Southwick Office Remodeling – Key Factors That Matter

May 11, 2011 by admin · Leave a Comment
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When you’re remodeling a Southwick office, there are some key points that need to be kept in mind while exchanging design ideas with your design team. These key features can be merged into one and that is: type of business. All the other main features like, image, traffic, functioning etc. all depend on this one. Type of business can provide solutions to all kinds of design queries like, how to decorate your remodeled Southwick office, what image does your business generate, what kind of clientele you have or how that business is carried on in an office.

The diversity in business types makes it somewhat difficult to jot down some common office remodeling tips. While one remodel tip can do wonders for an office, the same tip may prove to be a disaster if applied in totally different business type. For example, bold and bright colors can increase the creative flow in people, so opting for these colors might be a great idea if you’re running an ad agency or a magazine or such. On the other hand, if you’re running a technical enterprise where you need your work force to be focused and attentive, these colors can be distracting.

Now lets discuss some remodeling techniques that can help give your Southwick office and workforce a new look and feel.

Paint Colors:

While neutral colors give soothing effect at a home or a spa, they should not be used in an office. An office should have a vital and “alive” feel. When an employee walks into the office, you do not want to give him an environment where his enthusiasm transforms into tranquility to the point of snoozing. You need to keep your work force fresh and vigilant providing them with an environment that is calm, but not still.

A great office remodeling technique is to paint your entire office walls with the same color, may be even neutral, and then injecting the main color of your business logo, in shape of art work or furniture pieces like couches or desks, all around your office. You just need to make sure that such contrasts are not hurting to the eyes.

Office Furniture:

Your new office furniture should go with the over all remodel theme. It should be functional for your employees and comfortable for your clients at the same time. The new desks you’ve chosen for your employees must be of the right height with wide surfaces to have enough space for work. The person sitting on that desk will spend 8-10 hours on that chair so the distance between the desk and the chair should be enough to provide room for legs. The waiting room or area for your clients can have comfy couches with low tables to give an eased feel.

Wood furniture is preferable as is it’s the most durable but avoid going for huge, large pieces like big, round tables or tall cabinets that reach to the ceiling. Don’t overdo anything. Avoid heavy furniture, as it’ll give your office a dark, cramped look.


It is very necessary that an office function according to the working needs of that specific type of business. The space and area for desks, lighting, heating and cooling temperatures, where to put the copier or fax machine, the selection of wall for bulletin board, storage space and many decisions of these kinds are important for the smooth running of the business. As functioning can be a critical factor in workforce productivity, it might help you make a cohesive decision if you take opinions from your employees. They can have the best solutions to these questions, as they are the ones who have to work around that office everyday. Taking opinions from employees will not only give you better ideas, it will also develop a sense of involvement and belonging in your employees with the over all business.

We’ve just shared a few office remodel tips here. There are many other key factors to work on during an office remodel, like business logo, image, and traffic etc. and all these can be worked on keeping the type of business in mind, like we discussed.

Just a little endnote: hire a general contractor who has sufficient experience in commercial makeovers. If your Southwick office remodeling goes wrong, it wont only hurt your budget but the time that you have invested in that remodel project will also go to waste. A bad office remodel might even affect your business interest, image or revenue. Make informed decisions. Plan everything before you even start your GC shopping. In all that mayhem, don’t forget to include your personal touch in your remodel project. Not only your home, but also your office should say something about you.

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