Workplace ergonomics includes lighting. An adequately illuminated office and workspace is inviting, motivating, aesthetically pleasing and offers plenty of other advantages. Hence, business owners should not ignore the importance of office lighting because eventually, the benefits will be translated into better productivity, workplace safety and healthier workforce.
What Is Poor Lighting?
Poor lighting refers to both under and over-illuminated environment, glare, incorrect contrast, poorly distributed light and flicker. Poorly-lit environment induces fatigue, headache, eye strain, neck, back and shoulder pain because employees are squinting and using bad postures to “see better”. It is the responsibility of business owners to eliminate all kinds of avoidable hazards and accidents in the workplace (read: Workplace Health Hazards). Continue reading “The Importance of Office Lighting”
While many of us love to have smooth walls for our offices, some business owners prefer to decorate their workplaces such as restaurants and flower shops with decorative walls. Other than installing wallpaper, plant wall, wall art decor or painting of mural art (which can be a very costly option), there are plenty types of textured walls for you to choose from to create the look and feel you want.
Colour is hue we perceive. Tint, tone and shade add diversities to colours. Every individual perceives colours differently. However, there is no way for us to measure how exactly your red is different from my red. Nonetheless, the use of appropriate colours can help uplift the ambience of a workplace, promote staff’s happiness and sense of identity. Unlike decades ago, where black, white and grey are the most commonly used colours in the workplace, companies are more receptive to adopt bolder colour scheme today. Continue reading “Colours in the Workplace”
With technology advancement nowadays, the flooring options for workplace have been revolving and improving. They become more aesthetically pleasing, customizable, durable and demand lower maintenance costs. Carpet, carpet tiles, vinyl, rubber and hardwood, just to name a few, are flooring commonly used today. Deciding the ideal office flooring for different areas of your workplace can be tough for those who are not professionally trained. However, having a basic understanding of the various types of flooring enables a better decision making. We have categorised the flooring options into higher and lower price ranges and we hope this post is useful to you. Continue reading “The Ideal Office Flooring”
Interior designer, a term we commonly heard, is often mistakenly used to name the job title of an interior decorator. The main difference between interior designer and decorator is the former is professional practitioners qualify to work on a construction project involving structural change, planning and renovation of interior spaces. Whereas the latter is personnel who work on the aesthetic and style components of a project. Interior decorator does not have to go through the conventional interior design education and examination to be a decorator. Continue reading “The Differences Between Interior Designer and Interior Decorator”