A breakroom done right can provide an area of respite for employees. While we all want to be productive, no one can perform at their best after hours upon hours of work without a break. Breaks are, in fact, a necessary part of office life – and breakrooms provide a designated place for daily retreat. So how do you ensure that your breakrooms are beautiful and restful? This should get you started.
Include the Basics
Every good breakroom has the basics – comfortable lounging furniture and tables to enjoy lunch. Make sure there is plenty of seating and know that natural light and windows will open up the space and enhance employee satisfaction. Try adding a combination of standard height and café height tables and seating to open up the space and make it appear larger.
Tip: Choose furniture that’s easy to clean. Spills are bound to happen in the breakroom!
Functionality Is Beautiful
So often we’re confronted with the choice of either functional or beautiful; we want to tell you right now that these two characteristics do not have to be mutually exclusive. Keeping your breakroom functional is essential for providing good traffic flow and ensuring there is space for everyone, but a beautiful space will inspire and allow employees to relax during their breaks. Consider adding multi-purpose furniture or even lounge seating with built-in charging so that workers can seamlessly charge devices while they enjoy their lunch.
Don’t Forget Decor
Every breakroom needs some decor. When it comes to lounge areas, pillows and rugs are always good additions. Artwork, when placed correctly, can make a huge impact and can be ideal when there isn’t a window in your break area. Whatever you do, don’t leave this space blank and sterile – you want employees to feel comfortable when they enter this space.
Beautiful breakrooms inspire creative minds. Take the time to make your lunchroom a place where employees really want to spend time, and you’ll be thanking yourself for it in the long run.
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