When planning your conference room, take into account all the events/meetings you’ll have there. If you’ll be doing a lot of presentations, be sure to include some way to have video and audio hooked up to the room. If it’s going to be used for a lot of brainstorming sessions, then you might want a large whiteboard. Either way, you’ll want enough table space and comfortable chairs to accommodate everyone.
Keep the reception area clean, comfortable, and on-brand. This is the first space your visitors will see, so you want to be ready for a positive first impression. Maybe you want to include some perks such as free water/coffee or charging stations. Be sure to include comfortable seating in the space; however, trying to fit in too much furniture can make it look cluttered. Would a couch look best in the reception area or multiple armchairs? Is there any way for you to include your brand colors in certain aspects of the interior design?
Main working area:
For modern offices, the two main choices are usually if you want to go with cubicles or open space. Talk to your senior staff to see what they think would be best for your employees, and then plan around that. Once you’ve decided the general style of the desks, think about the smaller details. Will they have a standing option? Charging decks? What style of chairs do you want for a cohesive design?
When you’ve got an office to furnish, always remember the key needs: desk, office chair, filing system, lighting, and seating. Your furniture should always be a good fit for your space, so measure the room out to help plan it before you redecorate. Try to think of clever ways to save space if you have a smaller office. For example, a desk with built-in shelves will save you some organization space. A short filing cabinet could fit under an L-shaped desk. Finally, always aim to have at least one comfortable chair available for visitors.
- Furniture can take up to 6 weeks or more to arrive, so plan early.
- Let the Post Office know about your move ASAP!
- Electric, garbage, heat may need to be set up depending on your lease agreement
- Secure a mover early in your process so your not stuck doing it all between you and your employees
- Meet with a low voltage expert before your buildout begins to determine where phone and internet needs to be located