Making the most out of a small space where you sometimes have to meet clients and other professionals can be hard, but choosing the right furniture is key. You want to be able to get the area you need to work, but also have a space where you can have a meeting with a client that has a concern if needed. Here are some of the things to consider when you outfit the space.
Line the Walls with Desks
Get an L-shaped desk or a U-shaped desk that will line the walls. This prevents wasted space, prevents you from having to walk around something in the middle of the room, and allows you a large open area that will help to make the room seem more spacious. There are many great options that are shaped like an L or designed to go into a corner.
Get Filing Systems
Use office filing systems that are shelved and look like a wall. You can slide the files back and forth as needed, and it will look like a wall on the opposite side. This will help you stay organized, and can work easily in your small space.
Go Up as High as You Can
Get desks that have top attachments, or that are constructed to go up into the air for storage needs. This allows you to get the extra storage space you need, without having to take up space in the room. You can also use this as a way to display décor items.
Get Conversation Seating
Since you don't have a lot of space you should avoid putting large pieces of bulky furniture into the space. Just a couple of comfortable sitting chairs with a small table to set drinks or paperwork on will do. Look at the different options at the furniture store to see what will work in your space, and choose comfortable options people will want to wait in.
A wall divider in the space to give you some privacy while at your desk, and to prevent your desk mess from being seen by those entering the space, can be easily added. There are many stationary and rolling options that can be made to look like they are a part of the wall or a part of the space. Even a fog glass block wall could do the job.
Having an office space so you can work professionally and uninterrupted is a great way to increase productivity, even if it's only a small private space. Take these tips and get the best furniture to make the small space seem much larger, and so you are ready to start seeing clients in the office if needed.