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Office Interior Design Ideas

Designing an office can be an experience that releases your creativity. A new style elevates how the environment feels for staff and clients that come in the doors. First impressions are everything. With numerous styles, deciding on one look that appeals to the eye can be a big decision. To help make your design decision, here are some growing 2024 trends.

First, a Few Tips:

  • Before diving into the biggest trends and what’s “popular,” your office should inspire you. These elements should be included to make the space enjoyable and unique.
  • Functional Floor Plan: Make the most of the layout. Even if there is no open floor plan, optimize the space for easy movement and room for different things.
  • Comfort and Practicality: Invest in stylish, comfortable furniture. A cozy chair to grind out a task and a relaxing couch to take a break promotes well-being.
  • Lighting: This simple part of the office is crucial for various reasons. Lighting can impact productivity and mood. Poor lighting can cause eye strain and fatigue and decrease employees’ concentration and satisfaction. Natural and artificial lighting can be used to reduce stress and enhance mood.
  • Brand Identity: Design the office that feels authentic to your brand. This can include color scheme, décor, and anything else that reflects your brand’s aesthetic.

Design Inspiration:

  • Industrial chic

This style offers a moody design, a color pallet of cool tones, such as blacks, charcoals, and grays, and a touch of earthy warm tones of rust, copper, and weathered wood for character. To bring this style to life, exposed brick walls, concrete floors, reclaimed natural wood and metal accents add to the industrial charm. To make the look complete, you want furniture that combines vintage metal and wood materials, keeping comfort in mind.

  1. Modern Minimalism

A modern look is always a solid interior design choice, where you can add authentic details that accompany your brand. Opt for neutral white, beige, gray, and black colors to dominate the space. Your accent colors should fit into the brand’s theme; if you’re unsure, try out a calming deep blue, emerald, or light shades of green or any color that suits your taste to add visual interest without overwhelming the room. Have sleek and clean materials: polished concrete or marble tables, glass, metal, and smooth Scandinavian wood to tie in the modern minimalist design. Incorporate simple furniture with geometric shapes and clean lines to complement the contemporary style.

  1. Bohemian Eclectic

A unique take on interior design, bohemian eclectic will turn eyes with the mix of vibrant colors, patterns, and textures. Bring in the rich and colorful palette of jewel tones like deep purple, red, turquoise, and earthy tones of sage green, terracotta, and ochre to get the bohemian look. A bohemian style requires natural materials such as rattan and bamboo. To add some flare and texture, include patterned rugs and embroidered fabrics. Selecting vintage furniture with intricate details and soft colors adds to the theme. Comfort is also essential, incorporating poufs, pillows, and a low-slung couch.

  1. Elegant Contemporary

An elegant contemporary is a sophisticated take on design for a classic yet luxurious feel. The color pallets feature cream, charcoal, and taupe with accented jewel hues. Materials such as velvet, brass, polished wood, and marble bring out the elegance. Furniture that is elegant and refined with high-quality finishes or has upholstery covers to protect and provide comfort made of fabric or leather material.

Interior design does not have to conform to a particular style or theme if that’s not true for your company. These design ideas provide inspiration and guidance to find a style that works and feels raw. Don’t be afraid to experiment and go through trial and error to achieve an office space that is not only aesthetically pleasing but adaptable to the work environment’s constant changes.

Transform Your Workspace: 3 Compelling Reasons to Remodel Your Office

 

In today’s fast-paced business world, the design and layout of your office space play a crucial role in driving productivity, fostering creativity, and enhancing employee morale. While remodeling your office might seem daunting, the benefits far outweigh the initial investment. Let’s delve into three compelling reasons why a makeover could be just what your workplace needs:

  1. Embrace New Styles and Trends:

As design trends evolve, so should your office space. Outdated décor and furnishings can leave your workplace feeling drab and uninspired. By embracing new styles and trends in office design, you can create a modern and inviting environment that reflects your company’s identity and values. Consider incorporating elements such as open-concept work areas, ergonomic furniture, and vibrant accent colors to breathe new life into your space. Not only will this impress clients and visitors, but it will also boost employee morale and satisfaction.

  1. Enhance Efficiency and Organization:

A cluttered and disorganized workspace can hinder productivity and creativity. Remodeling your office presents an opportunity to optimize layout and workflow, making it easier for employees to collaborate and focus on their tasks. Consider implementing modular workstations, storage solutions, and designated breakout areas to streamline processes and promote efficiency. By creating a well-organized and functional environment, you can empower your team to work smarter, not more complex, and achieve better results.

  1. Improve the Mood of Your Workplace:

The design of your office has a significant impact on the mood and well-being of your employees. A dull and uninspiring workspace can lead to low morale, increased stress, and decreased job satisfaction. On the other hand, a thoughtfully designed and visually appealing environment can foster a positive and uplifting atmosphere. Incorporating natural light, indoor plants, and comfortable seating areas can create a welcoming and enjoyable space for your team. By prioritizing employee happiness and comfort, you’ll boost morale and attract and retain top talent.

In conclusion, remodeling your office offers many benefits, from embracing new styles and trends to enhancing efficiency and improving employee morale. By investing in your workspace, you’re investing in the success and growth of your business. So why wait? Take the first step towards transforming your workplace today and unlock its full potential. Your team will thank you, and your business will thrive.

Ten Office Design Ideas for 2024

In today’s ever-changing and dynamic world of modern workplaces, the design of office spaces plays an essential role in enhancing employee satisfaction and productivity. To help you create an inspiring and rejuvenating workspace, we have compiled a list of ten captivating office design trends catering to discerning professionals’ diverse needs.

Office Design Ideas for 2024

The top trend is Biophilic Bliss: Nature-Inspired Spaces integrating elements like living walls, natural light, and organic materials. For example, installing a living wall in communal spaces adds greenery and improves air quality. Maximizing natural light and scattering indoor plants throughout the office enhances the connection with nature. Incorporating organic materials like wood and stone further adds warmth. Indoor water features, like small fountains, create a soothing ambiance, promoting relaxation and focus.

Dynamic Work Zones: Flexibility Meets Functionality is another trend that involves designing flexible work zones that cater to various work styles, from collaborative brainstorming sessions to focused individual tasks. You can incorporate movable partitions, adjustable furniture, and modular seating arrangements to facilitate seamless transitions between different work modes.

Color Psychology: Elevating Work Atmosphere is a trend that involves curating office environments that harness the psychological effects of color to enhance productivity and well-being. You can use vibrant hues like energizing blues and refreshing greens in communal areas to stimulate creativity while opting for calming pastels in quiet zones to promote relaxation and focus.

Tech-Integrated Furniture: Smart Solutions for Modern Workforce is another trend involving innovative furniture solutions that seamlessly integrate technology to enhance efficiency and convenience. You can offer amenities like desks with built-in wireless charging pads, ergonomic chairs with adjustable lumbar support, and intelligent whiteboards for interactive meetings and presentations.

Wellness Oasis: Prioritizing Employee Well-being is a trend that involves elevating employee satisfaction by incorporating dedicated wellness spaces within office complexes. You can consider amenities such as meditation rooms with tranquil decor, fitness centers equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and wellness lounges for relaxation and socialization.

Agile Architecture: Flexibility Fuels Productivity is a trend that involves embracing modular furniture and flexible layouts that adapt to evolving employee needs and preferences. You can offer movable partitions, collapsible meeting rooms, and convertible workstations to facilitate seamless reconfiguration and customization of office spaces.

Sustainable Solutions: Eco-Conscious Design for Tomorrow is a trend involving commitment to sustainability through eco-friendly office designs prioritizing energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. You can incorporate energy-efficient lighting systems, recycled building materials, and green rooftops to minimize carbon footprint and promote eco-conscious practices.

Urban-inspired Layouts: City Living, Office Style is a trend that draws inspiration from urban planning principles to design office layouts that mirror the vibrant energy of city life. You can create multifunctional spaces with diverse amenities such as coworking lounges, rooftop terraces, and collaborative work hubs catering to the diverse needs of urban professionals.

Hidden Cables and Streamlined Spaces: Sleek and Sophisticated is a trend that involves enhancing the aesthetic appeal of office spaces by concealing wiring and incorporating streamlined design elements. You can utilize cable management systems, built-in storage solutions, and minimalist furniture to create clean, clutter-free environments that exude sophistication.

Multipurpose Workspaces: Efficiency Redefined is a trend that involves maximizing productivity with multipurpose workstations that cater to various tasks and activities. You can provide versatile furniture and flexible layouts that adapt to changing work requirements, offering employees the convenience of all-in-one solutions for their diverse work needs.

By embracing these cutting-edge office design trends, businesses can create workspaces that attract top talent and foster employee creativity, collaboration, and well-being. As we move forward in the dynamic world of modern workplaces, the design of office spaces has become essential in enhancing employee satisfaction and productivity. In this article, we will explore ten captivating office design trends catering to discerning professionals’ diverse needs. These trends blend biophilic elements and color psychology to create rejuvenating and inspiring workspaces.

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February Project Updates

We at North Peak Construction are busy all around western Colorado, from Aspen to Loma!

The Red Brick Center for the Arts renovation is under way! We are installing all new gallery lighting, new ceiling in the hallway as well as new finishes in the bathrooms and entry ways. This week 2 doorways have been closed off and the ceiling clean up almost complete, with a new cable race way being installed this week.

Work continues inside and outside on our West Bound Port of Entry in Loma is moving right along. Inside, the framing is done, and we are ready to install drywall. Outside, the site work for the new scale is also moving along.

Best Commercial Office Paint Colors

We’re having a blast with a few remodeling projects on the Western Slope! Not only are we remodeling the old Delta Library for the Sheriff’s Office to use, but we’re also remodeling the Pitkin County Senior Center to make the space there more usable for everyone. Read more about those projects here.

Remodeling an office space comes with the added benefit of a new interior design as well. The colors you choose to use in this newly remodeled space can have a huge impact on the productivity and mood of your staff. Read on to learn more about the best commercial office paint colors for your new space!

Blue – Blue is considered a stimulating color, in all its shades. Because of this, it’s thought that having blue walls in your office space can lead to higher productivity. This is especially true in situations where employees are performing repetative work.

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Yellow – is a great color for creative industries. It can create a happy environment that “lifts spirits” and gets the imagination and creative juices flowing! Don’t go overboard, but pops of color like shown below are a great start.

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Green – Green walls in an office offer calm and reassurance. This is why it is often a good choice for financial industries or other high-stress environments.

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Using a combination of colors, like seen above, gives you the opportunity to guide your employees to shine in several areas!

Finally, if you need to amp up the energy, try a pop of orange!

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If you’re considering remodeling your commercial office space, contact us! We’d love to help.

Paint Trends to Get Rid of in 2024

The year 2024 is upon us, and that means it is out with the old and in with new, fresh paint trends! The focus for this year revolves around creating a serene and blissful atmosphere for the home by paying attention to intricate details rather than the prominent bold elements. When it comes to paint color, it reflects the home’s personality; the goal is for the overall theme and mood to leave a lasting impression. These are the paint color trends that are staying behind as we step into 2024.

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Saturated Colors 

To each their own; however, saturated and dramatic hues are going out of style this year. Instead, simple and classy colors that still possess personality are becoming popular. Replace the bold for exquisite mid-toned shades and hues between light and dark. Benjamin Moore’s new blue color of the year, Blue Nova, is a beautiful and captivating mid-toned blue. The color is cool-toned and on the darker side than the previous blue shades we have seen in interior design.

Taking a Break from Green

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Blue is one of the dominating colors we will be seeing. Although green is a beloved color that brings a nature-like feel to the home, the popular trend of coastal design is taking the lead. Popular shades of blue, such as Waterloo and Stardew from the Sherwin-Williams collection, are examples of what will create the soft coastal aesthetic.

A Change for Trim

White will always be a timeless choice, but why not do something different? Experiment by painting your trim a dark tone. This will create an eye-catching contrast to make the walls pop.

No More Boring Grey

Bring in the warm colors and eliminate the cold, dreary greys. This year, make your home feel inviting and cheerful by bringing in cozy neutrals with solid undertones. Light tan, creams, and blues for some dimension. The time has come to welcome elegance into the living space and leave the unwelcoming grey style.

Get to Know your North Peak Team

(the Holiday edition)

The holiday season is a great time to relax a little bit and have some fun with our coworkers, friends and family. Here at North Peak, we know a thing or two about fun! You can learn a thing or two about us, get a few gift ideas, and have some fun of your own with our holiday “get to you know you” blog post!

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Question: Which of your coworkers is likeliest to wait until the last minute to finish Christmas shopping?

Everyone here knows Jeremy and Kevin are the most likely to wait until the last minute! In fact, Kevin was so sure of it that he wrote down his own name!

Here’s the breakdown:

Kevin, Linda and Matt all believe Kevin is most likely to wait until the last minute.

Geno, Jeremy, Mike and Levi all said Jeremy is the most likely wait!

Jeremiah claims Vinny will be…and Kristin is leaning towards Levi.

Best holiday hack

Some of these were new to me! Don’t worry, we’ve included links when possible!

Kevin – Lightkeeper Light Tester Gun (available at hardware stores and probably on Amazon)

Geno – (I love this one) – Volunteer to make a food you love so you don’t end up getting forced to make something you hate!

Jeremy – Spiking the wife’s hot chocolate! Ha!

Matt – Use hot glue to hang lights where traditional clips won’t work

Dennis – Never take the lights down!

Levi – Just stay home

favorite winter outdoor activity

Levi – staying warm!

Jeremiah – Sledding

Kevin – Skiing or snowboarding with the family

Linda – Hiking

Geno – Snowboarding

Jeremy – Ice Skating

Matt – Hunting

Mike – Skiing

Dennis – Hunting

Vinny – Hocky

Kristin – Snowman Building or Sledding

We’re a pretty outdoorsy bunch around here!

favorite holiday flavor

We are all in on peppermint around here! Jeremiah, Linda, Geno, Kristin, Matt, and Mike all listed peppermint as their top (or one of, along with chocolate) holiday flavor!

Kevin went for cinnamon, Vinny for nutmeg, and Dennis for pumpkin…specifically, pumpkin bread. Yum!

Levi beat us all with Kahlua and Prime Rib!

favorite holiday treat

We want to know yours too!

Jeremiah – Rice Krispy treats

Kevin – Peanut butter cornflake cookies

Linda – Enstrom’s Toffee

Geno – Toffee

Kristin – Mom’s English Toffee

Mike and Matt – chocolate peppermint bark

Dennis – Chocolate Covered Cherries

Vinny – Homemade Tapioca Pudding (Vinny, can we get that recipe, please?)

Levi – Making Mom’s recipes

favorite holiday events

When it comes to holiday events, most of us are homebodies and enjoy parties with our closest friends and family.

Jeremiah – the kind of event where you stay home

Kevin – Powderhorn for New Year’s Eve

Linda – Parade of Lights

Geno – Family Dinner

Jeremy – Parades and Football

Matt – Gingerbread House Building

Mike – Friends and Family Parites

Dennis – Hanging out with the kids

Vinny – Family parties

Levi – Boozy Parties

Kristin – Every year we host a gram cracker house building contest with our family and friends. It is always fun to see what designs we come up with. 

Christmas Eve Dinner with all my family including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. There is always delicious food, silly games, and good conversations.

Beautiful christmas decoration at Brea Neighborhood, Los Angels County, California

Benefits of Planned Outdoor Space in your Commercial Construction Project

When designing your new commercial building project, it’s important to consider every aspect of design from energy efficiency to employee satisfaction and comfort. One area of commercial construction designs that has become increasingly important since the COVID pandemic is designing welcoming outdoor spaces for employees.

Why outdoor space?

While working from home during the height of the pandemic many employees had more access to sunshine and outdoor spaces than they do in a typical office setting. In order to meet emerging employee needs, adding this type of space in your office building is crucial. Let’s not forget the added benefits of vitamin D, stress relief and endorphin boosts that can come with spending time in nature!

Types of Planned Outdoor Space to Consider

Rooftop gardens or workspaces are a great way to find outdoor space in the middle of a city.  Shade structures, covered areas in case of rain, and plentiful seating and greenery can make your employees feel at ease.

Sunrooms or solariums  are a great way to stay enclosed but provide that feeling of warmth, and a “conservatory” like feeling.  Filled with live plants and discreet, beautiful privacy screens, employees will feel comfortable taking a private call or brainstorming their next creative project here.

Courtyards are an excellent way to use space that is already available between buildings or off of alleyways.

Additions to consider

Be sure your outdoor space is WI-FI enabled and that the technology works well in the outdoor space.

If appropriate, set quiet hours for your outdoor spaces so that large meetings or casual gatherings don’t interrupt others’ workdays.

Water features will provide a peaceful backdrop and may bring birds to your outdoor space.

Live plants and foliage can also contribute not only to the beauty of your space but also to the natural world by providing pollen for bees and insects too.

If you’re ready to talk more about a commercial remodel and how to incorporate planned outdoor space in your commercial construction project, contact us.

Remodeling Commercial Office Space

Remodeling your office space is a project worth the time and investment. Many business owners do this because they want their office space to feel sophistocated and more appealing to customers. If you need some guidance on how to create a fresh look for your office space, you have come to the right place! These are some reasons why remolding commercial office space is a good idea.

Attract Customers

First impressions are everything. New clients can tell when businesses try to make their offices look beautiful and professional. Walking into an office with good style gives the customer the belief that they are at a company that cares about its reputation. 

Help With Competition

If there are businesses around like yours, making those changes sets you apart. Not every enterprise prioritizes revamping their office’s look. So, what better time than now to begin the remodeling journey that distinguishes you from the competition?

Create An Enjoyable Work Environment

You will be spending a lot of time in your office. Why not make it the office of your dreams, where you and your employees enjoy coming to a creative/calm/focused/productive atmosphere. A wonderful ambiance to work in enhances productivity and satisfaction for you and your employees. 

Structural Changes:

To go beyond a fresh coat of paint and new décor, there is the option of doing structural changes. These adjustments can enhance efficiency and functionality in the office environment.

  • A Coxy Kitchenette: A staff kitchenette does not have to be fancy. However, having a designated place for staff to enjoy their breaks is a thoughtful gesture. Providing these amenities communicates that you value your team’s well-being. 
  • Adding an Extra Bathroom: It is convenient and provides more flexibility for office expansion. If you plan on hiring more employees, they will be happy to know that there is more than one bathroom, even in a small office space.
  • Converting One Room into Two: If you are unsure what the best strategy to utilize an empty large room is, why not turn it into two? This way, you can have a closed conference room for meetings and the other space used for a breakroom or private office. 
  • Soundproof Strategy: This can be done by purchasing autistic panels. These panels have sound-absorbing technology, perfect for eliminating distractions.
  • Renewable Energy: A popular option to implement would be adding solar panels to generate sun and power your office. Solar can also heat the building.

Bonus: Tips for Remodeling 

First, there are a few steps to add to the list of changes that can make the space stand out. 

Hire a Designer

Having a professional eye assisting in such an important project is always a good idea. Since you are investing in your business, it is worth paying someone who can help make those critical design decisions. They can also help create a budget to ensure what updates must be included in the remodeling process. 

A Splash of New Paint

Instead of the same old white walls, try a fun new color! It can be bold or straightforward; just go with your style preference. If you are hesitant to try color, pick a neutral color and one daring option as an accent wall. Having a fresh coat of paint can lighten the mood of your office and cultivate an inviting area for clients to enjoy. 

Update Light Fixtures

Replacing those old lights with modern ones can bring in more light that goes with your theme. These small changes make massive differences in the overall appearance. If you choose LED light bulbs, the cost to keep them off will be less. 

Buy Comfortable and Trendy Furniture

Before settling on any purchases, contemplate the style that appeals to your vision and fits into the office’s overarching theme. You can choose a simple neutral shade for a couch and add colorful pillows for some flair. Consider what size and how many necessary furniture pieces will fit into the office space. We want the freedom to have a nice flow and not be boxy.

If you’re ready to consider a remodel of your office and need the help of a general contractor, contact us!

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Homework Stations: 5 ideas for your custom home

Back-to-school season is here and that means it’s time for your kids’ rooms to turn into part-time homework stations. If you’re building a new home, now is a great time to start thinking about that! A custom home can truly mean that: it’s customized to you and your family. If you have kids, then creating a homework station right from the start is a good idea. This way it’s part of the plan, not an after-thought, and you can customize it for your child’s needs.

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If your child works best in his/her own space, it may be best to find a corner of the bedroom to consider for a homework station. However, if you know your child needs some supervision, consider talking to your architect about space near the kitchen for a homework station. You can always have a space ready in their own room when you know they can work alone.

Built-ins are a great option for homework stations, allowing for space to store books so that in the “off season” the homework station can double as a reading nook. This might also make the space seem more relaxing and inviting in general.

Baskets make decorative and functional options for holding everything from markers to journals and they come in a huge variety of sizes and colors. Because they’re so versatile, you’ll be able to use them in many different ways over the years. 

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Consider a desk that works for your child. Maybe your child needs drawers and storage space. Maybe he or she prefers a table with plenty of room to spread out. Consider not just their homework, but their hobbies too. Bulletin boards, chalk board walls, and marker boards are all wonderful additions and they allow for creativity too.

Even a closet, as pictured above, can make a great homework area. Because it can be closed off when your child isn’t studying, it provides a literal sense of “closure” when the work day for your child is through.

If you’re building a custom home with us, let’s talk about “extras” that you may need, like a homework station!

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