There’s a lot to love about the British capital. You’ve got the Queen – God bless you, ma’am – endless art galleries, Westminster, the iconic Big Ben, and the ebb and flow of the Thames as tourists sail by. It’s a beautiful city, teeming with a seemingly endless number of things to see and do.
But if there’s one thing that makes London difficult to love, it’s the prices. It’s bad enough to visit the capital as a tourist and feel your wallet get lighter, so just imagine how tight finances are for your average business.
Indeed, local newspaper the London Evening Standard reported that the average rent for a property is at an all-time high of £1,100. It’s enough to make a business owner fall into a fit of manic laughter before crying and crying.
So, after you’ve rented the perfect London location, how can you make the most of this exorbitantly priced pad?
Make a mezzanine count
Back in 1998, trip-hop pioneers Massive Attack created an album called Mezzanine that, although probably not their intentions, managed to sum up mezzanine flooring quite nicely – it had loads of layers and gave the listener space to breathe.
There are tons of mezzanine flooring experts in London, and this ideal space-maximising method will literally add a whole extra level to your building.
Feng Shui to perfection
Feng Shui, which literally translates as “wind” and “water” from its original Chinese, is an ancient art that has been combining buildings with nature for more than two millennia.
Put simply, it’s the ancient spiritual practice of living in harmony with your environment, and throughout time it’s been associated with good mental health and wellbeing.
In its modern form, this oriental ancient spiritual art has become more akin to a very precise form of interior design. And in this present state it’s the perfect way to figure out how to save space, or at least maximise its usefulness.
Feng Shui pros can be found in any city, but your options are almost limitless in the nation’s capital. Give one of these many specialists a call and you’ll be able to bring space and harmony to your environment.
Move to the Cloud
While the Cloud might sound like some sort of mad cult, it’s actually bleeding-edge technology that’s saving space in offices worldwide. Essentially, it’s a hard drive situated entirely on the internet, allowing your business to store files and share them without the need for paper copies.
More than this, the lack of paper copies will help to reduce your carbon footprint. And in a city that’s aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 60 per cent before 2025, adopting the Cloud could be just what your business needs for capital city living.