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Office Space Design

Can I Claim Office Furniture On My Taxes?

By | Office Space Design

When building your office, every penny counts. All business owners know that one can claim expenses on their taxes, which help to boost net profits and lower your tax bill. The way this works is through tax deductions. Essentially, you take the price of a deductible expense from your gross profits – what happens is you are taxed on what is left over after deductions. The creation of your office opens up many opportunities for tax deductions. Many expenses that are required for the running and open of your business are deductible, such as rent, supplies, and more. Office furniture…

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Office Furniture Checklist: The Four Most Common Types of Office Furniture

By | Office Space Design

It’s time to complete that office, and one thing you definitely will need is furniture. It can be difficult to find out what exactly you will need. That is dependent on what kind of office you are, what industry you work in, and who will be using the furniture. We’ve compiled a list of general types of office furniture most offices will need when they are setting up. As always, you can contact Saraval Industries for a detailed consultation to set up your office at (516)-768-9033 anytime. 1. Desks Most all people need desks to work. The question is, what…

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What is Ergonomic Office Furniture

By | Industry Information, Office Space Design

The Lowdown on Ergonomics Ergonomics. It’s that word that any furniture retailer and manufacturer will throw out there to express how a user will feel comfortable using their product over others. But, what many people don’t know is that ergonomics is in itself a science. Researchers the world over—and throughout history—have worked to make people more productive, happier, and ultimately more safe through the study of ergonomics. We decided to lay down some facts on ergonomics, so that the buzz word you read when looking at office furniture means something more than just “comfort.” The Definition According to the International…

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Standing Desks Health Benefits and Does this Craze Have Legs?

By | Office Best Practices, Office Space Design

You’ve heard it before. Standing desks are quickly becoming an integral part of the office. Modern offices are sometimes only using standing desks, while traditional offices are quickly catching on to the craze. But, it’s more than a craze. Doctors around the country are increasingly recommending using standing desks because their health benefits help combat the new-age notion that “sitting is the new smoking.” While it’s important to factor in your own circumstance while considering a lifestyle change, the word is in that standing desks could have major health benefits, both wide-ranging and long-lasting. The ergonomic benefits and long-lasting health…

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What You Need to Know About Buying Used Office Furniture

By | Office Space Design

Need to refresh your office — or are you in the process of putting together a new office space for your startup? Either way, office furniture is a major investment that requires careful planning and budgeting. One excellent way to save money on your office decorating is by buying used office furniture. Read on for more information about the benefits of buying second hand, as well as what you need to know in order to get the best results. Why buy used office furniture? The bottom line is… your bottom line. Buying used office furniture saves you money. Office furnishings…

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How to Brand Your Office Space

By | Office Space Design

In business these days, brand is everything. Companies will pass up no opportunity to express their brand through advertising, copywriting, co-branded blogs, guerilla marketing events and more. The more solidified and consistent your brand expression is, the more your customers will think of your company. Yet many companies neglect the opportunity to express their branding in their own headquarters, even as they’re pulling out all the stops on all other channels. In this article, we’ll make the case for why it’s important not to neglect branding in your office space, and offer a few tips on creative ways to brand…

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Redecorating Your Office or Control Room on a Tight Budget

By | Control Room Design, Office Space Design, Trading

Has your office design gone stale? If the majority of your furniture hasn’t been replaced in years (or decades) and the aesthetics haven’t changed since day one, it’s likely that your work space is in need of a refresh. Though it can be hard to view this as a priority when there’s always plenty of other ways to spend the money in the budget, employers need to recognize the benefits of having an aesthetically pleasing office workspace — and then study up on these tips to revamp your workspace design on a budget. New office furniture doesn’t have to break…

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Making Open Office Plans Work

By | Office Space Design

Overcoming Challenges of Open Office Plans Much has been made of the open office layout trend: both for it and against it. Though the science has always been out on the definitive benefits of the open office design, its popularity has never faltered: an estimated 70 percent of office spaces had adopted the popular cubicle-free floor plan by 2014. The plan is far from perfect, but since it shows no signs of going away, it’s time to focus on ways that it can be improved upon. Where did the open office layout come from? The concept of an open office space…

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How to Design a Dog Friendly Office — And Why

By | Office Best Practices, Office Space Design

Having pets at work is becoming all the rage. Though the policy is generally associated with hip startups or animal-centric businesses, the workplace perk of allowing pets is beginning to spread into the mainstream. Welcoming four-legged office mates undoubtedly brings unique challenges into the work environment, but evidence suggests it may be worth the hurdles. Benefits of a Dog Friendly Office People love their dogs — according to a recent survey, over 54 million American households have a dog, and 65 percent of those regard their pet as a member of the family. People are happier when they can be…

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Remote Possibilities: Is Working From Home the Future?

By | Office Space Design

Just a few years ago, the future of office work seemed clear: it wouldn’t be in the office at all. Large companies began recognizing that having an off-site workforce simplified employees’ lives in terms of stressful commutes and childcare arrangements. It also gave them a larger pool of talent to choose from. Diebold, a company that manufactures ATMs, decided to adopt a telecommuting policy to attract potential new hires from outside the Canton, Ohio area where the headquarters are located. Quickly, they were recruiting talented new employees from Silicon Valley and major US cities. Telecommuting even cuts office maintenance costs…

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