When money is tight, refurbishing your office can seem like an unnecessary cost. However, the difference that an improved office space can make to the morale of your staff and the impression that it leaves on clients and customers can not be underestimated. In this blog we will look at how you can go about improving your office space and what impact it can have.
Improving your office space
There are many different considerations to make when planning a refurbishment of your office and before you get started it’s very important to identify your core reasons for making changes.
Every business is different and operates in its own unique ways and because of this your reasons for an upgrade are likely to be quite specific to your own organisation’s requirements. An experienced professional will be able to discuss this with you and make plans which will drastically improve the efficiency of your operations, but what are some of the common reasons for a renovation?
If your business has recently acquired new business and expanded its operations then you might be suffering from a lack of space. Mezzanine floors can help to make the most of overhead space on your shop floor, but it might be mountains of paperwork or new admin / sales staff that you need to find room for – in which case reshaping your work area or creating a new office space can help.
It has been proven that creativity and concentration can suffer in uninspiring environments so if it’s office morale that you are trying to improve then making positive changes to your working environment can have a major impact on the people who work there every day. A specialist will be able to help you create an attractive, well lit and air conditioned area that will help to foster better work from your team.
Perhaps it is clients and customers that you are looking to impress, in which case a tired, cramped or out dated office can send out entirely the wrong message. Updating your HQ with new floor or wall coverings, company colours and glass partitioning can show potential customers that you are a forward thinking and innovative business that has a strong branding message and cares about what they do.
One growing concern for many businesses is their impact on the environment and many are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint in order to benefit future generations. Implementing environmentally friendly materials and technologies such as energy efficient heating and solar power can show you have real dedication and commitment to conservation.
When making changes to your office you need to bear in mind how your business is likely to expand in the next future and any changes that you make need to reflect this. You also need to consider health and safety and how, as a responsible employer, you can align your upgrades with your duty of care.
Here at Hi-Level Mezzanine Floors we offer a full service including design, fit out and refurbishment of office spaces and other work spaces like warehouses and factories. We use high specification materials and incorporate unique design features as standard. To find out more please click here or to discuss the particular needs of your business please call us on +44 (0)1730 237 190.