Five Overlooked Areas When Designing Office Space
June 8, 2017
When designing a new office space, it can be exciting and frustrating at the same time. There are plans, budgets, and purchases to make, and it seems there’s always one thing that’s forgotten.
Office design is important to the health of any business, as you’re creating a space where employees will spend a majority of their time. Douron can help you with all your office design needs. Contact us for an appointment with a design consultant.
There are things one would normally consider when buying office furniture, such as costs and budget. However, there are other things to consider when making such vital purchases, including:
Functionality and Flexibility
See if the desks you’re buying have drawers for file storage. The more versatile your furniture, the more you’re getting out of your investment. Also, check that your employees will be comfortable at their new desks.
New furniture may look nice, but if it’s too big for the space, it’s useless. Work spaces should allow for fluid traffic and movement.
Aesthetic Value and Your Brand’s Identity
Smart office design can lighten the mood, ease stress, and increase productivity. Color psychology can help produce the right atmosphere, which may depend on your industry and what atmosphere you want to create for your clients. Find inspiration from logo colors or business cards to create continuity in your brand identity.
There are some pieces of furniture that would be nice but often don’t make the budget. Regardless, consider the wish list as you create the place where employees will spend the majority of their time. Eating areas, brainstorming centers, research libraries, or recreation rooms for clients may help create a productive office atmosphere.
Furniture must be thoroughly sanitized before bringing it into the office. Whether it came from a second-hand store or was purchased new, it must be clean before going into the work space. Clean furniture helps maintain a cleaner, healthier working environment, which leads to fewer employee absences from sickness.
The experts at Douron are ready to help you create your ultimate work atmosphere. Contact us to schedule an appointment.