Breakroom Furniture - Part 1

So you have a beautiful lobby and office area - good quality, attractive reception area furniture, coat racks for clients to use, bright airy spaces, plants to help create a relaxing atmosphere.  Maybe you have a coffee station set up in the lobby also for your visitors to use.  What about the space your employees use?  Do you have a spacious, welcoming, well-equipped breakroom where they can relax on their breaks and lunches?

Today, we're going to look at breakroom furniture.  Your employees work hard for the company and they deserve a nice space too.  Let's start by looking at some hospitality tables.  (We'll do cabinets and appliances another day.)  What shape would work the best in your breakroom and how many will fit comfortably in that space?  Do you want round or square?  Sitting height (30"h) or bistro height (42"h)?  The Balt Height-Adjustable Bistro Table adjusts from 30" - 43.5"h,  so you can have both.

The nice thing about hospitality tables is that the bases and tops are sold separately, which allows you to customize the look.  Instead of being stuck with a black base and a black top, you can buy a black base with a mahogany top or a black base with a white top or a steel base with a granite top.  You get the idea.  There are multiple combinations.  Here are just a few of the available configurations:

After you pick out the tables, you of course need chairs to go with them.  Here are a few suggestions:

You'll need the taller chairs to go with the bistro height tables and the shorter chairs for the sitting height tables.  If you have the space, you can have some of both in your lunch room - maybe have half sitting height tables and half bistro height.  All of the chairs I've shown here are hard shell seats except the HON4091CAB12T - that has a fabric seat.  Personally, I think fabric just doesn't make sense in a cafeteria - food gets spilled on it and then you have to clean it - but I wanted to show it to you as an option.  If you're buying furniture for a smaller dining area like a doctor's dining room in a hospital, you might want a fabric chair.  Fabric doesn't always mean difficult to clean.  There are many different upholstery options designed for specific applications like a cafeteria and offer ease of cleaning.   For larger break rooms or cafeterias, I'd still go with a hard shell chair.   Although they are a hard surface, don't be fooled - they still offer adequate comfort.

These are just a few ideas for you - you can see more options on our site.  If you don't see what you're looking for, give us a call at 877-795-2600 and ask to speak with a furniture rep - or stop by our showroom and talk with us.  We can show you more alternatives and our designers can help find the perfect fit for your office!