The secret to a profitable business is in the margins. As long as you can keep your outgoings relatively low, it’s possible to be financially successful even on a relatively small income. As such, one of the simplest and easiest ways to get more money for most businesses is often to simply look for outgoings that could be reduced.

 

And by the same token, if you are going to successfully expand your business then it is highly crucial that you do so while keeping your margins intact.

Office SpaceThis all comes into play in a big way if you find yourself needing more space. In order to increase turnover (one of the easiest ways to increase business), most companies will need to hire more staff or invest in more tools.

It then follows that this should require more space and a possible move of office… which of course is very expensive.

One of the best ways to expand your business without greatly expanding your overheads then, would be to find a way to get more out of your current office space – so that you can increase your number of staff and tools without having to move.

Here we will look at some ways you can squeeze every last bit of room out of your office space without having to head somewhere completely new.

 

Mezzanine

Mezzanine

If you have a high ceiling, then adding a mezzanine is a great way of adding a whole extra room inside your office without taking away from your existing space or requiring an extension.

Essentially this works by adding a floor between your floors and housing a small office space underneath that for a manager/particular department to work in.

This essentially saves space the same way that a bunk bed saves space in a children’s room and it adds to the look of your office too as an added bonus.

 

Storage

 

Of course having the right storage can make a big difference too. If you have filing cabinets and large cupboards everywhere then these could perhaps make way for some more desks and chairs.

 

Invest in smart storage that will hold on to your supplies and documents in a logical and space-efficient manner and you will have more room for everything else.

 

 

 

 

Computers

laptops

The computers and devices that your staff work from will also have a big impact on your use of space.

In particular, if your staff currently work from large desktop PCs with computer towers, then it might be time to start looking into more compact ultrabooks or slate computers.

These take up far less space and are also much more versatile and portable allowing your staff to work wherever they want to.

If you’re willing to be really forward thinking, then you can even do away with the concept of a dedicated desk-per-worker altogether and allow your staff to move freely around the room. This can potentially not only free up a lot of space taken up by desks, but also help your staff to work more collaboratively and to feel more relaxed and at ease.

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David Wakefield, the author of this article, is part of the team with, Bradfield Storage Handling, specialists in mezzanine flooring. He takes keen interest in layout and design and is great at architectural modelling.

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