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Office Design Trends to Expect in 2017

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Flexible workstations have caught on during the past few years and will only become more prominent as offices adapt to new types of business.

With the new year upon us, it’s time to take a look forward and see what might end up being the prevalent office design trends for this year. There’s no way to know for sure how our office will improve this year, but if the trends of the past few years are any indication, you might be seeing more of these design trends in the office.


Offices are changing faster now than ever, so it’s important to make sure yours can keep up. Instead of getting stuck with a rigid design that’s based on what your business needs right now, avoid standard cubicles and go with workstations instead. This will allow you to change your office as project’s size and focus changes.

Integrated Tech

While it might sound like an unnecessary feature, integrating technology into your employees’ workstation benefits not just them, but the company as a whole. Sure, the convenience is great, but it can also lead to an increase in productivity since the tool your employees need is right there waiting for them. Desks with built in power strips or dual monitor workstations help keep everything nice and tidy and keeps it convenient. Showing you’re there to help your employees do their best work can help entice a new hire or slow employee turnover, too.    


The use of more natural materials in office furniture isn’t something new, but it is becoming more pronounced. A nice big executive desk isn’t the only place you’ll find natural wood in an office anymore.

Expert Office Design Advice Offered By Mark Downs

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