Updating your office space on a limited budget

Do you work in a hopelessly outdated and uninspiring office space? You dream of an interior makeover but you’re strapped with a limited budget. The good news is there are lots of upgrades you can make that won’t break the bank and in fact, you can make improvements with no budget.  Best of all, thoughtfully designed updates can go a long way in boosting your office’s value and helping your company grow.

Start with a plan and keep it simple. Focus on problem areas and think about employee needs, many of which focus on healthy workspace options. Nearly 90 percent of today’s workers put ergonomic seating or wellness areas at the top of their office space wish lists. Talk with your employees and design a plan that helps them be more productive while making the best use of your budget.

Here are some handy suggestions for budget-friendly office updates that make a difference:

Give it a new paint job

A fresh coat of paint is one of the quickest and least expensive ways to brighten up a drab office. And you don’t need to hire a professional crew—tap your helpful employees and team up to get the job done, and boost camaraderie at the same time. Have your team select colors that keep spirits up and make it fun to come to work.

Replace old flooring

Are your employees treading on old, worn out carpeting or other unsightly flooring? High-end flooring is very expensive but reputable laminate can hold up to heavy daily wear as well. Sometimes even just a thorough cleaning can infuse new life to an old floor.

Try a new arrangement

Hampered with a zero budget? You can still change things up by revitalizing what you already have. For example, take down old and worn cubicles to create a more open and airy space that inspires communication and teamwork. You can also rearrange cubicles to blend quiet workspaces with customer areas.

Bring in foliage

Nature is filled with soothing elixirs and bringing some of it into your office can do wonders. Plants have relaxing effects and they can boost productivity as well, and are extremely beneficial in cleaning interior air.

Refresh the current lineup

Repaint old, grizzled desks, cover chairs with colorful fabric, add unique furniture items from secondhand stores or garage sales. A few little changes here and there don’t cost much but can make your office seem brand new.


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