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.
Covid-19 put the whole world on hold this year. Countries all over the globe went into lockdowns to slow the spread of the virus.
People were unable to go to offices and businesses were closed to all. If you were planning renovations, Covid put them on hold.
Now things have improved, here’s how to renovate safely during the pandemic. (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…)
When it comes time for an office or store remodel, who you choose to do the work has a significant impact on your business’s future. Well-designed office space can make your employees feel warm, comfortable, and safe, and therefore, more productive. Similarly, a well-designed storefront will appeal to buyers and make them more likely to linger in your store.
But how do you find the right commercial builders? (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…)
MIAMI COUNTER WINDOWS
Miami Counter Systems are an aluminium sliding window solution designed to provide heightened security and style in interior spaces.
Available in a wide range of finishes, Miami can be customised with speaking holes, a variety of locks, catches and acoustic or weather seals. This system delivers a modern, minimalist aesthetic compared to the traditional bulky design of conventional window frames. (more…)
Patients spend anywhere up to over an hour in a doctor waiting room. It’s a long time for a sick patient to sit around, so that’s why it’s important to make the waiting room as comfortable as possible.
We all want patients to feel welcomed and at ease when they walk through the doors.
Running a restaurant is a hectic balance of good food, quality service, and an atmosphere that sits well with customers. If you only have 1 or 2 of these things, it might not work in your favour.
That last piece on the list, that quality atmosphere, often takes the most work. What you need to make it shine is a good restaurant fit out.
What kind of items goes into a restaurant fit out? What do you need to consider to get the most out of your redesign? (more…)