The Secret of a Better Table

Posted by Janet Voigt on Tue, Mar 12, 2019 @ 01:38 PM

Tables serve an essential function in our lives. In our homes and our workplaces - tables are the place we share meals, organize paperwork, talk, listen, play games and maybe just put our feet up at the end of a long day.

When furnishing a heavy use group home or group living environment, selecting a table that will be multi-functional and hold up to the demands of a heavy use environment is not an easy task.
Nice looking tables are available around every corner from retail furniture stores to big box retailers.  You can easily grab a nice-looking dining table while picking up your weekly groceries and toilet paper, but what is that you get when you buy what’s convenient?  It is hard to tell so let’s start by looking at makes a “good table.”

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Topics: Dining Tables, Group Furniture Buying Advice, group living furniture, Tables

Color Trends Can Refresh Your Design

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Jan 29, 2019 @ 08:01 AM

There’s no doubt that color trends have influence on our environment. Remember the vibrant teal of the 1980s and the steely gray of the 2000s? What’s interesting is how color trends in interior design reflect the attitudes of the era as well as the users of the space.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Interior Design Advice of Group Living Facilities, Fabric/Upholstered Furniture for Contract, group living furniture, contract fabrics

How to Minimize Cleanup Tasks in Residential Settings.

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 39% of seniors living in residential facilities experience incontinence issues. The associated cleanup tasks aren’t limited to the senior-care market, however. Camps, retreats and behavioral health treatment centers also need to create appropriate strategies for incidents involving bodily fluids.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Fabric/Upholstered Furniture for Contract, group living furniture, heavy duty furniture, contract fabrics

What is Contract Furniture | Group Living Facilities

Posted by Karyl Walker on Sun, Apr 29, 2018 @ 10:01 AM

Furniture designed for heavy use environments like health care, higher ed, camp & conference centers, and other group living facilities must perform to standards that far exceed residential furniture standards.

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Topics: Contract Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, group living furniture, contract fabrics, Sober Living Furniture, Furniture for Treament Centers, Sober Living, Treatment centers, Furniture with the look of home, retail vs contract Furniture

9 Pieces of Furniture That Group Home Staff Can’t Live Without.

Posted by Janet Voigt on Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 01:10 PM

The benefits of using the right furniture for a group home or group living facility are many. From comfort of the consumer to ease of use for staff to creating the feeling of home that reassures consumers’ families - the right furniture makes a difference. When selecting furniture for group homes and other heavy use environments, how do you know what is “right” for your facility?

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Topics: durable furniture, Group Furniture Buying Advice, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, group living furniture

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