Serviced & Stylish: Personalising Your Serviced Office
Whether youΓÇÖre looking for something branded, homely or downright quirky, there are plenty of ways to personalise your serviced office to create the look and feel you want. ItΓÇÖs time to debunk the myth of the ΓÇ£soullessΓÇ¥ serviced office once and for all. You can have serviced and stylish. HereΓÇÖs how.
Look for premium packages
Some business centres donΓÇÖt just let you decorate your serviced office ΓÇô theyΓÇÖll do it for you. Could it get any more convenient?
If this service sounds spot on, then look for premium packages which give you the flexibility to choose wallpapers or wall decorations, as well as furniture and even finishing touches like lighting. Want graphics with your brand name to adorn the glass partition? ThereΓÇÖs a good chance it can be arranged for you.
WhatΓÇÖs more these kinds of customisation packages often allow you to spread the cost of personalising your space across the tenancy agreement ΓÇô so no large upfront payment. Think of it as an additional service.
Get in early with a new business centre
Another way to find a serviced office which can be decorated is to look for new business centres or ones which are undergoing refurbishment.
If the d├⌐cor and furnishings for your chosen office havenΓÇÖt yet been installed, then youΓÇÖll often find that the business centre is willing to furnish it to suit individual tenantsΓÇÖ tastes instead. After all, if theyΓÇÖre planning on painting the walls anyway, it might as well be with a colour that you really like.
Want to find upcoming business centres? A serviced office broker is likely to have the inside track on new business centres opening near you, so enlist their help with your search.
Use a broker to work out all your options
In fact, you can use an office broker to help you find out about your full range of options ΓÇô just make sure you clue them in on the kind of personalisation youΓÇÖd like to make to your space.
Suppose you want an eight-person serviced office in SE1 with the freedom to choose your own furnishings and d├⌐cor. A broker who deals regularly with offices in this area will be able to draw up a shortlist of suitable options for you ΓÇô quickly and efficiently.
This saves you time trying to track down options that could work. Furthermore, your broker can also help to negotiate for the right terms on your space, including options for personalisation.
Remember: always speak to the business centre first
While business centres are keen to accommodate their tenantsΓÇÖ requirements they also have to consider the practicalities and legalities too.
Health and safety is one key issue which needs to be considered: any changes must be fully compliant with the law. Meanwhile, older buildings may have plenty of charm, but if theyΓÇÖre listed there may be further restrictions on what you can do to modify the space. ItΓÇÖs always worth checking before you commit to renting.
And finally, speaking with the business centre about any changes youΓÇÖd like to make will ensure that you understand the full cost of customising your space. There is usually a requirement within the contract to put the office back to its original state at the end of your tenancy ΓÇô so youΓÇÖll need to factor in this cost as well as that of decorating your space. Furniture and wall graphics are the fun part but this end of tenancy cost is important too.
Once you understand all the ins and outs of personalising your office you can enjoy the creative process of transforming it into the working environment you want.
Need more advice about personalising your serviced office? Find out your full range of options by speaking to our team on 020 3053 3886.