No one benefits from a dysfunctional office design, that’s why it’s so important to plan carefully and consider your options before diving headfirst into laying out your new office or reconfiguring your existing space. Here are a few of our tips on planning an office layout that will perform.
New Construction or Remodel
If your office is considering a new build you have more options with design and the ability to make changes throughout the construction process; however, it’s important to consider future growth and the flexibility to change over time. If you’re remodeling an existing space it’s important to consider the existing architectural restraints but it’s critical to pinpoint any problems you’re facing currently in order to find design solutions.
Open vs. Closed Offices
We see more and more companies opting for open office layouts, but before jumping the gun consider how your employees work on a daily basis. Do certain departments need visual or acoustical privacy and to what degree? If you desire that more open feel but need the enclosure of closed office space, a designer can work with you to create a layout using specific products and design features to help you find that happy medium.
Businesses can change over time and so do the functions of our offices. Incorporating movable wall systems and modular furniture can give you the flexibility to reconfigure your space without going through the expense of a full-blown renovation.
When space planning your office, consider the space required for your current employees and departments to effectively execute their work. Allocating the correct square footage to each area is an important key for selecting appropriately scaled furniture and creating a comfortable work environment.
Seeking more advice? Reach out to one of our designers to help you get your office redesign underway!