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Office Furniture Color Trends – Professional Gray Gains Ground

Office Furniture Color Trends – Professional Gray Gains Ground

Office Furniture Color Trends – Professional Gray Gains Ground
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we pay attention to what’s going on in office purchasing. We see significant trends in what buyers want – and use that information to help guide customers with our specialized space planning and furniture matching strategies. Some decisions come down to placement, some come down to style – and some come down to color. Yes, color can make a big difference in furniture choices. Think of it this way – you’re making a substantial investment in equipment and infrastructure. But a lot of the value of furniture relates to how it looks – how it ties the room together. So color and other details matter. How you start out with a buying plan or office renovation will influence what happens further down the road. Doing the research up front and brainstorming your buying plan is a great best practice for making sure you get the final result you were hoping for.

A Trend In Gray

One of the most recent buying trends we’ve seen is a major uptick in dark gray and gray-infused wood laminate options. Specific hues like coastal gray give these grained surfaces a very nice muted ambience. The dark gray veneer tends to always look clean, and provides a modern touch. Even when offices just make a minimal purchase of additional furniture, replacing some of those old 1970s colors like rust orange and tan with these professional grays, they can get an impressive visual result. In fact, lots of business leaders, such as hotel managers or facilities planners, would tell you that making these routine color choices and changes is part of renovating for success.

Choices from Mammoth Office Furniture

If you want to take this particular approach, Mammoth Office Furniture can help – with a wide variety of choices from OfficeSource, Global, and more. Take a look at modern Sterling and Aberdeen sets from Mayline, or some of our newest pieces in the diverse Global line that present these attractive coastal gray, charcoal or other similar color options, along with the particular wood laminate grain that’s so popular for many of our business customers. We can help you with color and style – but it doesn’t stop there. Mammoth’s comprehensive space planning and furniture design service helps our customers to streamline the process of getting exactly what they want in their offices. We’re an active partner in procurement and planning – we take an interest in what you need, and we help get it for you. You won’t get that on the Internet – plus, there’s the excellent customer service and delivery that we provide to our customers. Ask about the best way to renovate your office with any type of furniture purchase Create a professional image that redefines your business.

Get it Right with Your Next Home Office Upgrade!

Get it Right with Your Next Home Office Upgrade!

Get it Right with Your Next Home Office Upgrade!
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

When you want to improve your home office space or modernize an old room to really accommodate a work-from-home business, you might not be content to just settle for whatever desks and chairs you find lying around. We know that the specific ambience and layout of our workspaces help to define what we do during the day – and that’s important at home, as well as in a central office. For many successful professionals, it’s not enough to have a card table and a office chair, and a little piece of carpet.

Getting the Right Look

Even if you are buying new furniture, you might not get the attractive result you want unless there’s significant planning involved. Sure, you can look online and click a few buttons, and get nice, new furniture delivered to your home, but how is it going to look when it gets there? There’s more to it than just thinking about assembly – whether the furniture is new or pre-owned, the pieces have to fit well together aesthetically, as well as physically. If your home office doesn’t have the right “feng shui” and a consistent color scheme, you might not be happy with it even if you got the most expensive items you could find. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we know that planning is so important in choosing home office furniture for an upgrade. That’s why we provide our unique space planning service for busy professionals. We work with you to design a home office that will help you to maximize your productivity and really enjoy your workspace.

Planning On a Budget

We also excel in helping customers to match their money to the result that they want. There are many ways to easily change your home office upgrade project to fit your budget – some involve ordering select pieces of furniture – and in some cases, pieces you wouldn’t expect. Others involve making different color and style choices and laying out pieces accordingly. We have the range of furniture that we need to create a customized plan for your home office. If you’re into wooden desk designs, take a look at our Governor’s desk collection provided through OfficeSource, or browse this interesting, compelling line of Global modernist furniture for workspaces – Princeton desking, G20 seating, Global Accord conference seating, and more. Don’t settle for second-best – let Mammoth Office Furniture help you to design the home office space that will improve your workflow every day. Try us, and you’ll see how we make office planning a no-hassle experience for so many satisfied customers who don’t want to “go it alone” in trying to make a set of complex purchasing decisions that will affect their quality of life and what they do for their businesses.

Standing and Moving Furniture

Standing and Moving Furniture

Standing and Moving Furniture
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Anyone who’s been in the work world for a while knows that so many things about the way we work are changing. Today’s office doesn’t look like the offices of the 1980s and 1990s. Things are just different. For one thing, there’s a lot more technology. So many processes now are computerized or augmented by intelligent software. Another big shift is from a traditional office where items and objects in the office are just things that people use in non-customized ways, to a new approach where there’s a lot of thought put into what gets installed in an office building.

The Standing Desk

One of the biggest sea changes in the modern workspace is the standing desk. In the old days, when so much of our daily work was physical and required physical activity, a sitting desk made abundant sense. Most people only sat at their desks a couple of hours per day, or they were walking or doing other physical work around their office jobs. You didn’t see a whole lot of 18th-century people clamoring for more labor-intensive work setups or, for that matter, standing desks. In fact, throughout the 1980s and 1990s, there wasn’t really much of a push for these kinds of furniture either. People saw a chair as something to sit in. But now, it’s not quite that way any more. Now, with so much labor-saving technology, we have started to become very sedentary. People are seeing this now and becoming alarmed. We’re simply sitting too much. Since it’s important to get up and move around from time to time throughout the day to get the circulation going, among other reasons, standing desks have become abundantly popular. There’s a big shift away from desks that only accommodate a fixed sitting position to versatile desks that you can raise or lower at will.

Movement Chairs and Other Gear

The standing desk, though, is really just the beginning. The bottom line is that workers and others who are doing sedentary work want to have furniture that allows them to move and exercise throughout the day. For instance, balance boards are now popular because they destabilize the body so that you have to work to stay balanced. Check out these adjustable movement chairs that are now becoming popular in schools. Mammoth Office Furniture understands where things are going in today’s work world. We know that it’s important to buy for the future – not to just get whatever is cheapest, but to really look at what’s needed. That’s why we help our clients come up with comprehensive planning for their offices, and why we always offer these types of versatile movement-friendly chairs and desks. Talk to Mammoth Office Furniture about setting up a comprehensive, long-range design plan for your office, and getting the right mix of furniture to support health and productivity.

Space Saving

Space Saving

Space Saving
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

There’s a big mistake that we tend to often make when we’re trying to set up an office or other workspace – we tend to think of furniture as ‘just a commodity’ – as just a set of pieces that sit inside a building, to accommodate people. In reality, furniture is much more than that. It’s a key part of the holistic environment that we create to facilitate good work and productivity. Lots of us spend eight hours a day or more at work. That makes it important to be comfortable. It makes it important to design spaces that support our health and quality of life. Think of it this way – cutting corners on furniture can lead to less enjoyable and less healthy hours at work. So by the same token, making a better (not necessarily bigger) investment in office furniture creates real value.

Comfort, Ergonomics and Safety

It’s also important to prevent chronic illnesses like repetitive motion injuries and lower back pain. In addition, managers and supervisors have to think about the logistics of keeping workers safe, such as complying with fire safety rules when choosing an office layout. The good news that is the all of these things, in some sense, go together – with a comprehensive furniture and work floor plan, you make sure that employees are both comfortable and safe. That’s why a lot of state agencies and trade associations highlight the importance of good workspace planning. Check out this pamphlet from the California state department of Human Resources on the “ideal ergonomic workstation” to see some of what’s important in office planning.

Using Mammoth Office Furniture’s Space Management Service

At Mammoth Office Furniture, we don’t just deliver chairs and desks. We see ourselves as a key consultant for client businesses, with a mandate to move forward and address their needs. We take an active approach in helping buyers to figure out what’s really going to work in their buildings, and what kind of effect their choices will have. When a company chooses us to deliver furniture, we set up a session to go over how the client’s office works. We discuss what happens day to day at your office, and what’s needed to really support daily workflows. We then present the plan, so that our clients can see our vision for their interior spaces. We work with clients to develop a design plan that ‘checks all the boxes’ and provides the right mix of convenience, comfort and ergonomic value. At delivery time, we use this developed plan to make sure that when we leave, your office is just the way you need it. Think about getting maximum productivity and maximum benefit from the new or used furniture that you order by working with Mammoth Office Furniture to create one of these excellent comprehensive plans for office layouts.

Quality Hardware is a Must

Quality Hardware is a Must

Quality Hardware is a Must
Mammoth Office Furniture in Herndon, Virginia

Most hardware fittings for desks and other pieces of furniture are only a few dollars each – so why are they such an important part of the furniture that you buy? Well, for one thing, better hardware fittings create a much better style, and that provides much more value for new or used furniture. It’s those finishing touches that give furnishings a sense of class and impress visitors. When you really think about it, furniture is more than just something that you use – good quality furniture sets the stage for success. There’s also the idea that broken or defective hardware can really make furniture look shabby. When you have cheap knobs and handles with small screws that tend to become loose or break off from the wood, the end result can be really disappointing.

Hardware and Veneer Quality

Part of the idea of buying quality furniture involves sourcing the right pieces, and using the right materials. Nowadays, a lot of residential furniture is made of low-cost veneer or laminate with particleboard or pressboard underneath. When it comes to furniture, they really don’t make it like they used to – and if you’re used to having heritage wood pieces, you’re likely to be very disappointed by poor quality particleboard or woodchip board with some cheap laminate on top. The other problem is that the hardware has a harder time staying bonded to these cheap materials, and that’s another issue with finding the right high-quality office furniture. You’ll see cheaper furniture actually fall apart over time – and even if it structurally holds together, the little things add up in terms of wear. You end up putting in a good number of maintenance tickets for the “infrastructure” that people use to do their work every day.

The Right Furniture Store

The best furniture stores help customers to make sure they have furniture that will stand the tests of time. At Mammoth Office Furniture, we help customers to fill out warranty claims when customers have hardware problems or other issues with new furniture. We also maintain an extensive inventory of used parts to help repair used desks and other furniture. Whatever you buy, you get helpful service so that when something ages and needs repaired, you don’t have to start from square one every time. We offer more than just furniture delivery – we offer a set of services that help office buyers to solve problems and get what they need in the long run. In the end, this is how you really get value with a new or used furniture purchase – you find the right shop that’s willing to stand behind their products and support customers the right way. Ask us about how to get cubicles, chairs, desks, cabinets, and more into your workspace to really support a busy office. With Mammoth Office Furniture, you’ll be sure that you made a good investment.