We been thinking about making over the office space of our studio for awhile now. The current office has a "reception" bar made with IKEA kitchen cabinets. While it has served us well for the last 5 years, we've beginning to outgrown it. So...
What makes a great office?
There are a lot of different factors, but ultimately an office is a space to produce and be productive. Here are a few things that are important for us:
1. Storage: Organization is pretty key in running any business. There are lots of goodies we need storage for: paperwork, contact forms, financial documents, press clippings, vendor catalogs, paint samples, lots and lots of stuff.
2. Inspirations: Working in the creative space. It is important to stay on trends and constantly be inspired by our surroundings. After all, we live to create spaces!
3. Personality! A work space wouldn't encourage productivity if people don't feel at ease in the environment. Having personal moments, artworks, lots of bright colors, etc., whatever it helps us to feel better, help us to be productive in the office. In general, productivity increases if people can make connections with our environment. You also produce better quality work when you are relaxed.
4. Tricks of the trade: Last but not least, tricks of the trade! All the essential tools one needs to create: pen, markers, pencils, paperclips, pliers, hammer, you name it.