Maximising your office space is easier said than done. However, take a look at these tips and you’ll be on your way to creating a functional, pleasing, and space-efficient workplace.
Whether you’re looking to rent an office that allows your team to grow, wish to revamp your current space, or simply fancy a declutter, read on.
Make a plan
Before you make any purchases:
Come up with a clear plan for your office space to avoid buying unnecessary, poorly fitting furniture. Take a few key things into consideration, such as how many employees will be using the space regularly (to work out how many desks and chairs you really need).
You’ll also want to think about whether you want to create break-out meeting zones, a chill-out area, or a waiting room within your office.
It’s easy to get carried away with buying lots of furniture, especially if it fits an aesthetic vision you have for your dream office. However, it’s best to think about what you really need.
Consider a complete office fit-out
If you want to give your space a complete makeover, why not get a professional office fit-out? You’ll be able to redesign your entire space and make wise, space-saving design choices.
Things like suspended ceilings, ergonomic furniture, and a clever layout can transform the feel of your office. Say goodbye to cramped and cluttered and hello to your extra space.
Invest in storage
The best way to save space in the office is to store as many inessential items as possible. This doesn’t mean they need to be locked away. You can still ensure they’re accessible!
Think about your current office storage and how it could be improved. Things like desk drawers, discreet furniture compartments, filing cabinets, and other well-designed storage units can keep clutter out of sight and out of mind.
Ask your employees what kind of storage would help them. What are they’re tired of seeing out in the office? They may have some creative suggestions for the space that you hadn’t previously considered..
Use wall space
When it comes to maximising your office space, making the most of your wall space is a game changer. You can do so much with office walls — more than just installing shelves!
Think about adding floor-to-ceiling storage units that sit flush against your wall. You can also use walls to hang plants, fit desk lighting, hold containers for pens and other stationary items, plus lots more.
Anything from hanging storage baskets to pegs for bags and jackets will help to keep your office nice and tidy.
Mirrors and reflective surfaces can give the illusion of space and light in a small or dimly lit room.
Nothing beats a satisfying office declutter. In our experience, a messy space is never a productive space. Purge your broken chairs, scrap paperwork, and dried-out pens — they need to go at some point! You may notice you have far more space to work with once all of the clutter is out of the way.
If you have some items that you no longer need in the office but want to keep, consider off-site storage. Browse a few different options to find a convenient, cost-effective, and safe location for your bulkier bits and bobs.
What could you store? It could be anything from surplus desks and printers to bulk orders of supplies for your business.
Rent office space with Biztec
Looking to rent an office space in the South West? Biztec can help. We’ll work with you to find a cost-effective, serviced office space in Bristol, or if you’re intrigued about the benefits of having a virtual office space, we can discuss this too.
Contact us today to explore our offices in and around Bristol.