If you’ve ever searched for rental space before, you’ve probably discovered that newer, recently constructed spaces tend to be more expensive, while spaces that are a bit older and a little bit out of date tend to be more affordable. Whether you’re looking for living space or office space, this trend tends to hold true.
So what do you do if you’re on a tight budget, but you still want a high quality space to showcase your business? Our recommendation: rent an older office space and spruce it up!
Easy Ways to Spruce Up Office Spaces
Looking for some easy and affordable ways to make an office space your own? Here are 5 ideas that will help you turn drab into fab, all while sticking to a budget.
1. Fresh Paint
It’s amazing what a coat of fresh paint can do to a space! Paint is relatively affordable and it’s something that – with a bit of care – you can take care of implementing yourself. Even repainting walls that look a bit drab and dreary can make a huge difference. Want to make more of a statement? Try adding accent walls or incorporating your brand colors.
The lighting in an office space can have a huge impact, but it’s often something that is overlooked. Replacing light fixtures or adding additional lamps can really spruce up a space and change the feel of an office. If you’re lucky enough to have lots of windows in your office space, try out different types of window coverings and treatments to see which look best and let in the ideal amount of natural light.
Office spaces often come with standard issue office furniture. Many times, this furniture has little – if any – personality. But that doesn’t have to prevent you from making a space your own! Try bringing in additional furniture and accent pieces to brighten things up. Adding a little something extra to each room can add a lot of personality to an office space and make it feel much more unique.
Simply organizing an office space can make it feel more spacious. Eliminating clutter and finding creative ways to organize the things you use on a day to day basis can help you to transform a space at a minimal cost.
Check out these 10 Creative Hacks to Keep Your Office Space Organized.
Often, you’ll find that older office spaces have a lot of character. Whether it’s a brick accent wall, an old fireplace, a quirky piece of artwork, or something else that’s a little out of the ordinary, embracing this character is another great way to make the most of renting an older office space. Accentuating the character of the space can help to make the space inviting and memorable for customers, and it helps to make it even more enjoyable for you to work in as well!
Implementing one or all of these ideas can help you to truly make an office space feel like your own. Be sure to discuss your re-decorating plans with your landlord or property management company before getting started, as you’ll want to make sure that whatever you do is within your rights as a tenant.
Once you’ve added a bit of imagination and elbow grease, your space will embody the character of your business and will feel like a million bucks – even if that’s nowhere near what you’re spending to rent it!
Affordable, Customizable Office Space Near Boston
At The Lakeside Park, we have office spaces available now that can be customized and updated to suit your business’ needs!
Just 20 minutes from downtown Boston and an easy commute from other local communities in the area, our affordable office rentals in Wakefield MA are the perfect option for business owners looking to make an impact while sticking to a tight budget. We offer numerous amenities and services for tenants, flexible lease options and convenience to local businesses.
And the best part – our office spaces start at just $16 per square foot.*
Give us a call today at (781) 557-5555 or contact us online for more information. Interested in scheduling a tour? Request a free tour of our available office spaces today!
*Modified Gross Lease price includes $2.50 per sf charge for utilities.