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IS YOUR OFFICE SPACE MAKING THE RIGHT IMPRESSION?

INTERIORS / Blog / IS YOUR OFFICE SPACE MAKING THE RIGHT IMPRESSION?
August 2016

Look around you, what do you see? A cool and contemporary workspace, or a traditional office. Do the colours and designs inspire? Is the layout modern or traditional? Is your office sending the right messages to customers, employees and stakeholders?

The presentation of your office space is vital to the impression you project to clients, customers and stakeholders. In the business world, making the right impression counts! And this is not just in the long term, but from the very moment that initial contact is made. Your space should be a direct reflection of your business and ethos.

Presentation certainly holds greater importance in some industries than in others. If a real estate agency, for example, does not exude an immediate feeling of professionalism and trust, homeowners and potential buyers will be less inclined to employ that agency.

Investing in the appearance of your office space can truly transform your business. It is therefore best to consult with professionals who are experienced in office design and corporate fit outs when undertaking an office update. There are some particularly vital areas to consider when designing an office space that makes the right impression.

Despite the recent push towards open plan workspaces, many businesses still need a foyer, reception or greeting area for their clients. This space plays a significant role in welcoming visitors, and can determine the initial impression that a visitor gets upon entering your space. This area should be welcoming, whilst still projecting a feeling of professionalism and trust. An impressive design with a level of warmth really helps to impart a positive feel on visitors, especially if they are entering your office for the first time.

Similarly, meeting spaces are where customers and clients will spend a lot of their time, and poor facilities like outdated or improper furniture, poor lighting and lacklustre finishes can really have a detrimental effect on a customer’s perception of your business.

Bowen recently undertook a complete office fit out for Methven Real Estate, transforming two buildings with different purposes into a single, distinct and impressive workspace. Given this is a presentation focused industry, this upgrade placed particular emphasis on the reception and meeting areas of the Methven office. The refurbishment has brought life and energy into the space, boosting staff morale and productivity and creating a warm professional environment that really resonates with customers.

Is it time for your office to get a new look? Bowen Interiors provide a comprehensive office design and construct service, which includes workspace planning, interior design, furniture specification, project management and installation. Our designers work with you in selecting the most suitable office fitout, design and layout that will impress and inspire!

Enquire with the team at Bowen Interiors today on 1300 780 654.