If these walls could talk, what would they say? Ever ask that question about your office. And it is not just the walls, the entire interior can tell the story of your business. It can reveal what the morale and productivity are like. In fact, some companies have been forced out of business due in part to poor commercial interiors. Don’t let this happen to your organisation. Here are five interiors tips to positively impact your business.
1.) Light it up
Unless you operate a bar or cinema, there is no reason to have dark lighting. For employees, it saps energy and can make them moody. Dark lighting oftentimes puts off customers and clients since it can give a business a creepy vibe that scares them.
Make sure light can travel freely through your place of business. If there are a number of offices or rooms that can block natural sunlight from entering, swap out steel partitions for glass ones. Also check the wattage of light bulbs to ensure they are bright enough.
2.) Every Item in its Place
Properly storing everything is an absolute must for businesses. Failing to do this leads to a cluttered area that can distract employees and clients. More importantly, it just looks unprofessional. There are a number of storage solutions available to help clean up a workspace. Mobile shelving can be a good way to eliminate the mess files and other loose paperwork can create while lockers are a smart piece of furniture to stop employees from leaving their stuff around the office.
3.) Chairs must be Comfortable
No one wants to sit in an uncomfortable or worn out chair. It reflects poorly on a business and can lead to bickering and in-fighting among employees over who gets the “comfortable” chair. Having a potential client sit in an uncomfortable chair can give them the impression that you do not care about their business.
4.) Use All your Space
Business owners like to complain about not having enough space. In most cases there is enough space, but they are simply using it inefficiently. There are a number of commercial interior solutions that can solve space issues at most workplaces. For instance, a company needing more office space can install partitions to create these with minimal fuss.
A mezzanine floor can also be a quick way for a company to add more floor space without needing to move or undergo a massive renovation. Adding a mezzanine floor can double total floor space in some cases and can house additional employees, a showroom or whatever your business needs.
5.) Spruce up the Bathrooms
No one wants to talk about the toilets, but no one wants to use old, dirty tile facilities either. We may not like to discuss what goes on in there, but an ugly bathroom will leave customers and employees with a bad taste in their mouth, figuratively speaking of course. Refurbishing these with modern touches will ensure that doesn’t happen.
Now that you better understand how commercial interiors can positively impact a business, isn’t it time to upgrade yours? Be sure to contact a commercial interior specialist who can handle all aspects of the project.