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5 ways you can refresh your office space in 2022

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Refresh your office walls with a touch of colour

When you and your staff first come into the office on a Monday morning, you don't want to be greeted with shabby wallpaper, peeling paint and a general feeling of a run-down area. This is likely to negatively affect your team's work output and make you all clock watch until 5 pm comes around. Refreshing your office space allows you to bring colour and light into your room. It also provides an excellent opportunity to invite team members to discuss what they would like to see in their working environment.

When you refresh your office space, the first thing you should think about is the colour. Sprucing up the walls with a lick of paint and bringing in decorative and colourful touches can make a massive difference to your room. If you lack ample space, why not keep your walls neutral and use wall hangings and plants to add colour? Don't forget to add your awards, team achievements and mission statement to the decoration of your room. This will impress clients when they come to visit, but it will motivate your team to keep working to their full potential!

Are you making the most of the space you have?

If you have a team of people working in your office, it can often be easy to dump the desks in the easiest space to fit your team in. You may then suddenly find that your office space looks cluttered and a little out of shape. Sometimes all you need to do is move things around to refresh your office space and make it feel larger than it is. Start by removing all your office equipment and cleaning your room. Then think logically about where you would like staff to sit and how this would look. Do some staff work closely together so need to have desks together? Do you need a small reception area where you can greet clients and make them a coffee before bringing them in?

Once you have planned your office space perfectly, bring your furniture back in slowly to be sure everything fits well as you are repositioning. Be aware when you bring in furniture of any trip hazards across the floor that will need to be safely taped down or tucked away. You should also ensure that staff are not sitting too close to the toilets or kitchen area - this can often make for disruptions and unhappy teams!

Increase the natural light in your office

Having access to natural light throughout the day not only improves our mood but can keep us healthy, thanks to the vitamin D we get. If your office has multiple windows, take advantage of this by letting in the light that keeps your staff happy. Be aware of monitors and screens facing into the sunlight, which could affect your team's ability to see the screen. You can avoid any screen glare by planning your office carefully and still giving your team the natural light they deserve.

Create a breakout area where your staff can relax

One of the things which is a bit of a problem with the current office trend is that people are sitting at their desks for too long. An excellent way to mitigate this problem is to create a breakout area where staff can gather, chat, and take a break. Breakout areas can be used for short meetings and where staff can relax. Breakout areas are also a good way to get people to talk to each other.

Your breakout space is where your staff can come when they need five minutes away from work to get creative and keep them motivated. Ask your team what they would like to see in their breakout area. Perhaps some comfortable chairs, a large table and maybe a coffee machine?

Refresh your office furniture for a brighter look

The workplace has become the world's most prominent office, with most employees spending over 8 hours per day in their workplace. Not to mention that the average worker spends about 1/4 of their life in the workplace. As such, it's no surprise that employers are looking for ways to design their offices in a way that not only attracts top talent but also helps employees be more productive (and thus more profitable). One way they can do this is by investing in refurbished office furniture.

Upgrading your office furniture doesn't have to be an expensive task. Visiting Recycled Business Furniture will give you access to all the office furniture you need at a fraction of the price because it's high-quality secondhand furniture. Choose from matching ergonomic chairs, adjustable height desks and breakout furniture to give your team the comfortable break space they deserve. We can even deliver and build your items onsite!

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Recycled Business Furniture has the perfect office furniture for you

There is a lot of talk around the world about the topic of recycling and reuse. We know that old furniture doesn’t belong in a landfill. We also know that plenty of people could benefit from recycled and reused office furniture. Our aim at Recycled Business Furniture is to provide savvy employers and business owners with the opportunity to purchase high-quality top of the range office furniture for a much smaller cost.

If you are looking to refresh your office in 2022, why not start by paying a visit to the RBF showroom based in High Wycombe? Take a look at our available products and start planning an office upgrade to increase your teams' output and keep them motivated for the rest of the year.

updated: 1 month ago