Remodeling an office can be an expensive and lengthy undertaking. For many businesses, remodeling is an impossibility as their lease will not allow “material changes” to the internal structure of the building
An office is where the vast majority of people spend most of their time. In fact, many people spend more time in their work offices than they do at home or with their family members.
Upgrading the physical place where office employees spend the majority of their time is essential to keeping up good office morale and making an impression on visitors and clients alike.
We’re going to give you a few tips on how to upgrade the internal décor of your offices without spending a ton of money and without having to hire a construction company to knock holes in the walls.
Acrylic signs and graphics are an excellent way for any modern office to update or refresh its look. Acrylic looks just like glass yet it is lightweight and inexpensive in comparison. You can have an acrylic sign added to the lobby or right behind the secretary’s desk for added effect.
There are a wide variety of mounting options such as offset and dual-sided sticky tape that won’t damage or mar the walls of the office building that you’re leasing. Non-glare, high-gloss, and frosted are just a few of the finishing options that are available.
Most offices come with a plain white and boring drop ceiling. Spruce it up a bit with custom ceiling tiles from AlphaGraphics. Our state-of-the-art printers and inks can faithfully reproduce almost any photo or graphic you can think of.
Instead of a boring ceiling, spruce it up a bit with images of treetops, water, or other natural imagery. You’ll find that office workers will be much happier and calmer when you start adding nature scenery to the office. Potted plants are beautiful, but what’s even more attractive is a picture of a clear blue sky when people look upwards.
Dry Erase Boards
Allow your office workers to unleash their inner Michelangelo by incorporating whiteboards throughout the office. They’re good for keeping organized and don’t require anyone to be online to view them.
Employees can draw on them or messages can be left for upcoming events such as Mabel’s birthday party or Tom’s retirement celebration. Just a few whiteboards scattered throughout the office will have an improved effect on morale as employees communicate back and forth with each other in a fun and creative way.
Frosted windows can add a touch of class and style to any office. They’re great for meeting and boardrooms where you’d like to prevent people from looking in, but at the same time retaining as much natural light as possible.
You can also add vinyl lettering and graphics to frosted glass. Most office leases will allow vinyl letters provided that they don’t mar or scratch the walls.
Interior dimensional graphics are another great way to add style and color to an otherwise blank and boring office wall. These 3D graphics offer a wide variety of mounting options and can be cut into almost any single shape or size you can think of.
Best of all, they can be mounted temporarily, so when it’s time to move to a bigger office you can easily take them down without damaging the surrounding drywall.
Plaques and Awards
Another great way to increase office morale is to have a few plaques printed up and awarded to various employees. They will showcase them proudly in their cubicles or offices and will be displayed prominently for everyone to see.
You can even give out an award or plaque to your favorite customers, or a vendor who went above and beyond to solve a particular problem or challenge.
Window clings are great for offices who have very strict leases. A cling won’t damage or destroy the glass or wall it resides on. There are countless design, color, and finishing options to choose from.
When it’s time to move to a new office, simply pull the cling off the window. It won’t leave any residue or adhesive marks that will need to be cleaned up. Best of all, you can reuse them over and over again.
Office Upgrades in New Bern
If your office is in desperate need of a visual upgrade and you don’t want or can’t afford to spend tens of thousands of dollars in design and construction costs, ask the friendly experts at AlphaGraphics New Bern for suggestions.
We’ve helped countless businesses spruce up their interior design and make the entire office look brand new.