Guide on important design aspects for your office.
Whether redesigning your current facilities or moving into a new building, a well-designed office can create a fantastic working environment. Even if you’re not having a complete overhaul, just adapting particular areas can still have a positive effect on the atmosphere and productivity levels.
Depending on the nature and size of your business particular styles and innovations may work better than others. A mixture of obvious design elements from the colour scheme and items of furniture, to more subtle but still important parts such as positioning should all be considered in the design process.
As well as moving furniture around into the desired positions it is essential to pick smart yet comfortable items. The reception area or entrance should have a classy sofa (and maybe some nice mesh office chairs depending on how large your company is) to give a great first impression to visiting clients.
Open plan offices have become trendy in recent years but for certain businesses cubicles are still king. Depending on which you opt for will impact on the variety of desks installed. Either way, choose desks, tables and chairs which all fit with each other, picking all wood or metal based and not a mix, for example.
Windows and Doors
Natural light streaming through windows is key for keeping a bright and positive atmosphere in the office. For this reason it’s best to choose large, wide windows but also those which can be easily opened when the summer months hit.
Install sliding doors from companies such as Barrier Components to provide simple access and save space. It makes your office accessible for those in wheelchairs and gives the building a modern gleam. Glass sliding doors create the illusion of even more open space and a welcoming, friendly ambience.
Aside from having a comfy set-up the most important element in pretty much every office nowadays is its technology. Essential for most work to get done, having the quickest, most up to date computers and software will significantly increase productivity levels. Setting up a high quality server and choosing monitors that all fit with the office décor will add to your professional appearance.
Ensure you have enough of the basic equipment such as printers, scanners, photocopiers and phones, with back-up options in case they break down. When designing the layout be sure to locate each desk close to a power source, as long wires lying around do not make a safe or attractive office. This will help form a successful office for a successful team.