As the new year rolls in, take some time to use your critical eye while looking at your office. Is 2014 the year to update your office’s look? Don’t get stuck in creative rut and exclude your ideas to whatever you can find at the nearest office supply store. Get creative and shop around for Dayton commercial doors, art by local artists, or home improvement supplies at a hardware store.
Usually the lighting that comes standard with a leased office space is pretty pathetic. Your traditional ceiling lighting, while practical, may actually be draining your employees’ creativity. Recent studies have shown that a well-lit office space, complete with as much natural light as possible, has a positive effect on moods and productivity. Go a step further and find a stylish solution that inspires clients and employees alike, keeping in mind the appropriate type of lighting for the room. For example, you’ll want good lighting with computers around, but be on alert for glare potential on computer screens.
Art is not usually on top of a budding entrepreneur’s grocery list. You have enough to buy with computers, printers, tables, chairs, and the staplers that keep disappearing. However, art can liven up the workspace and make an office more comfortable. For definite bonus points, don’t go for obvious penny-pinching art to fill up wall space. Take time to visit local galleries, and find an artist that inspires you. Often, you can get quality art that all at once evokes positive emotions, has a special meaning for you, and doesn’t break the bank. Feel good about supporting a local artist and gallery by showcasing their work in your office.
This may come as a surprise to you, but doors are a great way to improve your office. From your front entrance door, to the stalls in your bathroom, you can easy upgrade from conventional to classy, not to mention more security. With Dayton commercial doors, your hardware, glass, and access controls will reflect the attitude and branding of your company. Furthermore, added security to a business’ computers has never been more vital than ever before, as most small businesses keep sensitive client information within easy access on site. Of course, be sure to check your lease to make any modifications to the doors. Some leases will permit door upgrades happily, but others won’t agree to it.