Furniture Designed for Sober Living Facilities

Posted by Janet Voigt on Thu, Nov 30, 2017 @ 04:14 PM
Furniture is an important part of every Sober Living facility. While your average commercial facility can pick out furniture based solely on looks, healthcare professionals have to consider how their patients and staff will interact with every piece of furniture and choose seating, beds, and storage designed for constant use while providing a feeling of home. These solutions allow people in transition to feel safe and comfortable in your facility.

When trying to combine style, functionality and cost, what are your real options?

  1. Try fully upholstered seating pieces with contemporary styling. Fully upholstered seating is a winner for providing comfort and ensuring that facilities provide a home-like therapeutic environment. Patients and clients can relax while fully engage in therapy and activities when comfortably positioned with their feet up.
  2. 1000’s of fabrics for heavy use are made to exacting standards to ensure stability under constant use, resist staining, deter breakage, prevent fluid seepage, defend against bacteria and microbe growth, and so much more!
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Why Can’t My Facility Furniture Ship Fast?

Posted by Janet Voigt on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 @ 04:14 PM

Planning for a furniture project for your new group living facility takes a lot of consideration for your clients’ and staffs’ needs, the best use of space, and the best use of budget. Choosing durable furniture and fixtures designed for group living help to create an extended furniture replacement cycles which is good news for administration. It is important to remember that all phases of planning require time to be done right. The purchase of furniture and fixtures is no exception.

The online behemoths that are commonplace for residential purchases have sort of conditioned all of us to expect speedy purchasing and delivery of all sorts of commodities. While the point and click world of consumer goods works for a lot of things that same model is less effective in wholesale industries. Furniture designed under contract durability and flammability standards is sold through wholesale distributors. In order for the wholesale business model to offer lowest pricing, little inventory is held. In other words, most manufacturers will build the furniture only when you order. The huge variety of sizes, fabrics, and finishes make storing quantities of contract-grade furniture almost impossible.

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High Durability Furniture

Posted by Janet Voigt on Wed, Oct 25, 2017 @ 02:54 PM

High Durability Furniture: Not Clunky Anymore!

Durable furniture might bring to mind images of clunky, heavy materials assembled on a thick, bulky foundations. But what makes furniture “durable” in today’s world is really just the opposite.

Technology has improved furniture production methods to a point where lighter components can combine to create a high-style piece of furniture with incredible durability and function.

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Topics: Bariatric, durable furniture, Contract Furniture

Crate Style Furniture Has Taken a Major Fashion Step Forward!

Posted by Karyl Walker on Sun, Sep 24, 2017 @ 05:00 PM

Once upon a time in a far-away land, crate style wood furniture was trendy and fashionable.

So, maybe not a far-away land but certainly crate style furniture was popular in a past time. I recall the first time I saw crate style living room furniture at my cousin’s house in the 70’s. The boxy seating pieces were intriguing to me; clearly born from practical & rugged shipping crates but when outfitted with overstuffed cushions, the seating ensemble somehow achieved a comfy, homey look.

Today, crate style has trimmed down and taken a major fashion step forward into the present. 
 
The thick, boxy lines of crate of old have been replaced with a slimmer profile while still maintaining the practical durability that made the style appealing.
 
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Topics: Crate Style Furniture

An Interior Designer’s Guide to Healthcare Furniture

Posted by Janet Voigt on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 @ 01:00 PM
Interior Designer for Contract Furniture
Recently I was talking to an interior designer who took her first healthcare design job. This particular interior designer had a lot of residential experience but when I asked her about selecting contract-grade furniture, she was totally unaware that there was furniture designed for non-residential applications.
 
While the elements of good residential interior design might translate well into a commercial healthcare or group living environment, the furniture and fixtures do not.
 
Bland, sterile-looking healthcare facilities are a thing of the past. Aesthetics now encompass a broad range of healing elements including energetic color-schemes and nature-based hues that encourage comfort. But beyond the basics of color is a new world of functionality.
 
Furniture and fixtures for health care and healing environments must also prevent falls, encourage mobility, discreetly deal with incontinence and fluids, maintain sterile surfaces and support the latest patient-centered technologies.
 
So what exactly is contract-grade furniture? 
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Topics: Interior Design Advice of Group Living Facilities, Contract Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture

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