If your work environment is on the small side, it’s important to ensure it doesn’t become cluttered or overcrowded. Not only can this impact on productivity, it can make your business appear chaotic and less professional to customers and visitors!
But with the right approach, creating an organised, spacious and clean-looking workplace where space is limited isn’t as difficult as you might have thought.
Here are six ideas for a space-saving commercial interior fitout.
1. Lighter colour schemes
Since darker colours can give a room a closed-in feel, opt instead for a lighter colour scheme for your walls.
For furnishings it’s also better to avoid any “busy” patterns which can create a cluttered look. Instead, go for a clean colour palette with “pops” of colour to add interest and draw the eye.
2. Bespoke cabinetry
If standardised cupboards and shelves don’t suit your space, have your fixtures custom designed and built instead. Recessed shelving for example can be a good idea as it takes up less floor space.
3. Glass partitions and flexible offices
Transparent partitioning helps to keep the office feeling more open while still allowing for privacy and creating separate spaces for specific functions. It also allows in more light which can facilitate a feeling of airiness and space.
In addition, installing demountable glass offices allows you to move them to another area when needed – which is certainly more cost-effective than demolishing or rebuilding a fixed office space.
4. Upwards expansion
One trick of the trade to make the most of limited space is to build up with split-levels or mezzanines. This can greatly increase the amount of floor space available for your business, without the need to extend or move to a bigger site.
5. Configurable spaces
Flexible features such as privacy booths or pods provide spaces for people to work and concentrate that don’t take up too much room. Other ideas include bean bags or couches that can be easily moved if needed, and nap or rest pods for chilling out.
6. Illusions of space
You can also make rooms appear more spacious by installing mirrors, or by hanging photos of expansive outdoor scenes on your walls.
There are many ways to maximise your available space, even if it’s on the small side. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with our team.