Make your perfect Office Furniture Makeover with these easy tips:
Tip 1 What do you want to achieve?
Most businesses want a refurb to reflect change; that could be new management, new vision, new ways of working or to improve employee engagement and wellbeing.
What do you want to achieve? A more informal layout with breakout seating? Focus on wellbeing with height adjustable desks? Smooth & sleek lines to reflect your focus on the business? Or new colours? Get your thoughts out on paper and get buy in from any key stakeholders to make sure your vision is shared.
Then get practical. How many do you need to seat at any time. And what will they be doing; co-working, working independently, customer facing, on the phone lots? Your makeover needs to look great and be functional for all the users.
Don’t forget to allow for storage! Factor it in from the beginning so you get all the cabinets, drawers and shelves you need, coordinating with the rest of your furniture.
Tip 2 Be creative
Research has proven that getting interior design right has a positive impact on staff motivation and productivity. Getting the best out of your workforce means creating a multi-use space where people are comfortable and have everything they need to do their job. Be creative with your furniture choices to maximise what you have available and if you’re short of space then check out inventive, space-saving, mobile furniture options. Choose furniture that can be moved and adapted as and when necessary, for example turning meeting and conference rooms into to smaller breakout zones or presentation areas.
Tip 3 Reinforce your brand
Remember that first impressions count: make sure potential clients are welcomed in a way that fully reflects your business and the service it delivers. Interior design and furniture that reflects your brand will create consistency with company communications and also reinforce and cultivate business culture amongst staff.
Tip 4 The future
How might your business change in the future? Are you set to grow significantly and need to find space for new employees? Or is your business model set to shift, needing less desk space but more meeting facilities? Think about the long term to find a more sustainable furniture solution and avoid having to spend more making further changes sooner than expected.
Tip 5 Shop around
Don’t settle for anything sub-standard. Be sure to research commercial furniture options and look into a variety of suppliers to make sure you get exactly what you need for the money you have available.
Sounds time-consuming? It doesn’t have to be. At Huddle Furniture, we work with a wide range of commercial furniture manufacturers providing solutions to suit all needs and budgets. We work with our clients from initial concept through to final delivery and installation, and as an impartial supplier, we always recommend what’s right for you. Get in touch today on 01844 299344 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how we can help.