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Space Planning Tips for Your Office Design

by Support Team .

Friday, September 5, 2014

We live in a highly competitive world where most everything, even the design of your business plays a role in your success. At first thought, you may not see a connection between space planning and running a successful business but the way you utilize your office space does affect your bottom line.

Space planning is a process in which the designer reviews the plans and purpose of the structure to determine the placement of all the furniture, equipment and other furnishings. The designer will also take into consideration how many staff members will occupy the space. He will then use this information to determine how much space you need for all of the furnishings and still have enough room for the staff to work efficiently.

Space Planning Includes Good Traffic Flow

One problem that many businesses encounter with their interior designs is not having enough room for the traffic to flow smoothly. When your staff and clients have to stop and wait for someone to go by before they can continue to their destination, traffic flow is very bad. Not only does this create a bad impression on your business, it also hinders productivity and the overall experience for your clients.

On the other hand, having too much space is a waste of resources and it can create a cold and uninviting environment. Here at J. Design Group, we can help you determine how much space you need to ensure there is enough room for all of your equipment, furnishings and that provides adequate traffic flow.

Create a Focal Point

Space planning also includes creating a focal point within the office that helps to define your company or that creates interest. A large bay window that looks out across the ocean, the city of Miami or any other beautiful scenery is a good example of an office focal point that will intrigue your clients. It will also give your staff something to enjoy throughout the day. Creating a unique and interesting front desk is another option. Visit our gallery to view some of our corporate interior designs to get an idea of how creating a focal point, can really enhance your office space.

Every Office Needs Storage Space

Every office needs plenty of storage space no matter what type of business you have. It would be literally impossible to conduct business in a timely and efficient manner without proper storage. You wouldn’t be able to find anything you need for the clutter. This would also make your office look very unprofessional and that’s the last impression you want to make on your clients.

Not only do you need adequate storage space but where you place the storage area, is also important. Employees need access to the supplies without having to run to the back of the building every time they need printer paper or other items. When you have adequate storage space that’s located conveniently throughout the office, it will look more professional and you’ll see an increase in productivity.

When your interior design includes proper space planning, it’ll increase efficiency, make a great impression on your clients and it’ll help improve your bottom line.

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