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Buying custom executive office furniture online doesn’t have to be a headache. Do you want a glass conference table? Wood? Granite? What should desks look like? The logistics of putting together the perfect office for your business can be daunting. A good experience getting those things, with the right people can relieve all that. At Stoneline Designs Inc., we believe that it doesn’t have to be so stressful. Here are some of our helpful tips:
Check out the Portfolio
It’s always a great idea to see what a company has done before. That way you can see what kind of office spaces they tend to create or if they make furniture that matches your vision, along with the best price. At Stoneline Designs Inc. we offer modern wood and steel office furniture with your choice of stone or glass tops . In addition we’re always willing to work with you to customize.
Look at their references
You never want to work anywhere that doesn’t have a golden track record. Check their Yelp, Google, and any sort of customer reviews online. Though, those can be kind of spammy and a nightmare to work through. Luckily, many companies have reviews for their custom executive office furniture online on their website. This is especially important because it is so important to understand how they treat their customers and if the experience they provide is right for your company.
Ask for Samples
Never be afraid to ask for samples of the materials you want for your office furniture. It’s the only way you can really be sure of the quality and to know how it will feel in your office. Is a glass top the answer? Or do you want the smooth luxury that our Absolute Black Granite provides? It’s all about how it feels. It’s about how confident and safe you feel in your office. We at Stoneline are always happy to give samples of our glass and stone materials. We want to be sure you’ll be happy with the finished product.
Contact the Company
As always, if you are purchasing custom executive office furniture from an online retailer, you should always contact them. There’s nothing like a human touch to really be able to work with you to achieve what you want for your office. That way, as people that handle and deal with the furniture every day, they can talk to you and really figure out what you need. They can match that feeling you want to the perfect piece. At Stoneline Designs Inc., we love talking to our customers and helping them to create that perfect piece of furniture.
Those are just some of the things you can do. Feel free to contact us if you want any more tips or to really help you get that custom experience. We want you to have the office of your dreams.
A modern office desk will always be important in any office be it at home or in a corporate building. A large portion of work in the office is done on the desk. Be it making a phone call, signing a contract or sending an e-mail, the desk plays an important role in the everyday life of the average office.
It can be quite challenging indeed when you select the right conference room chairs for a Modern Office Furniture application. You may want to consider several things, such as the comfort of your clients and guests, quality and budget -all without compromising your professional appearance.
Seeing as how your guests and clients may be sitting for extended periods of time, the chairs you choose should be ergonomic for all body types. The more comfortable the chairs around your conference table are, the less likely your guests will have to take breaks or get up during meetings. Read more
A custom conference table is a major purchase. Many businesses are understandably leery of buying online, sight unseen. At Stoneline we create a personal relationship with all our customers to make the process go more smoothly. Before we can even quote your conference table, we talk with you to learn what you need from your table and how you will be using it. Read more
Buying custom office furniture online doesn’t have to be a mystery. The key is to build trust with your supplier. Here are a few questions to ask:
Where is the company located? Can you reach them by phone? You want to be able to pick up the phone and speak to a real person about your order, especially if the furniture will be made to order. Think twice about sending money to a furniture company if you cannot determine from their website where the business is located, or how to get in touch with a live person. A reputable business will not hide this information. Read more
When purchasing a modern conference table there are many options to consider and choose from. One of the most basic and important decisions is what shape your conference table will be.
Our most popular shaped top is a Boat with all four sides arced. The curve on the long sides helps improve sight lines so that it is easier for conference participants seated at the far ends of the same side of the table to see each other. The graceful curve on all four sides gives the table a sophisticated modern appearance. Read more
Make the most of your conference table investment, and avoid these five common mistakes:
The table is the wrong size for the conference room.
A table which is too large for a small conference room will feel cramped. If the overcrowding is extreme, it may even cause the room to be too warm during full meetings due to lack of airflow. On the other hand, a small conference table in a very large room will appear lost. Either way, a conference table which is the wrong size for the room may make meeting attendees feel uncomfortable. We recommend a minimum of 42″ around the conference table on all sides. This leaves room for chairs and to move around the room. 48″ of space is preferred for a spacious feel. Read more
When designing your conference table, there are several factors to consider.
How many chairs will there be? With a Rectangular or similar table, the placement of the pedestals will influence the seating on the long side of the top. We like to allow at least 30″ per chair (28″ minimum), and when possible we place pedestals in between seats. For instance on a 10′ table we would place pedestals 60″ apart for seating four people on the long sides. With 1 chair on each end, the 10′ table would seat 10 comfortably. At 12.5′ we would use 2 pedestals placed 87-90″ apart, depending on whether the top is a Rectangle or Boat shape top, and place 5 chairs on each side. Read more
A formal dining table can be a major purchase. Before you buy, think about what you want from your dining table and how it will fit into your lifestyle.
Size is the first issue most people think of when shopping for a dining table, and it isn’t always as simple as it might seem. Of course you must measure your dining room, to make sure the new table will fit. We recommend a minimum of 42″ around the dining table on all sides. This leaves room for chairs and to move around the room. Read more