According to the FIS, the average person spends 34 hours and 26 minutes working per week. That’s 1,791 hours a year and 84,171 hours in the course of their lifetime. With such a significant proportion of our lives being spent at work, it’s critical that we consider the impact of office design on employees’ wellbeing, job satisfaction and, ultimately, productivity.
One of the main factors in office design; colour choice, is hugely influential when it comes to the way people perceive and interact with a space. Colour has an innate ability to influence our mood and performance, making it a crucial component of any design project, especially for businesses.
Paint is the most common method to inject a blast of colour into a room, but alternative self-adhesive surface finishes are also increasingly popular to transform not only walls, but also the interior surfaces within the room. Faux finishes in wood grain, concrete, marble or textiles can be created easily using an architectural film, as well as standard flat solid colours, or matt finishes.
An aesthetically pleasing environment in which to work creates many indirect benefits within the workplace. Bringing the outdoors in is becoming increasingly popular and can be replicated with realistic wood grains and leathers to create a natural ambience within any office design. So, you’re not just limited to a boring flat paint colour anymore!
HOW TO USE INTERIOR VINYL WRAP IN AN OFFICE
Office refurbishments are made easy with architectural finishes. Wrap existing furniture, desks and walls in high quality, textured vinyl to achieve the look of natural materials.
Interior designs within offices can be influenced to promote both privacy and community. A well-designed working environment can have a major impact on the productivity and wellbeing of your staff, and affect how they perceive the company they work for.
Wear and tear on surfaces can be tough in many work spaces, so keeping offices, meeting rooms and reception areas looking fresh and up to date can be a challenge. Cover existing furniture and walls in faux finishes can achieve the look and feel of real wood, textile and marble finishes to create a durable solution for your next office refurb.
Architectural films represent a cost-effective method for refurbishment of existing facilities. The finishes are lightweight and can be applied in situ, with less noise, mess and disruption during installation. Refurbishment is generally 1/7 of the cost compared to ‘making it new’. With contractors having to work to a budget, these high value, high quality, architectural films have proven to be much cheaper when comparing refurbishment versus new build projects.
View the latest applications within the office sector and start planning your next office refurbishment today. For a trial installation or help choosing your next design, contact us.Guide to Office Refurbishment Pt 2