Knowing The Office Interior Design Principles
You may be setting up a completely new business for the first time or moving your existing business to a new location, or you may want your existing office redesigned. Whatever the reason, there are several aspects to redesigning an office like paint, furniture, layout, setting up work spaces, storage and a lot more. Office interior design is the same as elsewhere. Here is a checklist of things you should consider when planning your office fit out.
1. Redesign or Relocate?
If you are planning to redesign the existing space, stop for a moment and consider whether it is better to relocate to one of the ready to go office spaces that are available. Particularly if you are going to throw out most of the fixtures and equipment and buy new ones, you should conduct a cost benefits analysis considering both redesigning and relocation.
It is a good idea to sit down and draw up a list of people you need to contact like masons, carpenters, dealers, etc. Contact all the people on your list and get estimates. Then draw up an estimated cost and set your budget. Economize wherever you can and set your budget at 15% over the estimated expenditure. Keeping your budget flexible will cover all incidental costs you may not have considered.
3. Consideration for Employees
Keep your employees in mind when you plan your office design. Set aside a budget for any additional facilities they have been asking for which you have been unable to provide so far as a coffee room, an extra restroom, or larger cubicles. Consider these demands seriously and accede to them if you can. After all the employees who work for you are practically living in the office, and they deserve some consideration.
4. Health and Safety
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Keep the health and safety of your employees and yourself at the top of the list. If your employees felt safe and cared for they will work better and you will earn their loyalty. Keep a medical care area separate if you don’t already have one. Provide for basic medical care and rest. Show your employees that you do care for their well being.
5. Create work Zones
These days an informal ambiance where everyone can see and talk with everyone else works best. Rather than creating individual work spaces, you can create work zones where a group of employees doing similar work can work together, talk, gossip and brainstorm.