Creative Office Design ideas to Boost Performance

Naturally, people are more responsive to the environment around them. This is why workplaces are  designed with physical and psychological functions in mind. Businesses are established to be profitable by promoting smooth flow of operations, hence it is important to create a commercial design environment that boosts work productivity. Here are a few ideas:

Set the mood with the right lighting

Lighting is a critical element for mood setting, and since this has a direct bearing on employee behaviour it is best to choose well in design. The mood within the workplace can contribute to how motivated employees feel when performing their day to day activities.

Desk areas especially should have enough lighting, and a good idea will be to install sufficient lighting that will provide the right amount of light to allow people to work with ease without unnecessary distractions. Lighting controls should be easily accessible and near enough to the desks. Brightness should be balanced, so overhead fluorescents should be used sparingly to prevent harsh or dull lighting conditions.

In addition, try using the idea of using lighting to limit dark spots and shadows by positioning lights in three levels that is table level, floor level, and eye level. As a result, you can have a workspace that appears spacious and bright and is conducive for work.

The choice of furniture should maximise space

Office set ups should be ergonomic, and so the size of the space should be considered when choosing furniture. If your work entails less space today but more space tomorrow, getting extendable tables and chairs is a smart move. Instead of investing in furniture that places hurdles to your productivity, bespoke extendable furnishings can provide you with  extra available spaces. Expanding chairs can be transformed into a bench during meetings or consultations.

Incorporating multifunctional furniture into your office such as space saving tables, modular shelves or desks with storage is a good idea, especially if you have a limited workspace. Furnishings that serve different functions and purposes can help maximize your office space.

Factor in Acoustics

Noise levels can often lead to lack of concentration depending on how it’s managed. Noise can ruin one’s productivity level and health, so it is practical for you to integrate the proper acoustics when undertaking an office fit out project. An experienced Interior Designer can properly integrate acoustics into the development of the office style in a way that does not impede productivity through techniques such as sound masking which improves office speech privacy by natural and artificial means. Areas such as the Meeting Room can be targeted for this technique.

Create a socialization space

All work and no play can affect productivity. When designing an office space, there should be an area dedicated for leisure and socialization.

Adding a pantry or dining area for example in your office design will give you and your employees a place to eat together and exchange ideas. This can also serve as space where everyone can relax, have chit-chats to keep the team productive and refreshed.

 

Running a business can be expensive in many ways. You should choose a good Interior Designer who would integrate key design principles, feasible solutions, and resource-saving technologies to boost the performance and productivity of people working in the office.

Trendy addition ideas for designing Urban Cafeterias 

It is very common to find Cafeterias and Coffee shops in bustling cities all around the world. They are usually community spots where people can grab quick food fixes or fraternize. Since they are great meeting places, designing them should have the socialization and relaxation aspect in mind.

The first consideration in setting up or renovating cafes is the selection of an Interior Designer. This is because spaces are usually smaller in this case, and executing the concept will take a pro to do. 

Food establishments are not only set up for profits. Having overall customer experiences is the most crucial part because without them, there is no business. Designing for success is therefore important and one of the reasons that will draw customers back to the establishment. Both interior and exterior designs should be functional and visually appealing.

Open Kitchens

Open Kitchens are very popular in most designs, especially with traditionally based ones. It gives customers the opportunity to participate in the dining process through which their meals and drinks are prepared. Seeing is believing, and open kitchens present a sense of transparency between the establishment and the customer. Designs can make the open kitchens an integral part of the restaurant by using eye catching colours in those spaces, or even natural lighting.

Counters and Bars

Counters or bars with built-in planters are visually appealing additions for cafés that serve fresh food like salads and sandwiches. The planters hold both decorative and edible plants that service crew at the cafes have easy access to while preparing and receiving orders. As they dine, customers are also treated to the lovely sights of fresh greenery from the planters adding a touch of life to the space. People enjoy the concept of having nature in because it does so much in improving the indoor climate for small cafés. 

 

Hole In Wall and Raised Seating

Raised seating create fascinating texture to the place, especially when different floor materials such as wood, cork, tiles, or finished concrete are used. If you have thick walls that hold storage, you can install recessed seats to save space and also create a streamlined appearance to your café. These seating solutions do not only offer a sophisticated appearance, but it also makes for cosy booths for the customers. 

 

Partitions

Partitions clearly define spaces and provide much needed privacy. Not all cafes are suitable for partitions, but depending on the size of the space partitions can be designed to meet storage and display requirements. Partitions can be in the form of cubicles that separates dining spaces and this a very popular idea for very formal or strict designs. Installation of transformable dividers can give more rooms especially private one, and make adjustments for family dining areas in the cafeteria. Lighting and ventilation should be considered though when transitioning the space with dividers.

 

Cafes can provide communities avenues for meeting places for friends, a quiet retreat after work, and even a fun destination for brunch for the family. The ambience should be right, and adding these few trends can add the ‘wow factor’ to your establishment.

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