Office Decoration – Guide to Colours, Flooring, Window Treatments, Furniture and Accessories

A good office design will make the best possible use of the space available and will ensure that employees feel good working there. Studies show that an attractive and spacious feeling office is the best possible way to reduce staff turnover, and increase productivity.

A well thought out, contemporary office design will also create a good impression to visiting clients and help to project an organised, professional look that inspires confidence and trust. In today’s competitive market, businesses can’t afford to let shabby looking premises lose them clients to the competition.

Does your office need a refurbishment?

There are a number of reasons that an office may need refurbishing. If you have updated the company image through your web site and literature, then it is important the office space reflects the new brand. In this case a simple cosmetic update – changing colours, pictures and furniture may be all that is required to update the look and feel of the office to bring the company image into line.

Equally an office that hasn’t been updated for a few years may be looking tatty and tired, and would benefit enormously from a simple repaint, and the addition of a few new accessories such as office furniture and window blinds to breathe new life into the space.

More serious refurbishments may be required if the company has expanded and needs to accommodate more staff into the existing office space. The interior will then require space planning services, to incorporate additional desks and washrooms. This can be an excellent, cost effective solution for businesses, who do not wish to go through the upheaval of moving, and solutions can often be developed that provide the extra space without compromising the comfort of employees. Space planning can also be required in refurbishments where the business activities have changed.

Planning an office refurbishment

When planning an office refurbishment, it is important to consider the following:

  • What are the main objectives of the refurbishment? What do you want to achieve from the re-design?
  • What are the problems with the current design? What functionality do you need that is not currently available?
  • What are the main business activities? What percentage of space needs to be allocated to each of the main activities?

The questions above will help you develop your office design brief.

About us

GDL Interiors are specialists in office design, space planning and refurbishment. Whatever your size of project, we can help you maximise the effectiveness of your office interior, and will deliver your refurbishment on time and in budget. Based in Essex, we work locally, in London and throughout the UK.

Contact us now to discuss your business requirements.

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