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Whether you’re upgrading from a home-office or you’re outgrowing your space, there are endless ways you can make a small office feel large. That’s the beauty of office interior design and space planning! If this sounds like you, here are 5 practical strategies you can use to make a small workspace feel large!
Clean out the space.
No, we aren’t talking about the kind of cleaning where you organize the mess. We’re talking about the kind of cleaning that results in trash bags of throw-aways. Those papers from ten years ago? Toss them. That pile of random stuff? Give it away. If you have a small space, this type of clutter will make the space feel even smaller and make it hard to keep clean.
As any business owner knows, paper is the ultimate organization enemy. So, take this time to go digital! Move all papers, forms, etc. onto a hard drive. It’ll help keep your office organized and you might actually be able to find what you’re looking for when you’re looking for it.
Ditch the cubicle.
The cubicle has its place – but it’s not here. Instead, try using shared desks and tables to really help open up your small office space. These tables allow for flexible arrangement and can be a real space-saver. This collaborative design also allows employees to gain inspiration from those around them creating a more efficient workday.
Opt for flexible workspaces.
Chances are you have some spaces in your office that often go unused. Sometimes it’s the reception area, or maybe it’s the conference room. Whatever it is, design each room for multiple purposes. Since most of our work lives in the digital world, it’s not as necessary to have set desks for each employee. 2019 office design trends all point towards open concept working spaces that allow employees to work from anywhere in the office.
If your office space doesn’t allow you to grow out, grow up! Walls are a great but often forgotten way, to make the most of your small office space. Opt for hanging file racks instead of those bulky floor cabinets, use shelves to add extra desk space, or add coat racks to prevent the pile-up of coats and purses.
Keep it clean.
You’ve put a lot of effort, and maybe even money, into making your small office feel larger – now you just have to keep it this way. To do this, you can try enforcing a clean desk and floor policy. Walk them through the new office layout and explain where everything’s new home is. Remind your employees that a messy workspace leads to a messy mind. Keeping it clean can increase office productivity!
Maximize Your Small Office Space
A growing business comes with growing pains – usually in the form of a small office space – but your small space doesn’t have to be a headache. To make the most of your small office space, try doing a deep clean, utilizing an open concept, making the most out of the spaces you have, growing up, and keeping it clean!
Not sure where to start? iSpace Office Interiors offers interior design, ergonomic analysis, and FREE space planning. We will help you design an office that best suits your business. Give us a call at (317) 694-7197, get a quote, or head into our office at 6830 Industry Drive C, Indianapolis, IN 46219.