Trending Office Renovation and Design Ideas
2020 was an unprecedented year in many ways, not the least of which was a massive transition to an already growing work from home culture. With the challenges brought forth by the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies have allowed employees to work remotely and Vancouver commercial renovation contractors have seen an uptick in work when it comes to office renovation projects. As 2020 comes to a close, however, we here at Walker General Contractors are anticipating a return to the classic work environment and some new office renovations to boot. The team here is eagerly preparing to help our clients pull off some of these top office design trends of 2021 to make a much-anticipated return to the office that much more welcoming, professional, enjoyable, and productive.
An Office Like Home
For a while, the hottest office renovation was creating an open concept. While that is still a popular style, more businesses are adapting it or taking it one step further to create an office space that seeks to feel like home. The goal here is to create an “at home” atmosphere in the workplace – with blended areas for comfort, relaxation, and productivity.
Desk Sharing Designs
A step below the blown-out open office concept is a sort of hybrid model that takes these ideas and makes them a bit more conventional. Shared desks break away from the drab and sterile cubicle environment without fully adopting the free for all of an open concept. This trend often allows for employees to chose where they sit each day, move around freely, and collaborate as needed.
In the past decade, we have seen an increasing amount of companies take a more environmentally conscious approach to their operations. Not only has this proven to be a good move financially and for the environment, but it is a great marketing tool to attract clients and staff alike. Following this trend, more companies are seeking eco-friendly office designs to follow through on their underlying mission. Sustainable materials, energy-efficient lighting and harnessing natural light, and even onsite gardens have led the way in the eco-friendly office trend.
More Designated Spaces
To promote collaboration, more offices are returning to an old classic design – spaces within the office dedicated to specific tasks. Conference rooms, meeting areas, and individual workspaces are an efficient way to subdivide open-concept offices in order to eliminate some of the chaos. In turn, this style is a great way to promote productivity, organization, and collaboration between employees, teams, and departments alike.
As the leading commercial renovation contractor in Vancouver, we are always eager to help businesses give their office space a fresh new look. As the year comes to a close, our team of contractors are eager to bring some of the most popular office design trends of 2021 to life. Whether you already have a project in mind or are looking for some ideas, give Walker General Contractors a call today. With decades of experience, our reliable and passionate experts are always here for you.