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The A-Z Guide for Designing Your Office Cubicles & Layout
If you’re designing office cubicles and layouts for your company, this is the presentation for you. We’ve compiled some quick tips in an A-Z list that you can use when planning your space. Let’s get started!
The A-Z Guide for Designing Your Office Cubicles & Layout
The A-Z Checklist for
Designing Your Office Layout
If you’re designing office cubicles and layouts for your
company, this is the presentation for you. We’ve
compiled some quick tips in an A-Z list that you can use
when planning your space. Let’s get started!
We’ve all read about the dangers of sitting all day – and
standing all day isn’t the best ergonomic solution either.
Incorporate adjustable worksurfaces into your design to
easily go from sitting to standing throughout the day.
Built for You
Why choose standard items out of a catalog when you
can design a space that fits your exact needs? With a
unique design process you can design your space down
to the inch and see a 3D virtual tour before it’s built.
Watch a video about the process to learn more.
(And other design obstacles) When you measure your
office space make sure you measure - or your drawings
note - all columns and design obstacles like heating
vents and electrical access panels in the space. Knowing
these obstacles up front allows them to be incorporated
into the design and will avoid issues and delays when
your furniture is installed.
Be sure to inquire as to whether the pricing of your
furniture includes delivery or will be added to the price
you were quoted. This will help you to be able to
compare pricing more accurately. Also think about
future additions or replacement parts. If you selected a
local distributor that sells imported furniture will they be
able to meet future timelines as growth occurs or if
there is an error in your shipment?
Position the furniture to either accommodate existing
building electrical or have powered added to the
Free of Emissions
Create a healthy indoor environment with certified low
VOC emitting furniture. Interior Concepts entire
furniture line has been certified as a low VOC emitting
furniture product and has been MAS Certified Green®.
Interior Concepts workstations are also compliant with
LEED for Schools and the CHPS performance standards
set for workstations to be classified as low-emitting
Today’s workspaces often require
spaces for collaboration.
Incorporate areas for
collaboration into the workstation
design, or create special meeting
areas for sharing. One solution
for collaboration is the Genius
Meeting table with DropShare
media sharing technology. Use it
to easily share thoughts and ideas
with team members.
For added durability make sure your worksurface
laminate is HPL as opposed to vertical grade laminate.
HPL will have added durability. Interior Concepts
worksurfaces have a writing surface of 1/16” highpressure laminate, and a balancing laminate backer
sheet on the underside of the worksurface.
Identify Your Needs
Designing furniture around company culture and
needs can help you to achieve your business goals.
Some companies prefer open office layouts, while
some prefer higher panels, or a combination of the
two. Work with experts that can turn your vision
into a reality to align your work environment with
your business goals.
Coffee is an important part of workplace culture.
We see many of our customers incorporating
gourmet coffee bars into break rooms for an extra
Okay we cheated on this one, but quality is
important! Most people are surprised at the quality
of the furniture they receive when they purchase
from Interior Concepts. Make sure your furniture
can withstand the demands of a high use
environment (and people sitting on the desks and
leaning against panels).
Many studies have shown that natural light
increases productivity and mood. Incorporate clear
or frosted acrylic panels into the cubicle design to
allow natural light to flow throughout the space.
As the saying goes, measure twice and cut once.
When you measure your space don’t forget to
include doorways, heating access panels, and
ledges. Even if you have a CAD drawing of your
space be sure to physically measure it to ensure
your furniture will fit.
Neutral colors are best for base color palettes. Add
color with paint and accessories, items that can be
easily changed with tastes and trends.
Open Office Layout
Though the open office concept is popular now it is
not the best solution for everyone. Consider how
employees work and what the optimum mix for
privacy and openness will mean for your company.
Put a personal touch in your office space with your
furniture design and colors. You can either select
standard designs from a catalog, or work with a
company like Interior Concepts take your design to
the next level. Make the most of your space, get
creative with colors, or print your logo onto panels.
When you utilize our online design process you will
receive updated drawings the next day. Not only
can you make design tweaks that turn your vision
into a reality, you will get a quick turnaround on
changes and revisions.
Did you know that you can make changes to your
furniture design live, in real time? Receive 3D
drawings and a virtual tour of your furniture
quotation, then get online with one of our designers
and make changes to your design so you can see
how your space will look before placing the order.
Many of our customers are concerned about sound.
They are interested to learn that only a small
percentage of noise reduction can be attributed to
the furniture. To reduce noise equip employees
with high quality headsets and consider investing a
sound masking system, or white noise system to
reduce distracting noise.
Technology is constantly changing. While it may be
nice to incorporate an iPod dock into your desk,
think about what will happen if the next version will
no longer work with the outlet you’ve incorporated
into your desk. Consider options that will
accommodate whatever comes next.
What good are fancy ergonomic adjustments if your
employees don’t know how to use them? Provide
training when new chairs or furniture is purchased
to ensure your employees get the most out of their
Utilize virtual tours and interactive 3D quoting so
you will see exactly what you’re getting. You can see
your design and make live changes, so you know
exactly how your space will look.
Wires, Cords & Cables
We still live in a world where we need cords and
cables to charge our devices and relay data. Keep
these cords and cables in mind when you consider
your furniture system. The Chase Wire
Management is one option to keep cords and cables
easily accessible yet stored out of sight.
Xpert Design Advice
Okay we cheated again here too, but working with
design professionals that can make recommendations
based on your needs can help you to achieve your
business goals. Interior Concepts has in depth
knowledge (over 20 years experience) in the specific
needs for school, call center, and office environments
Years of Use
Ensure your furniture will last for years with furniture
backed by a Lifetime Warranty. For our customers the
chance to purchase new furniture doesn’t come
around often, so purchasing furniture that is meant to
withstand high use environments with a warranty to
match is important.
Zero Wasted Space
Your office layout should reflect your
company’s culture and goals. Interior
Concepts can assist you in designing a
cubicle and office layout so those who work
for you can be as effective and productive as
possible. Give us a call at 800-678-5550 or
visit interiorconcepts.com to get started.
Call Center, School & Office Furniture.
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AVOID COSTLY MISTAKES
We have completed thousands of furniture
installations. Let our design experts help
you build your ideal furniture layout.
HASSLE FREE INSTALLATION
With our installation service we take care of
everything. You are provided with complete
documentation including a sign off book
QUALITY FURNITURE MADE IN THE USA
Your furniture will be backed by a Lifetime
Warranty and will look like new for years.
All Interior Concepts furniture is MAS
Certified Green to help create a healthy