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You know that incredible feeling when the sun hits you perfectly and warms up your entire body and mood? We love that feeling, especially when it happens at work.

The relationship between individuals and their environment can be a crucial determinant of how they feel, perform and interact with others. So, why not design office spaces that inspire, energize and support the people who use them?

Human beings have a natural desire to be connected to nature- this concept is called biophilia. From natural light, bright colors to healthy, organic materials, biophilic design effectively incorporates natural elements into the workplace. With biophilic design, we can create workspaces that support the ways in which employees work best and provide them with environments that are energizing, calming and stimulating.

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We recently did our own little office experiment with three plants to determine how natural light affects performance. Looking at the photo above, we placed the plant on the right directly near a window with tons of access to natural light, the plant in the middle near a moderate access to natural light and the plant on the left near no access to natural light.

Note that the plant with the most access to natural light grew almost two times more than the plant with no access to natural light. Natural light really can help make a difference in performance! In a way, we can compare these little plants to employees and their productivity. The more access you have to natural light, the better you will feel and perform.

Natural light can help increase productivity and contribute to overall employee health and well-being. Workers in office environments with natural elements, such as greenery and sunlight, report a 15% higher level of well-being, are 6% more productive and are 15% more creative (Human Spaces). Bring on the sunshine!

 

 

Artwork and Furniture Installation

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Brookdale Senior Living has grown to become the national leader in senior living solutions and is the central source for care options throughout the United States. Brookdale offers nationwide independent living, assisted living, dementia care and skilled nursing services.

Schroeder Solutions is an essential part of Brookdale’s artwork and installation process. Our logistics department and installation team work closely with Brookdale to provide residents with the necessary products and services to meet their care needs. We enjoy bringing the comforts of home to senior living residents and creating spaces that are relaxing, calming and comfortable.

Overview of our Senior Living Specialists:

We have a dedicated team of skilled professionals, a customized software program and connections to partners nationwide to help manage every step of the project.

  • 10+ years working with significant care providers
  • 10+ years working with our trained partners
  • CURA software program was created to support the operational efficiency of senior living projects
  • We understand the work challenges faced by Executive Directors
  • We keep the best interest of your residents a priority at all times
  • We are capable of handling:
    • FF&E
    • Artwork
    • Signage
    • Window Treatment

Take a look at some of our recent Brookdale installation projects:

 

Office Refresh June Special!

Is your office ready for Summer? Could it use some minor improvements or a refreshing, new interior? Look no further, because Schroeder Solutions Office Refresh Program can help!

Whether it’s touching up a few scratched desks, adding new fabrics to outdated furniture or reconfiguring existing workstations, we have solutions to keep your office environment looking and feeling brand new. We can help make necessary improvements to your space, while also keeping a close eye on your budget.

Check out our services below and then sign up for our labor special!

Now through June 30th enjoy 10% off our standard labor rates for any new project/service booked with Schroeder Solutions.   

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Schroeder Solutions offers the following labor services:

1.  Furniture Solutions:

Space Planning

Our design experts will analyze your space and make recommendations on how to best use your furniture to create an interior that has more amenities for your employees.

  • Evaluate current and future office needs
  • Develop smaller, more efficient workstation standards
  • Reconfigure space plans with existing furniture
  • Improve the office workflow, efficiency and amenities

Furniture Reconfiguration

Our professional installation team will bring the design changes to life! They will adjust panel heights, reconfigure workstations and/or make minor adjustments to your existing layouts. Our installers are highly-certified and are trained on all product lines.

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2. Touch-ups and Repairs:

Wood Repair and Touch-Up

From wood doors, desks, conference tables, chairs to crown molding, Schroeder’s team of skilled craftsman can make your furniture look and feel like new again. We’ll replace, refinish and rebuild your furniture so you don’t have to spend your ENTIRE budget on a brand new, expensive office interior.

Upholstery Cleaning

We can bring life back into worn furniture and give old panels a fresh facelift. Cleaning and refurbishing your existing furniture is an environmentally-friendly way to update your interior, while also saving money!

Panel and Chair Re-Upholstery

We have all the tools necessary to refresh your old, outdated fabrics with vibrant new patterns and textures. We can apply new fabrics to your panel system to give it brand new look!

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3. Inventory Management and Storage:

Are you tired of spending excess time and money to keep inventory or records stored on site? Schroeder Solutions has the space and management professionals to help reduce your office real estate, effectively manage your assets and save you time and money.

With over 150,000 square feet of modern racked space, an electrically-secured building and 24 hour access to your items, we will make sure your confidential files and valuable inventory are properly managed and protected.

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4. Installation and Relocation:

Furniture Installation

Our field personnel are fully informed, professional installers that share the company’s aspiration for complete and total customer satisfaction. They have extensive experience and knowledge of every major furniture system in the market today.

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  • Haworth
  • Herman Miller
  • Steelcase
  • AllSteel
  • Teknion

Corporate Relocation

We’ll take the headache out of the tedious moving process. Schroeder will help coordinate the logistics, support the installation process and ensure your business is up and running as quickly as possible. Whether a departmental relocation or reconfiguration, a building to building relocation or a branch consolidation, Schroeder’s experienced Project Managers will guide you through the process.
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No matter your office situation or your budget, our team of experts will work with you to help improve the overall look and feel of your space. Contact us today to find a service that is right for you! With our workplace knowledge and expertise, we can help create a space that works! Bring it on, Spring!

 

 

2016 Office Trends

Fast Company recently sat down with design experts to uncover the top trends to watch for in 2016. Experts, like Teknion’s Steve Delfino, share 8 office trends to help keep workers more engaged and make the most use out of their office space. Here’s a short summary of their findings:

1. Hiding the Wires

Many workers have expressed their frustrations with cluttered desktops and long wires peeking out from their desks. Manufacturers are developing more effective solutions to help eliminate this clutter and create more clean, simple desktop solutions.

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2. Bringing the Outdoors Inside

Nature and design. From reclaimed wood panels, floral patterns in fabrics to biophilic design, more natural elements are being incorporated into the workplace. Biophilic design helps to stimulate a calming, cozy and natural feeling throughout the office space.il_570xN_635690027_mrqq

3.  Multi-Purpose Workspaces

Multi-purpose workspaces are replacing the traditional cubicle. These effective spaces can be used as collaborative areas, meeting spaces or casual break areas. Non-assigned seating will be a popular trend in 2016.

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4. Designated Lounge Areas

Lounge areas are a great way to create a comfortable, collaborative work environment. Offices will now see more dedicated lounge areas to make working more enjoyable and relaxing. Fractals-2

5. Offices Organized by Color

Color is being used throughout to help boost happiness, productivity and employee creativity. Offices are now integrating more fun pops of color, like Google’s innovative office space.

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6. Community Tables

Community tables symbolize a form of kinship. The community table now helps to reflect an evolving workplace that reflects many characteristics like relaxation and collaboration.

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7. Mix of Different Textures

Different materials and textures are being used to create work environments that help influence health, wellness and productivity. Color and texture allow for designers to create more inspiring, personalized work environments.

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8. End of Permanent Layouts

Flexibility is essential. Permanent layouts are being eliminated and are giving way to new needs of an ever-changing workplace and workforce. Products, like modular walls, are a great way to develop temporary workstations that allow for flexible workspaces.

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