The office has gotten so boring and drab that productivity is seriously down. It is time to do something to give the office a one-two punch but, it has to stay under budget and be motivating at the same time. That is one tall order but, there are always ways to save money no matter what the category even when it comes to redoing the office on a budget. Let’s take a look at how to save money on office renovations. In fact, we have 7 unique ways to upgrade the office on any budget. Try out these ideas at your office and you will be glad you did.
One of the best ways to save money is to use promo codes and coupons at your favorite furniture store like Ikea, Office Depot or Ashley Furniture and your office budget will stretch ten fold. People often forget that most every store has promo codes and coupon codes that you can find online. So what are you waiting for find them and get moving?
2. Repurpose Furniture
The latest trend today is to consider repurposing the furniture you already have in the office. If that is not an option and you want a real fresh look, consider buying “new” furniture from a resale shop and using it in a unique way.
3. Just paint
Sometimes the only thing you need to do is to spruce up the walls with some new paint. Perhaps that 70’s paint is what is bringing everyone down. Have a work painting party to bring it up to date.
4. Skip the office furniture
You don’t need to stick solely to office furniture, in fact, opening up the idea sounding board to the rest of the employees can get the ball rolling. Think about using comfy home furniture especially in the waiting areas and lounges. It will give you a really warm and inviting look. Might even make the employees want to work longer and harder.
5. Lighten up the place
Make sure that the lights are soft yet bright with natural light because too much fluorescent can give anyone a headache. Use home like light fixtures instead and keep the tone warm not cold and sterile.
6. Bring the outdoors in
Open the windows whenever the weather is right and be sure to bring in the natural light by opening the shades and blinds. Next, consider putting plants into the office as they help relax the atmosphere and just generally make people happier at work. You can go with either fake or real plants.
7. Get the staff to help
Lastly, don’t leave all the work to one person, instead, make a day of it and get the entire office staff to help. You can take shifts where some work and others move items, paint or even decorate the place. It goes a long way for comradery and you can give a small thank you such as a pizza party or ice cream social after it is all done.