If there is one thing that most offices do not have enough of today, it is space. If your office feels small and cramped, this can have a negative impact on productivity levels. While changing the ceiling in an office does not have an impact on the organisation or the layout, it can create a sense of more space, which makes the environment much more comfortable for your employees to work in. it also helps in terms of branding your business as well, as you will give off a positive impression to anyone who enters your premises. With that being said, read on to discover three office ceiling options that will encourage a feeling of space and enhance your premises.
1. Install a skylight or roof lantern - This is one of the most effective ways to make an office appear bigger than it is. By installing a skylight or a roof lantern, you are going to enable heaps of natural light to flood into your office. This will make the office feel a lot bigger than it actually is, as light will open up any room. It will also make the office environment a much more comfortable and positive one, making it a more enjoyable place to work in. Nevertheless, careful planning and an expert hand is needed to ensure that the installation of a roof lantern does not result in an annoying glare across the computer screens in the room. Location is everything.
2. Hang shelves near the ceiling - This is a solution that has two key benefits. Firstly, by hanging shelves near the ceiling, you are going to draw the eyes upward, and this is how you make a space appear bigger than it is. Not only this but you are going to have an extra storage solution. If you are finding your office space feels too small, it is likely you are struggling for effective storage as well. Shelves near the ceiling can be great for those items you need to have in the office yet do not use on a day-to-day basis.
3. Paint your ceiling the same colour as your walls - A third and final suggestion is to paint your ceiling the same colour as your walls. However, this is only recommended if your walls are currently painted in a light shade. A light colour will draw your attention upward, which makes the room feel bigger. If your walls are currently painted a dark shade, this can encapsulate the room, making it appear smaller. You may want to consider repainting all of your office walls if they are currently dark to create the feeling of more space.
So there you have it: three different commercial ceiling options when it comes to creating a feeling of space. If your office feels too small and you are looking for different ways to make it feel more spacious and to create a more productive working environment, please do not hesitate to give us a call for more information.