Breathe new life into your office
The looks of a commercial office environment are more important than you think. For many customers and potential customers, your office is the one glimpse into your business that they may get, so ensuring it looks good is a high priority. The painting and decorating of your office need not take up your own time either, London Commercial Decorators will perform your required decorating at evenings or weekends so that your customers don’t need to be inconvenienced.
Remember when you are planning the decoration of your office, it’s improtant to think about the layout of your office and how it will look when finished. Whilst you need to make it look nice for your customers, it also has to be a comfortable place for your employees to work. Whether you plan your design yourself, or ask a decorating firm for ideas, or even go as far as calling in an interior design service, you should ensure you pick a reputable commercial painting and decorating firm.
Most office buildings look best with a light and airy entrance/reception area so that customers instantly feel at ease when they walk in. Whilst lighting and decoration can play a big part in the interior decoration, the paint colours you choose can make a huge impact on the final result. Plan the layout of the room – will you have chairs in reception for customers to wait to be seen? If so – try to make it interesting. Plain white walls are bright and clean looking, but they can be pretty boring, don’t be afraid to add a splash of colour!
Making the best use of the space you have available is important, using light coloured, compact furniture can help you create the illusion of space and cleanliness. Be sure that your office doesn’t look cramped or uncomfortable, your employees have to spend at least 5 days per week there!
If you have corridors in your commercial space, ensure they are well lit and use bright colours to avoid any claustrophobic feeling. Ensure that you allow adequate space for signage when planning your new look, there’s nothing worse than trying to find your way to a particular room and checking each individual door – help your clients find their way to their destination.
A doctors surgery is an excellent example of a commercial office environment that benefits from signage – with multiple doctors working in different rooms it’s important the patient gets to the right place. You don’t want a customer walking into the wrong room – where a meeting or consultation is already taking place, or even into a broom closet!
Commercial decorators are very similar to normal household decorators, with one exception – they have different equipment available to them. Generally an office building will have a much larger surface area which needs to be decorated, so the likes of small scaffolding, and paint guns can speed up the process.