Vibrant Educational Edge bookcases are trimmed in bright colors, well suited for classrooms. Mobile bookcases allow convenient transport of books from room to room, and modular children's bookcases add charm and flair to preschools and kindergartens. Whether you're shopping for an executive office or a first-grade classroom, Hertz Furniture has a bookcase to suit your style and budget.
The truth is that while choosing bookcases might seem like a no-brainer, it's a subject that actually requires careful thought and planning. Today's school and office bookcases come in a wide range of styles, materials, finishes, sizes – and, of course, prices. What might work in one classroom or office will not necessarily suit the needs of another location in the same school or office complex. So it's worth taking a few minutes to get an overview of your options.
What are the benefits of solid wood bookcases?
There is no denying that real, solid wood has a beauty and strength all its own. Nothing else quite measures up. The only downside to solid wood is, of course, the price tag. The good news is that since bookcases aren't sat upon, written on, moved frequently or otherwise abused, you don't have to worry that they'll get destroyed if you don't buy the most expensive piece around. Industrial grade particleboard and MDF both work fine for most school and office settings. Just keep in mind that if you have extra-heavy books, the shelves might sag a bit.
When it comes to finishes, you've basically got four choices: laminate, high-pressure laminate, veneer and finished wood. The advantage to laminate is that it's inexpensive and easy to maintain. The problem with it is that it can and does chip with time and constant use. If you can find high-pressure laminate, go for it – it is stronger and longer-lasting than standard laminate. Finished wood and wood veneers are beautiful and give a rich look; however, they are more easily scratched and damaged, so if you're purchasing for schools – especially younger grades - you might want to stick with laminates.
What style bookshelves should I get?This is the fun part. Be creative. While even the most out-of-the-box among us probably wouldn't choose fire-engine red or sunshine yellow bookcases for a CEO, there's no need to feel that executives have to stick with extra-formal, somber office furniture. Manufacturers like DMI, High Point and Mayline offer quality office bookcases in traditional as well as contemporary styles that maintain dignity with a softer feel.
What are the best bookcases for classrooms? The bookcases that encourage your students to read. We want our classrooms to give students a good feeling about school and studying, from preschool on up. At Hertz Furniture, you'll find a great selection of school bookcases, book displays and library corners that help kids want to read. The Educational Edge classroom furniture series offers both wood and steel bookcases in a choice of brilliant classroom colors, for spaces that are beautifully color-coordinated, yet don't distract kids from learning.
What size bookcase will fit in my classroom?
The bookcase that will fit best in your classroom depends on how many books you have and how big your space is. Keep in mind that bookcases do not necessarily have to be placed against a wall. Many bookcases are finished on both sides so that you can use them as freestanding units or room dividers. Corner units are also a great way to maximize your floor space.
Where can I buy affordable bookshelves?
Hertz Furniture has bookshelves at very reasonable prices. We all wish we could afford to purchase the most expensive, highest quality products around. Since so many of our schools and businesses are operating under tight budgets, Hertz Furniture provides a dedicated team of company representatives who will help you research your financing options. Whether you're purchasing bookcases for a single classroom or an entire new library, Hertz Furniture is committed to getting you the best quality furniture while keeping you within budget.
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HON's practical office furniture is Made in the USA with eco-friendly materials. With a 25-year warranty from Hertz Furniture, you can be sure that these computer desks, file cabinets and executive chairs will be there to see your company through from the big move to your next merger and beyond.
The key to having a productive work day and going home happy is surrounding oneself with attractive and comfortable office furniture. Surroundings which are organized, appealing and supportive help professionals concentrate and feel relaxed at the office - even if they are working in high-pressure situations. Every employee from administrative assistant to entry-level clerk to company president contributes to the overall success of a business or organization, so it is important to make sure that every workspace is furnished properly.
When considering how to promote the physical comfort of a lawyer, principal or secretary throughout the day, office chairs should be the main concern. A supportive swivel chair which promotes naturally healthy positioning will prevent aches and pains associated with working at a computer for many hours. Cushy padding, attractive upholstery and adjustable features combine ergonomics and aesthetics for a synthesis that both looks and feels wonderful.
While every employee deserves the best office chair, high-level executives such as partners, CEOs and vice presidents deserve seating that is a step above. They certainly need the same custom support as all employees do, but they also require an elegant style which projects a sense of authority and reliability. Executive chairs feature high backs and luxurious padding which is a cut above the rest. A leather office chair is the classic choice for someone who is in charge of a large company.
Once appropriate seating has been selected, it's time to move on to work surfaces. Office desks come in all shapes and sizes. With their simple yet practical designs, HON computer desks can fit in with any decor or color scheme. Pedestals with box and file drawers keep everything organized, whether you prefer a u-shape or classic rectangular configuration. HON's durable steel office desks make great teacher desks because they are able to withstand the use - and abuse - of any classroom.
A busy professional with many clients will likely require more storage and filing space than any regular computer desk can provide. An easy way to provide extra office storage without crowding the workspace is by adding a coordinated hutch to the executive desk. Office hutches fit right above the work surface, forming a seamless connection that is both convenient and visually appealing. Another excellent way to add some drawer space, and even an extra work surface is by placing a credenza next to or behind a desk. With this arrangement, one can simply swivel around on a computer chair, without having to get up or move too far, and retrieve the necessary supplies or documents.
Busy law firms and medical practices have lots of papers that must be organized on a constant basis. File cabinets offer an easy way to keep everything in order. HON filing cabinets feature generous drawers and are available in both lateral and vertical configurations. With these arrangements, a standardized filing system can be easily achieved and maintained.
Many executives like to keep some reading materials in their personal offices. Office bookcases will keep reference books, personal collections and binders in neat displays that are befitting the professional atmosphere. Bookshelves can go in the executive suite, employee lounge, training room, or even the waiting area. They come in compact two-shelf models as well as high-capacity floor-to-ceiling arrangements.
Not every professional is privileged to enjoy the pleasures of a large executive suite. However, there are ways to create a private personal workspace within a large shared area. Office cubicles from HON are versatile and convenient. They can be set up in a variety of configurations depending on the nature of your space and how you prefer to divide it up. Cubicles have the benefits of both personal areas and a shared space because they create clear divisions while still promoting camaraderie and teamwork.
Enjoy the versatility and practicality of HON Furniture in any office, school or organization. Let this budget-friendly modern office furniture facilitate productivity in a positive work environment as your company evolves from startup to industry leader.