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:

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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.
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Topics: Interior Design Advice of Group Living Facilities, Contract Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture

5 Ways to Spruce up Your Aging Lobby

Posted by Janet Voigt on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

Ever have one of those days when you walk through your facility on your way to your work day and something different catches your eye?  It’s the day that it hits you that your lobby area is dated. 

What was once fresh and new is now drab and old. The saying “you never get a chance to make a first impression” might resonate through your head as you think about how many people are coming to your facility and getting the wrong first impression.  The furniture they see your lobby is attention-getting for all the wrong reasons.

So what can you do to update your aging lobby? Here are 5 ways to spruce up your aging lobby:

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Topics: Lobby Furniture Furniture for Contract, Commercial Lounge Furniture, Group Furniture Buying Advice

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