Do you have a small office that you are looking to furnish to make it look as professional and practical as possible? If so, we can give you some top tips on how to maintain a sophisticated space without overcrowding your room – we’ve even added a guide on the best products to buy!
Make the Most of the Light
If you have windows in your office, utilise them rather than blocking out the light. Try to place desks in a position that means your employees can use the light to work in, allowing all people at desks to benefit from the natural light. If this isn’t possible, make sure the lighting in your office is efficient enough to reach everybody at a desk. If this means installing lines of lights then so be it – the more lit your room is, the bigger the space will feel.
Keep Furniture Below Eye Level
By keeping desks and storage below eye level, the clutter and furniture will all be placed below where the eye first looks. This will make it look like you have more space in the office for both visitors and workers.
Keep Clutter to a Minimum
This brings us to clutter. With a small space you will need to keep an eye on documents, equipment, and general clutter being left around the office. The more space taken up by items that aren’t being used means even less space to work in. An easy way to reduce this possibility is by making sure you have efficient storage solutions, or being tactful about your waste.
1. Single Desks
These types of desk are perfect for small offices as they have the versatility to be positioned on their own, next to one another, or back to back. This means that dependent on the shape of your room and the amount of people working in the space, you can decide how you want to place the desks.
2. Operator Chairs
Operator chairs are simple, comfortable, and use up minimal space. It’s important to make sure your employees are able to sit with a safe posture when they are working at their desk, and these models incorporate support and design so you can make the most of your office space.
3. Desk Drawers
Desk drawers can be difficult to buy because you need optimum room to store paperwork and stationery, but equally need to keep furniture to a minimum if you are dealing with a small office space. A desk pedestal is the best design to choose due to its compact build and transportable design – you can fit this under desks or in corners around the office.
4. Partitioning Screens
If your office is sometimes needed for a few different events or meetings at the same time, partitioning screens are perfect for splitting up the space and allowing you to use sections of the office separately. Easily stored, partitioning screens allow your office to become more flexible.
Good storage is essential for an office, and even more essential for a small one. Utilising tall and narrow designs will help you to keep used space to a minimum and should still allow you to keep all of the documents and resources you need around the office for you to use.