Pet owners are requesting separate bathing areas for their pets especially when they own larger sized dogs. Mud rooms and laundry rooms are great places to incorporate a shampoo station for your beloved family members.
Comfortable Employees Are More Productive and a company’s most Valuable Asset
Comfortable ergonomic seating enhances Employee Productivity allowing workers to relieve stress points and make chair adjustments that suit their individual needs. Employees often break for coffee, water, rest room, etc. uncomfortable in older desk chairs they get up automatically as if in a rush for something. Newer desk chairs designed with ergonomic features include:
Chair height adjustment
Seat Back height adjustment
Lumbar support and/or air lumbar control
Seat Back reclines without seat moving in fixed position or free float option
Adjustable height and width and/or pivoting arms
Other specialized features ie: sliding seat pan, articulated waterfall edge
Comfortable employees will remain focused on business activities for longer concentrated periods. A well designed chair allows the employee to adjust the chair to fit their body size and type. Feet flat on floor (in flats or heels), no pressure under the knees and a comfortable supportive back rest that moves with the individual allows the employee to shift body position without getting up from their chair.
A modern HR Employee Empowerment Technique is to provide employees with a well-designed Ergonomic Desk Chair that alleviates back stress, knee and ankle joint pain and carpal tunnel syndrome and will assist the employee’s task focusing abilities. New chairs make the employee feel special and well treated, the employer reaps the Productivity Benefits with a payback in very short time.
It takes a Forward Thinking Leader to make the decision to replace all the Employee Desk Chairs at one time given the associated costs however the payback is quick and substantial when compared to worker output.
Instead of replacing all the chairs at one time you could phase out several older models and reward your best employees with new chairs. In time you can continue to phase out more of the older chairs especially if you are growing and need new furnishings.
Reward loyal employees in inventive new ways showing your company appreciation. We have installed thousands of new desk chairs for small businesses, Associations and Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years.
In addition to the exceptional comfort of these desk chairs all of the upholstery zips off for easy field replacement should the upholstery become damaged beyond repair. Side chair models have a slight spring in the seat making them more comfortable than traditional chair options. A top executive in Alexandria, VA where we ordered 86 chairs for the office remodeling project wanted to have a different selection feeling that every chair from the same manufacturer was restrictive. We brought in several other manufacturers and after selecting one for her office she admitted after 3 months time that she should have ordered the recommended seating – she could feel the difference in the seat comfort.
Stunning fabric collection and great colors add interest
Collection of new fabric introductions from several manufacturers: Fabricut, Greenhouse, Quadrille and Mayer Fabrics. Geometric patterns are taking center stage this year with bold and bright colors highlighted on crisp white backgrounds.
Contract Textiles: Mayer Fabrics: Textures and Tapestries collection of fabrics is engineered with Crypton 2.0 for a softer and greener result. The patterns include Malibu, Nirvana, Xanadu (pictured), and Debonair. With bold and exotic colors, these fabrics are designed for healthcare, hospitality, and education settings including Senior Living or window seats where your pet is always perched!
Kitchen remodeling tips for sink installation and more, plumbing basics
Adding a beautiful light fixture is a favorite way to quickly change any space. We love the new modern selections with shades that soften the glare of the fixture’s lamps. Here are few design selections that are classic and timeless. Although the metal finish of choice for several years now has been silver or satin nickel look for a move to warmer finishes like Champagne Silver and French Gold.
We just added a new Designer Album on our ASID profile – remodeling an older 1980’s home with a Great Room addition and enlarged contemporary Kitchen with Green Kitchen Cabinet construction.
This week we attended a Lamping Seminar at Annapolis Lighting in Rockville, MD. We were able to see the new lamp selections for Compact Fluorescents and LED lamps and fixtures. Both lamps have seen tremendous improvements in color Rendering Index (CRI) with most lamps rating above 85 and some as much as 95. The CRI rating scale is based on 100 being true color rendition. The color temperature or “Kelvin range” is a description of the warmth or coolness of the light source. A Kelvin range closest to 2700 is the closest equivalent to an incandescent A lamp bulb. Most homeowners will be happiest with a Kelvin range between 2700 and 3000. The price tags for these new bulbs that will screw into any normal incandescent A lamp location is significantly higher than the typical A lamp yet offer reduced wattage and energy savings. The new LED was quoted at $ 28-32.00 per bulb! Compact Fluorescents are more reasonable.
Custom drapery finishes a room design more than any other design element. This very contemporary Family room and Kitchen dining area feel so much more inviting once the window treatments are installed. Drapery adds acoustical and visual softness and character to the rooms. Expert drapery designs are custom sized perfectly for the windows allowing for maximum viewing area and setting off the style of the room to match the homeowners taste.
Beautiful windows start with stunning fabric selections, timeless, classic and livable.
From warm, inviting tones to soft, blue-grey hues, Fabricut’s Vignettes – Volume XII collection features a variety of prints, wovens and embroideries. This season, we’re introducing seven new color palettes in classic and contemporary designs.