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How to Select the Best Medical Office Furniture

Choosing office furniture isn’t easy. Does the aesthetic make sense? Is it comfortable? Can we easily move it as we grow? Now, take into account medical office furniture and that list of questions expands exponentially. 

  • Are you patients able to access all areas?
  • Are surfaces easy to clean?
  • Are the furniture pieces long-lasting and durable?

The furniture you choose (whether modular or not) needs to fit all of these criteria and more. Here are some tips and extra thoughts to consider when the time comes for you to furnish your medical facility.

Considering Comfort

From layout to colors and style, how your furniture looks and feels can make all the difference in ensuring your patients are comfortable. Especially in a health or medical setting, visitors to your office should feel safe, secure, and reassured that your facility is top-notch and caring. 

Other things you should consider:

  • Is there enough space to move comfortably?
  • Does the office layout allow you to interact with patients easily?
  • Does your office allow for space to gather information with sufficient privacy?
  • Is there lockable storage available for clinical records, marketing material, and medications?

Taking Sanitation into Account

As members of the healthcare industry, you must be vigilant when it comes to germs and cleanliness. Whether you are operating a doctor’s office, a hospital, or another practice, you want to eliminate all of the germs you possibly can from furniture and surrounding areas. 

How important is this? Studies from the CDC have shown that 1 in 25 patients acquire an infection while being within a hospital care setting. Here are some things you should look for when it comes to picking medical furniture:

  • Minimal crevices and with areas that are easy to disinfect
  • Smooth, finished countertops, desks, and side tables that are easy to wipe down
  • Non-porous furniture made of material such as vinyl or polyurethane
  • Couches and chairs with removable cushions or parts make for convenient disinfecting and repairing
  • Furniture that is made to last and easy to replace

Safety and Compliance

Your patient’s safety should be the top priority. In order to accomplish this, thinking of how your furniture functions is critical so that it accommodates those with special needs. This means adhering to ADA compliance rules regarding spacing, width, ramps, and bathroom accessibility.  

Another instance is ensuring that falls and injuries that could happen are at a minimum. Here’s how you can be sure the furniture you choose provides the safety you need:

  • Providing different levels of seating
  • Adequate armrests for added support
  • Sturdy and durable 
  • Rounded edges and no sharp areas

There’s 3 ways you can ensure your medical office furniture caters to both your staff and patients. Need help designing furniture that fit your needs? Contact us today to see how Modular Furniture Group can transform your space for the better!

reception desk at medical facility

Understanding the Modular Furniture Manufacturing Process

When you think “modular furniture” you most likely think of companies like Amazon or Ikea – cheap, put-together-yourself type of furniture that doesn’t usually last long. At Modular Furniture Group we’re different, our modular furniture manufacturing process is like no other.

Our unique modular furniture manufacturing process ensures that you, as a customer, get the most out of your new piece of furniture. This means our items are sturdy and built to last but are also made with your specifications in mind. They combine the ease of being able to change things up to create new working environments with all natural woods and designs that stay around for the long haul – just like furniture should be.

Over the years, we’ve mastered the ability to do this and our process is unmatched. But, what is it exactly? In this article, we’ll outline the 3 steps we take to provide the best quality and service when it comes to the modular furniture manufacturing process.

Design

The look and feel of your space matters. Whether you are a business, bank, school, or medical facility we take the impact of your environment seriously. During the design process, we work with your contractor to ensure all custom wood workspaces meet your space, electrical, and mechanical requirements.

Some key elements we use to make this happen are:

  • Utilizing the state-of-art technology of Wood working machinery
  • Using precision machined parts ensuring accurate modular assembly
  • Building with accuracy and on time delivery
  • Pre-engineering component parts for rapid turn around, custom finished to each project’s specifications
  • Implementing “old school” craftsmanship with Computer Aided Manufacturing

Fabrication

A great design needs to still be made well and built to last as your business or facility changes. To make this happen, we pair old woodworking techniques with modern technology to get the best results. Based on your specifications, the custom wood workstations, desks, or cabinets are then preassembled in our factory and shipped to your destination. They come premeasured and ready for set up as soon as they get there – no need for any wait time!

We make sure you have the best quality by:

  • Utilizing the state-of-art technology of Wood working machinery
  • Using precision machined parts ensuring accurate modular assembly
  • Building with accuracy and on time delivery
  • Pre-engineering component parts for rapid turn around, custom finished to each project’s specifications
  • Implementing “old school” craftsmanship with Computer Aided Manufacturing

Installation

Our tagline is “renovate in a weekend”, and we mean!

Once your custom designed furniture is built and shipped we then reconnect with your contractor to coordinate the installation so when the time comes, the process is quick and seamless. Contractors are involved in the installation process to ensure the entire space is functional and put together correctly. Plus, this turn key installation means that your business doesn’t have to close – you can keep operating!

To ensure speed and efficiency we:

  • Assign a project manager that orchestrates the entire installation
  • Provide delivery to the job site
  • Coordinate electrical, data, security, and computer equipment personnel
  • Have on site tooling abilities for renovation adjustments

After the installation is complete, our service team works to make sure you are satisfied with the look, feel, and functionality of your new furniture. We promise quality customer service through each step of the process. Our service team will assist you with all warranties that assure that any problems with our product, hardware, workmanship, or finishes will be quickly remedied.

Want to put this process into action? Contact us today to see how Modular Furniture Group can transform your space for the better!

Office Renovations – Tips for A Successful Remodel

Moving spaces, a growing team, or maybe you just need a change in your environment. Whatever the reason, how your business chooses to renovate can make all the difference. 

Unexpected errors in measurements or even finding out that the office chairs you like so much don’t fit under the new desks – even the smallest issues can put a damper on the process and your company (unexpected expenses and decreased productivity from your team). So, to help you get on the right path towards a quick, easy, and rewarding change, here are some tips for successful office renovations.

Understand Your Office Renovations Need

This first step is easiest when a small team is involved. It is best to get together with your employees and see, in general, what types of things they NEED from the space. Is their current environment too noisy? Too quiet? Too crowded? Do they need an extra desk just for the printer?

It may seem silly, but all of these (and more) questions are important in planning and catering to a new environment that makes sense for both the space and the people working there.

If, however, you don’t have a small team that you can collaborate with, get together with those in leadership. Are their departments lacking anything specific? How do their teams work best? This makes it easy to form spaces they all can be satisfied with.

In addition to being prepared when it comes to your people, this tip also helps when it comes to money. Understanding and knowing what you need to make things happen makes it easier to budget and estimate the true cost of your renovation without unexpected expenses.

Pick the Right Materials

Again, you and your team know your space better than anyone. Do you need something that is sturdy? Or, easy to clean? Or, can be quickly packed up and moved if needed? 

That’s the beauty of modular furniture!

Although most modular furniture is made out of wood, there are different varieties that can be used to meet your specific needs. From an office within a startup, to data entry in a hospital! Knowing what kind of materials you need is important so that you understand how you are limited in types of furniture but also have a better grasp of cost and time the project will take.

This is one of the main reasons why modular furniture is used so often. You get the best of all the worlds by getting the perfect material that can change based on your needs!

Make Out A Plan

Lastly, most office renovations take a lot of TIME. This means employees have to stay home, office areas are closed down, and, most critical, is business potentially being closed while the work gets done. So, what do you do?

  1. Keep everyone focused. Come together with your leadership team and discuss ways to keep your employees engaged. Is there an opportunity or training or team building? If you know things will take a few days and your normal functions will be slashed, why not get some good out of it by building up team morale?
  2. Go digital. Can’t be in office? Switch things up a notch! Interact with your employees and customers online. Hold chats, Q&As, or just a fun virtual sale/event to keep people involved while you are out of the office. Even if a week goes by, if you keep the connection there they won’t even notice.
  3. Invest in Modular Furniture Group. Worried that your renovation might take a few weeks? Yeah, the usually the normal turn around. But, if you want your remodel done during the WEEKEND (no business or employee interruptions), then you need to think about using Modular Furniture. Not only are our furniture designs fit to meet your specifications, but we ensure a smooth process that can easily be done before you get back Monday morning. 

There you have it, a few simple tips of what you can do to make your office renovations a true success – no matter what business you’re in. Interested in learning a bit more about our process? Contact us today to see how Modular Furniture Group can transform your space for the better! Let Modular Furniture Group’s Team make the process simple for you.

Health must be met with extreme flexibility

To serve health well, the space where health happens must be met with extreme flexibility – handling what is happening now and anticipating what’s next. Modular Furniture Group’s modular components support smart space planning and dynamic care needs.

The reception desk is the centerpiece of your office’s waiting room, thus making it important to find the right one to make everyone feel welcomed. Reception and administrative assistant stations must offer ease and functionality in order to get patients on their way to their appointment quickly and work done efficiently.

Diversity in your workplace layout is key. Our receptionist stations have a variety of system millwork cabinets available to choose from. We aim to design an efficient work environment with an esthetically pleasing color finish. All of our cabinets are designed to be moved or relocated for years of use.

Administrative assistant stations can also be quickly modified into using our unique modular construction techniques. Our design department can tailor-fit to your business needs and make cabinetry functional and flexible.

When product parts are completed, our team preassembles as much of the project as possible. Then the parts are shipped to your location where they can be installed in as little as a couple of hours. This allows you to reopen your doors without disruption of business.

Modular Furniture Group has more than 35 years of experience. Our team has worked to develop custom modular furniture that can be adapted to your needs over time. We believe your investment in custom woodworking should last as long as your business with adaptable workstations with a timeless look. For more information contact us today at 402-289-0309 or info@modularfurnituregroup.com.

School Furniture Made Right

Choosing the right furniture for your school and library is imperative to students’ learning and our products are designed with today’s educational environments in mind. No two students learn the same and no two educators work alike. Let us help you create custom pieces that allow for an optimal learning environment.
From elementary schools to university libraries, we have everything you need including:

– Administration reception stations
– Library and media center check-in counter assemblies
– Library book shelving systems
– Tech lab work cluster assemblies
– Study booths
– Computer desks and more

We use only the best and most eco-friendly raw materials to create substantially sturdy custom wood school furniture systems. These systems are designed to be moved and rearranged to fit in classrooms and media centers of any size or shape. Not only that, but the pieces are durable and meant to sustain the daily use of students and faculty.
For schools following CDC guidelines, our workstations can be social-distanced and designed with protective shields to provide a barrier to keep students and faculty safe. These protective shields can be removed when the time is right, and the workspace remains functional.

When product parts are completed, our team preassembles as much of the project as possible. Then the parts are shipped to your location where they can be installed in as little as a couple of hours. This allows you to reopen your doors without a disruption of business.

Modular Furniture Group has more than 35 years of experience. Our team has worked to develop custom modular furniture that can be adapted to your needs over time. We believe your investment in custom woodworking should last as long as your business with adaptable workstations with a timeless look. For more information contact us today at 402-289-0309 or info@modularfurnituregroup.com.