How to make the decision between open plan offices and private desks

Open-plan office spaces have rapidly increased in popularity over the last few years. Companies are tending to opt for an open floor plan, especially large corporates keen to attract and retain talent. However, an open plan office doesn’t always work for every work environment. While there are multiple positive side effects, open spaces can be disruptive for employees and may even have a negative impact on workplace productivity. The interior layout of any office space plays a huge role in creating a conducive work space. Corporate employers now have a choice between open and private office layouts, whereas in the […]

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Three important things to consider when choosing a Brisbane office fitout specialist

Executing an office fitout is the easiest way to make a positive impression on your employees and clients. It demonstrates your investment and care for your business and gives your team the clearest message of showing you value their day-to-day experience in the office. Creating a good work environment impacts an individual’s mood and capability, and their desire to reach optimal productivity levels, without stress or burning out. As a leader or stakeholder, it’s important to choose a Brisbane office fitout who you can trust with your needs and budget. Working with a team who understands your vision, no matter […]

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Easy ways to really utilise your existing office space

Do you feel confident in the use of your current office space? You might be surprised to find out that 25% of space in most offices is unused! To really get the most out of your office (especially if you’re playing with a smaller floor plan than you’d prefer), chat to an office fitout specialist to discover all the ways you’re under-utilising your existing space. Here are some tips to get your started on getting the most out of your office space: Take it to the window A cramped space is one of the major killers of workplace productivity. Avoid […]

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4 of the coolest offices in 2017

If you’re looking for design inspiration or feeling like your current office could do a lift, take a look at some of the coolest offices in 2017 we’ve found. Spanning the globe from Sydney to San Francisco, these offices bring together their company’s motivations, values and goals into a palette of colour, creativity and functional design for their staff. Ready to feel a little office envy? Instagram & Facebook Sydney The billion dollar company values ‘boldness’, ‘creativity’ and ‘openness’, which all come alive in their Sydney office. They have a grocery-like kitchen, an open air balcony complete with desks and […]

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Ways to get prepared for your tenancy inspection

Considering a new space for your team is an exciting time. Whether it’s due to company growth, a a need for a more convenient location or a newer and fresher space, leasing a new office will make a huge impact on your employees and clients. Before you commit to a space (even if it’s love at first sight!) consider the important steps to take. Here are some important things to keep in mind: Note your necessities Consult your team or the main stakeholders in your company, depending on its size, to note the non-negotiable and flexible needs of the new […]

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The latest office fit out trends to keep your eye out for in 2018

As we approach the end of the year, make sure to keep your eye out for upcoming trends office trends that may impact your design decisions in 2018. Office fitout trends should consider both your functional needs and brand aesthetic. Bringing these two factors together will create a timeless and practical space that will fulfil your employee needs and ultimately, boost your company’s performance. Skip ‘the next big thing’ Bright colours, neutrals, stripped back beams, polished concrete and marble reception… Each catch our eye as ‘the next big thing’, but often they don’t hold as timeless design decisions for office […]

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Four signs telling you it’s time for an office fitout

Giving your office a makeover can do your business a world of good. Not only can it help improve business productivity and efficiency, but it can also boost employee morale. It’s a big decision requiring a carved out budget, so how exactly do you know when it’s time to consult a fitout specialist to get plans in motion? To help you out, here are the common signs that will tell you it’s time for an office makeover. Your office lacks lighting and open airy space Depending on your office purpose; facilitating clients or solely staff, the look and feel of […]

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Save on your office fitout budget

Finalising your office fitout budget is a critical part of your planning stage and without an agreed one, progress can often take a standstill. Regardless of your budget and office size, knowing where to save on costs will help confirm your final budget with management and avoid any confusion down the track! Here are five important cost cuts you may be able to save on: Finding necessity in changing address It’s important to ask yourself early in your planning stages whether moving to a new office is actually needed. Will your team be scaling or growing in the near future? […]

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How to create a timeless interior for your office space

There are some things laying around your house that are timeless – from that leather jacket hanging up in your wardrobe, to the rug that has been handed down to your family through generations. None of it seems to go out of date. Have you ever flicked through a magazine or interior design book and found something from a different era, and even though it was probably decades old, you’ve desperately wanted it? It’s time to start thinking “timeless” when it comes to your office fit out. Smart, clean, and aesthetically pleasing. Making your office interior look timeless, yet still […]

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Why your team’s wellbeing should be at the heart of your office design

The office can be a physically demanding and exhausting place, and it’s important to ensure your team’s wellbeing is a large priority when designing your office fit out. If it’s not, it can often lead to your team feeling restless, grouchy and generally de-motivated. Keep everyone happy with a few key fit out tips: Keep it calm Every person wants a calm environment to be able to concentrate and work to their full ability. So why deprive them of being able to reach their complete potential? Allowing natural light to stem through the windows can boost morale, and encourage your […]

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