Making sure that you have the right look when you are planning to lease or purchase new commercial premises is a key factor in how your clients view you and your company. Location, demographic, and visibility are all of part of the recipe – but the real success comes from making sure you select the right space for your needs, and where you can accommodate your team with the right look and feel, the right public presence, and at the right budget.
The first step is getting your facts right – selecting options that work by having a detailed and well analysed understanding of your needs. It is a worthwhile exercise to engage the assistance of an interior design expert who will assess your needs from the outside and help you develop a clear picture of what you are truly looking for – not just in terms of look, but more importantly in terms of the practical needs of how you operate – the space you need and a building configuration that will give you the best working environment. A happy and beautiful working space improves performance and team satisfaction.
LOOK AT DESIGN TRENDS
Look at design trends in the marketplace that communicate who you are – strong frontage presentation – receptions with clean impact and a real ‘design intent’ for your company. You want a space that is efficient, cost-effective and adaptable, and that will catch the public eye. Design trends have evolved with more open working spaces – more flexible casual environments and increasingly paperless offices.
Harness technology for high quality and flexible presentations, and make a statement so you stand out from the crowd. Connectivity and flexibility are the go-words for today’s interiors. Meeting spaces have taken on a new informality – furnishings have a new importance for communicating style - not just office furniture.
SUPPORT THE ENVIRONMENT
There are opportunities to support the environment and sustainability with a huge range of Australian suppliers offering Eco-friendly materials, furnishings and decorative products with great design impact. For example, feature walls of printed glass and re-cycled timber give a design statement that conveys warmth, sophistication and space. Natural materials blended with the modern give a balance that has inter-generational appeal.
TALK TO YOUR CUSTOMERS
You need a space that talks to your public – reflects your marketing image and adds value to your public presence. You also need to know that you can achieve this within your budget and within your time scale. The devil is indeed in the detail!
GETTING THE RIGHT DETAILS
You can have the right look in mind, but you also need clear space planning and delivery of your project. With clear direction and great planning and analysis before you start, you will avoid disappointment, you may be best hiring a specialist that can work with you to complete your office. All of this will allow you to maximise the visual appeal and functionality of your working space so that it reflects who you are!
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