Our offices have become our second homes. Keeping your workspace tidy, organised and personal can be a challenge in small offices. Here are some ideas to keep your office space practical and clutter-free using the limited space you have.
Having several clunky furniture pieces will not only make your office space look smaller but it is also impractical. So be minimalistic in your choices of office furniture. Choose desks that have built-in storage rather than separate shelves, which can create a messy appearance. Consider having an extended workstation or an under desk pedestal or side unit.
Shared Work Areas
Separate screened cubicles used to dominate offices in the past but now open, communal work spaces have become the norm. This approach saves space and enhances communication. If you need meeting space, consider a multi-functional desk/table arrangement rather than a separate meeting area.
Having sufficient storage is paramount to having a tidy office. Working within an untidy office space can be a catalyst for stress and can reduce work performance. Although a small office limits your options, building shelves and storage areas upwards (i.e. using your wall space rather than across your floor) will help give you a lot more room. Modern wall-storage solutions can even incorporate meeting space!
Creating an illusion of space
Be innovative with your decorating skills by using light, neutral colours to create the illusion of a bigger space. Consider hanging mirrors to create longer sight-lines and ‘open up’ the space. Try to plan your space so that everyone has a direct sight-line to a window. By decorating and furnishing your office appropriately, you can create a functional and positive work environment to ensure staff are working at their peak performance level. If you’re looking for a new office space, Interion offer a range of services and will advise you on the best options for your office space, so please CONTACT US for further information or why not see our PROJECTS FOR PREVIOUS CLIENTS.