A Quick Look At Office Refurbishments

When it comes down to looking at your office fit out options, it’s always important to consider staying in your current location and refurbishing that. It may not be the right choice depending on your needs and requirements, but there can be merit to this kind of office refurbishment.

 

One of the most significant benefits is simply the cost. Planning and building a new office fit out can obviously be a costly exercise, but refurbishing your existing office can cut many of those costs. There is less to design, less to build, and less effort in ending and starting a new lease.

 

Beginning an existing office refurbishment still allows you to the opportunity to address existing issues within your previous fit out. It can be an opportunity to utilise unused space to build more offices, or conversely demolish existing walls to open up new space. You are still afforded the opportunity to address the carpet, ceilings, furniture, walls, and doors – to name a few aspects.

 

There are certainly downsides to beginning an office refurbishment, especially if the working is being completed while your office space is still occupied. While the bulk of noisy construction will generally be completed outside your work hours, there are other factors to consider. The fit out will often be completed in stages, meaning that it could extend the timeline of the project, and may causes some logistical issues that could cause a degree of disruption to your staff – if they are still working from the site.

 

These are just a few factors to take on board when you are considering refurbishing your office. Any good office fit out company will be able to help you make the right decision, and work with you from start to finish to bring your vision to fruition.

Building the Inside Design Office – Part Two

Welcome back to our blog. We made a post a few weeks ago talking about the progress of our own office design and fit out. As a company who specialises in designing and building modern, attractive, and functional offices for companies big and small, we wanted to make sure our office showcased both our vision and work.

 

As you saw in our part one of this blog post, our Crows Nests location was originally a dilapidated, unused storage space. We were able to design an office that not only met our logistical requirements, but was also a beautiful and functional fit out that we could comfortably work in and bring clients to.

 

As you can see from some of the photos attached, our finished office fit out has transformed the location to an attractive office space with a focus on the following aspects:

 

Open Plan Office

 

We utilised the space available to create a roomy open plan office, promoting an environment in which we can easily communicate and collaborate. The office size isn’t huge, so it was important for us to keep the floor plan as minimal as possible, and to avoid closing off the space by keeping the workstation walls low enough for us to easily communicate as a team, but high enough to allow a private and practical working environment.

 

Meeting Space

 

Another important aspect of our office fit out was to incorporate a large meeting table central to the office design. We wanted an office that would not only easily work together in, but a space where we could also comfortably host clients.

Our central meeting table seats six people – and is not only highly practical, but serves as the centrepiece for our office design.

 

Work Stations

 

We incorporated four huge workstations into our office fit out. Each workstation contains a massive L-shaped desk, big enough to operate our desktop computers, laptops, fully unfolded office design plans for jobs, and literally anything else we need on a day to day basis. Our workstations are a product of our overall office design vision – allowing us to easily communicate and to promote co-working, communication, and sharing ideas.

 

Office Fit Out

 

You’ve probably got a fair idea of what we wanted out of our office design. However, having the perfect office design is one thing, but it means nothing without a great office fit out to implement that design.

 

The combination of our team of highly skilled tradesmen, carefully sourced, high quality materials, and state of the art furnishings allowed our office design to become a reality. The result is a fantastic modern office that we enjoy working out of and are proud to bring clients to.

 

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Three Trends To Follow For Co-Working Space Office Fit Outs

Over the last three or so years, there has been a huge rise in the popularity of shared offices, renting desks, and co-working spaces. As aspiring entrepreneurs, successful start-up owners and digital freelancers flock to these tech hotspots, it is important for office designers and fit out companies to take note. Offices are changing. Here are three trends that you’ll need to nail if you want to win that tender – featuring real life examples.

 

  1. Open Plan Fit Outs

 

Melbourne co-working space The Commons harbours multiple companies with full time space, as well floating desks for part time individuals in their 1600 sqm office fit out.

 

For fit outs like this, office designers have to take into account the specific set up and layout of work stations to accommodate the workspace for full time businesses using the office, as well as providing options for renting out workstations and desks for casual or part time individuals and small groups who also use the space.

 

  1. Meeting Rooms

 

One of the most significant differences between a standard office and a shared co-working office fit out is the number and sizes of the meeting rooms. Sydney office Fishburners currently has 170 different companies working out of their co-working offices.

 

Meeting rooms are often the most carefully detailed, designed and constructed offices for fit out companies, due to the fact that they are often where the congregations of the most senior company members take place.

 

Now imagine an office space with over a hundred different companies. Office fit outs for these locations regularly include dozens of meeting rooms and board rooms of different sizes, posing additional hurdles for fit out companies.

 

  1. Break Out Spaces

 

Co-working spaces aren’t just offices, they are communities. The collaborative and creative environment means that there is a huge social aspect amongst the office space. Inspire9 in Melbourne is a perfect example of this, with a huge break out area where the workers regularly meeting up for ping pong, drinks, and events.

 

This is another huge element for office designers to incorporate into their overall plan. As one of the most significant parts of the overall office fit out, it should be addressed with great detail to ensure the client is satisfied with the office.

Snapcracker – Office Design & Fitout Update

Hello and welcome. For those who are new to our blog, we are Inside Design – a Sydney based office fitout company.

 

A few weeks ago we made our first blog post introducing you to one of our recent projects – an office design and fitout for Snapcracker, a research & development company located in Crows Nest.

 

We’ve recently completed their design and fitout and would like to give our readers an update on Snapcracker’s new office, as well as some photos of the unfurnished office space.

 

Snapcracker needed a complete office refurbishment, meaning we started with a blank canvas. The first step was to work with the client to create a complete design of what their office would look like. Working within a set budget, we managed to incorporate all of the client’s requirements into the design.

 

Those requirements included:
• two main, glass front offices
• an open plan working space
• a fully serviced kitchen
• a service room to facilitate printing &    communication systems
• all electrical, plumbing, carpeting, and tiling services
• joinery for the entire office

 

Here are some photos we took of the completed office fitout. We will be back soon with more posts featuring some of the new projects we are currently working on.

 

Snapcracker Office Fitout Progress 2

Snapcracker Office Fitout Progress 2

Snapcracker Office Fitout Progress 2

Snapcracker Office Fitout Progress 2

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