How to Leverage the Extra Space in your Office

Leftover space. At least one of the rooms somewhere in our lives has some, and it’s always an awkward size: not big enough for a couch, but not small enough to leave empty without looking like something’s missing. In a bedroom, it’s relatively easy t [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:52+00:00 June 16th, 2015|Workplace Design|

How to Manage Working Between Offices

Today's work environment allows for work to happen in lots of different places. Some of us split time between a home office and company headquarters. Others of us move between zones in our workplace,go to a coworking facility a few days a week, or re [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:53+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Productivity, Workplace Design|

Furniture Buying: When to Splurge and When to Skimp

With more options than ever before, furniture shopping has never been so difficult—simply because there’s too much to choose from. Another issue is the challenge of appropriately divvying up your budget to get everything you need. This task becomes e [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:53+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|Workplace Design|

How to Design Your Office Within Your Budget

It’s fun to think about what your space could be. Just imagine what updated technology, a fresh coat of paint or modern office furniture could do. Redesigns can be a time to engage the team and explore wish lists—until Debbie Downer says the B word: [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:54+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Workplace Design|

Easy Cleaning Routines Keep your Office Looking Good

At then end of a workday, there’s already a lot on your mind: the events of the past few hours, what you’re doing when you get home, what to have for dinner, etc. The last thing most people think about is the (technically non-mandatory) task of clean [...]

By | 2017-09-15T15:06:48+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Workplace Design|

How to Position your Desk for Maximum Productivity

Selecting the right desk for your office is difficult enough—but have you thought about which way you to place it? Each direction, whether toward the door, the window or the wall has its own pros and cons. Though some say otherwise, there’s no univer [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:54+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Workplace Design|

How to Add Lounge Furniture to Your Office

As the editor of Office Snapshots since 2007, and blogger for turnstone since 2011, one of the fun aspects of my work has been seeing the proliferation of turnstone's products, most often their Bivi and Campfire lines, in many office design projects [...]

By | 2017-09-15T15:42:15+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Workplace Design|

Eliminating the Guesswork: a Guide to Office Furniture Shopping

In an ideal world, furniture shopping would allow us the ability to take our office with us when we shopped. Since that’s not the case, we often end up with a desk that takes up ¾ of the space and doesn’t even leave room for a chair. Obviously, there [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:55+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Workplace Design|

Decorative or Distracting: Where to Draw the Line

An inspiring physical environment is definitely important when it comes to working. I know if I had to be confined to nothing but plain walls, I’d feel too trapped to get anything done. Instead, my office is decorated with mood boards, collages, art, [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:55+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Workplace Design|