Improving the design of your office interiors has the great potential to improve productivity and enhance how people view your business.This may sound like an expensive exercise but there are certain steps that you can put in place to create a functional, effective office space whilst keeping costs down. Ideal, if you have strict budgets in place.

Before you plan for that complete workplace redesign, it is important to think about how you could maximise certain aspects of your building's space. Below, we've put together some tips for office space planning on a budget.

Tips on saving costs with intelligent office space planning

  • Prioritise flexibility. Bestowing flexibility on an office space will allow the business to perform multiple functions, without having to construct a dedicated space for each of them. The plethora of technology and easy access to wireless internet connections makes this prospect much easier. A space that has been designed to act as a break room for employees can also be utilised as an additional collaborative meeting area, for example. By thinking about what your business needs and taking into account what the working requirements of your employees are, you can start to plan how your office design can incorporate everything it needs to on a flexible basis.
  • A great way to spend intelligently is by being wary of purchasing items that may take up unnecessary space. Your office space planning will look much better if it can display your employees' work ethic, and that you're more concerned with efficiency and results rather than just having 'fancy decorative items' for the sake of having them.
  • Think about new storage methods.Instead of thinking about expanding the current space or moving your workplace to a larger building to cater for increased storage, think about how you store things first. Instead of huge filing cabinets that take up space (and aside from digitising them), wouldn't the hire of a secure self-storage facility be a better, cut-price solution? For personal storage, investing in furniture that includes its own compartments is a great way to cut down on clutter around the office too. Which brings us to...
  • Keeping your office tidy. Yes, it may seem like an obvious must but you will know just how busy a working day can be; with not much time to tidy, clutter will build up, causing health and safety issues and not to mention, an eyesore for any visitors. Taking advantage of in-desk storage is a great way to help busy employees to keep on top of their work and their clutter, creating a vibrant office that won't require the constant hire of cleaners.
  • Go green. An increased number of businesses are placing sustainability at the heart of their office space planning.Introducing a more 'natural feel' to the office is proven to have a positive effect on people, boosting their happiness,collaboration and productivity levels. Not only that but with the addition of say, larger window displays or energy-efficient lights, going green will help to vastly cut down on your electricity bills too.

Improve your office design with Oaktree Interiors

If you're looking to improve the effectiveness of your office design, as well as save on costs in the long-term, the expert fit out team here at Oaktree Interiors are on hand to help.

Having been carrying out bespoke office design work in the south east of England for almost 30 years, we have gained a unique knowledge and insight into the many different styles and trends that help to make the most cost-effective of office interiors.

Throughout our time in the industry, we have worked with all manner of business operations; no matter their line of work, their size or standing, we have proven experience of adapting our work to suit the requirements of all of our clients. Why not take a look at our case study section to see more?

If you would like to learn more about our office space planning service,including our completely FREE, no obligation consultation, please do not hesitate to give our friendly team a call today on 0345 21 8695. Alternatively, if you would like to reach out to us via e-mail you can do so at hello@oaktreeoffice.com.

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