Office renovations have historically followed a conservative path with innovations occurring slowly and carefully. However, a worldwide pandemic has severely changed the way we look at office work. And this has necessarily altered how renovations are contemplated by both contractors and clients. In this post, we’ll look at the top office renovation trends in a post-Covid world.
Ventilation Is More Important Than Ever
Over the past several decades, the role ventilation plays in a healthy and productive office space has become more and more apparent. However, after it was discovered that the main way that Covid is spread is through the air, ventilation has taken on an even more significant role. In this day and age, no one wants to work in a stuffy, airless office – and who could blame them? Ventilation alone may be reason enough to be considering a full office overhaul. The health of your employees, clients and business may depend on it.
Offices Need To Support Hybrid Work Situations
After a couple of years of working from home being commonplace, it’s time for offices to adapt to this new reality. More workers will be spending less time in the office, so the reality is that the office needs to support this kind of hybrid work situation. Hot-desking, or having desks used by several different people on a rotating system, is something that needs to be considered during today’s office renovations. This may lead to smaller offices, the need for more storage facilities, new power outlet configurations and more centralized office equipment. The top office renovation trends will reflect the needs of the new post-Covid workplace.
Privacy Needs To Be Restored
For several years there has been a trend towards open spaces and plenty of interaction amongst employees. However, the pendulum may have swung too far. In the post-Covid world, being in the same space as every other employee of the company may not be the most comfortable working environment. While open-plan offices have their benefits, there is a need for privacy – especially for a workforce who has been working from home for the past few years. Sometimes people need their own space to work effectively.