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Month: November 2015

Archways Additions to Our Office Space

If Not Archways, Then Check Out Some Spiffy Ceilings!

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Hey there everyone. I haven’t posted in a little while, but thankfully things have finally calmed down on my end a bit, so here I am. Thankfully, everything I need in the office is finally up to snuff. Even my HVAC issues are being taken care of!

Despite all that, my work is hardly done. Now that the office is functioning and my business is technically up and running, the space we’re in frankly just feels…flat, I suppose. It’s fine, really, but it’s pretty barren right now. It’s all plain walls and ceilings, you know? I’m exploring different avenues to make our space more interesting, but I’m leaning towards dressing up the place a little. One idea I initially had to make our entryway more appealing was to add some kind of archway facade. I looked into a lot of different places, but one of the companies I came across in a quick google search is simply called “Archways & Ceilings”. Can you guess what they do?

That bit of snark aside, they have a really thorough site and it seems there’s plenty of options, in addition to their custom archways. After looking through their various products, I’m also looking into their ceiling kits. I think the designs they have available can certainly make our space feel more welcoming and impressive to anyone that steps inside.

As it stands, our small foyer, such that it is, is basically an empty room outside our office-proper. It’s well enough furnished, but the walls are pretty barren. With a bit of paint and especially those extra flourishes from Archways products, it’ll be like a whole new space. This is just one example of what I could do here; my office space has plenty of spots where things can simply look better.

Honestly, with all of the options that are listed, and how significant a decision like this could be, I was pretty intimidated at first. Thankfully, there are plenty of instructions to install any custom archway or ceiling kit you may buy. I’m looking into both their archways and ceiling kits, experimenting with what might be right for my needs. And if you’re not sure what exactly you want, they have a page of videos showing off some of your products. Here’s their Video Center–it’s also pretty fascinating just to see how they’re put together. (Without the fear of screwing it up if you’re putting these together yourself)

I guess the last thing I have for you this time is simply one of those aforementioned videos: The Groin Vault is one type of ceiling kit that I’m looking into:

How I’m Solving My HVAC System Woes

Or, Dealing With My First Major HVAC Hurdle

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Alright, so here we are. We have everything moved in, but not everything entirely figured out. You see, the office has a central air conditioning/heating system. Or at least it’s supposed to. The equipment is there, but I can’t tell how or why the system in place is barely functioning. I mean, it does what I need it to, but it seems to take an awfully long time to notice any difference in the temperature or air quality after starting it up. As the weather gets colder, I’m concerned that the heating system is going to fail when we need it most. So right now, before I make any new additions to the office, I have to make sure that the system is as efficient as it can be. I was recommended the BP Group by a friend, so I think I’m ultimately going to have to give them a call. I was skeptical of bringing in outside help at first, but the information on their site combined with my own increasingly apparent need to get my own HVAC system checked is making my decision for me. First thing in the morning I’m going to call in and see what they can do to help me out.

For the moment, I suppose I’m left to peruse their site. I guess the first thing I’ll ask about is this Preventative Maintenance service that they provide. That link basically explains its importance: why wait to fix something that’s REALLY broken if you can prevent it from happening in the first place? Of course, there’s plenty more to check out by this BP Group. Anyway, I’m sure they’ll be able to diagnose the problem. I hope it’s not too serious of course, but this is the best way to find out. At this point, if it is something serious, I’ll already be in touch with the BP Group to fix whatever arises. I’m obviously no expert at these HVAC Maintenance systems, but with everything going on right now, I’m content with not letting myself really worry about HVAC problems. With what I’ve heard and seen of BP Group, I’m pretty sure that my building’s HVAC system is in good hands.

Thankfully, beyond this whole HVAC Maintenance snafu, I think that things are really coming into shape around the office. It feels a bit barren right now, but that’ll change as we’re settled in more. I was certainly stressing at first when I couldn’t figure out what issues our HVAC system might have, but now that I figured out a plan of action going forward, I might be able to sleep a little easier tonight.

One last thing, If you’re like me and didn’t know what to do about your building’s HVAC system, check out this video I found that helps explain the process a little better than I can. Here it is; I hope you find and fix whatever problem you run across!
PS: The video is actually part one of a series, if you’re so inclined:

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