Whether you’re moving to a brand new office space or have just decided to spruce up your existing office, you will most likely want to stick to a pretty strict budget. Spending as little as possible on your new office design without breaking the bank can seem incredibly difficult, but there are many ways you can keep costs down across the board.
Here are a few ideas you may want to consider:
Go for furnished offices
A lot of office spaces can come fully furnished, which can save you a huge amount of money in the long run. These offices can include desks, office chairs, kitchens and reception areas that have all been completed ahead of time. You may also want to look out for partially furnished spaces.
Keep things open plan
Open plan offices can be good for a number of reasons. For instance, open plan offices encourage different departments to communicate with one another, and they can also be cheaper to rent. The cost of office space will vary depending on your location, as offices in London are some of the most expensive in the UK. However, outside of our capital city, the priciest offices can be found in Cambridge, Oxford and Reading, according to Business Weekly.
No matter where you choose to set up your office though, you can guarantee that opting for an open plan space over an office with lots of rooms will help you to save money. Individual offices and rooms can break down the overall floor area of your office, leading to you requiring more space on the whole.
Being as eco-friendly as possible in your move and in the general running of your office can reap dividends at the end of the day. For example, if you cut back on the amount of paper usage within your company you will therefore require less storage and fewer filing systems, which can lower the amount of floor space that you need. You also won’t need to invest in so many printers and other electrical items.
A lot of businesses are starting to create sustainability policies now as well. These policies can help you to lower your costs while also doing your business’ bit for the environment.
Be frugal with furniture
If you do decide to refurnish your new office you should be as sensible as possible when choosing your office furnishings. To save on space, go for bench desks rather than cantilever desks, and make informal breakout areas with low-cost seating instead of multiple meeting rooms.
Stick to one floor
As soon as you expand your office over a number of floors you can expect your rental costs to increase, so place your open plan office on a single floor instead.
Make sure your office is movable
Just because you’re remodeling your office now doesn’t mean you won’t decide to move elsewhere a few years down the line. Make sure that all of your furnishings and electrical items can be easily picked up and moved to a new office without much difficulty, as this will help you to save on costs the next time.
Many people would expect a big office move to come with a big price tag, but this doesn’t need to be the case. Ensure you stick to your budget by employing these great money-saving methods.
This post was contributed by Official Space, one of the UK’s leading online providers of office space in Coventry and other locations across the UK.
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