Think your clients aren’t taking notice of what your Toronto company looks like when they visit you? Think again. Most of us can’t help but notice the good – and the not-so-good – elements of a space when we walk through the door. This is why so many businesses are working with interior designers to ensure that workspaces aren’t sending negative messages to prospective customers. Check out some of the biggest problem areas, and how interior designers have found ways to improve their attractiveness and function.
Entryways With Style
The entryway or corporate foyer is going to be any prospect or client’s first introduction to your corporation, so make sure it speaks loudly and positively about your culture. This is one area that can’t be left to chance, so keep it tidy and appreciate it. Many companies offer comfortable seating arrangements, access to technology, access to beverages and access to Internet in their entryways and waiting locales. Don’t forget that it should be well-lit, comfortable and inviting, too.
Hallways With a Purpose
Do the hallways of your corporation have any purpose other than to lead someone from one space to the next? Make the most of your hallway by opening it up, adding glass panels so it doesn’t seem too closed-in and/or hanging decorative items. Choose colors that evoke a sense of modernity and echo your corporate culture. Flooring should be in keeping with the overall theme.
Meeting Rooms That Are Perfect for Making Deals
Depending upon the type of business you run, you may want a very polished, corporate-looking meeting room furnished with a classically long table surrounded by chairs. However, if you’re in charge of a more contemporary, progressive organization, you might wish to look into conversational seating that’s reminiscent of a living room space, not of an intense or intimidating boardroom.
Bathrooms With the Right Amenities
Your visiting clients and potential clients are likely to need the lavatory at least once when they visit your headquarters. Don’t allow this space to look dreary and dingy! It should make them feel as comfortable and at home as possible. Opt for warm colors and keep all the appliances and equipment running smoothly.
Though you can’t predict whether a client or prospect will stay with your business for the long term, you can do everything in your power to make a great first – and lasting – impression. Call Mayhew’s interior designers to help you transform your entire business space into one that will put your best corporate foot forward!
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Mayhew specializes in office interior design. We work with our clients to maximize their investment in technology, process and people by leveraging their investment in space. Combining smart workspace planning with the right office furniture will contribute directly to your business results. Mayhew creates and maintains workplaces that work™ by developing plans and providing innovative solutions to boost productivity, facilitate collaboration, enhance work life, build organizational pride and, ultimately - contribute quantifiably to our clients’ success.