With Auckland’s vaccine rollout in full swing, it might be time to consider a full office renovation. As Auckland draws closer to its goal of 100% vaccination it’s only a matter of time before the alert levels drop and we’re all back in the office in person. Although a full end to lockdown looks unlikely any time soon, pressure from businesses and the economy might force it to happen early. This could mean thousands of kiwis flooding back into the workplace. This gives a very unique opportunity to businesses in need of a serious office renovation. While everyone is at home and the office is empty, now is the best time to get started on those much-needed upgrades.
Besides changing the layout and adding new furniture, here are some ideas to help you transform your office into an ideal working environment.
Take a quick look at your flooring. Is the carpet balding and full of stains from years of employees spilling their morning brew? Has all colour faded, leaving it a dull and depressive grey? Have the office chairs carved grooves into the hardwood floor?
Fresh flooring can bring a tired looking office back to life. Depending on your situation there are many solutions to restore the beauty back to the floor. Sometimes a new vanish for the hardwood, or shampoo for the carpet may be all that is needed. However, if you need something more extensive the old flooring is easy to rip up and replace.
New carpet has a lifespan of anywhere from 5-15 years. This gives you plenty of use. However, a full makeover of hardwood flooring might be a wise decision. Not only is wood far more durable but also helps create a more modern look to your office space.
A New Coat of Paint
A fresh paint job goes a long way when sprucing up an office. There is nothing worse than staring at the same four beige walls eight hours a day seven days a week. That being said, there is nothing wrong with crisp white walls. They are a safe choice but lack personality. Incorporating some of your company’s colours can help add some extra flair, creating a friendly environment.
Retrofit the office kitchen
If your office kitchen is just a microwave and crowded fridge it might be time to invest in some new amenities. An instant boiling water tap is a great choice to help employees make their teas and coffees fast.