Whenever a business is renovating or designing a commercial space, many things come into play. Each decision about changing the business furniture, artwork and office layout will come at a cost.

One of the first things a business owner should consider is the organization’s brand. How do they want their staff members to feel when they’re in the office? What message is the work environment trying to convey to visitors?

The answers to these questions can be valuable to the design process. In fact they may help you narrow down what should or shouldn’t be incorporated into the floor plan, according to RIS Media, a real estate blog.

“When you buy a pair of shoes, you pay attention to the shoes of the person who’s selling them to you,” Susana Murphy of Alante Real Estate explained. “We sell homes, so our ‘home’ should be the best.”

Employees are spending at least 40 hours per week in this workspace, so it is pertinent that you take the time to create a work environment that not only supports day-to-day tasks, but also the work habits of the staff. Offering a mixture of quiet and social rooms, as well as traditional work stations, enables staffers to work where they choose.

Also, think about establishing a space for events. Perhaps you can convert a common room into a larger eating area or movie screening room. Taking the time to involve everyone gives staffers an opportunity to get comfortable with one another. Long-term benefits include creating new projects and improving overall morale, according to Smart Company.

Today’s office floor plan has no cookie-cutter image, which can be a challenge at first. At Quality Office Liquidations, we have a show room that caters to an array of work cultures. Whether you need a collection of plush couches, cubicles, or work stations, they’re all remanufactured for long-term use.