A good office is a balance of space and function – it must offer enough space for people to move while it must also house all the necessities for people to do their business well. Designing the modern workplace is a unique challenge. While uniform furniture and dull interiors are common themes in decades past, they just do not work anymore. Here, we will discuss a very specific aspect of office design: storage space.
When purchasing office furniture, redesigning an office or when building one from the ground up, think about these special considerations for a smarter space.
Be Cord Smart
The modern office runs on technology. Computers, routers, servers and many items of office equipment will run on wired electricity. To keep it clean, consider the power cords when purchasing the furniture or designing workspaces. Make sure that office furniture, the desks, in particular, have enough provision for cord organisation. This is important considering they can be trip hazards for people.
Function and Style
Rethink ideas about filing cabinets and storage bins. Instead of industrial options fashioned from black metal, opt for something more colourful and fun. Making the office funky, with colours and all the pizzazz is definitely a trend worth considering. Keep your storage solutions in line with your aesthetic.
Operations now have more options beyond the traditional paper files and folders. Consider using cloud storage and applications to their full potential. They are not only cheaper and space-saving, online files are also easier to retrieve when you need them.
Design for People
An office might look pretty when it is empty but it will not be the same when it’s filled with people. Always include employees in the design process. Give them enough space to move and be sure to identify potential problem areas. When it comes to storage, keep solutions as accessible as possible while keeping them out of the way.
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