4 Ways to Arrange Business and Office Furniture
Designing your office layout is a fun endeavor! The ideal floor plan maximizes efficiency and productivity. As an extension of your brand, it portrays your company’s image. Thoughtful arrangement of your office furniture creates successful layouts. Here are four popular blueprints and the benefits of each.
Contemplating these four questions can guide your design choice:
● How can we use the floor space to promote a streamlined workflow?
● What furniture arrangement fosters easy supervision?
● What configuration facilitates equipment use?
● What floor plan will help each department function optimally?
The shape of your building will also influence your decision. Assess whether a given floor is rectangular, square, long and narrow, or shaped like an “L” or “U.”
Also termed a modular plan, this layout uses panels and furniture to build individual cubicles. This setup enables concentrated work and supports confidentiality. The privacy relieves some of the stress inherent in the office setting and all the components of the modular plan are moveable.
You can also opt for glass office walls, creating a bright, airy atmosphere. Above all, panel based workstations are economical.
In this design, all your employee workstations are in plain view. Your furniture is arranged in clean, horizontal lines, without the use of walls. Staffers can share a long table or have their own desks. Meetings are typically held in a separate conference room. Encourage brainstorming and consensus with comfortable conference furnishings.
The open plan benefits your office if employees are primarily engaged in computer-based work. It’s also perfect for a creative environment where employees consult each other. Group projects thrive in this setting, along with sales and marketing departments. The absence of walls and partitions maximizes available light. You’ll save money on the costs of electricity, heating, cooling, and construction.
An open plan is an efficient use of space as well, accommodating 50 percent more workstations than the average modular office.
This layout is dictated by hierarchy. Your support staff sits outside enclosed offices that house executive staff. Partitions are optional for the outer receptionist workstations. Welcoming visitors, your lobby should be especially attractive. This is where you can make your first impression with your potential clients.
Enclosed offices help your company’s leaders concentrate, create, and reflect in a quiet atmosphere.
This design emerged recently, combining the above layouts. It gives your staff the flexibility to use various office spaces. The hybrid’s anchors are cubicles and private offices. In open, common areas, employees collaborate. Soundproof rooms enhance focused work. If you have the square footage for all its components, the hybrid is “office heaven!”
Remanufactured Office Furniture
The right recycled furniture can be of high-quality and backed by a lifetime warranty. While appearing pristine, the furnishings are priced at half the cost of new. You specify the fabrics and finishes. Enjoy the cost-savings plus the gratification of an eco-friendly choice!
Our commercial business furniture outfits all the above floor plans. Whether you opt for private, open, traditional, or hybrid, your workers will feel appreciated. Quality furnishings show your high regard for staff and in return, they’ll work their best!