Reliable research has shown that office space can impact the overall attitude and mood of the employees. Since we live in a brave world of liberal capitalism and expanding corporate philosophies, people are spending more and more time in their work environment. In fact, these work environments have turned into a sort of a second
Reliable research has shown that office space can impact the overall attitude and mood of the employees. Since we live in a brave world of liberal capitalism and expanding corporate philosophies, people are spending more and more time in their work environment. In fact, these work environments have turned into a sort of a second home for most of them. Therefore, it is of pivotal importance to make this environment as stimulating as possible. If you are wondering what sort of strategies to adopt in order to turn your company interior into an inviting environment, here are smart renovation tips for reinvigorating your office space.
Bright colours do the trick
While each company has its own idiosyncratic way of crafting a stimulating environment, there are some broad designer “truisms” that will never fail you. For example, bright colour schemes will keep the minds of your employees stimulated without fault. Since you want to achieve the airy and spacious appearance of your interior (the last thing you need is to induce a sense of claustrophobia in your employees), rely on clean white basis and then choose the striking mixture of basic colours – red, blue and yellow – with a touch of green and purple, depending on how creative your employees need to be.
Light it up
Turn your walls into luminous sources of daylight as you cover them in sleek glass windows from floor to ceiling. Many companies practice such strategies – they tend to cover at least one entire wall with windows – and it works like a charm. Enough daylight will add to the overall appeal of your office space and you can add a solid light grid on the ceiling for good measure. Make sure to purchase a warmer hue of LED lights in order to fashion a warm and inviting environment, but you will still manage to save at least 90% more of electricity than you otherwise would if you installed regular incandescent bulbs.
The fundamental importance of brainstorm
Every respectful company that relies on the ever-expanding knowledge and cognitive flexibility of its employees needs to have a “think tank” room – or in other words, a place where your employees can have long brainstorming sessions without feeling hindered by discomfort of any kind. New office refurbishment solutions propose an environment that offers functional comfort and stimulating colour schemes. If you put your think tank into the “corner” of the company’s layout and adorn it with extremely comfortable furniture around a stained-wood desk, and turn your walls into a vivacious art piece, you are well on your way to creating a wondrous brainstorming environment.
Keep the kitchen primed and ready
Kitchen is the beating heart and soul of every household and, while an office of any kind plays a different role altogether, if you want to keep your employees satisfied and feeling at home, you have to pay extra attention to the kitchen appearance and the presence of items and appliances. Upgrade your kitchen with warm tones of organic, stained wood and keep its layout as open as possible – it needs to “invite” the employee to make that one extra cup of coffee and stay in for an extra hour or two. The kitchen is a place where most of the employees will communicate and feel as if they were “resting”, at least for a minute.
Keep your lounge area spacious and calming; add a carpet that mimics the appearance of a lawn to achieve such an effect and invest in basic-colour armchairs that are as comfortable as they come across. Make sure the walls are not merely a decoration and give your employees a chance to “reflect” their ideas about work and indeed their mood on certain wall surfaces – install a white board wall. If you have enough room in your company HQ, you can also install a mini-gym where your employees can “blow off some steam”. Such details matter. In fact, they make all the difference in the world.
An office remodel is a good opportunity to improve upon its features in the realm of visual stimulation, invigorating features and comfort. This way, you will not only invest in a better mood and productiveness of your employees, but you will also show them that you care about their well-being, which bodes well for your company. It is a reciprocal sort of arrangement which can be reflected in what your office space offers.