With almost 90% of UK businesses having fewer than 10 employees, it should be easy to find tailor-made office furniture solutions for the small office. Still, with space and budget constraints, it’s important that you get it right and end up with an office that provides everything you need for workspaces and office storage solutions.
Furnishing a small office is all about finding smart solutions and keeping it simple. One idea is to choose a furniture range that offers computer desks and office storage cabinets in the same style and material. With a modular computer desk, you can add storage space and side tables to create a workstation that suits your specific needs.
Office storage should be placed against or on a wall to maximize available floor space. Choose storage (file cabinets and shelves) that can be fitted with doors to give an impression of order and keep items free of dust.
When the furniture is delivered, it may be wise to move the furniture around to find the best match for the room.
If you feel you need expert advice, many furniture retailers now offer an affordable design service. It could be money well spent, as their expertise can help make that valuable space work better for you and your coworkers. They will also propose design features that reflect the style and character of your company.
Other ways to save space could include using open shelving as room dividers, placing storage cabinets on the wall (a bit like kitchen cabinets), and, tech-wise, investing in wireless networking, smart cable management, and electronic paper storage.