Your Office Renovation Checklist
Renovating your office is an exciting, yet occasionally stressful process that requires some careful planning. With so many elements to an office renovation – both big and small – a common question our clients ask us is: Where do we start?
As office renovation professionals, IC Corporate Interiors know the process inside out. Therefore, we are happy to help our clients with the renovation planning process and deciding what they want to achieve. We offer consultations as part of our services; however, in the meantime, we’ve put together an office renovation checklist so you can make a head start.
Establish your Renovation Goal
Firstly, it’s important to establish exactly what you want to achieve from your office renovation. What is the number one thing you need in your new office space that you didn’t have before? Perhaps it is more space, ergonomic friendly furniture, more private spaces or lighter colours?
Whatever your major renovation goal is, establish it early on and never let it out of sight. This will ensure consistency throughout your design and that you’re 100% happy with the result.
At IC Corporate Interiors, our experienced team pride themselves on truly listening to our clients and working with them, not just for them, to achieve a beautiful result.
Know your Budget
Like anything, your budget is never your best friend; however, it is a vital part of the office renovation process. By establishing your budget early on, you can ensure you are making economical design decisions from the moment you begin renovating. In addition to having a budget, it’s helpful to have an idea of the items you’re willing to spend more money on as well as the items you don’t care as much about.
If you’re having trouble deciding, think back to your renovation goal and what you want to achieve. IC Corporate Interiors can help you create an office design that fits within your budget while achieving your renovation goal.
Focus on the Everyday
Another important point on the office renovation checklist is to be practical and focus on the everyday. Specifically, what are the essential functionalities that help your team work to the best of their ability? For many teams, it is an equal combination of collaborative spaces and private pods where staff can have team meetings or work individually when they need privacy. Better yet, survey your staff and ask them what their working preferences are.
By taking this approach, you are showing your team that you have not only considered but prioritised their working needs. At IC Corporate Interiors, we have a range of office partitions and boardroom tables available to suit every office space.
Ergonomics refers to the study of how a person can be more efficient and comfortable while performing work related tasks.
In an office, chairs, desk and computer configurations play an important role in ergonomics as this is where your staff spend the majority of their time. According to several studies and a plethora of research, comfortable workers are happier, more productive and motivated.
Therefore, it is a must that companies provide ergonomic friendly furniture in their offices. IC Corporate Interiors have a wide range of ergonomic office furniture available including chairs, desks and workstations. We will assist you with choosing ergonomic furniture that suits the style of your office renovation and the needs of your staff.
As technology continues to evolve, it’s important that your office space is equipped to keep up. This year, the world has seen an increase in the use of technology in work related tasks- especially video conferencing and instant messaging. Therefore, it’s important that your office renovation includes investment in the best technology for an optimal workspace. In addition, your office renovation should include future proofing to make room for any technological developments until your next renovation.