When designing an office space, it’s important to consider functionality and professionalism, but you also want to create a space where employees feel welcome and relaxed. Especially as work-from-home options become more popular post-pandemic, it’s more relevant than ever that your office reflects some of the comforts of home to keep your team happy and productive. At Summit Properties, we’re eager to help you find the perfect space for your workplace.
Have a Clean, Functional Space
Though you want the office to feel like home, it’s important to ditch the clutter to ensure that your office space is functional. A tidy space also cuts down on stress and allows the office to be more efficient. You can also organize your layout so that it’s easy for team members to collaborate, with furniture that allows for easy meetings and open spaces that make it easy to check in with each other.
Keep Health and Wellness in Mind
When you’re designing your new office space, keep health and wellness at the forefront of your mind. Plants are a fantastic way to spruce up the office by adding colour and drawing toxins from the air. Low-maintenance options like aloe plants or cacti are easy to care for in lower-light conditions.
Ergonomic office chairs keep your team comfortable as they’re working and improve the health effects of sitting for long periods. You can also consider convertible standing desks so that they can stand or sit and shift throughout the day.
Make it Comfortable
Add comfortable furniture to communal areas like the break room, where your team can take a breather during a hectic workday. Plush sofas and armchairs can elevate a space from stiff and cold to warm and homey. You can even use aromatherapy to make the space more hospitable by lighting scented candles or diffusing essential oils. Try warm, comforting scents like vanilla or cinnamon for a cozy feel; these fragrances are also the most widely enjoyed and most likely to be popular with everyone.
Add Artwork for a Homey Feel
Artwork is part of what personalizes a space and makes a house feel like a home. You can have the same effect on your office by adding cheerful, beautiful pieces to adorn your walls. Artwork is also an effective way to add pops of colour to the office while maintaining an otherwise, neutral (and professional) colour palette.
Design Your Office Space with Summit Properties
At Summit, our in-house design team can help you create a functional workspace layout that honours your team’s needs while maintaining efficiency and professionalism. Our decades of experience in property management make us the top choice for employers of all sizes, and we’re confident that we have a space that will suit your needs. Browse our office listings and contact our leasing specialists to get started on designing your perfect space!