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June 14, 2023

Maximising Natural Light: A Guide to a Brighter Workspace

It’s no secret that the design of an office can directly impact the mood, productivity, and overall well-being of your staff. One aspect that often gets overlooked in office fitout, though, is the use of natural light. Ensuring your workspace is bathed in ample sunlight can lead to numerous benefits, from boosted mood and energy to cost savings. So, how do you maximise natural light in your office fitout design? Here are a few tips. Open Plan Layout: An open-plan layout is one of the most effective ways to allow natural light to filter through the office. Fewer walls mean […]
October 13, 2021

Why you need collaborative areas in your workspace

Very few of the best ideas come from individuals.  It takes a team of brilliant individuals to bring an idea to life and the best work is done by the combined efforts of many people. It should come as no surprise that the most innovative companies in the world tend to foster this collaboration by creating fitouts in the workplace for people to come together. Have a look at some of Next Gen Interiors recent works including collaborative spaces. What exactly is a collaborative space? Quite simply, it’s a workspace that brings people together to achieve a common goal. We […]
July 5, 2021

Office Refurbishment vs Office Fitout – What’s the difference

What is an Office Fitout? Here at NXGI, we describe an office fit out as any renovation works directly related to creating an office space that is fit for purpose. The goal here is to take a space and ensure that you and your staff have a great place to work in.  Fitouts can vary from a blank canvas where we are brought in to build walls, floors and ceilings or they can be just adding in the final touches such as furniture and the interior design component. Let’s break that down a little further and split a fit out […]
May 25, 2021
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Home Office: Design & Build Your Dream Space

Historically, having a home office might have been quite rare however COVID-19 has forced such drastic changes in the workplace that working from home is far more common than it has ever been.  You now have the opportunity to create the exact type of environment that you want to work in and make it the most productive and stimulating space possible. A home office space that is functional and attractive helps with clear thinking and improved productivity, as well as just being a great place to work. Everybody has paperwork, but the administrative burden of everyday life doesn’t have to […]
March 26, 2021
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3 key steps for the perfect kitchen renovation

If you’ve found this article, it means you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen. Fantastic! We’re here to help.  Firstly, let’s start broadly with what you would like from your kitchen. Perhaps: A quick and effective way of increasing your property value A more enjoyable space to prepare meals A new entertaining area that can become the heart of your home Or all of the above. Now we’ve worked out what the end ‘result’ might be, let’s break it down so we can tackle this kitchen renovation methodically to deliver that perfect outcome.  Kitchen renovations can be complex, time consuming projects […]
January 25, 2021

Office Design and the Future of the Workspace

This pandemic has brought lasting changes to what staff need to stay productive and engaged. Before the pandemic sent employees to home offices, living rooms, and kitchens, employee expectations were already changing. The pandemic accelerated those trends and brought to light new needs in the workplace. US Furniture manufacturer, Steelcase, conducted research and uncovered four macro shifts that businesses will have to embrace to meet their staffs’ new needs and expectations.  These are designing for: Productivity Safety Community Designing for Productivity Before the pandemic, staff were frustrated with workspaces that didn’t provide opportunities for privacy and focus.  Working from home […]
November 25, 2020

The Best Plants For An Office

Plants can transform your office completely; to make it more peaceful, engaging and tranquil.  Some people fear bringing a plant into their work environment as they don’t have the greenest of thumbs but fear not, we’ve put together a list of the best plants for your office. At Next Gen Interiors, one of our key goals is to put the health and wellbeing of you and your staff first.  So not only will you get a burst of colour and vibrance in your office space, you will also feel better for it! Air plants Sometimes tricky to find, air plants […]
June 25, 2020

How to Create a Healthy Workspace After COVID-19

With COVID-19 slowly passing (hopefully), many businesses are returning back to the office.  Self isolation is ending and people want to be back in the office!  However, we can’t just go straight back to how things were.  We need to adjust and adapt to our current cirumstances. Office workspaces present fairly close quarters and businesses need to adjust accordingly to maintain healthy and safe environments for their staff.  The easiest way to encourage good behaviour is by using the physical world and as leaders in office fitout solutions, we’re here to share our tips and tricks to overcome these times […]
May 13, 2020

Anti-Microbial Powdercoat

With the recent developments of COVID-19 and the flu season upon us, the need for robust hygiene solutions is as important as ever. Part of the HyGenie™ Coatings range, Next Gen Interiors can now apply an Antimicrobial Powdercoat to any of our aluminium profiles, reducing up to 99.99% of bacteria and mould on a protected surface. Available in Satin White, this protective coating makes it easier to keep surfaces hygienically clean and reduces the risk of cross-contamination. Suitable applications Use Antimicrobial Powdercoat in areas where there is an obvious need to maintain a low level of microbes as well as […]
August 12, 2019

Next Gen Interiors is CM3 qualified

Next Gen Interiors is CM3 compliant! Cm3 is Australia’s leading OHS/WHS Contractor Prequalification system. Cm3 has been developed so that Clients can be confident contractors they engage have OHS/WHS systems and processes for working safely. Cm3 provides qualified OHS/WHS specialists who assess contractors health and safety management systems and capabilities – giving you a detailed understanding of your contractors work health and safety capabilities before they start work and supporting your overall contractor management process. Call us today for an obligation free quote on your next project
January 16, 2019

Consider helping tenants fit out your space

Office fitouts can often be quite an expensive aspect of relocating or commencing a new business.  Knowing that, the easier an office fitout is for a potential tenant, the greater chance you’ll have of leasing that office space. When tenants are looking at potential workplaces to move their business to, they are considering what is the cost for them to make sure the place is “work-ready”.  In today’s tighter markets, having a strong base fitout can be the difference between having your property tenanted and not. Given the various potential tenants your office space might house, it’s impossible to have […]
July 4, 2017

How can you Improve Staff Meetings with better Office Furniture?

Irrespective of the team size and the area of the total office space, it makes sense to be on the lookout for newer ways to enhance the office experience for your team members. You might question the link between office furniture/fittings and team productivity, but it plays a role in the overall efficiency of the team. You need to have the best possible office fitout to positively impact the team/staff meetings. Let us see how.   SEE: Office furniture collection by Tom Dixon Improving the General Office Internal office meetings should be private and partitions is necessity, especially when you […]
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