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When selling or renting a home, many people use professional “stagers” to come in and decorate to make the space more visually appealing to potential buyers.  This same thought process should be used with commercial spaces.  If you are looking to lease or sell your existing office space, consider commercial office space staging.

It goes without saying, the commercial real estate market is very competitive and sellers should always be looking for ways to gain a competitive edge.  One way to sell quick is to sell cheap.  That will attract more offers, no doubt, but at the end of the day, you walk away with less money in your pocket after the sale.

Another way to make your business stand out is to make improvements prior to putting the property up for sale.   As you well know, this can be very expensive and there is certainly no guarantee that those improvements are going to attract the right buyer and/or get you a higher sale price.

A third, and often better, approach is to “stage” your space.  Commercial office space staging has really gained popularity in recent years, thanks to reality television.  People now understand the importance of staging when preparing their homes and/or businesses for sale or lease, and that is where Advanced Furniture Solutions can help.  We can temporarily place key pieces in strategic locations, including office furniture and artwork, that will bring an otherwise empty space to life!

Since most buyers begin their property searches online, having your commercial office space professionally staged can be an important first step in attracting an interested buyer.  Just like with residential spaces, a non-staged commercial space can present worse in photographs as compared to a staged one.   By taking that extra step and making that initial investment, a professionally staged space is more likely to get an actual walk-through.  We have even brought furniture in just for a day–so that the professional photographs can be taken and the space will have a better online presence for potential buyers.  If you think about it, who wants to look at pictures of a big, empty space?

Let the experts at Advanced Furniture Solutions provide you with commercial office space staging that will allow potential buyers to actually see how the space can be utilized, rather than having to imagine the space with desks,  conference room tables, reception chairs, artwork, etc.

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we want to give you the most out of our services and best customer experience possible. Our large range of manufacturers gives us the opportunity to give our clients their dream space.  Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom on 9452 Philips Highway, Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00 and Saturday, 08:00-2:00.

Let our experts assist you in developing practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.

Named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida.  A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

www.advancedfurnituresolutions.com

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Oftentimes, people mistake “used” as being old and discarded.  That couldn’t be farther from the truth when it comes to used office furniture! If you are in search of quality used office furniture in Jacksonville, look no further!  Let our experts do the work (and searching) for you. 

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we have dedicated staff that specialize in office liquidations and decommissions.   Just like anything else–practice makes perfect!  When you have done something for years, you tend to get good at it!   Over time, we have developed an extensive network base, both locally and nationally, that work directly with us when they have used office furniture available they no longer need.  These ongoing relationships create a constant influx of “new” used office furniture that we add to our existing inventory each month.   After a careful review, we hand select only the best items, arrange to have them shipped and/or brought to our location, clean/repair the items as needed, and pass the savings on to our customers.  That is definitely a win for everyone looking for used office furniture in Jacksonville!

I could go on an on about the importance of considering used office furniture when furnishing a business, and that includes your home office!  The obvious potential cost-savings aside, repurposing used office furniture is also good for the environment, as it keeps those items from ending up in a land fill long before their time!  This includes used office furniture pieces such as task chairs, cubicles, traditional office desks, reception desks, standing desks, filing cabinets, credenza’s, bookcases, conference room tables, employee lockers and more.

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, it’s important to us that our customers are satisfied with their purchase.  We strive to provide the best customer experience possible.  Please take a moment to check out our recent google reviews!  We have solutions for every industry.  Furniture needs vary by market.  No matter what your industry is – government, healthcare, education or business- we can help!  Our large range of manufacturers gives us the opportunity to create a wonderful work space at a price you can afford.  Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom on 9452 Philips Highway, Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00 and Saturday, 08:00-2:00.

Let our experts assist you in developing practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.

Named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida.  A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

www.advancedfurnituresolutions.com

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If there is one thing I have learned during my tenure at Advanced Furniture Solutions, it’s that space planning makes a big difference when creating the perfect workspace.   Too often, not enough thought goes into creating a workspace because of strict budgets or timeframes, or simply because people think they can “do it themselves”.  Let me say this… plan now or pay later!  INVEST IN A PROFESSIONAL TO ASSIST YOU WITH SPACE PLANNING!

I have told this to clients time and time again–space planning makes a big difference when creating and transforming spaces.  When all is said and done, the space needs to tell your story and promote your vision.  That can be difficult, to say the least, because every client has a unique set of wants and needs.  The priority must remain the same– to organize the space, furniture and daily flow so that everything works together and effectively accommodates the needs of the people who will be using the space.

Why Does Space Planning Matter?

Space planning makes a big difference because when done correctly, studies show employee engagement, client retention, and staff productivity improve.  Effective space planning has a direct impact on both labor costs (employee salaries) as well as fixed costs (rent, utilities, etc); therefore, it’s critical that it be taken seriously when creating or renovating a workspace.

As I have discussed in previous blogs, the quality and functionality of the environment in which your employees work can directly influence their productivity and well-being.   An effective and efficient work environment can have a positive influence on the morale and performance levels of the staff.

Not all Space Planning is Created Equal.

The Team at Advanced Furniture Solutions have been installing, moving, reconfiguring and creating office spaces since 1997.  We have come up against some tough situations and have realized that the best plan of attack is to address space planning from the very start. The upfront and honest approach with have taken over the years has saved our clients a lot of time and regret down the road.  Effective space planning ensures optimal use of floor area without the wasted space we often see because of unnecessary and/or unplanned storage, ill-fitting desks or cubicles, or poorly positioned existing furniture.  We want to ensure that every inch of space has an intenced purpose, be it an employee workstation, meeting area, breakroom area, touch down area, or even a simple employee walk-through.   Bottom line, you are paying for that space by the square foot, so why not get the most use out of it!

What Should You Consider When Planning Your Space?

First, what are your goals? Do you want an open plan workspace?  Is employee health and engagement at the top of your list?  Have you given thought to including collaborative workspace areas?  Do you plan on growing, moving, or downsizing in the next few years?  We will talk to you about all of these things so we ensure that your long-term goals the goals of the organization and make sure that we come up with a properly planned interior environment.

Next up, think about how you will be using each space. Do your employees sit all day long?  Do they come and go throughout the day and just need a space to sit intermittently?  Do they often work in large groups? Or is it somewhere in between? We will work with you to create an office environment that meets somewhere in the middle.

Finally, there needs to be focus on ergonomics.   Sorry, it’s the nurse in me, but I can not express enough the importance of this last point.  The correct furniture can allow employees to both sit and stand during the day, which has proven to stimulate productivity and overall well-being.  Read more in a recent blog on workplace wellness.

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we want to give you the most out of our services and best customer experience possible. Our large range of manufacturers gives us the opportunity to give our clients their dream space.  Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom on 9452 Philips Highway, Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00 and Saturday, 08:00-2:00.

Let our experts assist you in developing practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.

Named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida.  A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

www.advancedfurnituresolutions.com

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Creating a shared workspace can be as easy as 1-2-3 with the Kore Work Cart by Kimball. This ingenious product is an award winner and for good reason!  It’s not often that I dedicate an entire blog to one product, but I just love this one so much, I had to share it with the world!

The Kore Work Cart by Kimball is designed for adaptability and embraces the concept of the shared workspace.   Creating a sense of community is important, but just as important is recognizing the needs of the individual.   In today’s ever-evolving work environment, the key to employee satisfaction is flexibility, including the ability to support a wide variety of work styles.  The KORE Work Cart allows you to create individual work areas that can easily be brought together, creating a quick and easy collaborative shared workspace without the need to build or tear down walls.  What more could you ask for?  It’s a dream come true!  A product that can create a fluid workspace that can rapidly expand, contract, reconfigure, or even relocate at a moment’s notice!  YES!

In today’s fast-paced shared workspace environment, it is important to utilize simple products that can quickly adapt and adjust to the needs of the individual and the needs of the organization.  A perfect solution to creating a successful shared workspace is to make the environment mobile.  Then employees can transition their thinking from the traditional individual “ownership” of a workspace to a shared “usership” of the workspace.

Swiss architect Daniel Korb designed KORE Work Carts to support the different ways we work and interact.  Today’s diverse workforce expect a lot out of their work environment.  Employees want their workplace to be flexible, informal and healthy; however, they also want to have both privacy and the ability to collaborate with co-workers when the need arises.  As you well know, meeting everyone’s specific needs can be challenging but this product gives you a great headstart!   Click here to check out the Kore Work Cart video to experience it live and in action!

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we provide employers with the right tools to support today’s evolving shared workspace environments.  It is our goal to give you the best customer experience possible while creating your dream workspace.  Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom on 9452 Philips Highway, Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00. Saturdays, 08:00-2:00.

Let our experts assist you in developing practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.

Jacksonville’s only Kimball Select Dealer and named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida.  A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

www.advancedfurnituresolutions.com

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I think we all can agree to leave stress in 2018 and welcome workplace wellness in 2019. Lately, the world has been promoting the importance of being the best version of you. I don’t know about you all, but I am ready to hop on board! Here are a few tips to get started:

Tip #1: Stand Up!

Studies say that you should try to stand at least 30 minutes an hour. Many of you sit at desks all day, so here is an opportunity with a quick, easy solution! Something as simple as adding some type of sit to stand unit at or on your desk/workstation. Whether it is the full desk moving or just a unit that sits on top of the desk, they take care of the same need.  In addition to improving your health, standing at your desk can also boost productivity, reduce back pain, and increase energy levels.

  • Xsede Height Adjust by Kimball

Tip #2: Light it up.

For all of you that are getting some inspiration for your new office renovation, listen up!! Natural light in the workplace has been voted as the number one natural element in the workplace. It helps reduce stress and promote creativity. One way you can do this is incorporate glass when possible. One option is KI Lightline Architectural Walls for private offices or glass panels in a cube farm. That will help spread light throughout the room instead of blocking it off a foot away from the window. If you do not want to get as fancy as glass panels, you can opt to shorten the panels. This gives the same effect while decreasing the cost.

Tip #3: Move.

The simplest of tips in basic workplace wellness is MOVE. Get up to talk to a person instead of sending them another email or go walk around the building while on a conference call. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. This will help keep your brain alert and has the ability to spark up your mood.

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we want to give you the most out of our services and best customer experience possible. Our large range of manufacturers gives us the opportunity to give our clients their dream space.  Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom on 9452 Philips Highway, Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00. Saturday hours available by appointment.

Let our experts assist you in developing practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.

Jacksonville’s only Kimball Select Dealer and named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida.  A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

www.advancedfurnituresolutions.com

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Telling your brand’s story has more to do with creating a pretty office, it is about creating a functional office. More times than not, people turn down products because they don’t like stepping out of their comfort zone. People know how traditional cubicle set ups work and the hierarchy of private office layouts.  Yes, that might work for some offices, but is it the best for yours?

Tell your brand’s story through the furniture, layout, and color schemes. Make your employees happy by giving them what they need to do their job. Whether that is through the height of panels, broken out collaborative areas, or the color of materials, it all plays a role in the overall story. At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we use our services like space planning/design and the collection of used furniture to give our customers everything they need. In the end, a functional office is a productive office.

Need some ideas to get you started? 

  1. Narrate by Kimball. Narrate allows our clients to express their company through systems furniture. From different style end panels to an endless range of configurations of collaboration spaces and simple workstations, Narrate is an unwritten book that lets you write your story from finish to end.
  2. AFS’s space planning services. New furniture does not always solve the problem. Sometimes a little face lift (or a rearrangement of furniture in this case) is all you need. TIP: this is also a great budget saving option 
  3. Architectural Walls by KI. Have an open and airy brand? Try Lightline. Is your company big on collaborating? Try Evoke. Need the sophisticated look of solid wood? Try Genius. Mix and match them to create the workplace that makes your job easier. 
  4. Any ergonomic product. Chose from height-adjustable desks (free standing or set on desk), monitor arms, or even fun side chairs to help your posture. These are great options for anyone, but especially health and wellness facilities. Might as well practice what you preach. 

This list can go on, but it would be better to discuss in person.

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we want to give you the most out of our services and best customer experience possible. Our large range of manufacturers gives us the opportunity to give our clients their dream space.  Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom on 9452 Philips Highway, Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00. Saturday 08:00 – 2:00.

Let our experts assist you in developing practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.

Jacksonville’s only Kimball Select Dealer and named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida.  A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

www.advancedfurnituresolutions.com

See how we can help tell your story today! Call us at (904) 398-0807 or visit us at 9452 Philips Hwy, Ste. 7, Jacksonville, FL 32081

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Creating a productive workplace is a challenge for even the most brilliant business owners and office managers. In the middle of the 20th century, designing open offices seemed like the solution. But office decision makers have come to realize that more dynamic workplaces are far more preferable.

One of the new design styles companies are interested in is called the “agile office.” An agile office environment is one that caters to multiple departments, individual privacy and team collaboration within a single design. This office setting combats many of the limitations of open offices while still providing areas where workers have easy access to their colleagues.

Inadequate Privacy Hinders Productivity

Open offices were invented to encourage collaboration. Unfortunately, there is a compromise between collaborative atmospheres and privacy. Overlooking the importance of worker privacy is detrimental to overall productivity productivity, according to a University of Sydney study of over 40,000 office workers. Around 40% of employees felt the lack of privacy hurt their ability to finish tasks effectively and in a timely manner. 

Office Noise Is Too Distracting

Setting up an open office layout inevitably leads to a noisier work environment. Studies show that workers prefer environments with sound levels between 48 and 52 dB. Two people having a conversation can create noise levels exceeding 130 dB, which is far too distracting when trying to focus on work. 

Offering your workers a quiet space, which all agile office style provide, is a pragmatic solution. Here your staff can focus, clear their thoughts and work with greater efficiency. 

ZENBOOTH

Providing Too Much Stimulation for More Introverted Employees

Open offices are typically designed with more extroverted employees in mind. Introverted employees often feel more uncomfortable in an open environment, which takes its toll on their stress levels. Even extroverted employees that are closer to the center of the E-I spectrum might feel overwhelmed by the stimulation.

Studies have shown that just by offering staff a place where they can escape and find some alone time, their stress levels dissipate – whether they actually use that space or not. 

Zenbooth

Causing Employees to Shut Out Potentially Meaningful Engagement Opportunities

Open offices might be structured for the purpose of encouraging employee engagement. However, they often have the exact opposite outcome. Employees may feel so overburdened by the number of people around them that they start shutting out opportunities to build stronger relationships. They might begin to take their coworkers for granted and not make an effort to engage with them. 

The Benefits of Adding Secluded Environments to Your Office 

Developing an agile workplace can mitigate many of the problems associated with open offices. 

Some employees have a greater yearning or tolerance for noise than others. Managers designing workplaces must keep this in mind at all time. Workplaces can be designed differently for each team, rather than using the same, company-wide open office layout. In one example, a company that implemented an agile office setting did the following:

  • One section of the office was divided up into multiple workspaces so employees could seek more privacy.
  • In another area, employees were given shared tables, which had comfortable seating arrangements and promoted collaboration
  • Another place was created where staff could retreat to smaller rooms if they wanted to have a quiet meeting
  • Office booths or pods were added for workers who wanted to completely block out office distractions

The format was originally used in the IT department, but the template was copied to other departments later on. Certain elements were tweaked to fit the preferences of each team.

Agile Workplaces Are the Solution to the Challenges Created by Open Offices

Brainstorming is a vital part of any workplace but formulating new ideas isn’t easy when coworkers are having loud conversations or constantly interrupting. Focusing on your work is even difficult with the addition of visual distractions, which are omnipresent in office office settings.  

As a CEO or office manager, building breakout areas will make it easier for employees to engage in deep thinking and be creative. Staff can also retreat to these areas when they need a quiet space to relieve stress or take important calls without having to deal with background noises. 

Open office layouts seemed like a great idea several decades ago. CEO’s and office managers need to understand their downsides, many limitations and begin to seek alternatives. Agile workplaces are better for productivity and building employee relationships. As office decision makers look to the future, how they choose to design their office will affect their bottom line and employee well being. 

For more information on creating an agile workspace, visit Zenbooth, an office phone booth manufacturer based in Berkley, California who are leaders in creating privacy in open spaces.

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we want to give you the most out of our services and best customer experience possible. Our large range of manufacturers gives us the opportunity to give our clients their dream space.  Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom on 9452 Philips Highway, Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00. Saturday 08:00 – 2:00.

Let our experts assist you in developing practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.

Jacksonville’s only Kimball Select Dealer and named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida.  A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

www.advancedfurnituresolutions.com

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Do you need assistance with Space Planning in Jacksonville, Florida?  Advanced Furniture Solutions is well-known for our 5-Star customer service, wide range of quality furniture manufacturers, in-house professional installation team, and ever-changing used furniture inventory.  However, there is a lot more to us then people know. Did you know we also provide a budgeted space planning option? If not, then tune in.

Space planning is one of the most important elements to a functional space. This is what creates seamless transition spaces and well planned grouped areas.   At Advanced Furniture Solutions, have our very own in-house Product Application Specialist, Kaitlin Stanton, who strives to create the best space for your company. She understands that every company has different goals they want to achieve and different needs that need to be met. With her knowledge of spatial needs and proximity relations, she can help make your office a functional and successful place.

Interested in the process?  We start out by understanding the structure of your company and the purpose of your visit.  We offer FREE ONSITE ESTIMATES!  From there, we discuss budget and product options. Sometimes this step consists of field measurements and a visit to our showroom to touch, feel, and see the products for yourself. This will give us a taste of your needs so then we can create the space plan and three dimensional renderings. The renderings show the actual color and size of the furniture so you can get a close representation of what your final space will look like. Once the final products and color selections have been finalized, we can process your order and in approximately 4-6 weeks, our install team will come deliver and set up your furniture. Problem solved!

In addition to providing space planning in Jacksonville, we have a list of other services we touch on too. For example, some offices end up having awkward areas that become unusable and a waste of space. We figure out how to benefit your company best and make sure you are not wasting valuable office space AND making your employees happy. Here are some ways we do that:

  • Touchdown Spot: this works great with a worksurface and chair for applicants or come and go empolyees
  • Privacy Zone: Add a sound absorbing chair or phone booth to give privacy to employees in an open plan office
  • Collaboration Area: Put some chairs around a coffee table for people to relax, chat, and brainstorm ideas

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we want to give you the most out of our services and best customer experience possible. Our large range of manufacturers gives us the opportunity to give our clients their dream space.  Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom on 9452 Philips Highway, Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00 and Saturday, 08:00-2:00.

Let our experts assist you in developing practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.

Named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida.  A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

www.advancedfurnituresolutions.com

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Today, we are going to discuss architectural walls in the workplace.  By the time you finish this blog, it’s my hope that you will be as excited as we are about creating environments that are visually inspiring and seamlessly functional.  Whether you are an architect or designer, general contractor, or facility manager, the use of architectural walls in the workplace will help you strike the perfect balance between design and function. 

Demountable walls are on the rise to being one of the most important design trends of all time.  Why?  Architectural Walls in the workplace can give you space you have always wanted without the commitment of building walls and the mess of tearing them back down. With the wide variety of options, it has never been so easy to make the most out of the entire office.

Beautiful Finishes.  Flexible Spaces.  Supportive Function.

Although there are various manufacturers that make architectural walls for the workplace, today we are going to discuss my own personal favorite, KI.  The three types of architectural walls KI offers are Lightline, Evoke, and Genius.  Keep the workplace fun and functional by mix and matching ALL of the lines.

First up…Lightline.

Versatile and adaptable, Lightline is a pre-assembled, unitized glass wall system dedicated to the enhancement of light. Its seamless connections maximize natural light for brighter, more efficient spaces while providing visual unification between architecture and furniture.

Unlimited butt-glazing lets you design spaces with no visual breaks, because Lightline doesn’t require vertical posts. And its thinner, smaller rectilinear profiles go practically unnoticed.  This line can be had to resist when the ½” seamless glass panels are put together.  What a great and easy way to maximize daylighting within the office!

Lightline Architectural Wall

Second…Evoke.

Evoke is a breakthrough alternative to drywall that is changing everything – from the minds of architects to the hearts of designers. Now you have the freedom to express yourself in ways once thought unimaginable with a wall system. Featuring the passive aesthetics of drywall with virtually seamless reveal lines, Evoke is as flexible as a traditional movable wall, yet is screen-printable wrappable, and even paintable in the field – anything but dry. With Evoke, you have the option to install wallpaper, full-height markerboard, digital inkjet print, or paint.  Consider using these walls along noisy hallways or training rooms. The Sound Transmission Class performance rating of 50 will keep productivity in and distractions out!  WIN-WIN!

And Last But Not Least…Genius.

The basic task of a wall is to segment space and provide privacy. Genius® architectural wall does that and more, creating highly functional spaces that promote efficiency and productivity.  Genius gives you the chance to let your creativity soar. Unlimited options for wood, custom designs with segmented glass, custom film graphics, integrated power, magnetic markerboard, and more.  The range of options eliminates boundaries on what designs are possible.

Genius architectural wall easily accommodates those needs through customizable designs and configurations. Compatible with all KI systems furniture lines, Genius architectural wall integrates with worksurfaces, storage and accessories to create streamlined workstations, conference rooms, training rooms and more offering design flexibility to create unmatched visual impact.

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The benefits of choosing KI walls are the endless reconfigurations, easy installation, simple updates, the ability to relocate, and the option to customize. With over 4,000 options of hardware and an unlimited amount of ways to put the walls together, they can adapt to any work style, need, or function it has to.  Now… wasn’t I correct?  Aren’t you excited about adding architectural walls in the workplace?  You will get everything you need.  Beautiful form. Design flexibility. Friendly function.

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we want to give you the most out of our services and best customer experience possible. Our large range of manufacturers gives us the opportunity to give our clients their dream space.  Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom on 9452 Philips Highway, Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00 and Saturday, 08:00-2:00.

Let our experts assist you in developing practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.

Named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida.  A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

www.advancedfurnituresolutions.com

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The Height-Adjustable Screen by KI puts you in charge.  Whether you want privacy to focus on a task or the ability to interact with your coworkers, you can control your workspace. 

Open plans are in, privacy is out. People love the thought of open plan systems for easy collaboration, but usually turn them down due to the worry of noise it would create. What if there was a solution to both problems? The Universal Height-Adjustable Screen by KI gives you just that.

This ½” felt screen is made out of 100% polyester and ranges in a variety of colors and sizes. It easily mounts on any or all sides of the worksurface to provide the right amount of privacy for that individual. The Universal Height-Adjustable Screen is truly universal by being able to mount to any type of surface you need whether it is an existing table top or new desk.

How Does It Work?

With an easy push or pull, the screen will move to your desired height. The screen can reach 17” above the worksurface to provide sound dampening for a private phone conversation or an area to tack notes onto. By pushing the screen all the way down, it makes for a seamless transition into a collaboration area.  The screen can reach 22” below the surface to even create a modesty panel when needed.

Your preferred workstyle may change depending upon the project, what’s going on around you or even your mood.  Create the open plan you’ve dreamed of with the privacy of panels that employees enjoy.  Let Advanced Furniture Solutions and KI help you make the best of both worlds with the Universal Height-Adjustable Screen.  Want to learn more, click here.

The effortless adjustment lets YOU be in the boss. Interested? Our showroom has the perfect example for you. Stop on by and see it for yourself.

At Advanced Furniture Solutions, we want to give you the most out of our services and best customer experience possible. Our large range of manufacturers gives us the opportunity to give our clients their dream space.  Give us a call at (904) 398-0807, contact us online, or visit our showroom on 9452 Philips Highway, Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32256.  Hours: Monday-Friday, 08:00-5:00. Saturday hours available by appointment.

Let our experts assist you in developing practical and effective office solutions that will get you on the right track to improved workplace wellness, productivity, and inspiration.

Jacksonville’s only Kimball Select Dealer and named as one of the Fastest 50 Growing Businesses by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2016, 2017 & 2018, Advanced Furniture Solutions is a premier woman-owned office furniture and commercial flooring store in Jacksonville, Florida.  A certified 8M, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), AFS has been providing sustainable and affordable office solutions to organizations of all shapes and sizes in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

www.advancedfurnituresolutions.com

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