embarrassed

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Take the Stress out of Furniture Buying for Group Living Facilities..

We talk to hundreds of people every month that draw the proverbial “short straw” and are now tasked with buying furniture for their healthcare, education, hospitality or recreation facility despite having no real buying experience.Many small to mid-sized facilities do not hire professional buyers.  Instead, they assign the task to a member of the administrative […]

Tags:

Tough Stuff Mission Seating Group scaled

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Five Ways to Perfect Your BHC Day Space

In behavioral healthcare, the goal is to get patients out of their rooms and into interactive, social environments. Physically ill patients need to primarily be in bed to heal but behavioral / psychological health patients need to be encouraged to come out of their rooms and engage in shared spaces. So how do you design common areas and […]

Tags:

Contract Seating for  group Living

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

DURABLE FURNITURE

The term “DURABLE” stems from an economic concept of a good that has utility over an extended period of time.Durable furniture is an elevated standard given how many importers have stylistically copied the appearance and fashion of higher-end furniture manufacturers.  Of course, there’s always more to a book than the cover.  Inexpensive look-alikes cannot possibly have frames and components built […]

Tags:

Fluid incontinence Seating

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

The Contract Furniture Trendsetter

In the world of ho-hum furniture for health care and facility furniture, things are heating up. The baby boomers are hitting the health care market en masse for both acute and extended care services. As the country’s largest consumer-base, the fifty-plus crowd are not just consumers of health care services, they are also decision-makers for respite care […]

Tags:

fremont E1801G8

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

BARIATRIC FURNITURE

Statistics site obesity in the US at around 33% of the population. Something for Everybody AND EVERY BODY! SEATING WITH DIGNITY. Fortunately, there are more and more bariatric options available from contract furniture providers. Bariatric furniture includes a wide variety of wood, metal and upholstered seating pieces that are designed and tested to hold up to heavier weights then standard furniture pieces. Adding bariatric furniture to […]

Tags:

9 pieces of furniture camps3 1

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

9 Pieces of Furniture That Group Home Staff Can’t Live Without.

The benefits of using the right furniture for a group home or group living facility are many. From comfort of the consumer to ease of use for staff to creating the feeling of home that reassures consumers’ families – the right furniture makes a difference. When selecting furniture for group homes and other heavy use environments, how do […]

Tags:

9 pieces of furniture camps3

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

8 Pieces of Furniture That Camp Staff Can’t Live Without

Summer Camp and Retreat Centers have the difficult job of being the ultimate in flexible use spaces.Transforming group rooms from a meeting space, into an…activity space, into a worship space, and then into a communal dining space needs to happen quickly to keep customers, campers and staff happy and comfortable.The task is not a small one […]

Tags:

mission style living room group

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Proving the Wood Crate Furniture Skeptics Wrong

When it comes to selecting furniture for group living, treatment centers, or hospitality nothing comes close to the durability of classic wood-framed furniture or what is sometimes called “wood crate style” furniture.  At its 1980’s inception, classic wood-framed sofas, loveseats, lounge chairs and bedroom pieces were designed from actual heavy-duty shipping containers. But today’s versions are manufactured with purpose and craftsmanship. […]

Tags:

contract upholstery

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Contract furniture Buying Check-List

Reasons to Buy Contract Vs. Retail Furniture. When I asked customers about selecting contract-grade furniture, they are often unaware that there was furniture designed for non-residential applications. While the elements of good residential interior design might translate well into a commercial healthcare or group living environment, the furniture and fixtures do not. Furniture and fixtures for health care […]

Tags:

post 1111

August 25, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

How to Choose Contract Fabrics Like a Pro

In the world of contract (non-retail) furniture, fabrics take on a whole new dynamic. Contract grade upholstery can get as technical as a Java code! Furniture and fabrics for heavy use and health care applications are made to exacting standards to ensure stability under constant use, resist staining, deter breakage, prevent fluid seepage, defend against bacteria and microbe growth, and […]

Tags: