Rising rents, particularly in the London area, mean office space is at a premium for many companies, who need to make the maximum use of every single square foot. At Thames Contracts, we are experts in office space planning across Potters Bar, Watford, Stevenage and north London. Here are our four top tips on how companies can save space in their offices.
Flexible Use of Space
One way of saving space in the modern office is to ensure parts of it can be used for more than one purpose. Installing demountable glass partitions – a speciality of Thames Contracts – mean the same area can be used for private meetings or group sessions.
Individual items of furniture can also serve more than one purpose. Consider buying tables with extendable leaves which can be made bigger or smaller as the need arises, while desks with built-in drawers and shelves can store stationery, folders, files and reference materials.
Bare office walls are a lost opportunity. They can be used for so many things – vertical wall shelving, office organisers and power points for all the hi-tech gadgets that every modern office needs.
To boost staff welfare, you could also use a spare surface as a green or living wall and fill it with plants. This will help improve the air quality, and studies have also shown that this improves employee morale and productivity.
Make Light Work for You
Lights installed in the ceiling are a much more efficient use of space than floor lamps, which take up much-needed room and create unwanted shadows across the office. Using LED bulbs will cut your energy bill, particularly as staff should not need to have any lamps on their desks.
Paper take up a lot of room, as do the filing cabinets and cupboards which are used to store them. If all your records are in digital form, saved on computer or via secure cloud services, you should find you can have a good clear-out and get rid of all those unwanted cabinets and drawers.
There are other benefits too. Documents will only need to be printed out as and when they are needed, while sensitive personal and commercial information can be safely stored out of sight on a computer, with plenty of password protection. There are environmental advantages as well, as not using so much paper, and printer toner cartridges, will reduce your company’s carbon footprint.
Office Space Planning in Potters Bar with Thames Contracts
If you are thinking about an office fitout or refurbishment, but you are worried about how you are going to fit everything in, then Thames Contracts are the people to call. We are leading names in office space planning, and we have carried out high-quality work in Potters Bar, Watford, Stevenage, and many other parts of Hertfordshire and north London.
We can provide a 3D computer-generated design so you have a clear idea of what your new workplace will look like. You will have a dedicated project manager, so there will be a single point of contact for the whole process, and you don’t need to worry about scheduling visits from electricians, plumbers and other specialists, as we will take care of all of that for you.
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