Top Tips for Maximising Small Office Spaces
A small office needn’t mean that you should resign yourself and your company to a drab, uninspiring workplace. Just because you don’t have a sprawling HQ with multiple breakout spaces and meeting rooms, you don’t have to stay away from the many benefits that interior design has to offer. In this article, ARC Business Interiors will show you how to make the most of smaller office spaces.
One of the most simple ways of making your office look bigger is using light colours to decorate your walls. They give the illusion of more space, and you don’t need to worry about major works to your office – a professional coat of paint and your office will have a whole new look.
Floor space at a premium? Fear not. You don’t have to stack things in piles or keep your limited surfaces covered in documents and coffee cups; look to storage walls to keep your belongings organised and secure. They can be coordinated to your office’s colour scheme or your business’ branding, and they slot seamlessly into any room, saving up to 30% of your office’s floor space.
If it’s convenient for the way you work, ‘hot desking’ is a great way to save space and money. ‘Hot desking’ is a term for a working practice whereby nobody has their ‘own’ desk – people move around as they please, taking a desk that’s free. This helps to foster a more sociable environment and encourage collaboration between staff members, as well as the aforementioned space-saving benefits.
Make use of those corners in your office by opting for furniture that can slot seamlessly into them. Not only does this look good, it also frees up floor space that would otherwise be taken up with desks and chairs.
Where possible, use laptops and tablets instead of desktop computers. The computing power of modern portable devices means that opting for a laptop isn’t sacrificing productivity or performance, and it also helps with meetings and the aforementioned ‘hot desking’. Finally, using laptops and tablets not only saves space, but it also does away with unsightly tangled wires.
Let there be light
Make the most of all natural light available to you. Keep the blinds open during the day, install mirrors in the office to reflect the light and make the space seem bigger, and consider using glass partitions for meeting spaces. The latter is a great way to deliver an element of privacy without making the room seem smaller.
These are just a few tips for making a smaller office space seem more expansive. To get the absolute most out of your office space, consider a fit-out from the brilliant team at ARC Business Interiors. For years, we have been combining our expertise and our experience to deliver stunning office fit-outs for premises of all sizes and projects of all scales throughout Nottingham, Leicester and Derby. For more information, contact us today on 0800 6122 107 and we’ll be more than happy to help you.