Office Fitouts Melbourne: The Do’s and Don’ts

Creating your new office fit out design can be challenging. It’s often hard to know if you’re making the right choices for your unique office space, especially when there’s so much to take into consideration.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list below of the top do’s and don’ts that you must know when planning your office fit out in Melbourne.

Do:

Make sure the design reflects your brand

Some people see it as over the top, others can’t get enough of it but love it or hate it, having your office space align with your brand is very important. Remember, as a business, your brand and logo are how you are identified, which is ultimately what will make the office space uniquely yours.  The best part is that if you’re not a fan of branding, it can be done in a really understated way that still looks chic and professional. For example, your logo frosted into some of the glass or your company colours used on a feature wall. In addition, your team seeing elements of branding throughout the day, especially when done tastefully will help build team culture and remind them of what they’re working towards. IC Corporate can help you create a tasteful office space that is reflective of your brand.

Consider ergonomics

Ergonomics refers to the study of how a person can be more productive while performing tasks in the workplace. Making a workplace ergonomic friendly involves setting up desks, chairs and computers in a specific way so that they mold with the body’s build and natural movements. Some tips for creating an ergonomic friendly office fit out are to purchase chairs and desks that support your feet and arms, positioning your keyboard and mouse close to the front of the desk and keeping the computer screen at eye level. IC Corporate specialise in creating ergonomic friendly office spaces to ensure the comfort and productivity of you and your team. To compliment your new ergonomic fit out, you can also purchase ergonomic accessories such as footrests, laptop lifts or wrist rests, all of which offer an extra level of support.

Make the space flexible

In today’s modern office, the needs of each individual staff member can be so different depending on their role and preferred work environment. Therefore, this needs to be taken into consideration when creating an office fit out that is suitable for everyone. Contrary to what you might think, making a flexible office space doesn’t have to be complicated and can be easily tailored depending on your budget. IC Corporate can design a custom open plan office for you that considers your budget and the needs of each staff member. Some of IC Corporate’s favourite flexible office solutions are to create a collaborative area, make space for movement and to build private partitions for those doing confidential work.

Don’t:

Be afraid to get help from a professional

When you’re wanting to stick to a budget, it can be tempting to do a lot of the work yourself to minimise costs. While this can be done, it can also be beneficial to seek help from the professionals to make sure you’re heading in the right direction. IC Corporate specialise in a range of different office fit out solutions including customised furniture, workspaces and entire office fit outs. In addition, IC Corporate can aid you in creating your perfect office aesthetic, taking into consideration brand themes, colours and the needs of your business.

Limit your budget too much

When it comes to making changes in your office space, budget can be a significant limiter that will make or break how many changes you can make in your space. While it is important to set a budget so that you don’t excessively spend, it’s also important to remember that in order to make worthwhile changes, you need to set aside an appropriate amount of money that isn’t going to have you making too many design sacrifices. It is not advisable to settle on something that may not suit everyone just because it is cheaper.

Forget to future proof

Perhaps the most important factor when planning your new office fit out is to consider how suitable the space will be in 5-10-years’ time. For instance, if you are a tenant taking out a ten-year lease, make sure you continue to move with the times and adjust the office so that can be easily changed in the future to meet the requirements at that time. IC Corporate can help you make sure your office is future proof by offering professional advice and guidance during the design process.