Quality natural light is one of the most important factors in every single office, and one that employees hold in high regard.
The World Green Building Council suggests that employees with a view to the outside world are likely to be 25% more productive at work. And a big part of that is the natural light.
Therefore, ensuring that you’re adding as much natural light to your office as possible will help to boost efficiency in your workplace.
It also helps to create a more welcoming environment, which contributes to employee happiness and satisfaction. It’ll also ensure your office is more impressive to clients and customers.
Here are four ways to ensure your office is adding as much natural light as possible.
Be Smart with Partitions
At Niche Projects, we regularly work with businesses to ensure savvy use of partitions in the workplace. However, partitions can actually block the flow of light.
It’s so important to ensure that you’re using partitions in the most effective way possible. That may include utilising glass partitions, to ensure sound is blocked but light is still flowing through your space.
In the end, this will result in a lighter office and happier employees. That’s always a good result!
Utilise Mirrors… But Not Too Many!
Mirrors are a great way to make sure the natural light that is entering your office, reaches otherwise untouched areas in your space.
They’ll help to reflect the light across your office, as well as ensure your office space doesn’t feel too claustrophobic.
However, it’s essential you don’t overuse mirrors. If you do, your office can become a disconcerting space for your staff and create further visual distraction.
The best way to make sure you’re using your mirrors effectively is to work with a professional office design and office fit-out company. At Niche Projects, we’re ready to help.
Pale Colours and Glossy Finishes
Never underestimate the impact that your choice of colours in the office can have on the amount of light in your space.
Lighter colours will reflect the natural light that comes into your space, while darker colours will tend to absorb it.
The latter will result in a darker space, which becomes counterproductive when it affects the efficiency of your workers.
At Niche Projects, we’ll help you choose the best colour scheme for your Sydney office space, to maximise natural light and pleasing aesthetics.
To discuss your Sydney office design and office fit-out, get in touch with Niche Projects here.