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Client Project - Home Instead | Source Office Furniture

Home Instead: Making Space for New Workstations

Making room for new team members can be an intimidating task, especially when you’re working with a blank, open space. When Home Instead came to Source for new workstations to accommodate their growing team, we were excited to offer our free space planning services and guide them through their office furniture journey. Together we established a floor plan that addressed the company’s needs, and found a combination of office furniture products that brought the plan to life.

Home Instead Okanagan

With a mission to bring at-home care to those in need, Home Instead provides quality services to seniors around the globe. This gives seniors the opportunity to age in their own home where they feel the most comfortable and secure. Home Instead accomplishes this by providing a range of services including personal care, transitional care, and more, making things easier for seniors and their families. These services are provided by trustworthy care professionals who undergo extensive screening and training so they can provide the highest-quality home environment. Because of their compassionate approach to senior care, we were honoured to help Home Instead create functional workspaces for their motivated team members.

Finding the Right Office Layout

Before our space planning experts got to work, we wanted to get a better understanding of Home Instead’s goals for their new workstations. After some discussion, it was clear they wanted spacious, semi-private workstations that created enough separation to give each team member a sense of privacy. They also wanted to create separation as a preventative health measure to limit the spread of germs and pathogens, such as Covid-19.

Using this information, our space planning experts created a layout that added the right amount of privacy and separation, while keeping the space open for communication and collaboration. They did this by using panel systems to anchor the room and to define each workstation as an individual space.

Adding Privacy and Structure with Panel Systems

Panel systems are a great way to add more purpose to an open space or area. An open concept office can sometimes lack privacy and function because of their lack of structure and panel systems help create that structure in a non-permanent way. The great thing about panel systems is how customizable and reconfigurable they are. They come in a variety of sizes that can be pieced together to form semi-private walls that are the perfect fit for any space. They are also available in many materials, such as wood, fabric, and glass.

In this project with Home Instead, we used Eclipse Panels by Performance. This line of panel systems is slim in design and made with fabric. Fabric materials work well for individual workstations because they have noise-cancelling properties that help limit noise travel. We also used frosted glass in some panel sections to preserve the flow of light, while keeping the workspace private.

Putting the Workspaces Together with Office Furniture

We outfitted each workstation with desks from Performance Furnishings' Classic Collection. This collection is designed with a timeless and professional style that lasts as long as the products themselves. To give employees more surface area and desk space, we used the Classic L-Shape Desk, which is perfect for work that is both computer based and paperwork based.

Each desk features two pedestals that are attached on both ends of the L-shape configuration. This provides ample storage that can be used for office stationery, paperwork, personal belongings, and more. Both pedestals are also equipped with a built-in locking mechanism to keep items safe and secure.

Lastly, we used the HON Ignition task chair to provide comfortable and supportive seating in each workstation. Ignition is simply designed with a breathable mesh back that is contoured to provide lasting lumbar support. The height, seat, and tilt controls adjust the chair to fit your body for a comfortable seating experience that feels customized.

Create a Space that Works for You

After installing Home Instead’s new office furniture, we were ecstatic to hear that they were happy with their new workstations and the help they received from Source via an Instagram Post. At Source Office Furniture, our number one priority is to provide top-notch, knowledgeable customer service that makes your office furnishing process easy, so you can get back to what you do.

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