Office Remodelling Tips for 21st Century Brands.
By Ayandola Ayanleke
While we consider it important to design and decorate our houses to turn it into a home, many of us don’t find the need to do the same for our office; not necessarily making it into a home, but making it conducive for work. There is so much brainwork that goes on in an office, so the least we can do is create a space that will calm us mentally, as well as inspire creativity and productivity. In this 21st century, brands can no longer get the free pass of creating a space that is not soothing to both employees and clients. Employees are working in a fast-paced and highly competitive environment right now; as an employer, you should make their workspace friendly and inspiring. And customers want to work with brands that are not only interested in profit-making, but as also warm and people conscious. If your office doesn’t fit this criterion, it might be time to start thinking about remodelling your office space, and even if you have thought of it, office remodelling doesn’t come easy to everybody. We believe you need all the help you can get; that’s why we have taken the time to highlight office remodelling tips that will help you properly create a conducive office environment.
Use Your Brand Colours
This is not exactly compulsory, but it is something to consider, especially when you have no idea how to get started. One of the first things to always consider when remodelling any space is the colours to choose. Even for office remodelling, you don’t want to use the wrong colours or colours that just don’t match. If you are in a dilemma over colours, it is simply safe to use your brand colours. Another advantage of using your brand colours is that it immediately makes a statement when clients step into your office.
Make It Personal
This is only necessary when you consider the fact that many people spend as much time in the office as they do in their homes, so why not make the office personal? It is no coincidence that a lot of employees bring in personal things including pictures to put on their office desk; it helps them feel more at home in the office. Try to put life into the office and make a space your employees will love and enjoy. On the other hand, let the office reflect your brand culture; whether it is lively, quirky or techie, let it be reflected in your design.
Use Proper Lighting
You should also consider the lighting of the office when remodelling; your workers shouldn’t have to struggle to see clearly in the office. As an employer, you should invest in anything that will ease the work of your employees, including the lighting. Get large windows and invest in proper lightening pieces around each room.
Get Essential Office Tools
As a 21st century brand, especially one in this present decade, there are certain office tools that you are required to get for the office if you want to keep up with the times. While having a photocopier and stapler, amongst others, were important some years back, having a Wi-Fi connection and computers, for instance, are nonnegotiable in this day.
Have A Kitchen Space And Break Room
In the 21st century, office remodelling requires having a kitchen space and a break room. You should show your employees that their overall health is important to you. There should be a time when they can take a step back from work to eat or just relax, even to take a nap. Working at all hours will not make them more productive; in fact, they are likely to be more productive if you make room for rest between work.
Take Advantage of Items You Have On Ground
You don’t have to buy everything again. There are some things that you can always reuse. One of the factors that discourage office remodelling is usually how expensive it is. But everything doesn’t have to be new and you can even get gems from thrift stores. Beautiful furniture, electrical appliances and even decorative pieces can be bought second hand instead of spending money on new pieces.
Office remodelling is largely about creating a conducive environment for your workers and a welcoming environment for your clients. Putting this in mind will help you design the right office space for your brand.