The 3 minute catch up: news, views, inspiration and talking points from the world of commercial fit outs and office interior refurbishments.

How to Keep an Office Cool In Hot Weather

The world is getting hotter. In June, the Copernicus Climate Change Service reported that May 2024 was the warmest May on record globally. We’re also feeling the heat closer to home. A report by the London School of Economics and Political Science...

Office Bar Design: Elevate Your Workspace with a Sophisticated Social Hub

All work and no play? Not if you introduce a bar to your office – a feature that’s included in our range interior office design solutions . Let’s start with a clarification - a modern office bar isn’t about employees getting drunk on the job. When...

Wood Office Design: Elevate Your Workspace with Timeless Elegance

When specifying the materials to use in an office renovation, there’s a myriad of choices. While glass and steel may have characterised the 1980s – think Richard Rogers’ Lloyds Building – and concrete leaves people divided, one material has stood...

Future Workplace Trends: Shaping the Office of Tomorrow

Gone are the days when office refurbishments centred around the bricks and mortar of a premises. Today, workplace trends of the future are at the heart of every project. It’s essential to focus on people, technology and how spaces can adapt in an...

Innovative Shop Front Ideas to Boost Your Business

A shop front is a business’s 24 hour-a-day cheerleader. By day it should entice people in to discover more about the services offered and/or to make a purchase. By night, it should be your brand ambassador – an influencing presence that works on a...

Office Wall Ideas: Elevate Your Workspace with Creative Designs

Exploring Office Wall Design Ideas Unless you work in a glass box, your workplace will have opaque walls. Left plain and unadorned, they will fail to inspire or ground staff within the company in which they work. In this article, MPL discusses a...

Office Acoustics: A Guide For Businesses

Offices bring together a mix of people carrying out different roles and there’s one thing that’s rarely agreed on – the noise level. Our office interior design solutions can solve the sound conundrum, and we’re sharing some of our office acoustic...

Office Relocation Checklist

From expansion and restructuring to mergers and the pursuit of a different style of operation, there are a host of reasons why a company may need to move offices. Just like moving home, packing up and resettling somewhere else can present...

Office Ceiling Design Ideas

Office ceilings are often thought of as merely functional but in commercial office refurbishments , that bit above your head is a blank canvas just waiting to be personalised. In this article, we discuss which style of ceiling is best for your...

Shop Window Display Ideas

Long before the internet and digital advertising came the shop window – the 24/7 public advert. Despite rumours of the High Street’s demise, physical stores are still a cornerstone of any consumer company’s marketing strategy. Window display ideas...

The Impact of Technology on Retail Design

Introduction The advent of the internet has changed the way we shop forever. From app-based stores and Amazon to online banking and ‘click and collect’, the customer experience has altered dramatically when compared to 20 – even 10 – years ago. As...

The Benefits of Biophilic Design in Modern Office Spaces

Introduction The green green grass of home? Not any more. MPL Interiors looks at how the commercial office refurbishment industry has embraced biophilic office design. Creators are using foliage, plants, botanically-inspired elements and...

Maximising Space: Strategies for Small Office Refurbishment

Introduction Shrinking office footprints and space optimisation are hot topics in office fit out circles. Startups Magazine recently published an article claiming 37% of business leaders are considering downsizing their primary office space, while...

The Environmental Benefits of Sustainable Office Refurbishment

Introduction Whether you can remember the mercury topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit in July 2022 or you saw green, barren slopes in the height of 2023’s ski season, there is tangible proof that our planet is under attack from man-made actions....

Does a Power Nap Increase Productivity At Work?

The phrase ‘sleeping on the job’ has such negative connotations but power napping at work might be the revolutionary exercise your office needs. As commercial office designers and shop fitters , MPL Interiors always uses creative planning to...

Blended Workforce - Can It Work For Your Business?

You may be familiar with the term ‘blended families’ but have you heard of the blended workforce? The blended workforce meaning operates along the same principles, in it’s a collection of different people coming together. In this article, MPL...

Dental Clinic Design & Decoration Ideas

There can’t be many people who treat a visit to the dentist like a fun day out, therefore your clinic decoration is crucial when it comes to setting the right atmosphere and creating a hygienic impression. In this article, healthcare refurbishment...

Workplace Gym Design - Ideas & Benefits

A healthy body is a healthy mind and thankfully, we’re all much more aware of the link between keeping fit physically and keeping fit mentally. One of the biggest complaints, however, is not having enough time to exercise - especially if there are...

Office Meeting & Conference Room Design Ideas

Isn’t open plan working great? The whole team is together, there’s a buzz in the office and the increased collaboration is such a perk. Or is it? Reports of the meeting room’s death are greatly exaggerated and a private space to gather - informally...

Office Canteen Design Ideas: Why Healthy Break Habits Are Important

Does your office give employees good reason to come into work? If it doesn’t, it’s time to re-evaluate your offering. As well as stimulating work and decent pay, being encouraged to take regular breaks and eat well have surprising effects on...

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