Remodeling or even just upgrading office spaces requires more thought and consideration than many expect. You cannot just stick more furniture in the space and expect it to work better for you. A full renovation that uses smart solutions to help improve your organization and productivity requires investment. It also requires smart thinking, so use this guide of dos and don’ts to get you started:
Do Think Vertically
Office spaces should feel spacious. They need to be open so that you don’t end up feeling closed off and claustrophobic. You may also need to bring in a team or clients. Regardless, keeping the floor as clear as possible in the best interests of your business and mental health.
Instead, think vertically. Use your wall space and even room shelf room dividers to add the storage and even the design that you need without bulking up your floorplan.
Do Use the Right Fasteners for All Your Jobs
It doesn’t matter what job you are completing. From building a patio to hanging heavy-duty shelves to your walls, the most important thing you cannot skimp out on is the fastener. It can be tempting just to make do if the only thing left in your toolbox is a screw that doesn’t quite fit, but this is a huge mistake.
Tradefix Direct has the entire list of specialist fixings and fastenings you could need for every job in your home office and beyond. If you don’t have the right fastening on hand, order it, don’t make do. You need the job to last, to be safe, and to work. A suitable fastener is one of the most important, unseen aspects of any DIY redesign.
Do Use Office Organizers
You must be able to easily and quickly find the information that you are looking for. You can use file boxes or any other solution for this but do set it up at the start and make a master list so that you know exactly where everything is if it isn’t alphabetical. Having paper copies of documents is smart, and sometimes it is a requirement, but that doesn’t mean it should ever be disorganized.
The same concept applies if your office is more of a workspace, and you have a lot of raw materials you need to use throughout the day. Having labels on your shelves and a general system in place will do wonders towards staying organized and keeping track.
Don’t Overcrowd the Space
Although paper is a necessity in some situations, try to go digital as much as you can. For documents you have both a paper and digital copy, store the paper copy in a storage unit or closet and out of sight. The same applies if you have a lot of supplies that you work with; have a few batches of each type in your workshop, but store the rest elsewhere so you can restock when necessary without overcrowding your space and making it dangerous to work.
Don’t Forget Aesthetics
You’ll be in your office day in and day out. That’s why the last don’t in this list is to never forget about the aesthetics. Be true to yourself and have fun with the design, especially if you don’t see clients a lot. Build a space you feel productive in, and your office renovation will be a success.