There are lots of things to consider before you decorate your office.
Areas to be decorated:
First of all, consider what work you need to get done and set any priority areas.
Are there any areas that need to be decorated because of safety or compliance issues, for example, painted floors that have become worn and are now a slipping hazard or food preparation areas that need to be kept clean?
Are there customer facing or front of house areas that you need to keep fresh to create a good impression to your clients, such as meeting rooms, reception area or sales area?
Will the existing decoration scheme be repeated or will a new scheme be used to give areas a fresh look or to suit a change of use?
Branding – do you want to promote your company brand with the use of accent colours and graphics?
Choosing the correct colour scheme can help promote productivity.
There are a lot of useful web pages on the internet about colour choice, the feelings they promote and the best choice for use in an office environment.
Some of these here:
This is important as choosing the correct product for each area will give you the look you want and extend the maintenance cycle reducing costs.
High circulation areas require durable paints and canteen, shower and WC areas require moisture resistant paints. Specialist coatings can be chosen for problematic areas.
Projectable, magnetic, writeable wall coverings can be used as a teaching aid, a brainstorming area or as an organic interactive wall to stimulate opinion and comment.
These areas are also useful to track the progress of a project in a visual way that the whole team can relate to.
When will the decorating work be carried out, during normal hours, or would you like it to be undertaken on the weekend and night time to save disruption to the business?
Is there any other work you would like carried out at the same time, flooring, carpet, cleaning, and lighting?
Some of our clients have a regular decorating programme, with decorators attending site two or three times a year to attend to any marked or scuffed areas. They find this keeps their office areas looking fresh and promotes the image that they want to project to their clients.