If you are a new business, it can feel extremely limiting when you are trying to get your foot in the door and get your business off the ground.
We know, we’ve been there too, but we also know that it is possible to create a great office for your business without having to put a massive amount of effort into it. You may think that it’s one of the more complicated items on your start-up to-do list, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here at Officescape, we know our stuff when it comes to commercial interior design in London, so here’s our list of design aspects which a new business owner should be aware of when it comes to creating the perfect first office environment.
We’re willing to bet you’ve already looked into ways in which you can save yourself money. What if we told you that looking at environmentally friendly sources for your office design can save you money as well as helping your business gain credibility right from the start?
Green energy is the buzz-word for the 21st Century and as more companies begin to adopt greener, more eco-friendly options for energy resources, it’s becoming almost the norm to have some form of green resource in the office.
But it doesn’t have to stop at energy. Incorporate recycled materials into your office design through natural furniture and design, as well as using recycled paper and implementing a reuse and recycle system within the office and you will instantly get recognition for your attitude towards sustainability.
Starting up a new business is never going to be cheap, so try and save yourself more money by investing in an office design which promotes energy saving is a great way to cut the cost of your office from the outset.
Installing energy efficient windows can help keep heat circulating the room so there is little need for a costly heating system. Double glazed windows also keep a room cooler in summer, keeping the temperature at a comfortable level for your employees.
There have been many studies conducted that prove that working in a well lit, natural environments makes workers more productive; sometimes as much as 7.1% more so!
Who wouldn’t feel happier in their workplace if their room had access to daylight and fresh air? Try to find a building which has large windows that lets in lots of light and you will be well on your way to a productive workforce.
The best way to accommodate your workforce’s needs is to give them a place to get away and relax for a few moments.
We’re not saying create a Google-esque social hub with ping pong tables and other wacky activities, but simply having a less formal room where employees can take a time out when required will greatly improve how happy your workforce will be while in the office.
Getting it right first time is essential for designing any office, but it is crucial for new start-ups to understand why office environments matter and the impact that they will have on the people working within it.
At Officescape, we excel in creating bespoke office designs and interiors to suit the needs and requirements of a company and it’s workers. For more information on our services or to find out how we can help, contact our team today by calling 01553 811 833.