As we become more dependent on electronic gadgets, we are also learning that the workplace environment is changing. Rapidly. Productivity tends to suffer when people are holed up in what could be termed a “cubicle farm”. As such, working from home is becoming more acceptable and popular. Unused home spaces are being converted into offices. But home offices must be designed effectively so that work is efficient and productive. A home office remodel can create a better work environment that improves overall productivity.
On top of everything else, a home office remodel can be a significant tax deduction.
Lots of Natural Lighting
People get sick of corporate office settings because they’re often pretty grim. Fluorescent lighting is about as bad as you can get and does not promote health or feeling good. Your home office remodel, if you can swing it, should include adding windows in order Read More »
Many professionals spend a great deal of time in the office. It stands to reason then that they should be comfortable and productive in it.
If Google – one of the world’s most successful companies – can turn stairs into slides, what’s stopping you from being creative with your office?
You may not have Google’s budget but you can find plenty of inspiration and office renovation ideas that are attainable and achievable.
Open Up the Office
Some of the best office areas have one noticeable thing in common: openness. Some might debate whether to go with a cubicle setting or change to an open plan where employees have an expansive view of the entire floor. But opening it up can make everyone feel part of the same team.
In addition, you could remove not just cubicles but walls to make a feature out of ceiling and roof support. Interesting designs of beams and support structures overhead, combined with new lighting fixtures, can make the space feel airy and inviting. Opening up an office can energize the room and the people in it. It also
makes the area much more versatile so you could change the furniture layout regularly to relieve monotony.Read More »
A comfortable and functional office space is not always easy to create for employees. It would be easy if everyone could have a bigger desk, but that would reduce available space or could even create the expense and hassle of looking for a bigger space. You will need to plan how the layout will work to maximize the space and comfort for employees.
There are many ways a desk can be more comfortable for an employee. The first rule in office remodeling is to consider ergonomics. It is important to make sure that desks are the right height, size (reasonably so) and width. It is a good idea to provide chairs that are adjustable, given possible turnover in job positions. And you need to make sure that workstations allow employees to work at their best.
Create divisions for better collaboration
This may seem almost contradictory, given that an open plan office seems to make everyone on the entire floor at one with each other, butRead More »
Any form of improvement in an office strongly suggests to clients and customers that the business is thriving and growing stronger. Confidence levels, both external and within an organization, are always heightened when the hub of its activity is changed for the better.
The very fact that the office needs to be revitalized only proves that the business has been in operation long enough to become well established. An office renovation reflects a positive approach and your continued commitment to success. It says that you value your staff and want them to be comfortable. It also makes a larger statement about the success and reliability of your business by saying, we look good, and we’re here to stay!
The Best Office Renovation Requires a Team of Pros
Without the right practical knowledge and creativity, however, renovating an office can plunge into total chaos. At first it may seem so easy to re-do the space byRead More »
Good advance planning of all aspects of your office renovations will lessen the chances of unnecessary delays, work disruptions, and other potential pitfalls. If you want the process to go as smoothly as possible, here are a number of steps you can follow to ensure that your office renovations project will be problem-free.
Determine Your Goals for Office Renovations
Having project goals in place is important before starting any office renovations. Here are some things you should ask yourself in order to determine your goals:
What is the reason for the renovations? Is it to install a new technology, update infrastructure systems, upgrade finishes, change how the space will be used, or a desire to improve office appearance?
What is your budget for the project? Are there sufficient funds?
Are there any issues that may affect the project schedule? For instance, will the building be occupied while the renovations are in progress?
Have you contacted a reliable remodeling contractor with experience in office renovations?
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