Office Fit Out – A Newer And Fresher Look
There are multiple reasons for an office fit out: up-sizing, downsizing, reorganization of space or just simply a makeover to give the office a “fresher, cleaner, newer” feel.
The office environment is changing and in today’s economy, companies are looking at cost-effective solutions to their office fit out needs. A myriad of wants and needs need to be considered when planning a budget-friendly office renovation.
When planning your office fit out, think about what your needs are for now and what they may be for the future. There is no point investing in an office renovation if it’s going to be ineffective in a few years.
Is your company going to grow? Will that mean more space needed? Will you need more room for storage? Where is your company heading? What should you incorporate into your office fit out to accommodate for these needs?
Your business may also benefit financially with an office renovation that utilizes natural light over artificial light. We all know the financial benefits of reducing electricity bills to the bank balance and the environment.
Open plan offices and the use of partitions create an open feel. It utilizes natural light and can help with creating a team synergy amongst staff. It also reduces the need for building walls, installing glass and other costly endeavors. But open planned offices may not be conducive to work for some companies and the need for office rooms is still important.
During the building and construction phase you work to minimize distraction to your workers. Try to let them understand the positive impacts the office fit out has for the company, including:
- Space planning to make good use of the existing premise
- Helping to relocate staff and equipment for a better work environment
- Ensuring short and long term storage for your furniture and associated items