custom-made furniture

5 Benefits of Custom-Made Furniture for Your Home Office

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…)

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office work place design

5 Tricks to Help You Design the Perfect Workspace

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.

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office renovations

How to Safely Continue Renovations During Covid

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…)

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office renovation

How to Plan a Successful Office Renovation

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…)

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commercial builders

What Mistakes Should I Avoid When Choosing Commercial Builders?

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…)

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Sliding Protection Windows

Sliding Protection 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…)

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doctor waiting room fitout

How to Make Your Health Care Waiting Room More Warm and Inviting

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.

To make sure that your waiting room feels inviting, keep reading. We’ll go through several ways to change your waiting room into one that’s both warm and comforting. (more…)

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restaurant fitout

7 Tips for a Successful Restaurant Fit Out

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…)

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