While there are plenty of ways you can boost employee production and morale, one area you may not have considered is updating and upgrading the office environment. From simple updates to more extreme renovation projects, you’ll be able to make the space feel more welcoming, professional, comfortable, and functional. All of this means staff will be a whole lot happier to come to work, and willing to work that much more efficiently.
Curious as to where to start on your office renovation project? Here’s a look at some of the areas that you could make improvements to.
Update the Flooring
Flooring is one of the first areas that will show signs of wear and tear in an office. If you have a particularly large number of staff and customers/clients walking through the space, you can bet the flooring will take a real beating. So, rather than let that tired flooring set the tone in the office, why not update to brand new commercial flooring.
Commercial flooring such as epoxy floors with a shiny clear finish look incredibly well cared for, tend to make the office feel cleaner and brighter, and just give it a more modern look. Not only that, because the flooring is commercial grade, you can expect it to hold up well over time.
Install Additional Storage Space
One thing that many offices have an issue with is storage. Without adequate storage space, mess can start to accumulate and create a real disorganised vibe. By simply installing additional storage space you can get rid of clutter off desks, the floor, and tables and make the space feel more open, organised, cleaner, and bigger. There’s also the fact that when everything has a proper spot, it makes it easier to find what you want when you want it.
Give the Walls a Fresh Coat of Paint
This one can almost go without saying, but one of the cheapest and simplest ways to update your office space is to give the walls a fresh coat of paint. While there are no rules when it comes to colour, there are some colours that tend to work better in office spaces. Some are even said to help with productivity.
Green is known for helping encourage balance and calmness, blue can spark creativity and productivity as it appeals to the mind, yellow invokes feelings of happiness, and red is known to spark energy levels.
Bring in More Light
Natural light is another way to update the look of an office space and make it feel brighter and more welcoming. It also tends to make people feel more energised and happier. Take full advantage of any and all windows in the office, making sure they aren’t covered by dark or heavy window coverings. If there isn’t enough natural light, make sure you install plenty of light fixtures to make up for it.
Simple Steps that Make a Huge Difference
Each of these tips is relatively small yet they can make a massive difference both in the look of the office space, and the morale of your team.