Use of wood to refurbish a workspace is not a totally new concept although it is not vastly used.
But there are many ways to incorporate wood into the workplace without making dramatic structural changes. For example, 45 per cent of those surveyed said they could see a wooden desk from where they sat, 39 per cent could see wooden tables and 39 per cent were in view of wood shelving or cupboards.
Other wooden objects that can be brought into the workplace include doors, chairs, window or picture frames, floorboards and blinds. Of course, if you are looking to refurbish your workspace, the option for timber ceiling beams and wooden panels on the walls and floors can be attractive additions as well.
People are starting to take note of how important incorporating nature is in our everyday lives, and we’re seeing more wood used for fixtures and furnishings in modern offices. Also, drawing on the appreciation of hand-crafted and unique pieces, it’s clear that wood is here to stay.
Wood to refurbish a workspace has timeless quality makes it a solid choice for furniture, or as a finish to your office which not only complements your organisation’s design but also tells the story of its own origins.
In conclusion, it’s worth bearing in mind two things: One, if you’re near the end of your current cycle, now’s the time to start planning for a more productive wooden workplace. And, two, that what applies in the workplace arguably translates to the home, whether it’s where a homeworker works or homework is done – adding wood will make it a more pleasant, productive environment.
Next time you’re considering a feature wall, boardroom table or some accentuated desks – using natural wooden finishes will not only look good, but help boost your staff’s morale, productivity and overall well being.