Refurbishing a Small Office
You may feel limited as a business owner as to what you feel can be achieved when it comes to refurbishing a small office space, but as our technology and design potential only increases and we have a better understanding of what is needed for employees to thrive, the possibilities are endless.
We are sharing the small changes you can make that will have a huge impact on your smaller workspace, and can improve the quality of the working environment for your employees.
One of the best starting points that will make a big impact on improving your employee’s working experience is upgrading the ergonomics of the furniture you use in the office.
Height-adjustable chairs, desks, laptop stands and footrests are all great options you can look into when you consider upgrading the ergonomics in your small office space.
With so many different options to meet the needs and demands of your workplace, you will see a drastic improvement in productivity and motivation by providing your employees with a much more comfortable environment surrounding them.
Be smart with storage
Being smarter with your office storage solutions will ultimately save you space in your office and when you minimise the amount of physical storage you are using you will improve the amount of space you have.
There are many of ways to reduce the amount of space your storage is taking up by moving your documents online and going paperless as much as you can will help to keep clutter to the bare minimum, and is an extremely cost-effective way to create more space in your smaller space.
You may find that your smaller office can become much stuffier and uncomfortable which in turn reduces the productivity and motivation of your employees who could become fatigued by the atmosphere around them, so improving ventilation should be a priority in your office design.
There are lots of different ways to improve the ventilation in your small space, you could add more biophilic elements by adding greenery and plants, which will rid the workplace of toxins.
If you do have a lot of window space, it is highly important to allow as much natural light and fresh air into the office, with natural light offering a number of benefits to the wellbeing of your employees.
Design the office to fit your demands
The beauty of office design is that there is no one size fits all for what is right or wrong, or what will work best for you and your employees, so making sure you prioritise the most important things that need to be addressed to get the best out of your working environment is essential.
Ultimately, creating a space that inspires motivation, productivity and positive wellbeing amongst your employees should be the main goal and you can easily achieve this by understanding and accommodating for the needs and demands of your business, no matter how big or small your workspace is.
Redditch Partitions are experts in getting the very best out of our clients working environments and ensuring we can create a unique office design to support the needs of your employees whilst creating an environment they can thrive in is our biggest goal.