As companies evolve and expand, firms will include or add on different positions and include individuals with newer skill sets who need to be positioned into the general workflow space of an office. It is usually at this point that rearranging office spaces are helpful and important to make staffers feel that they have a space to call their own from which to work. At the same time it could offer a new appearance and a breath of fresh air to an otherwise dull setting.
Look To Create a Balance Visually
When designers refer to maintaining a balanced look – what they really mean is to have an equal distribution of furniture items from one side of the room to the other. For instance, if you were to place a piece of designer commercial furniture against a wall on one side of the room, try to balance that piece of furniture with perhaps someartwork onthe opposite wall. This visual feel of having equally weighted pieces in a room creates the feel of a well-put-together balanced look.
Keep Some White Space on Your Wall
It is easier said than done when you are working with a really small space, but being able to keep at least one wall in a room clear helps it feel less cluttered. The rule of thumb is to avoid placing all the furniture against a wall and if possible try to place workstations and tables in the centre of a room. If a table must be placed against a wall then make sure to place the extra chairs for the guests outwards. A view of empty gaps along a wall will make it feel automatically spacious and less cluttered.
Plan out Exits and Entrances of the Spaces
While open floor plan offices are quite common these days, it’s important to remember to leave enough room for the entrance and the exits to these spaces. Ideally, a three-foot walkway should be kept around each workstation. Another habit to avoid is placing office furniture around the empty spaces of your work floor. The empty space gives the office a look of feeling bigger and it looks less cluttered. Plus staff need not bump into each other or furniture during the course of the day. Another important reason to make sure there’s enough space to access different work areas is that in the event of a fire, staffers can make their way to the exits quickly and in an orderly manner.
First Position the Desks in a Room
The desks are the most important piece of furniture in your office. If you are laying out a floor plan in your office, first place the workstations and the desk and then measure the balance space to accommodate the rest of your accessories like shelves and filing cabinets. When positioning your desk, decide the position based on the priority. For instance if a lot of calls and photocopying need to be done by you make sure to position the desk near such power sockets. If there is a window in the space then a desk close by could benefit from some natural light.
For most of us, our offices are our home-away-from-home. Working becomes easier when you have a comfortable work environment and a visually appealing one will contribute to increased productivity. The above tips will help to enhance your workspace and make it a more pleasant environment.