office design

Ingrid Latham

About Ingrid Latham

Ingrid Latham is co-owner of Xtreme Shopfitting and Joinery and has been associated with the shopfitting industry for over 15 years. She has a vast array of knowledge when it comes to promoting a store and increasing foot traffic. Follow her on Google+ or

Open Plan Office Fit Outs under the microscope again

Open Plan Office Fit Outs under the microscope again

It wasn’t too long ago that we looked at the shift from traditional office fit outs to open plan office fit outs – in fact, 89% of offices have now adapted to an open workspace. However, open plan fit outs still raise questions for many designers and today I’ll review the latest: D...
Commercial office fit out design moves towards open and progressive environments

Commercial office fit out design moves towards open and progressive environments

When it comes to planning commercial office fit outs, one must always pay attention to the current trends. The office space is no longer what it once was – it has gradually progressed towards a more open environment. Whilst visiting sourceable.net, I came across an article that caught my attention...
How to Create Privacy in an Office

How to Create Privacy in an Office

As one of the leading office fit out companies in Australia, we have certainly seen a growing demand for communal and social spaces in office fit outs. However despite this demand, privacy remains a prevailing concern for business owners and office facility managers. This comes as no surprise, since...
Design Principles for an Office Fit Out

Design Principles for an Office Fit Out

If you’re looking to re-design or re-fit your Sydney office, know it is no easy task. It requires expertise and a familiarity with the best design principles for an office fit out. However, if you manage to find a reliable company that specialises in office fit outs in Sydney, then your office env...
Green Buildings – Good for Business, Not Just the Environment!

Green Buildings – Good for Business, Not Just the Environment!

There is no doubt that green buildings benefit the environment significantly, but few business owners realise that they can also lead to an increase in profit. If you’re a business owner who is seeking a new office or even a refurbishment, I encourage you to consider the benefits of “going green...
Office Fitouts: Trends and Tips for Office Design

Office Fitouts: Trends and Tips for Office Design

With beautiful beaches and a laid-back lifestyle, who wouldn’t want to work in Perth? Fortunately, with current office space rentals becoming more competitive, establishing an office in a city that’s a stone throw away from the best that nature has to offer is now much more affordable. With the ...
Tips for a Great Office Fitout Design Brief

Tips for a Great Office Fitout Design Brief

Increasing employee productivity has always been a major challenge for many businesses. However, companies can no longer rely on incentives and the promise of performance bonuses alone to encourage employees to work harder and reach their goals. Most companies use these methods and with reliable emp...
Increase Office Productivity with Acoustical Comfort

Increase Office Productivity with Acoustical Comfort

There are many things to consider when starting a new office. First you have to find an office space, then you have to design the office, and finally you have to find a company that specialises in office fitouts (My hand is raised!!). But within each of these steps are many more steps, while I can&#...

Green Building: It Just Makes Sense

If you haven’t noticed it yet, for the last few years, the buzzword has been “green”: green energy, green walls, and green buildings, the list goes on. Although the basic idea of green is simple, it seems many still don’t have a full grasp of it. Thus, they tend to do it wrong, and they’re...

Green Walls: The New Trend in Office Design

There’s a growing trend in office design today, and I think it’s high time that I put a spotlight to it. It’s called green walls. Okay, what are green walls? Are these walls that are plain green? No, we’re talking about walls filled with live plants. You may now be wondering why such a thing...

Office Fitouts: Improve Work Conditions and Productivity

Employee productivity relies heavily on the work environment. Poor work conditions can decrease the productivity of your employees. In fact, you may not even realise that your office may not be an ideal working environment and that your company is already suffering from less than optimal productivit...
Make your office feel like home – office Fitouts by Xtreme Shopfitting & Joinery

Make your office feel like home – office Fitouts by Xtreme Shopfitting & Joinery

Imagine if you enjoyed your work life as much as you do your home life…Imagine if your work place was as comfortable as your couch… You need not imagine anymore as we can help you make this a reality. The office is often a stressful place for a lot of employees. Usually, there’s a pile of ...