Office Remodeling Examples: Get a Gorgeous Office Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Jul 17, 2018 10:30:00 AM

All business owners have an obligation to themselves and their staff to manage their finances responsibly. It’s not always fun forming a company budget, but it’s an essential element to generating a sound business strategy. Unfortunately, budgetary restrictions sometimes prohibit a business owner from doing everything they’d like to accomplish under ideal circumstances. And far too often, management chooses to forgo a much-needed office renovation to cover other areas of need. The good news is, you don’t have to break the bank to achieve a stunning office redesign. Indeed, here are four office remodeling examples you can emulate at your workspace. Simply click on the links in the blog to see the work for yourself!

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Topics: office redesign, car dealership design, Dental Office Renovation, Office Renovation

Lunchroom Renovations: 3 Solutions to Common Design Problems

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Jun 19, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Let no one ever underestimate the power a good meal has to restore and invigorate a stressed-out employee. Indeed, whether we realize it or not, the way we choose to take our meals can have a big effect on our health, mood, and productivity. Given those facts, it’s easy to see why many forward-thinking companies take their lunchroom renovations seriously. Wondering what you can do to give your cafeteria or lunchroom an update? Here are three design ideas to help you get started tackling common business lunchroom issues:

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Topics: Office Renovation

What Does Design Build Mean in Office Renovations?

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Dec 1, 2017 11:30:00 AM

A design build approach is typically associated with new construction projects, such as building a new warehouse facility, commercial space or residential home. However, design build also applies to office renovations, where it delivers several important advantages.

Before answering the question “what does design build mean in office renovations?”, it is helpful to take a step back and look at the traditional project delivery model(often referred to as design-bid-build), and highlight where it falls short.

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Topics: Office Renovation

4 Office Bathroom Remodeling Best Practices

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Jun 29, 2017 2:30:00 PM

While it may not be as “high profile” as the corporate boardroom, the fact remains that a functional and employee-friendly bathroom is not just an important piece of the office design puzzle: it is pivotal!

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Topics: Office Renovation

4 Office Design Pitfalls to Avoid

Posted by Tom Johnstone on May 30, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Every office design project is unique, and each one is based on a complex set of factors, variables, details, preferences, materials, resources, and so on. However, just as there are some established principles and best practices to adopt, there are some mistakes and pitfalls to avoid. Here are four of the most common:

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Topics: Office Design, Office Renovation

Why Office Construction Management is an Essential Part of Office Design

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Apr 27, 2017 11:30:00 AM

When some businesses want to refresh their work environment so that it is more modern, ergonomic, employee-friendly, customer-centric, productive and efficient, they can focus their efforts (or more typically, direct the efforts of their interior solutions partner) on making key changes that make a big difference, but do not require any fundamental construction or reconstruction.

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Topics: Office Renovation

Office Design Insider: Are Cubicles a Good Idea – or a Bad One?

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Apr 18, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Of all elements, aspects and features on in the office design world, perhaps no single discussion point triggers as intense a reaction than when the topic turns to cubicles. Indeed, people seem to be divided into two distinct camps: those who like cubicles and see their advantages, and those who dislike (if not hate!) cubicles, and view them as a plague on workplace landscape. 

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Topics: Office Renovation, Insider

3 Office Design Strategies that Make Small Offices Look, Feel, and Function BIG

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Apr 11, 2017 11:30:00 AM

On today’s highly competitive and constantly changing business landscape, many companies – especially startups – are recognizing that the smartest way to get big is to stay small; office space-wise, that is.

If your company has decided (at least for now) that the best route to long-term success and profitability is to maintain a smaller workplace, here are three office design strategies to help your relatively small space look, feel and function BIG:

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Topics: Office Renovation

4 Key Workplace Benefits of Sit-to-Stand Desks

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Apr 6, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Progressive and forward-looking business leaders are always looking for innovative ways to improve their workplace; both because it is good for employees, and because it is good for the bottom-line. And over the last few years, one of the most effective and exciting introductions to the office furniture roster are sit-to-stand desks.

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Topics: Office Renovation

The Importance of Optimal Lighting in Office Design

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Mar 22, 2017 2:00:00 PM

In the past, lighting in office design was not necessarily considered as something that should, or even could be optimized. This is not to suggest that business owners and other decision-makers were indifferent or uninterested when it came to lighting-related choices. Rather, the primary focus was to ensure that there was “enough light to allow people to work.” Indeed, this explains why even today in offices that have notably different design approaches, the lighting is basically the same and rooted in a “if it’s bright enough for people to see and work, then it’s fine and we can focus on other elements” philosophy.  

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Topics: Office Renovation