With the past 2 years throwing the world of work into chaos, it’s understandable that increasing numbers of companies are seeking to relocate their offices.
The rise of remote or hybrid work, as well as the need for a greater presence near to customers to cut down on travel times, has meant that many organizations are considering a move in or around 2022.
Also, many individuals decided to unleash their inner entrepreneur over recent months, and this has resulted in many new start-up companies that need offices.
Whatever type of business you manage, and whatever your reason for a new commercial office space, it’s important that you think about how you’re going to design it.
That’s because office design and layout can affect productivity and creativity among your team, so it’s crucial that you choose the right options.
Here are some handy tips to help you understand what you need to think about when designing the interior of your new commercial office space.
The first step is to consider who will be using the office. If your staff will exclusively use it, and customers will never visit your commercial office space, then you can choose a more relaxed look. However, if customers, contractors and other external parties will be using the space, then you need to ensure that it represents your company’s values. You should include your business’s branding on walls to improve brand recognition and set your new office apart from others in your building.
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When thinking about who will be using your office, and for how long, you also need to consider what amenities your staff and visitors might need. For example, if your office will be a hybrid place of work, where staff will operate for less than half of their working weeks, then you might need fewer break spaces and amenities. However, if several team members will be working in your office full time, or welcoming in high-value clients, then your office needs to be more impressive and contain a greater variety of amenities. These might range from tea and coffee making facilities to a whole kitchen, a small break room or multiple spaces where staff can relax and unwind. You could also consider adding fun amenities such as a pool table or a dartboard to give your staff the chance to unwind after a busy day in the office.
Health And Safety
Aesthetics are an important aspect of any interior design, but in a commercial office, you also need to think about health and safety. If the property isn’t designed with safety in mind, then your staff could injure themselves or break your equipment. While your commercial real estate insurance will cover you, you should make sure that you create a safe design that will reduce your chances of an accident occurring. So, consider whether materials are flammable and whether designs are easy to use, and keep valuable equipment away from high-traffic areas. These tactics will improve safety in your office and ensure compliance with relevant health and safety regulations. They will also make your office a better place to be for your employees and visitors.
Longevity And Maintenance
In an office environment, where lots of people come and go, longevity is crucial. While you do need to rejuvenate your office every few years, the less often you have to do this, the more cost-effective your new workspace will be. So, it would help if you thought about longevity and how hardwearing materials and products are. It’s also useful to think about how these items need to be cleaned and maintained and whether this will be easy for you and your team, or an outsourced cleaning crew if you choose to hire one. Thinking about the longevity and care you’ll need to put into new furnishings and materials will help you and your staff to enjoy your office for longer.
It’s never easy to create an office environment that suits everyone, but with a little planning, you can make the process less stressful and find a way to make as many people as possible happy. These tips should help you to get started on the design for your new commercial office.
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