Office work has taken on a whole new meaning over the past couple of years. Now that health restrictions have been lifted, many people are back to doing most of their work at the office. For employers, this could mean that now is the perfect time to update the corporate headquarters and office interior design. By updating corporate office space and office furniture, employees can have something more to look forward to when they have to go back to work. It's not just about the look, but also about the small conveniences that make the office environment a better place to spend time.
Best Interior Design Updates To Make to Your Corporate Headquarters
Here's a guide to some of the best interior design updates (for your corporate headquarters).
Install Modular Movable Casework and Millwork Cabinets
The open concept office is great, but there are opportunities to give workers separate spaces. By installing modular and moveable casework and millwork cabinets, you can create functional workspaces that meet the various needs of employees. Dedicated private spaces divided by millwork cabinets can even help reduce the noise that comes with open floor plans.
Update the Bathroom
Public restrooms are not known for being comfortable places. In fact, many work-from-home employees will list their home bathroom as a perk. However, your office can make improvements to the public restroom by installing new and updated washroom accessories, including toilet partitions, grab bars, towel dispensers and receptacles, and lighted mirrors.
Get a Hand Sanitizer Unit
Just because Covid restrictions have relaxed does not necessarily mean that you have to relax your approach to cleanliness at the office.
A hand sanitizer unit (or several) in high-traffic areas around the office could do a great deal to keep employees healthy. Studies show that cleaner surfaces have a positive impact on health, leading to fewer sick days and higher productivity.
While adding hand sanitizer dispensers is not a big change, it can make a huge difference in keeping employees healthy if Covid ramps up again, or during cold and flu season. You might also consider updating your air filtration system to improve air quality around the headquarters.
Update the Security System
Although security doesn't seem like a cosmetic or interior upgrade, it most certainly can be. If your budget allows, update the security system for tighter security at office headquarters. While doing so, you might even notice that high-quality security system updates don't have to cost a lot of money.
For example, fingerprint identification can help employees feel safer at work. And yes, let's just admit that it's cooler than some of the ancient security systems that companies still use.
Plants, Plants Everywhere
If your office headquarters has the kind of open office space that will allow for plants, they can help bring some life and a pop of color into the office. Studies show that the presence of life can enhance morale between the home and office. Not to mention, the right plants can do a lot for oxygen production and air quality at the same time.
If the building lacks the space for big plants, it's still very possible to add plants to the space. Racks can help achieve the same goal, just with smaller plants.
An indoor planting guide is a great place to start if you have no idea which plants will survive indoors.
Install a Smart TV (or Two)
Smart TVs are getting cheaper by the day. Sometimes you can even get lucky and find TVs that are cheaper by looking in the open box sections of stores such as Best Buy.
Installing smart TVs in the office isn't just for entertainment. Smart TVs can make things like research and presentations a lot easier (and cooler), especially if you have the capacity to install several of them in conference rooms as well as in the main areas.
New TVs can make a cosmetic and practical difference at the same time. In some cases, they can also give employees more room for creativity.
Order Custom Woodwork or AI Paintings
Empty space is never a good idea, especially not if you want to keep employees productive at work. The world of AI Painting is open to exploring, and these days you can order unique and custom paintings that have been created by computer systems.
Art is a great addition to any office, and it can enhance office creativity if employees have something cool to look at. Art is also one of the best cosmetic changes you could hope to make to the office. Woodwork and wood-based art installations can add aesthetic beauty and even help your staff feel more connected to nature.
Change the Lights
One of the best things that you can change around the office to improve the look and feel of the office space is the lights. If you use old-fashioned lights in the office, switch them out for modern, natural lighting options that don't consume as much energy.
Office lighting should allow employees to see what they are doing, but should never be so harsh that it eats energy or causes eye strain. Amazon has thousands of different light options to choose from, many of which are energy-saving.
Modern office design trends don't stop at new lighting and a few gadgets. If you really want to impress employees, it's time to get better carpets. Carpets typically are the first design elements in an office to show strain, especially in high-traffic areas. When installing new carpeting, choose colors that will compliment the rest of the office. Consult with a commercial interior design professional if you are not sure what to do next, or if you would like more office design ideas to spice up the working environment.
Find inspiration: 10 Amazing Tech Company Headquarters - Architectural Digest
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