The amount of people setting up and growing their own businesses increases more and more. Due to all the startup businesses, the demand for small offices has risen. Often you have to cram all your necessary furniture into one tiny space, the results can feel claustrophobic and anything but restful. But a small space doesn’t mean you have to be cramped. Try these 5 easy room-expanding tricks to help you make your office feel bigger and consequently you employees will work harder and happier.
Step 1: Looking for the right furniture!
Avoid heavy, weighty furniture that eats up too much of the usable space in the room. For example, some chairs in the waiting room will give you as much sitting space as a spacious sofa but will take up much less of your room.
Step 2: Arrange your furniture to the optimum!
When dealing with a small room, many people want to maximise the space by pushing all the pieces to the edges. But shoving furniture against the wall doesn’t guarantee a larger room. Sometimes it is better to group the furniture on one side of the room, so people can pass through unhindered.
Step 3: Do it bright!
We all know that different colours can affect us. For example blue has a calming effect and yellow is known for energy and happiness. When choosing colours for your office, it’s important not only to pick based upon on how it could affect your workforce but how it makes the actual room feel.
As you know, lighter colours make a room feel bigger, darker smaller. So try to use light colours such as white, cream, pale greys or ice blue to keep the room fresh, light, airy and open.
Step 4: Let’s brush up the walls
If you have any wall space left, consider using mirrors to help the office feel bigger and deeper than it actually is.They not only reflect light, they also reflect the view, thereby tricking the eye into perceiving more space. So mirrors are an easy way to make your office appear larger.
Step 5: Create an uncluttered working atmosphere
Always keep clear of your clutter. It’s usual that piles of paper and post heap up around your desk. But it’s very essential that you keep this at bay. Be sure that post is either stored away or shredded and that all other items are put away after use. If possible store certain documents online or save them on USB sticks or hard drives. That will free up space.