Enhance Workplace Creativity With Smart Office Planning

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It was Vincent Van Gogh who said, “Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.” This is especially true in the work environment. Whether you realize it or not, creativity is the driving force behind a company’s success. That is if you want yours to continue evolving.

How we work has a lot to do with fostering creativity. For example, does your office allow workers to move about when they need to change focus or need a space to mentally prepare for another project? The arrangement of your office furniture could be what’s helping or hindering creativity.

If you’re looking for ways to enhance creativity, we have tips on how to revamp your office in small but impactful ways!  

Have a Communal Space for Brainstorming

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Meetings are always a hit or miss. You either walk away feeling great about the progress made or you leave wondering how the last hour could have been more productive if everything was condensed to a three-sentence email. The formal setting of a meeting can turn people off and deter people from contributing just based on the setup of the room. That’s why we recommend creating a communal space that brings people together rather than physically separating them.

What does this look like? First, consider a circular table or one where everyone present has a place at the table. This creates togetherness. Everyone should have a view of one another so when a person is speaking, everyone can hear and see (if they’re presenting). You also want to have whiteboards nearby so if an idea sparks it can be sketched out right away. The more open and airy the room feels, the more people will feel at ease and ready to think. Consider adding some plants and good lighting. If you can have natural lighting, even better.  

Create a Space for Alone Time

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Sometimes employees need to be in their mind before they can share their ideas or project. For that reason, we recommend creating a room or space where people can go for some much-needed alone time. The room should have a desk with a computer and plenty of writing utensils. You should also consider adding a shelf with books. When people are looking for new ideas or want to be inspired, they turn to books. Fill a shelf with books related to your company’s line of work. For example, if you’re a marketing firm, invest in the best marketing material around.

This space will also be useful for preparing presentations or working on projects requiring some level of privacy. Again, make sure it feels open and is well-ventilated. You’ll be surprised at what people can accomplish when they take some time to gather their own thoughts.

Make Everything Moveable — The Power of Wheels

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Innovation is all about change. When your team has the ease of moving things around, they’ll be able to collaborate with everyone and everything. The functionality of a meeting desk, chair, computer, and supplies makes it possible to go from a 10 person meeting to a three-person conversation. Feeling confined can also confine the mind. Have you ever noticed how uplifting it feels to walk out of a room when you need a mental break? Give your team the ease of moving around. All it takes is adding wheels to desks and arranging the office in a way that allows for movement.

Create Your Ideal Work Environment With Indoff Commercial Interiors

Creativity and productivity are vital to any and all workplaces. Enhancing them is what we here at Indoff Commerical Interiors aims to help you with. It’s not always possible to pinpoint what is or isn’t working. That’s why we offer office space planning services for companies here in the Sun City. We focus on creating the best atmosphere for your team’s needs. Everything from the colors of the room to the placement of desks, we take it all into consideration.

Connect with us today to learn how we can help your office!   

Office Chairs: Is Yours Causing Back Pain?

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On average, how much time do you spend at your desk? For many, it’s somewhere between 40 to 50 hours a week or 7 to 8 hours a day. Now out of those hours, how many do you spend sitting? Even if it’s somewhere around three or five hours, the combined amount of time spent sitting on an uncomfortable chair can hurt your body, specifically your back and lead to other longer-term complications.

Now before we put all of the blame on your chair, let’s access your own habits when it comes to your posture.

How do you sit at work?

When you sit at work, you want to feel comfortable and supported. It’s easy to lean back into a chair and slouch and immediately think yes, this feels good! While it may feel good for a couple of minutes, you’ll eventually find that your neck will begin to ache and your shoulders might also feel a bit tense. And your arms, they might struggle to reach the keyboard. Here’s how your body should be while sitting on a chair:

  1. Your eyes should be leveled with your computer monitor and approximately 18 to 24 inches away from your eyes.
  2. Your back should be supported by the natural curvature of the backrest.
  3. Your arms should create a 90-degree angle with your wrists resting on a pad or the top of the desk.
  4. Your buttocks should be fully situated on the chair as far back as possible so that your back is touching the back support of the chair.  
  5. Your feet should be flat on the floor or resting comfortably on a footrest.

In general, you want to make sure that things feel right for your body. Even the best chair can cause pain if we’re not using it correctly.

Office Chairs to Consider

Like we mentioned earlier, even if you’re only at your desk for a couple of hours, you need a chair that will give you ultimate comfort and ultimate support. We recommend one that is padded with memory foam—yes, memory foam—like the material inside beds. It will feel good on your back and your behind. Additionally, you want a chair with armrests. Even if you’re not resting your arms on them because let’s face it, you’re typing all day, you’ll feel more supported.

Here are other things to look for:

  • Find a backrest that curves to the natural shape of your back.
  • Adjust the seat so that your legs are touching the floor.
  • Make sure the cushion isn’t too stiff or too soft but is firm and supports you.
  • If your back pain persists, consider the care of a chiropractor as there could be other underlying issues.     

Find Yours at Indoff Commercial Interiors

Ready to swap out your current chair for a much more comfortable one? At Indoff Commercial Interiors, we’ll help you find office chairs that suit your needs and the those of your team. We’re committed to ensuring your office has chairs that are both functional and pleasing to the eye.

Connect with us today to learn more!

Pre-Owned Furniture Saves You Money Without Sacrificing Quality

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We all want new. A new car, a new home, a new pair of shoes, new clothes, the list can essentially go on and on. There’s something about owning something no one else has. It can make the idea of pre-owned seem like second class. But that is definitely not always the case! If you’re someone who already practices smart recycling and repurposing efforts then you’re well aware of how many benefits pre-owned truly brings.

Pre-owned doesn’t necessarily mean old or poor condition. In most cases, pre-owned means gently used. Think about the time you bought something and only used it once or twice and for the most part kept it there as decoration. “It’s as good as new!”- that’s a description that pretty much sums it up! In other cases, it could be an item that was well-maintained, maybe needs a few repairs but is otherwise still in working condition.

At Indoff Commercial Interiors, we know quality pre-owned furniture when we see it! We can even help you if you’re looking to sell your own pre-owned furniture.   

Benefits of Buying Pre-Owned Furniture

When it comes to pre-owned furniture, there are numerous benefits to acquiring gently used or used furniture. For one, you’ll save hundreds! As a business who is just getting your feet off the ground, saving on office resources wherever possible is a must. In addition to saving money, you’ll have what you need and can quickly get to work.

Pre-owned furniture also has an unmatched charm that new furniture just doesn’t! The mid-century modern trend in home decor that resurfaced is a perfect example of this. It’s an aesthetic that is both nostalgic and new. It’s perfect for those looking to mix the old with the new. The addition of pre-owned furniture next to new technology in many ways is a juxtaposition of two different worlds and how they work together. Plus, an office with character makes for a fun and interesting workspace!

Contact Indoff Commercial Interiors

Saving money, adding character, and getting what you need right away, you simply can’t go wrong with pre-owned furniture, especially when you shop at Indoff Commercial Interior. Our furniture expert and distributor Kim Gregory will ensure you find exactly what you’re looking for to create the perfect office. Connect with us today to explore your options!

Benefits of Reupholstering Your Office Furniture

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Do you own a piece of furniture that you wish you bought two of because you love it so much? We know that feeling! Falling in love with a chair, sofa, or desk is similar to the feeling of a child loving his toy or blanket. You can’t live without it and you dread the day it will break or fall apart. The reality is some furniture will eventually experience a split, tear, or burst — when this does happen, reupholstering is a viable solution. As opposed to throwing out a beloved office chair or faithful desk, consider having it reupholstered by the experts here at Indoff. Not only does reupholstering your furniture save you the headache of looking for a new one, but it’s also good for the environment!

If you have a broken chair sitting in storage because you haven’t found the willpower to throw it out, consider having it reupholstered for the following reasons:

Reupholstering is cost-effective

Simply put, furniture is expensive. Especially if you invest in a piece that was hand-made or is made out of high-quality material. So when the piece experiences a tear or a part of it breaks, the idea of throwing it out is problematic. The cost of replacing even one chair can set you back by a couple of hundreds of dollars. That’s where reupholstering comes in. Most broken furniture can be salvaged with the right person’s skill and technique. At Indoff, our team will access your item and create a plan to fix it, making it appear brand new but you won’t have to pay the price of a brand new piece!   

Furniture has sentimental value

Whether you were gifted the piece from your father or purchased it yourself when you received a promotion, the sentimental value of furniture is something we often take for granted. It isn’t until we’re faced with the idea of replacing it that we realize how much it means to us. Have you ever tried out a new chair and thought “Nope, it’s not as comfortable as the one I currently have!” In addition to comfort, most furniture takes on a life of its own based on its familiarity. Instead of replacing it because of a few marks or tears, have it reupholstered. You can have your loyal desk, chair, sofa, or even a cubicle component reupholstered and never have to say goodbye!

It’s environmentally friendly

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of reupholstering is the minimization of waste. While you can recycle furniture by donating it to a local second-hand shop, the downside of donating furniture that may need some work is it can end up in the dumpster. If a piece isn’t selling because of its lack of appeal, there’s a chance it will be thrown away. Instead of risking this possibility, you can have the piece reupholstered and be reused. All of the furniture that’s reupholstered here at Indoff becomes much more appealing and can be used for years to come. So not only will you have a beautiful piece of furniture but you’ll be positively impacting the environment.

Learn More About The Benefits of Having Your Furniture Reupholstered

We have no doubt that you’ll be completely satisfied with the reupholstering services offered here at Indoff offer. There’s no need to throw out furniture when you can give it a makeover with the help of our team. We’ll ensure that you are completely satisfied with our work and that the piece appears brand new — ready to be used. Contact us today to learn more.

Make The Most Of Your Workspace with Office Furniture

office furnitureSmall companies that employ fewer than a dozen employees and large, international conglomerates have more things in common than you might’ve initially thought. First and foremost, both must make use of their allotted space in the smartest way possible. Not only does this result in a more organized work environment, it also gives employees the opportunity to work more efficiently. Office furniture can make any office space as useful as possible. If you’re in the El Paso area, Indoff Commercial Interiors is the team to choose for all your office furniture needs. We’ve outlined a few tips that will help you achieve the most out of your office space, no matter the size.

Understand Your Limitations

Before going ahead and buying a complete set of office chairs, desks, and filing cabinets, it’s important to keep yourself grounded. Perhaps that modern desk looks breathtaking in the showroom but it just wouldn’t suit your company’s immediate needs. By understanding your limitations, you’ll be able to proceed accordingly with unclouded vision. This mindset will give you the opportunity to choose the correct office furniture for your workspace.

Maintain a Unified Look

Now that you’re well aware of your limitations, it’s time to brainstorm what you want your future office to look like. Office furniture has come a long way. You can choose from traditional options or more modern and original choices. But it’s important to always remember that this is an office, a workspace. You don’t want to sacrifice a professional work environment by outfitting it with furniture that doesn’t go along with how you want your company to be perceived by clients and employees. Or perhaps you want to go all out. Even then, remember to maintain a unified look!

Plan for the Future

Office furniture will be a part of your workspace for many years to come. For this reason, it’s necessary to make sure you choose furniture that will suit the needs of your office for years to come. When it comes to office furniture, it’s best to choose something that can last for a years and years, stylewise. Remember lava lamps and bean bag chairs? Although they’ve become somewhat kitschy, they’ve long disappeared from offices and professional work environments. Keep this in mind when looking at potential office furniture. No one wants to work at the one office that still uses bead door curtains! If you’re ready to update your office furniture, contact Indoff Commercial Interiors today!

Create An Affordable Office Space With Blended Projects

office furnitureProviding a comfortable and inviting office space can make all the difference for your employees. By providing the right surroundings you can increase productivity, team collaborations, and even satisfaction. However, a drab office can have exactly the opposite effects too. It is no wonder that many companies spend a great deal of time and money researching office space layouts and furniture. When it comes to creating the right workspace the budget can make or break the mood. At Indoff Commercial Interiors, Kim Gregory can help you design an amazing office floorplan and design using both new and pre-owned office furniture. A blended project will help you save money while still getting great quality furniture.

Choose the Right Pre-Owned Office Furniture

When it comes to buying pre-owned office furniture for your workspace it is important to choose the right items. Desks, hutches, bookcases, and credenzas are great items to look for pre-owned. They retain their value and generally don’t get too much wear and tear. Most offices employ janitorial services so you can rest easy knowing that they will most likely come very clean as well.

Buying pre-owned cubicles is a great way to save on your budget as well. Pre-owned cubicles typically cost much less than new and come in near new condition. You can also find a wide variety of designs and sizes. Whether you need full privacy or an open floor plan you will be able to get what you are looking for.

Some Office Furniture is Better New

The key to creating a successful blended project is finding the right items new and the right items pre-owned. One piece of furniture you always want to opt for new is chairs. When you have employees that work at a full-time job sitting in front of a computer for extended periods, you want to make sure they are comfortable. Investing in high-quality new chairs is a great way to ensure your employees will be happy. Skimping out on chairs can lead to back problems, bad posture, and even headaches.

Buying Pre-Owned Office Furniture

If you are on a tight budget and still want to provide the best for your employees be sure to contact Kim Gregory at Indoff Commercial Interiors. She will not only help you shop for the right items but will help you design a functional and comfortable workspace. With over 27 years of experience, you can be sure that she understands a thing or two about great office design to promote efficiency and comfort.

3 Ways the Right Office Furniture Can Improve Productivity

modern office with nice office furnitureChoosing office furniture has become an art form over the past few years. However, creating the right office space isn’t just about aesthetics and budget anymore. It is possible to create a workplace that fosters creativity, productivity, and efficiency while giving employees privacy. At Indoff we understand the importance of providing your employees what they need to succeed. It is important to remember that your employees’ comfort and happiness directly correlate with how well they perform their jobs. These office furniture and setup tips can help you create a great work environment for your employees, so your business can continue to be successful.

Open Floor Plans Offer More Interaction

When an office space is planned with an open floor plan, employees are more likely to interact and share ideas. For a company that requires collaboration between departments, office furniture that lends well to the open floor concept will work much better. Cubicles with shorter walls are a good option for this. For those that like to push the limits, connected workspaces may work best in their office. Whatever your goals are, be sure to pick out furniture that and create a floor plan that aligns with your goals, your employees’ job requirements, and the desired environment you want for your office.

Choose Cubicles for More Privacy

If you are in an industry that requires lots of concentration and focus, office furniture with cubicles is a better option. The added privacy gives each employee the space and freedom to work on projects without interruption. You can also find cubicles in new or used options. You can look at your budget and decide what is worth splurging on and what would be better to buy used, but in the end, buying what’s best for your employees is your best option.

Standing Desks and Better Chairs

When you give your employees comfort and versatility, they will not have to overcome the added obstacle of discomfort. Ergonomic chairs, standing desks, desks with plenty of room, and footrests can all ensure your employees are comfortable enough to tackle the work day. Standing desks, in particular, can help your employees be more productive because switching positions and taking the energy you need to stand can both get the creative juices flowing.

Office Furniture from Indoff Commercial Interiors

At Indoff Commercial Interiors, we carry a variety of office furniture, ranging from quality desks to ergonomic chairs, that can make your office the best place to work. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how we can help you!