Plan your next renovation with this office fitout checklist

The key to any successful office fitout is in the planning. We’ve put together this step by step guide to help you achieve a stress free office fitout that actually sticks to your budget. Keep these steps in mind when you’re discussing your proposed fitout with your fitout specialist and main stakeholders. Step 1 Do you need to move? It’s common to assume your business needs a new space as soon as you’re starting to feel growing pains, whether that be a lack of meeting rooms, cramped spaces, and a kitchen that’s obviously overcrowded during lunch. But it’s important to […]

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How to find out if you’re under utilising your office space

Take a quick look around your office… How much of your office space is optimised for your needs? Whether it’s for your team, clients, or practice, a lack of office space can hinder productivity and your overall business. In fact, around 25% of commercial office space is unused. If you have an office space that is cramped and unconducive to work, the tips below will help you make the most of your space. Map out your needs Small or cramped spaces is one of the major killers of workplace productivity. Perhaps there was once a need for a room dedicated […]

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How to focus better in an open place office

Many modern businesses have championed the push towards more open plan offices that are communication-friendly. And while this collaborative shift has certainly revolutionised the way projects are implemented, it hasn’t come without its drawbacks. When the need arises for individual concentration on a particular activity, quality can be lost when an office’s plan opens the worker to a plethora of distractions. As a result, it can be important for an office fitout specialist to create a space that promotes focus when necessary in an open environment. Below are a few ideas to get you started on the right foot, but […]

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How to use partitions in an open plan office

Partitions have been a mainstay of office design since the rise of offices. Creating individually compartmentalised workspaces has proven fruitful in creating a culture of success and efficiency in the workplace. However, as offices and businesses have continued to become more agile – and communication-focussed – partitions have virtually disappeared in the modern open plan office. This is good for when open communication is required, but can hinder the efficiency and quality of the individual work produced in a workspace. Finding a workplace partition that effectively balances these two sides of the coin is the ultimate ideal in a modern […]

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Create an engaging education space with these 4 tips

With the rise of private education centres, like General Assembly and Academy Xi, innovation within classroom spaces is becoming a critical element to attracting and retaining students. How can a classroom be best constructed to facilitate modern day learning? Which are the right steps to take and how can you incorporate technology in your next office fitout? It’s important to understand the specific goals and motivations of your class to optimise the space for their needs, but these tips will you help achieve the foundations of an education space that’s geared toward improved and effective learning. Technology With the rapid […]

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How “Smart Home” technology will impact your office

We live in an age of technological revolution, and technical innovations are going to continue to impact our office environments. Just like in your work or personal life, where everything can be repurposed as an app or a website, this sudden explosion of technology can certainly be utilised in your approach to office renovations and fitouts, especially as a tool to optimise employee productivity. One technology that is seeing a massive surge in popularity right now is ‘smart-home’ technology, like Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa, which both aim to make day-to-day home life just that little bit easier. To increase […]

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Four no-fuss office area redesigns to consider for the end of financial year

The financial year is nearly over, your employees have worked hard to get to this point, and the next few weeks stand to be some of the busiest of the year. Once the financial year is over, rewarding your company and employees with fresh spaces and new ideas is a great way to boost your team’s morale and productivity. Kick off the new financial year by giving yourself a fresh start and make a conscious impact on the success of the year to come. The below office-area redesign ideas can serve as a great starting point for your new office […]

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The exciting innovations shaping the future of interior design

Interior design is an art form that is always moving and evolving into new innovations. As a result, it can be overwhelming to keep track of new trends and revolutions that are shaping its future. From new technology, to psychological suggestions, there are more and more differing perspectives and researched-back ideas that are progressing interior design. Our office fitout specialists stay on top of these trends, and we’ve found three of the most exciting innovations that we believe have the potential to reshape the future of interior design. Smart Homes One of the truly exciting innovations that’s growing prominence in […]

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5 tools to help you visualise your space

One of the greatest hurdles faced when designing an interior is trying to visualise the end product. Without a solid end picture in mind, many people end up struggling to create their perfect space, or mix up different visions of the office they have in mind. Thankfully, as a result of the technological revolution, it has never been easier to visualise a space before you begin your project. The below tools, when utilised well, can assist you in visualising the end result of your project before it’s even started. Pinterest A lot of people find it difficult to bring together […]

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Use these office design research facts to boost company culture

Company culture is an important aspect of the success of any business. A company with a stellar culture can see their workplace productivity increase immensely, and conversely, a company with poor culture can see their productivity (and as a result earnings) stagnate. Fortunately, there have been many studies into ways of boosting company culture, and office design plays a large role in the overall attitude of a company’s team and staff. Check out the studies below highlighting insightful facts about boost company productivity by utilising your office space. Facilitate collaborative environments It has long been touted that collaboration can boost […]

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