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Nov 15 2017
How to Create a Breakroom Getaway

| Breakrooms, Office Design

In a business that values its employees, a breakroom is so much more than just a place to eat lunch. We’re only human, and working for eight or more hours without taking a break in between is a disaster waiting to happen. Breaks are needed to break up the day and revitalize us so that when we return to our desks we can work effectively and with renewed vigor. So how can you take steps to ensure that your employees have an enjoyable lunchbreak? The right furniture can help.


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Oct 24 2017
How to Set Up a Lunchroom

| Breakrooms, How To Instructions

Most offices have lunchrooms, but they aren’t normally at the top of the priority list when designing a new office space. However, a well-designed breakroom can make a big difference in the day-to-day work lives of your employees. Functional, good looking lunchrooms can increase the frequency at which employees utilize the space, decreasing instances that they'll want to go out for lunch and helping them to make healthier, less expensive eating choices.

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Aug 15 2017
How to Create a Beautiful Breakroom

| Breakrooms, How To Instructions, Office Design

A breakroom done right can provide an area of respite for employees. While we all want to be productive, no one can perform at their best after hours upon hours of work without a break. Breaks are, in fact, a necessary part of office life – and breakrooms provide a designated place for daily retreat. So how do you ensure that your breakrooms are beautiful and restful? This should get you started.


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Aug 2 2017
Multi-Use Stack Chairs for the Office

| Breakrooms, Now Trending, Office Chairs, Office Seating

There's a lot to love about stackable seating. Typically lightweight yet highly durable, stack chairs are the ideal option for use in training rooms and breakrooms that need functional chairs that will last a long while in a commercial setting. But with so many options available, how do you choose which stack chairs will stand up to everyday use in your workspace? Here are our best recommendations.


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Aug 1 2017
Get the Look for Less: Breakrooms on a Budget

| Breakrooms, Problem Solutions

Outfitting an office on a budget takes a lot of research and careful planning in order to secure the best deal while still getting what your business really needs. If it's a beautiful breakroom you're after, you'll be happy to learn that there are plenty of affordable options to choose from that will still leave your lunchroom looking sharp and professional. Read on to learn a little more about our recommendations for achieving an expensive look for less in your office's breakroom.


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Apr 17 2017
6 Rules for Breakroom Etiquette in the Office

| 30 Second Office Tips, Breakrooms, Office Life

Company breakrooms stand as a retreat for employees. It’s a space to unwind and take a break, whether enjoying your lunch or leisurely reading the newspaper. Breaks throughout the day, especially for lunch, are simply necessary in order to keep employees both happy and productive. However, even though the...

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Mar 14 2017
How Do I Get My Employees to Use Our Breakroom?

| Breakrooms, Problem Solutions

If you’re finding that your employee breakroom is underutilized, it could be because it’s seriously lacking an updated, modern look and the comforts of home that employees enjoy. Most employees spend their days staring at a computer screen, so when they take what is often their only break of the entire day, they want to be inspired, and that’s tough to do when you’re surrounded by blank walls and ugly furniture. Here are some things you can do to update your breakroom and boost employee morale.


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Oct 3 2016
What is the Difference Between Counter and Bar Height Stools

| Breakrooms, Office Seating

In short, the difference between standard, counter height and bar height stools is:


Standard Chair Height is 16”– 23”H at the seat

Counter Height is 24”– 27”H at the seat

Bar Height is 28”– 33”H at the seat

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Aug 30 2016
The Complete Guide to Breakroom Furniture

| Breakrooms, Office Design

A breakroom is so much more than a room for employees to sit and eat during lunchtime. It’s a getaway. It’s a space for co-workers to gather together to chat, chow down and chill out. Workers need time in the middle of the day to get their mind off the job and relax a little, and providing a breakroom that’s inspiring and relaxing is the best way to get the batteries recharged and minds reenergized for the afternoon to come. So where do you begin? This comprehensive guide to breakroom furniture should help.


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Aug 23 2016
Now Trending: Breakrooms in Every Style

| Breakrooms, Office Design

Designing a new breakroom for your office? Gone are the days of the lunchroom being a stodgy, boring place for employees to stop by once a morning for coffee. These days, business owners are going the extra mile to make employees actually want to spend time in the breakroom. After all, breaks are essential for keeping workers feeling refreshed and ready to perform. Why not give them a space they can fully enjoy? These are some of the breakroom styles that are now trending.

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June 9 2016
Versatility You Can Count On: 1 Table 3 Ways

| Breakrooms, Conference Rooms, Industry News, Office Design

If you’re working on a tight budget or in a small office, having furniture that’s versatile is key. Fortunately, more and more office furniture is being designed with multiple purposes in mind. Tables may seem like a basic piece of office furniture, but it’s that very simplicity that makes them so adaptable. Take a look at all the ways you can use one simple table with these tips featuring our exclusive NBF Signature Series Transcend table desk.


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Jan 5 2016
Collection Spotlight: NBF Signature Series Barista Collection

| Breakrooms, Collection Spotlights

This month we’re shining the spotlight on one of our best-selling collections—our very own NBF Signature Series Barista Collection! This grouping of café and lunchroom furniture includes chairs, stools and tables in various sizes that work together to help you create a stylish lunchroom for your employees or café area for your guests.

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Jan 14 2014
In Defense of Taking Breaks

| Breakrooms, Health and Wellness, Office Life

You might be looking to better manage your time or maybe you are just having a hard time juggling the many and varied tasks you have to complete throughout the work day. It’s tempting in certain situations to just use your lunch break to make up time by working all the way through it. The extra half hour or hour of work may just be the perfect, extra amount of time that you need to get a few things done. However, based on a growing body of research, it’s probably best to avoid that temptation all together.

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