Are you working from home?
If you are, you’re far from alone. During COVID-19, companies sent millions of workers around the world home. Still, the business had to go on, so these people sat at kitchen tables and, if they were lucky, in-home offices.
As COVID-19 continues to stretch on, you might be wondering whether or not you need to invest in some high-quality home office furniture.
But before you rush off to buy some standard chair from Office Depot, let us share a secret: custom-made furniture is better.
Right now, you might be scratching your head. After all, it’s brave of us to say custom-made furniture is better than tried-and-true brand favourites.
Still, there are 5 benefits to having custom-made home office furniture. We’ll go into them below. (more…)
Offices see up to 23% more productivity with improved lighting. This is only one of many changes you can make to your office design to increase employee efficiency.
Incorporating new elements into a workspace design proves challenging for some. Finding the right layout and company to outfit your office can also prove challenging.
Read this guide for some quick tips on how to outfit your office for a more efficient and enjoyable place to work.
1. Try an Open Office Concept
With the way of the world, an open office meets needs for social distancing. It also helps fill a space with individual offices without overcrowding anyone.
The downside to open concept office design is the significant decrease in face-to-face interaction.
The upside to this decreased interaction is the amount of individual productivity. If your business requires more individual work than collaboration, an open workplace design meets this need.
2. Prioritize Face-to-Face Spaces
For a workspace design that needs both individual and collaborative options, make sure to incorporate face-to-face spaces. Your open office is still possible if you explore flexible outfitting options.
3D design tools can help create the adaptive workspace you need before you invest in any custom furnishings. Face-to-face spaces need to be distraction-free, but if you have a limited area to work with, a concept plan provides the options you need.
3. Workspace for Mind and Body
It’s vital to create a workplace design that considers every employee’s needs. Meeting rooms and workspaces should inspire productivity and efficiency. Break areas should inspire calm and wellbeing to promote relaxation.
Whatever your break areas require, determine that ahead of time. Using 3D tools to plan concepts can help resolve any custom furniture needs the area might have in advance.
4. Balance Light and Colour
If you’re still in the concept planning phases of your office outfit, make sure to balance light and colour. If your workspace design does not have many windows, make sure to bring in as much natural light as possible. (It’s still better than artificial lighting.)
Colour can also affect mood and productivity. You want to avoid bright, distracting colours.
Good 3D planning software can support a balanced concept of light, colour, and adaptability.
5. Decorate the Space
Using the right colour scheme for your workplace design goes beyond colour psychology. Office ideas that don’t incorporate decorative elements look clinical and cold.
When employees perceive a workspace as cold, it negatively impacts productivity. Perceived comfort is just as crucial as actual comfort. Make sure the furniture used in the space matches the energy desired.
If your aesthetic goal is traditional or contemporary, small accents within your interior design can help decorate the space. This enhances employee perception and mindset about the “warmth” of the office.
Work With a Company for Your Perfect Workspace Design
At Spoke Building and Interiors, we offer office fit-outs, refurbishing, custom design, and more. We can incorporate any ideas you have to improve your office design.
To learn more about what we can do for your perfect, productive workspace design, contact us today. We’ll meet your budget and practical needs.
Call us today we would love to work with you.
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Restaurants have long enjoyed the advantages of outdoor seating. All of the work that goes into beautifying a city becomes part of the restaurant experience. On top of that, there’s nothing quite like great food enjoyed in the fresh air!
Under the circumstances, more and more restaurants are beginning to move their seating outdoors. Naturally, building an outdoor seating area requires new furniture.
A restaurant’s furniture combines practical usefulness with aesthetic appeal. If you’re starting a restaurant makeover on the outside, it might be time to upgrade your appeal on the inside as well.
Read on to learn just a few of the benefits of improving your restaurant’s interior design! (more…)
Health experts believe people should stand at least 2 hours while at work. In an 8 hour workday, 2 hours is not a lot of time, but it shows the value it can contribute to your health.
Given how much time is spent at their desk and working on paperwork, working in the office can be a drudge. It can be become mundane, which is why it’s important to have home office renovation ideas.
These ideas can rejuvenate your office and give you the energy you need to perform your work. (more…)
Did you know the meaning of custom furniture has changed over the past ten years? Custom used to refer to a small change or alteration.
Now the word has taken on a whole new life with people wanting to create a unique home or office space.
Custom furniture has become a popular choice. Keep reading, and we will guide through when to go custom for your home or office. (more…)
Is your office in need of some TLC?
Your office space is crucial to your success. From helping your staff to feel more productive to show off your company to visitors, your design can say and do a lot for your brand.
But an office renovation is no easy task! It takes a lot of time, planning, and knowledge to get it right.
To help you re-do yours, here are some steps you should take to create a successful renovation plan. (more…)
An office renovation is a large, expensive undertaking but it has several benefits. A new well-designed layout creates a better work atmosphere.
It’s no secret that a better work environment leads to increased productivity and profits.
So if you’re ready to move towards better productivity and work satisfaction, here’s what you should ask before ordering your office fitout. (more…)
While there are plenty of distractions that can hinder your workers’ efficiency, noise is one of the most prominent. Fortunately, though, sound insulation is a reliable solution for this issue.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s take a look at everything you need to know. (more…)