Smart Premises Renovation Ideas Your Staff And Customers Will Love
If you want your business to be successful, you absolutely must invest in renovations periodically. These help keep your buildings functional and may, in some cases, actually increase your productivity.
In this post, therefore, we take a look at some smart premises renovation ideas that both your staff and customers will love.
Get Rid Of The Cubicles
Cubicles were a dystopian invention of the 1970s. Somehow, despite all the progress in the workplace, many companies are still using them today, believing that they are a good way of cheaply segmenting office space.
It turns out, however, that most people prefer to work in more open spaces – not surrounded by four claustrophobic walls.
Improve Your Kitchen
Here’s another idea that really works a treat: improve your kitchen. Shabby, crummy-looking kitchens are depressing for everyone, particularly your workers. So putting a little money into it to improve it can work a treat. You can do things like replacing the old refrigerator, improving the paintwork and getting rid of the regular, unattractive metal sink.
Sort Out Your Flooring
Business flooring takes a beating. Whether it’s heavy trolleys being wheeled over it, footfall or equipment being moved around, eventually, wear and tear is going to start to show.
It’s a good idea, therefore, to invest in concrete repair. This way, you can keep your heavy-duty flooring smooth and free from rolling resistance. You can also spend money investing in better carpets, or getting rid of them altogether and replacing them with tiles.
Improve Your Desk Ergonomics
Nothing is more annoying for workers than poor desk and chair ergonomics. That’s why companies try – where possible – to invest in furniture with plenty of adjustability.
Remember, when it comes to ergonomics, no two workers are alike. Some prefer to sit at low desks with high chairs, and the other way around. Others prefer arm rests while some dislike using them at all. It really depends.
Include Breakout Spaces
While you want workers to work hard while they are at their desks, you also need to provide them with breakout spaces – a place where they can go for a break every now and then which is separate from their desks. Ideally, these areas should be colorful and attempt to lighten the mood, making them less “work-focused” and more about recuperation.
Add High Tech Appliances
Some companies are also having considerable success in adding high tech appliances to their workspaces. These units can do things like provide information to customers or even entertain members of staff.
Change Your Color Palette
Color palettes are critical because they affect workers’ mood and energy levels. For some people, specific colors help them get into a working mindset, allowing them to relax, focus, and get more done. In some cases, providing the right colors may even help to increase productivity by getting workers pumped up for the day ahead.
For instance, some firms are finding success in using bold and bright colors to bring energy and life to their office environments. They are consciously using color to change the mood and make work feel more like play.