The Importance of Having a Thoughtfully-Designed Workspace: 4 HENDEL Office Design Elements that Inspire Motivation & Creativity

The business of building beautiful homes naturally attracts people who are highly attuned to, and affected by, their daily surroundings. They are advocates of excellent design and appreciate how the details within their environments shape their moods and productivity. As you would imagine, we at HENDEL are sensitive to this fact. It is important to us that our team is able to enjoy working in an office that brings them happiness and inspiration every time they walk in the door. We believe this to be true for any workspace – no matter the business or location. Here are some things that have helped us cultivate an atmosphere that fosters motivation and creativity.



An organized space is key for a productive office. Having a place for everything saves precious time and maintains efficient and smooth-running systems. Paper can be the biggest culprit when it comes to disorganization, so a highly functional filing system is essential. Approach storage much like you would furniture to refrain from their function looking too utilitarian. Consider beautiful built-in cabinets and drawers to hide things away – particularly unsightly items like charging stations, modems, cords, and miscellaneous tech. Don’t know where to start? No worries. Thanks to the ‘tidying up’ movement, the professional organization service industry is booming. If you’re looking to hire an organizer, we have a solid list of professionals we could recommend. Their expertise can take the stress out of any struggles you or your team may be having with the distraction of visual and mental clutter.


Engage the Senses

Inspiring workspaces go beyond the visuals by engaging all the senses. Play around with music, scents, and climate. Keep favorite teas, coffees, snacks, and treats stocked to recharge during breaks, and to fuel meetings and brainstorming sessions. Daily wellness is also significantly elevated by bringing the outside in wherever possible. Place work stations near windows and natural light, circulate fresh air often and add beautiful plants or fresh flowers throughout the space.



Keep comfort in mind when designing the layout of your office. Build in enough open space to create roomy and easily accessible pathways. If you are on computers for the majority of the day, encourage frequent movement with modern standing desk options to keep the energy up. If you spend a lot of time on your feet or in the field, comfortable chairs are a welcoming luxury for legs and backs – invest in plush and well-appointed seating that complements your style and decor.



Make the rooms feel special with pretty accessories that showcase award recognitions, significant achievements, and moments celebrated. Displaying daily reminders of the common purpose, spirit, and commitment shared within your business is a great way to tap into feelings of deep appreciation for your work. Practicing gratitude enhances moods, performance, and relationships inside and outside the office space.

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5 Extremely Important Details in a Home… and what it takes to perfect them.

1. Trim and molding

One of the easiest ways to improve any room instantly is to upgrade the trim and the molding. Most homeowners don’t realize the huge difference that small finishing details can make, from increasing the height of the baseboards to investing in a custom trim. Just a few small upgrades will increase the overall look and feel of a home. And these upgrades don’t have to cost a fortune. Custom knives that create unique trims and moldings can be created for as little as $125! That’s a small price to pay for a one-of-a-kind look throughout a home.


2. Cabinets

Upgraded cabinets can mean the difference between an off-the-shelf, big-box kitchen and a custom show-stopper. Many homeowners think all cabinetry is the same, but the proper cabinets depend on so many factors. So don’t trust this important design detail to just anyone. Make sure to have someone on your team who knows the proper proportions for cabinetry and can ensure that the cabinets enhance your kitchen, rather than detract from it. This isn’t a skill that can be forced or easily taught, but is actually one that comes from years of experience and an instinct for quality kitchen design. Either you have an eye for cabinetry, or you don’t. Hire someone who does.


3. Lighting

From recessed cans to statement pieces, lighting is like jewelry for your home. Sometimes you want to stick with the bare essentials; other times you want to dress up and showcase your unique style. Work with a lighting designer who knows what will work best in each space, someone who will know precisely where and when lighting will best reflect your personality. Light bulbs are just as important as the fixtures themselves but are even more overlooked. Bulbs now have color spectrum, ray span, intensity, and other features that the average homeowner may not ever consider. Find someone who knows the latest and greatest technology and will steer you in the right direction.



4. Exterior

The exterior of your home is its first impression. You only have one chance to get it right. Consider the historic homes in established neighborhoods. There’s a reason they are so celebrated and preserved. They are historically correct. and their design is what other designers study and aspire to. Make sure your home is just as timeless, a place that isn’t destined to become a tear-down as the years go by. Upgrade and change the interior as often as you wish, but work with an experienced builder who will ensure that the exterior is perfect the first time around.



5. Sound structure

A home should feel sound. It should be solid, with thick walls and a firm foundation. A home that is built well not only stands the test of time but also conveys a sense of stature and peace of mind. While the winds whip through your neighborhood and storms rage outside, be secure that your home was built to withstand whatever Mother Nature may send its way. Inside, a well-built home will have solid floor joists—where extra floorboards are added, not skimped on—so everything is nice and quiet inside as well. Make sure your builder knows how to ensure that your new home will be built to last.