When your business is moving or renovating, it can have an important impact on your company. There's so much to think about when it comes to office design, and although it may seem like an overwhelming task, designing an office can be an exciting opportunity to change the look and feel of a workspace, maximize the new floor plan, and update your décor. How you design your office matters for you and your employees so consider the fundamental aspects of your office design and the effect your choices will have on your business and office culture.
Determine your office space needs.
Is your company large or small or in between? Will you be needing conference rooms, a kitchen in the breakroom or want an open-plan office? Early on, you should begin discussing how a new design can improve not only your work environment but the company.
Don't neglect this essential design element for brightening up an office - good lighting will reduce eye strain and highlight the best features of your space. With this in mind, we
also recommend the importance of natural light. Avoid blocking windows with bulky
furniture and maximize natural light whenever possible.
Biophilia has become more of a present need. Plants improve employee mental health and productivity while purifying the air and reducing noise. There are so many options to incorporate biophilic design in your office: Living walls, planters acting as barriers, incorporate wood and other natural materials and earth tones are just a few innovative options.
Don't forget the smaller details.
Smaller storage, chalkboards, coat racks and other essentials serve a functional purpose but can also enhance your office design.
Furnish your space.
And our favorite, office furniture! When it comes to selecting furniture, it's not just about looks, it's also about functionality and comfort. Most employees spend 5 days a week, 40+ hours seated in the office so select desks, chairs, and accessories with ergonomic features for comfort. Employees will appreciate having various options for their work areas and height-adjustability for their desking.
Designing an office can take a lot of thought into making the space reflect your company and culture, but the outcome is rewarding! Contact Interscape and see how we can help you with your next project.