Space isn’t just the future: it’s right now. And if you’re not making the most of the space you have – every inch – then that dead space is costing you money. Check out how we can help you to redesign your office or work space to not only be more cost-efficient, but to make it better for your bottom line…
When designing or redesigning an office space, it’s all too easy to focus on what it looks like. But here’s our first – and most important – tip:
Think about the bigger picture
Of course you’ll take into consideration what you use the space for. You might even take into account how your business is set to grow or change in the near future. But what about that lonely corner that just seems unusable or impractical? Is there a dysfunctional space that just might be functional if given a little TLC?
Know what you need
Whether you own it or rent it, space is a cost. Knowing what you need is key to keeping those costs down. Many businesses overestimate how much office space they need, and so much of our traditional working environments are under-occupied.
For example, an average desk is in use just 45-50% of the potential time due to holidays, sickness, vacancies, in meetings or on training courses. And that’s before you get to the increasing trend for working from home…
How can that space be better used?
Use it well
Research indicates European businesses could realise savings of up to €243 billion in reduced rental costs alone if their office buildings were refurbished to the most efficient standards.
And using your space more effectively and efficiently can have further business benefits, engaging staff and motivating them with thoughtful spaces that encourage a more industrious mind set.
Think about every inch of your space, utilise the shape of the building, create compartmented spaces that allow for productive meetings or brainstorming in break out time.
If you see a bespoke solution as a cost, you’re not looking closely enough. Any bespoke solution, briefed right and with quality built in, is a long term investment in your company, as well as your people. A good design and build company will proactively take into account your budget, your ambitions and all of your space. It’s just one of the areas in which we’re ahead of the game…
James Tobias: bespoke office solutions
With almost 30 years’ experience of making and supplying office storage, we’ve had lots of time to think about, engineer and perfect solutions that make the best use of space.
One of those innovative solutions is our Cosy Cove, which cuts into functional storage space to create an informal, inviting area for reading, quiet thought or can form the beginnings of a small breakout area when complemented with low tables and comfortable seating.
Give us a call to find out more…