Like most professionals, you probably spend a significant amount of time at the office. Sometimes more than you would like. Therefore, it’s important to create a space that is comfortable and inviting for your staff, customers, and anyone who visits the space.
We all know how important first impressions are. What your office looks like will influence what customers and even job candidates think about your company and brand. A freshly renovated space can change the energy. It can help boost morale, productivity and become a space your people enjoy being during the day.
A few smart office renovations can go a long way. Whether you need to make a few repairs, a quick overhaul, or complete renovation, money is always a top factor in your planning. Fortunately, with a little creativity and ingenuity, you can get a lot done even on a tight budget. Here we outline some smart office renovations that will help you get the most bang for your buck.
COVID has changed how we do business. It’s also changed how office spaces are used and function. Most companies today are making adjustments and renovating office space to accommodate for the new COVID rules and regulations.
Workspaces need to be spread out and you need to ensure there is proper social distancing in all areas of your office. You need to make the most of your current space. Even if you limit the number of employees in your office, may need to make some smart adjustments to your floor plan. Remove anything that is not absolutely necessary to create more open space.
Modernize The Reception Area
Do you really need a big a bulky reception desk at the front door? How much use does it actually get? Most importantly, it could be taking up space that could best be used for other functions. Think about ways you could eliminate your reception area, or greatly reduce it to free up space.
More Natural Light
No one wants to work in a dark and dreary office space. Nor do they want to spend their days working in rooms filled with fluorescent lights. The alternative? If possible, make your current windows larger. You can also strategically install new windows in areas within the office to allow for more natural light to get in. You could even consider installing a skylight. Natural light will brighten and freshen up the office space.
Spruce Up The Space With Some Paint
Painting is always one of the easiest and most cost effective renovations for any space. It can totally transform your office space. The trick is to choose a colour that reflects your company brand and culture. Perhaps a mural or two on the walls makes sense to energize the space. You can also think about creating some accent walls using a different paint colour, wall paper, or even a different material such as barn board.
Add Some Mirrors
Are you concerned your office space looks small? Create the appearance of a larger space by installing some strategically placed mirrors. Installing mirrors near windows can help to reflect the outside light and add additional brightness to the room.
Like your home, any space over time will accumulate clutter. When things accumulate they will start to take up space. The first step is to do a thorough cleaning of your office and remove anything you no longer need. You can then install storage solutions throughout your office to better manage the items you need to have onsite. Build in shelving, creating a designed supply area, and other strategic storage solutions can help keep your office feeling minimalist and spacious.
Multi-functional and flexible work spaces are becoming more and more common in modern offices. This allows you to serve multiple functions without having to use up as much physical space. This is ideal for smaller offices.
Start Planning Your Office Renovation Today
There are countless ways you can approach an office renovation without breaking the bank. You can be creative with any budget to make changes to your office space. With Fuhrmann Construction, we can help you get the most out of your office renovation on a tight budget. Speak with us today to explore your custom office renovation options.
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