Offices come in all shapes and sizes, catering to businesses of a few employees to thousands of workers. Upon entering and fitting-out a new workplace, every business needs to ensure they are making the most of their Sydney office space. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done.
Many businesses use their space inefficiently, with poor design and an office fit-out which simply isn’t suited to their office space or the needs of their business. Therefore, it’s critical that you work with an office design and fit-out company that can help you optimise your space and ensure that your office is working for you.
Here are some top tips on making the most of your Sydney office space.
Make use of partitions
Office partitions are an incredibly affordable and dynamic way to create a more functional workplace. These partitions allow employers to create a range of different workspaces for their people, without the cost or space-sacrifice that fixed walls take up. They can also be moved about with ease, opening up or closing off space as you please. This is a particularly effective way to manage space when it comes to smaller offices.
Partitions come in all shapes and sizes, along with a wide range of materials. Therefore, there are partitions to suit every single style and purpose possible. At Niche Projects, we can deliver exceptional office partition solutions for businesses of all sizes, thereby ensuring that you are able to make the most of your Sydney office space.
If your office is poorly lit, it probably feels even smaller than it is. In an office that is already on the smaller side, this just isn’t good enough. High-quality lighting is a must for every business and the priority should always be on natural lighting. Some businesses will be unable to change the number of windows in their space, but they can make sure light flows and is not blocked.
The way you place your furniture will have an impact on the flow of light in your office space. Tall furniture items in particular will block light and therefore, create a gloomy atmosphere. Placing your furniture in the most savvy way can really open up the flow of light and make your office feel larger than it already is. This in turn, means a warmer and more comfortable workplace for your staff and therefore, a more productive workplace.
If you’re not able to maximise the natural lighting in your office, high-quality premium lighting is the next step. We’ve provided exceptional lighting services to a wide range of workplaces, catering to offices of all sizes. We understand that every office is different, and has different lighting requirements. But every workplace should be well-lit.
Quality artificial lighting can be affordable, especially with the advent of LED solutions. But it’s important that your lighting is designed in a way that it is efficient, and strategically positioned. If this is the case, your office will feel much more comfortable and most importantly, spacious.
Space planning is a particularly important part of the office design process. There are a number of things to consider when working out exactly how much space you need, such as:
- Employee numbers
- Desks and workstations
- Meeting rooms
- Private offices.
Niche Tenant Advisory provides a free space planning tool to help you gauge the amount of space required to create your ideal workplace. A simple tool like this can help ensure that before you move into the new space, there is adequate room for your business to thrive. And when it comes to fitting out your new space, we can make sure that you’re making the most of your new office.
Colour and design
The colour scheme of a room can make it feel more cramped, with less space to move about. It can also have the opposite effect, opening up the space to feel larger and more spacious for you and your employees. Lighter colours such as white, cream and yellow will tend to make a room feel brighter and therefore, larger. On the other hand, darker colours like black, blues and darker shades of grey will neutralise light and cause your space to feel smaller.
Choosing the right colours is important for an office of any size, but particularly those on the smaller side. The right colours can make your space feel much more spacious and therefore, welcoming, while the wrong colours can make a workplace feel claustrophobic. Work with a Sydney office design company to choose the right colours for your workplace, and maximises the benefits for your people.
Professional Sydney office design
There are a number of elements that determine how best to make the most of your space. At the end of the day, working with a professional Sydney office design and fit-out company like Niche Projects is the best way to ensure your workplace is optimised for success. Get in touch with us today to discuss your needs, and how we might be able to help.