The increasing complexity of office spaces reflects the ever-evolving needs of businesses to both innovate and embrace their company’s culture. In response, office refurbishments have been heading towards more flexible environments that can promote both performance and productivity, whilst enhancing the comfort and health of their employees.
As we can all appreciate, trends come and go, but some remain because they fulfil a particular need within a business culture. These enduring interior design trends can help to future-proof office spaces and significantly impact the way we work for many years.
So as autumn turns to winter and the days become shorter and colder, refurbishments put in place now can reap the rewards of good interior design. This is achieved by maximising productivity and enriching employee well-being. The following three trends will help to foster creativity and connectivity in the workplace and create a welcoming space for your employees this autumn.
1. Multi-functional workspaces
Gone are the days when bulky office furniture limited what could and could not be done in an office space. Future-proofing your workspaces means interior design that is multi-functional, dynamic, and flexible. The transformation from workstations to meeting rooms to private study areas can be achieved in the blink of an eye, accommodating the fast changing needs of your employees.
2. Collaborative environments
With more and more people choosing to work at home, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic, office spaces need to meet their employee’s expectations. This means that office refurbishments need to promote collaboration (and a return to the office if needed) by creating warm and welcoming spaces with comfortable environments and home-styled fixtures.
3. Sustainable interior design
The majority of employees appreciate an environmentally-friendly workspace. This means reducing your company’s carbon footprint by using sustainable practices during your office refurbishments. Green building materials, energy efficient heating and cooling, and thermal insulation are just some of the basic steps that can future-proof your office spaces.
Liteco Projects has extensive experience in office refurbishments that create workspaces designed to anticipate the ever-evolving needs of both employers and employees.