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Designing a Custom Reception Desk

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

Do you hear the word “custom” and automatically assume it will break the bank?  Sure many times “custom designed” can be synonymous with high end products but sometimes a custom designed piece of furniture costs less than its manufactured assembly line counterpart!  If a furniture solution has size limitations or unique requirements…custom designed could be… Continue reading

Shelving that Functionally Organizes

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

One critical feature of all organized home and business offices is adequate amounts of usable shelving.  Let’s discuss the options available for shelving that works for pure functional uses.  Here are some pure utilitarian shelving solutions that are true work horses…great for closets or forgotten corners.  This is shelving that functionally organizes! SHELVING BASICS… Books… Continue reading

7 Features of a Good Ergonomic Desk Chair

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

There is a lot of confusion out in the marketplace when it comes to purchasing a good ergonomic desk chair.  Some vendors will have you think it’s all about thick plush cushions while others tag a chair ergonomic if it has adjustable height. only.  Be wary of the the extra padding in the chair back… Continue reading

Organizing A New Business

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

We all can agree that making good impressions and portraying a professional image are critical factors in the business world today.  Correctly organizing a new business is a great first step.   There are many ways that we can send the message “I am successful” such as… How you dress Car you drive Business cards… Continue reading

A Chiropractic View of Ergonomics in the Work Place

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr Sarah Corcoran of Wicked Good Chiropractic in Mansfield, MA.  Dr Sarah has been a practicing Chiropractor for over ten years.  Chiropractic treatment is a natural safe, way to heal the body from pain, stiffness & soreness.   As an office designer, I am concerned with providing proper ergonomics through… Continue reading

Display Kids’ Artwork in the Office

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

  Children LOVE to create ARTWORK but just as important…us parents just LOVE to display our little Picasso’s creations…especially in our offices!  And why not?!  When the work day hits a fever pitch, there is something so refreshing and calming about seeing our child’s self portrait depicted as a little purple faced, yellow haired character!  I have… Continue reading

Window Treatments: Tips, Warnings and Advice

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

Hopefully you are lucky enough to have windows in your work space whether it is located in a home or business office.  The next question is always…and what do I do with these windows?  Styles and products in the window treatment industry have changed due to new materials and technology but today, as in decades… Continue reading

Choosing the Perfect Desk for Your Office

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

Twenty years ago, when it came to selecting a desk, our options were pretty limited.  If it were for the home it was wood furniture measuring 48″ x 24″.  If it were for the corporate executive, the desk measured 36″ x 72″ and corporate positions of lesser status had a desk that measured 30″ x 60″. Oh and… Continue reading

The Ergonomically Correct Work Space or Office

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

We hear this word all the time and yet do we really understand its significance?  What is ergonomics?  It is the scientific discipline that studies how humans interact with the elements of a system?  Say what?…simply put, it studies how people interact with the tools we use in our daily lives and also provides recommendations… Continue reading

Office Space Planning

Published on: Author: Anne Langton

Office space planning is about two things…FIT and FUNCTION.  As an interior designer and an organizer these are two concepts that i love to sink my teeth into!  Let’s start with the basics… FIT A little planning in this area goes a long way.  It seems pretty obvious to say a piece of furniture must “fit” but… Continue reading