The companies succeeding today aren’t the ones still saying “that’s how we’ve always done it.” They take chances. Branding to them isn’t just a cool logo or amazing website. They know that strategic branding extends to the workplace and office environment. Office design is the foundation your company’s culture is built on. It’s where workers collectively come together to build your company’s success day in and day out. It plays into everything from their workstyle to employee morale and productivity to brand identity. Hyper competitive businesses today are all about the guest experience and being “the place” to be. The Camarillo-based tenant improvement construction crew at H.W. Holmes, Inc. sees this in the office tenant improvements we’re being asked to complete today. In this blog post, we take a look at how businesses today are separating themselves from others as a means to acquire the best talent, have a happy and productive workplace, and impress customers, clients, or guests.

The modern workplace today bends the work styles and preferences of different generations. This has today’s businesses looking at whatever strategy they feel helps them succeed in a hyper-competitive market. And one such strategy is creating a unique workspace through office tenant improvements that prioritize the overall experience and standing out from other companies.

However, these design trends translate just as nicely to other industry types – ranging from offices to warehouses, retail, health care, government, long-term care, and hospitality sectors.

This is because all industries/sectors are faced with the same challenges in this age of hyper-competitive business. A need to attract and retain the most desired high-level talent. Design – more specifically, creating a unique environment that encapsulates a brand or company’s spirit and attitude – is critical to staying competitive and remaining at the top of their industry.


Hyper-competitive businesses today no longer accept drab or plain workspaces. Gone are the days of unimaginative cookie-cutter spaces. Owners and employees want fun and creative environments with character and personality as we described above. This attracts and retains the best employees. It also conveys a sense of purpose to clients and appeals to customers.

Some design trends being added to tenant improvements today include:

  • Lounge Areas with Comfortable Couches
  • Dynamic Wall Art
  • Game Rooms
  • An On-Site Coffee Bar/Cafe
  • Gym/Exercise Rooms
  • On-Site Massage Therapy and Acupuncture
  • Living Green Walls
  • Meditation Spaces
  • On-Site Yoga Studio
  • Community Gardens
  • Rock Climbing Walls
  • Phone Booths
  • On-Site Daycare
  • Lactation Rooms for New Mothers
  • Private Work Nooks
  • On-Site Theater or a Big Screen TV
  • Varied Building Materials like Wood, Glass, Metals, Concrete, and Textiles

These creative interiors give your company a cool vibe. This looks good to everyone from current employees to prospective employees to clients/customers or guests. The various amenities offered to employees gives them the sense that their employer cares about their overall wellness. Promoting a work-life balance even at work. All generations from Boomers to Gen-X, Millennials, and the emerging iGeneration or Gen-Z are given options within the same workspace. The ability to be a bit nomadic within the space to fit their given mood to maximize morale and productivity.

Merely offering an employee a nice salary and health insurance is no longer enough. Work environment and company culture are now seen as critical components to attracting and retaining the best employees.


H.W. Holmes, Inc. has the design and construction expertise to provide complete turnkey building solutions for tenant improvements in the Ventura/Los Angeles area. We understand that every business is unique and we incorporate that into any remodel, renovation, or interior buildout we do. Contact us today if you’re ready to be the talk of the town and the envy of your competitors by incorporating these latest trends in your Los Angeles area tenant improvement. Use the contact form on this website or call us today at 805-383-9929.