Their selection, pricing, and quality is truly top notch.

Basic Organizing Tips:

  1. Organize your file drawers every Friday afternoon before leaving work to ensure you return to the office on Monday ready to roll!
  2. Keep file cabinet keys in a safe place. There's nothing worse than having to break into your own cabinets.
  3. Don't forget to clean up and organize your digital files once a month. Saving old unnecessary documents on your computer will eat up a ton of storage space.
  4. Ensure your most regularly used files are located in the cabinet closet to your desk.
  5. Keep stationary items in a centralized location.
  6. Color code and label the files that hold your important documents.


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