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5 Office Design Trends to Watch in 2024

2024 will be here before we know it and we’re excited to see what the new year has in store. But while 2024 isn’t here just yet, we’re already seeing signs about what some of the biggest trends will be in the world of office design. If you’re considering an office renovation in the new year, here are a few ideas you might want to consider for your new space.

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Designing for Hybrid Work

Hybrid work isn’t going away any time soon and companies are making it a priority to design their offices to better support the combination of in-person and remote work. This can happen in many different ways. Flexible layouts, for example, are excellent for hybrid work since they make it easy to reconfigure spaces as needed to adapt to different needs. Lots of collaborative areas are another must-have for hybrid workplaces. But another idea is to incorporate smart technology solutions around the office, such as desk/room reservation systems, touchless entry systems, and interactive whiteboards. In some cases, it can even mean moving into a smaller space that’s better suited to their needs. 

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Biophilic Design

Biophilic design is a trend that’s been around for a while and it’s expected to keep going strong in 2024. Biophilic design centers around the idea that feeling connected to nature is beneficial for physical and mental wellness. Lots of plants and natural lighting are two of the most popular ways to bring biophilic design into the workplace, but those aren’t the only ways to bring in a bit of the outdoors. Think of how you can work in natural materials like wood and stone and colors like blues and greens. Creating outdoor spaces is another great idea to consider if you’re a fan of this trend.

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Designing to Support Wellness

Biophilic design isn’t the only way companies are trying to help their employees lead healthier lifestyles. In the wake of the COVID pandemic, wellness has become a major consideration when it comes to workplace design. This can range from ergonomic chairs and desks to improving air quality, layouts that encourage people to move around, and features that help people deal with stress. 

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Amenities

Now that so many people have the option of working from home or working in the office, many companies are rethinking their amenities to help make the office seem more attractive and to build company culture during in-person work. Office amenities can also tie into the wellness trend. For example, fitness centers and game rooms are both great ways to encourage people to relax a bit during the day and have some fun with their colleagues. Even something as simple as a designated quiet room where people can destress for a little while can be greatly appreciated. 

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Sustainability

For many companies, sustainability is a big part of their corporate culture and they want to minimize the environmental impact of the spaces they work in. Some ways to do this can include choosing environmentally friendly materials for their office designs, using energy efficient lighting, using upcycled furniture, or using smart technology to automatically control lights and heating. 

Interested in giving your office a new look? Contact Premier Construction and Design. We have experience designing and building out offices for a wide range of companies in the metro Detroit area. Take a look at our portfolio and case studies to see some examples of some projects we’ve worked on. When you’re ready to get started, our team would love to create the ideal space for you.

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