How to Best Incorporate Cubicles and Workstations in Small Offices

Office design must be handled on a case-by-case basis. This is especially true when dealing with the limited space available in a small office. But with a little forethought and the proper furnishings, you’ll be able to maximize what’s available to you and make the smaller size of your office a non-issue.

Going for Style and Substance

Sure, it’s nice to have office furniture that’s appealing to the eye, but you’ll also want to take advantage of the benefits of greater functionality and shape. The use of desks with a lot of room beneath for storage is an excellent starting point. Also, it might be a good idea to use a pull-out keyboard platform, which will open up an area for other items that would otherwise be unavailable to you.

Take note of the specific shape of your office before choosing furnishings. A corner L-shaped desk or a U-shaped desk might be an excellent choice to use space more efficiently. Stand back and look at the room. Setting your desks up in a linear fashion might not be the best solution for you. Would a different setup be more suitable?

Alternatively, you have the option of using height-adjustable tables in your office. Not only do they provide a nice change of pace from sitting all day, but they can provide storage space and also might take up less room than a traditional desk does. As an added bonus, they have a sleek design and can make a room feel more open. Cubicle dividers are another consideration, as they offer privacy otherwise unavailable in a small office.

Other Ideas for Storage

When space is at a premium, you’ll need to find storage areas that go beyond what’s available beneath your desk. Workstation-adjacent filing cabinets and bookcases are excellent supplemental means of providing storage while keeping your items within easy reach.

Creating Space Through Proper Placement

Try not to block windows with your desk. Windows provide the illusion of space in a cramped office. You might also want to use attachable task lights on your desks rather than space-stealing freestanding lamps.

Additionally, don’t forget to take advantage of your walls. Dry erase boards take up minimal space while providing you with an excellent place to work on your daily business agenda.

If you’d like to learn more about how to best incorporate workstations and cubicles in small offices, please contact Office Furniture Direct at (503) 546-1546.





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