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5 Things To Consider When Planning A Commercial Refurbishment
The time has come for you to invest in a new office, or to refurbish your existing space. Before starting your office fit out, what should you take into consideration?
What is the intended scope of your refurbishment?
What are you looking to gain from your refit? Before contacting an office designer, it is good to have a clear idea of what you are hoping to achieve. Do you need the space to work more effectively for your staff, a change of layout or a new break out area? Maybe the décor simply needs refreshing?
Reflect your branding within your office space
Think about your company brand guidelines, and how they can be introduced into your office space. Using your company colours in your office refurbishment is a good place to start, but signage and wall graphics could also reflect your brand’s font or styling.
Take time to talk to your staff
As the holder of the budget, you’re likely to have the final say in what changes take place, but involving you staff at the planning stages of an office refit is usually a good idea. They will feel valued, that you have taken the time to ask for an opinion – and you will have the opportunity to iron out any existing issues your workforce currently experience, giving you a happier team in the long run.
Don’t underestimate the value of good lighting
Make sure that furniture and storage is placed sympathetically, to ensure your office space benefits from as much natural light as possible. It will not only help to avoid the space feeling smaller, but more sunshine can lead to a brighter state of mind. If natural light is not easy to come by, talk to your office design company about the best lighting options for your space.
Allow room for growth
If you have the spare space available, it is worth considering adding a few additional work stations. It allows you to set up the office quickly, with minimal disruption to the rest of your team, if you choose to expand in the near future.
Whether you have an exact idea of what you are hoping to achieve from your office design, or still need some help and inspiration, the office design team at Bluespace Ltd can help. From the early planning stages all the way through to a complete office fit out, we will be with you every step of the way. Call us on 01603 722123 to start your exciting project today.