It’s now common knowledge that the working environment can boost or hinder productivity and creativity. If you get it right, your employees will appreciate being in surroundings that have been carefully considered for them.
Unfortunately, not all offices have the budgets for large redecoration projects. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with small changes and make a huge difference to your surroundings.
1. Car Parks
Car parking space can cause arguments in the office. Arguments are bad for morale! Make sure everyone gets a space by using 603 Thermoplastic Lines to clearly mark out spaces. Easy to apply lines will make it a doddle to update your car park. It’s a small change that could reduce early morning tension.
Outdoor areas are ideal for a quick break from a busy day in the office. In summer, we are sure employees will want to be able to spend a little time in the sun. Many offices are guilty of letting their outdoors areas, especially private staff areas become unsightly and unimpressive. Make your office stand out and impress visitors with a textured anti-slip paint, that’s both functional and attractive.
If you’ve a large office with many connecting buildings, clear walkways are a must. When there are many people walking around, walkways are likely to take a beating. Use a flexible acrylic floor paint to accommodate footfall. You could even choose bright colours to make them an interesting feature.
4. Concrete Areas
Most offices will have some concrete areas. If you’ve left repairs and maintenance for a while, why not start with a few concrete repairs? Cracks make a building feel as though it’s going to fall down any minute – not a great look for the office. Grab a strong mortar and repair the cracks before you consider decorating.
Tarmac drives that are under a lot of strain from heavy traffic will need a few repairs after a while. A simple repair job with an asphalt repair product can make a huge difference. Not only will it improve the look, but it’ll also make it easier and safer for people to get around.
6. Walls and Floors
The smell of damp is off-putting to say the least. If you want to keep damp at bay, concentrate your office improvement efforts on walls and floors. By waterproofing them, you’ll be able to protect the surface giving it more longevity. Unused rooms, such as basements, are a good candidate for a mortar that protects the concrete below.
One of the easiest ways to feel like an office has had a full makeover is to add a splash of paint. But, why not kill two birds with one stone? By using a paint like Zinsser B-I-N when you redecorate, you can cover stains and block bad odours. This paint is particularly useful in areas like the office kitchen or staff room, where food is being prepared and eaten.
8. Meeting Rooms
Don’t let your meetings become drab. Encourage more creativity and excitement in your next meeting by painting an area with dry-wipe paint. With this paint, you can create a whiteboard on virtually any surface!
9. Staff Rooms
In the staff room, employees may want to jot down to-do’s, social event and reminders. Similarly to the meeting room, generate a bit of fun by using chalkboard paint to create an interactive area. You can even encourage staff to draw doodles and sign their names!
10. Decor and ornaments
Just because it’s an office, it doesn’t mean you can’t decorate with ornaments, artwork and more. These smaller details can change the look and feel of space in an instant. If you want to add some bling to your current ornaments or office accessories, why not consider metallic paint? You could paint around photo frames or mirror frames to create a simple piece of office art. Don’t let us stop you there, with the different shades of metallic paints available – the office is your oyster!