Are you ready to give your office a facelift? Do you need a cost-effective way to improve employee experience and the public perception of your office? Have you considered starting with your doors and locking devices?
As a business owner, it is important to refresh your workspace from time to time. Doing so can boost morale, draw in new customers, and simply break up the monotony of your daily routine. However, buying new furniture and replacing décor can be incredibly costly. That is why we suggest starting with your doors.
When a customer approaches your business, they will typically focus on signage, any exterior displays, and your front door. Remember, you will never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Read on to find out how you can use new doors to do just that.
1. Replace Locks and Doorknobs
The doorknobs in your office are touched by dozens of employees hundreds of times every single day. While commercial-grade handles and locks are built to last, they will eventually develop a worn and dingy appearance.
Consider replacing your locks and doorknobs with modern satin chrome or bronze alternatives. This is a simple way to improve the aesthetics of existing doors.
CDF Distributors recommends using leverset door devices as opposed to traditional knobs. Levers look more refined and professional. They are also much safer in the event of an emergency.
2. Ditch that Bland Storefront Door
As noted above, first impressions are everything. Whether you are welcoming a new client, hosting a business partner, or conducting interviews, it is important that you have a great-looking storefront door.
Solid metal doors are usually a poor choice for your primary entranceway. They often make your office feel closed off and can discourage guests from approaching. Instead, opt for a glass storefront door. Glass doors let in a ton of natural light and give your space an inviting look.
3. Let a Little Light In
Speaking of natural light, installing new doors gives you the opportunity to add glass kits. Both interior and exterior doors should include glass kits if you want to optimize the amount of natural light in your building. This excludes doors that lead to storage closets and other support-related rooms that do not house employees.
While natural light may not seem like it makes a huge difference in the employee experience, it is actually extremely important. According to the Harvard Business Review, employees deemed natural light to be more important than other commodities like a fitness center or on-site cafeteria at a workplace.
When you’re choosing your new doors, opt for the ones with glass kits. If HBR’s findings are any indication, doing so will definitely help to make your employees happy.
4. Opt for a Long Lasting Material
As a business owner, you are responsible for making shrewd financial decisions and eliminating waste wherever possible. With that being said, you should not skimp on door quality. Doing so will cost you more money in the long run and also expose your business to crime.
Fortunately, CDF Distributors sells high-quality doors at incredible prices. This allows you to work within a budget while still getting a long-lasting product. We offer both steel and solid core wood doors.
Our steel doors are built to last and will keep your facility secure for years to come. Our wood doors can withstand the rigors of indoor commercial use (and they look great, too!). By purchasing the right door the first time, you can make a long-term investment into your business.
5. Order Prefinished Doors
Interested in upgrading your doors, but worried about having to paint and prime them when they arrive? If this sounds familiar, then you may want to consider prefinished wood doors.
Prefinished doors are available in a variety of stains. All you need to do is select the finish that best enhances the existing color scheme of your business. The doors will arrive ready to install and will not require any additional prep work.
Prefinished interior wood doors offer the perfect combination of functionality, durability, and aesthetics. You can even upgrade to fire-rated wood doors to improve your office’s fire safety. Ready to learn more? If so, contact CDF Distributors or build a quote online.