How To Make the Best Use of Space With a Small Office

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Over the course of several blog posts, we've highlighted some tips on making the best use of your space if you're stuck with a small office. Below, we've resurfaced some of those tips to help you make the best use of space. Our tips include everything from organization and storage to choosing the right layout and furniture. Check them out below!

Choose the Right Layout

If you're working within a confined space, you know that squeezing out every last square foot of usable space is top priority. When it comes to deciding what's the best office layout idea for a small office, there is a little bit of pre-planning involved in order to figure out the best layout.

You'll want to start with a measuring tape and see what kind of square footage you're working with. This will give you the information you need to see if your furniture will fit and which way it may need to be configured in order to work.

Once you have your measurements, it may be helpful to pull out a sheet of graph paper and draw out your office layout if you're a more visual person.



Organization & Storage is Essential

For a small office with limited space, having storage areas and a well organized office is essential. We've previously highlighted some of our furniture that is perfect for those with a small setting that needs storage space in a blog post on keeping your small office organized with these tips.

We've also highlighted the importance of maximizing your small office space with cabinets and shelving. This blog posts covers some of the different cabinet and shelving options available that will help you take away your office clutter and create a designated spot for everything.



Buy the Right Size Furniture to Fit Your Space

Have you ever visited someone's house, and you knew that their furniture was just too bulky for the space? While we all covet having a grand executive desk and long wall bookcases full of our favorite books on display, its just not a viable option for everyone.

If that's the case for you, don't think that it stops you from having a great looking desk and other office furniture. Since desks are usually the largest piece of furniture in your office, investing in a compact desk, like the compact desk by Boone Mountain pictured below can do wonders in saving you space when you have a small room to work with.



When it comes to your office chair, rather than going with a large executive style chair, it's best to stick with a smaller option like our Initial Mesh Computer Chair by Officient. It's the perfect size for a small office because it doesn't take up much room and can easily tuck under your desk and keep your room nice and tidy.

About the Author:

Rachel Howe Rachel is the SEO & Social Media Specialist for OfficeFurniture.com and OfficeChairs.com. When not working you can find her hanging out with her energetic Corgi, Gambit.


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