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Top tips for maximising a small office space

Small business is the lifeblood of the Australian economy – making up most of the jobs in the country.

So it’s no surprise that a workplace with only a few employees may only need a little space.

But small doesn’t need to be cramped. Here are our top tips for making the most out of your smaller-sized space:

Keep the space as open as possible

Use glass and division screens instead of solid plaster walls. Keep workstation screens low and closer to the desks.

Create breakout spaces

Multipurpose areas are true space-savers. Well-designed breakout spaces can be used for many different purposes, from casual meetings and collaboration sessions, to providing an area from staff respite from their screens. These spaces can also double as storage when needed.

Keep it neutral

Classic light shades of white and cream on the walls and furnishings will help your space seem bigger. Be cautious with bold colours, but they can be used sparingly as feature walls or through statement furniture. Avoid textures and patterns and keep ceiling colours light, too.

Slim profile seating

Need a comfortable waiting area for customers and clients? Forget the leather sofa or bucket chairs and opt for slimline seating. This doesn’t mean uncomfortable – just slightly more compact. Need more inspiration? Our recent A1 Office delivery for O’Brien Real Estate features bespoke thin art deco inspired desks.

Place your furniture around the walls

This gives the effect of more space, but be careful to avoid cavernous spaces that can make conversations echo. Place most of the furniture around the walls, but ensure any breakout area furniture is located close enough together to ensure brainstorms and informal meetings don’t echo through the entire office.

Are you looking to make the most of a small office space? Contact A1 Office today for all your office design and fit-out needs.






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