Once every year, we have the opportunity to reinvent ourselves. From a business perspective, this often means re-evaluating our office environment and how it functions. Whatever the reason – you’ve grown in employees or maybe you’re deciding to put a fresh face on an older brand – an office remodel is no easy feat. So, here are five tips from our furniture experts to help you celebrate the potential of a newly remodeled office space.
1. Think open but not too open
The problem with many offices today is that it restricts an employee to their desk or puts them on display for all to see. Try to find a happy medium between the two. A good alternative to the traditional desk are benching solutions - i.e. desks that have some walls, but do not completely seclude.
2. Paint walls with dry eraser boards and paint
An idea is an idea – no matter where one has it. The problem is getting the thought on paper when there’s no paper to be had! This creative solution not only allows an employee to transfer their thoughts, but also gives the office in question a modern edge.
3. Don’t shy away from color
Many offices are drab with neutral grays. As any graphic designer worth his or her salt would tell you, color is something that brings life to a space. Just check out the pops of blue we used ourselves in an install.
4. The food area should be just as focused on as the rest
When employees go on break, it’s a time for them to relax and chat. And if that’s not enough incentive, think of it this way: It builds the team cooperation without any team exercises involved.
5. A ray of sunshine is important
No one wants to work in a dungeon. If your space doesn’t have windows, good lighting is a MUST. If it does have windows, make sure to think about the positioning of your furniture – wouldn’t you rather look outside than a wall?
For more advice and even a digital mockup of your space, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our furniture specialists.