The word luxury refers to ‘a state of great comfort or elegance’ – and a luxury office design will create a good impression on visitors and staff alike and reflect well on the company’s brand and ethos.
Thames Contracts specialise in high-end office design in Welwyn Garden City, across Hertfordshire and parts of North London. Here we look at a few key ways of achieving that much sought-after feel in any modern workspace.
Standard strip or neon lighting should be avoided where possible; this can create a working environment which isn’t easy on the eyes – both from the perspective of looking in on it from the outside, and physically working in it.
Instead, opt for pendants or chandeliers combined with wall and bookshelf lights. Try to resist the temptation of installing too many spot lamps; although these may look attractive aesthetically, they are also quite common in many workplaces and so won’t necessarily make your own office stand out.
Look out for any pieces of furniture which make your office look more like a home. Wooden filing cabinets and bare shelving will work just as well as any metal equivalent.
Don’t forget to have some comfortable chairs and sofas as part of your overall office design; these are essential ingredients of any rest and relaxation areas, including the canteen.
Quality Wooden Flooring
A luxury pile carpet might seem like the obvious choice if you are looking to create a luxurious look; however, carpets can soon get dirty and need a lot of cleaning. Instead, consider a quality wooden floor; this requires far less maintenance and can also cope well with a lot of human footfall. For added points of interest, why not purchase a design with a herringbone or chevron pattern?
If your budget is limited, then vinyl or laminate flooring is a cost-effective alternative to wood.
Fixtures and Fittings
Sometimes even the smallest touches can go a long way to creating the right aesthetic – proof that luxury doesn’t always have to be very expensive. Brass door and cupboard handles will create an aura of quality, even if they don’t cost very much. And light switches and sockets don’t need to be a standard white colour; they are available in gold, silver, brass and virtually any colour you’d like.
Frosted or glazed glass partitions – which we can again supply to all our customers in London and Hertfordshire – are a practical and stylish solution for many offices. They create distinct working areas, and the patterns can provide points of interest in themselves.
A Welcoming Reception Area
It’s vital that you get this right, as the reception area can impress a potential customer or a casual visitor. So, make sure you opt for a comfortable armchair (or two), preferably with top-quality upholstery such as textured velvet.
If you are entertaining a large group of guests, then it may be wise to invest in a cluster of small tables and moveable seating. This will allow everyone to sit together or to keep them separate if you are seating individuals only.
High End Office Design in Welwyn Garden City from Thames Contracts
Whether you are interested in a complete fitout, or just want to refurbish your existing space, Thames Contracts are the people to turn to if you want the look of luxury. We have many years of experience in quality office designs in Welwyn Garden City, Watford, Potters Bar and many other areas of Hertfordshire and North London.
We can source all your furniture, fixtures and fittings for you to help create an atmosphere which is both luxurious and business-like. We will make sure that its layout fits in with your initial office space planning brief, to optimise the use of every area of your building.
Thames, who will project manage your fitout or refurbishment from start to finish, have an enviable reputation for completing jobs on time and on budget. If you would like to know more, follow this link and fill in the online form, or call us on 020 8368 0045.