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Open-plan or Closed-plan Office Layout? The Pros & Cons

Posted on 8th June 2018 by CPS Interiors

  Like interior design more generally, the popular opinion regarding this question has changed over the years as trends have moved in and out. But where does that leave us in 2018? Although the answer to this question will still very much depend on the nature of your business, there are still some universal pros and cons of each layout which can help guide your decision. To find out what these are, read on. What is an open-plan office? An open-plan office is simply a working environment in which there are no enclosed rooms or cubicles which separate one desk from…

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Different Types of Office Wall Partitions – Which Is Best for You?

Posted on 15th May 2018 by CPS Interiors

When considering partitioning for your office, you may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices on offer. However, you needn’t be alarmed – each style of partition has its own unique properties and benefits, all of which we will list in this article. So, if you want to discover the right variety for you, then read on.   Glazed partitioning One of the most popular styles, glazed partitioning makes for a sleek, modern and open office space, offering privacy and discretion without causing employees to feel cut off. Easy to install and highly customisable too, glazed partitioning is a certainly a…

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What to Consider When Designing an Office

Posted on 16th March 2018 by CPS Interiors

Developing a new design concept for your office might seem a little daunting at first, especially if this is the first refit your office has seen in a long time. However, redeveloping your office should ultimately be an exciting process, particularly given the fact that, these days, office design goes far beyond functionality. It can foster new relationships within your business, increase productivity and even be a useful marketing tool in its own right. So, in light of this, in this article the CPS Interiors team will offer some important points to consider when designing your office, so you can make…

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5 Warning Signs That Your Office Needs Refurbishment

Posted on 14th February 2018 by CPS Interiors

Some businesses don’t need an excuse to refurbish their office. In fact, for some, staying up to date is integral to their everyday operations. Others, however, may need a little nudge in the right direction to get up to speed. Regardless of which camp your business falls into, it’s always worth being aware of some of the key warning signs that your office could do with a lift. So, this month, the CPS Interiors team will be highlighting some of these telltale signs, ensuring you’re aware if and when they crop up in your office.   1) Your office doesn’t look…

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Key Benefits of Biophilic Design

Posted on 29th January 2018 by CPS Interiors

Biophilic design integrates nature and natural elements into the architecture and interiors of our built environment. We need nature in a fundamental way, but over the past 250 years we have designed our cities and interior spaces to not only damage the environment, but alienate us from nature. In an increasingly urbanised world, with cities that are looking more and more ominously like scenes out of Blade Runner, biophilic design has never been more important. The term ‘biophilia’ means ‘love of life or living systems’, and even if we don’t necessarily think we as individuals appreciate nature, our environment actually has…

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Improving Mental Health in the Workplace with Creative Office Design

Posted on 21st December 2017 by CPS Interiors

Mental health is something that we’re still getting to grips with as a society, so it’s unsurprising that office design which accommodates for mental health problems may take a little longer to follow suit. That said, with the war for talent on the rise, millennials choosing happiness over money, and creativity and energy being at a premium in the work arena, companies are starting to take these things into account when considering their office layout. Recently, there has been a great deal of academic development relating to wellbeing in the workplace, much of which has informed and inspired some of the…

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Creative Ways to Maximise the Potential of Your Meeting Spaces

Posted on 30th November 2017 by CPS Interiors

  Meeting spaces, particularly in companies where creativity is the greatest currency, are where new products and services are conceived, course-altering decisions are made and a company’s culture is fashioned. That said, many companies still put little stock in there meeting spaces, opting for bland fit outs and colour schemes that lack the ability to truly inspire the employees which use them. At CPS Interiors, we understand that the best meeting spaces foster collaboration and creativity which is why, this month, we’ll be providing some useful redesign tips to maximise your meeting spaces.   Keep pace with technology These days, technology…

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Have you Considered Standing Desks for your Office?

Posted on 31st October 2017 by CPS Interiors

In this day and age, we all know that a sedentary lifestyle should be avoided at all costs. We are constantly encouraged to exercise for extended periods of time a day, be that before, after, or even on the way to work, but how is this possible when many professionals spend eight hours a day in an office sat at a desk? Well, there might just be an answer: the standing desk. Companies around the world from Google to Microsoft have been investing heavily in these revolutionary work stations, but do they really improve health and productivity? In this article, we…

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5 Ways in Which Co-working Spaces Can Improve Productivity

Posted on 30th September 2017 by CPS Interiors

With many businesses still switching to open-plan offices from the traditional cubicles, and also providing the opportunity to work from home, the question as to whether co-working spaces actually increase productivity is still very much alive. Although the answer may differ from office to office, we believe that, on the whole, co-working spaces do in fact improve productivity. Here are five ways in which co-working spaces in your office could do just that. Collaboration Arguably the most important of all of these benefits – collaboration. Naturally, if the partitions between people and departments come down, conversations and collaboration will be a…

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Do You Know the ROI of Your Office Space?

Posted on 29th August 2017 by CPS Interiors

When considering the layout of your office space, it’s easy to get lost in the details. Having the right ornamentation is important, but always remember to keep this in mind: your office isn’t just a place to house your employees, it’s an investment. In fact, if done correctly, it could be one of the most important investments that your company makes. The layout and aesthetic of your office affects everything from culture to productivity, both of which greatly influence revenue. So, with that in mind, this article will explore the ways in which you can get the best ROI from your…

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