Coworking spaces are becoming more and more popular as many young people are becoming their own bosses. Technology is dominating the work field which means people are oftentimes working from their laptops at home. Coworking spaces are perfect for small business owners and entrepreneurs who need a change of scenery.
How Can You Design the Perfect Coworking Space?
When planning the design for a coworking space, your customers are key. Think about who will be using this space and what their needs are. Below are three of the best tips to make your coworking space attractive and functional:
- Storage Solutions
- Vibrant Workspaces
- Lighten the Mood
1) Storage Solutions
Storage is a vital part of your shared workspace design. While some people may have all they need on their laptops, others will need storage space. You can include public bookcases or pedestals for your members.
Pro Tip: It could be beneficial to include locked storage in your office space for a small upcharge.
2) Vibrant Workspaces
Typically, the people who are looking for coworking spaces are tired of working from home or in their local coffee shop. The demographic your appealing to are usually highly creative individuals that are looking for a brighter work area where they can connect to others. You’ll want to make the entire place feel vibrant with open floor plans and bright colors. Avoid dark and dreary decor.
3) Lighten the Mood
Depending on your working space, you may need to incorporate additional lighting. If you have an office or two that has windows, you could charge more for those spaces. However, it can be problematic if other work areas are lacking in the lighting department. Quality lighting can change the entire mood of a room- that’s why it’s a critical investment for your shared office space design.
It’s key to remember your audience to plan the perfect coworking space. Collaboration and creativity go hand-and-hand for shared workspaces.
Are you planning the design of a coworking space? Contact us to find out how our design planning and office furniture can benefit you.
Are you moving into a new office space and are looking for a budget friendly option on cubicles ? Or is your current office furniture outdated and worn and you’re looking for a stylish new update?
Office Furniture – Where do I start?
Shopping for office furniture can be an intimidating task. Most companies do not have a designated employee to manage their furniture needs, and while the average business only updates their furniture every 5-10 years, it is a task often left to an inexperienced buyer. Fortunately, the experts at Workspace Resource are here to help! This step-by-step guide to buying office furniture is so simple, there’s only one step!
No, really – call us! The sooner you reach out to a reputable furniture dealer, the better we can service you. Here are some of the factors that we can use to help you get the best possible solution to your furniture needs:
Whether you’re furnishing new construction, and office move, or your existing space, the more lead time we have, the more options we can give you! Unlike home office furniture, most corporate office furniture manufacturers have a 6 to 8-week lead time, sometimes longer. Bringing an experienced office furniture dealer into the picture sooner means you will have more options to choose from that fit your unique style!
Don’t have 8 weeks to plan? We also carry in-stock new and pre-owned options that are available to you in as soon as 1-2 weeks.
Need something right away? Just ask us! We may be able to help!
Since office furniture is only purchased every 5-10 years, most buyers have no idea what it should cost. If you already know your budget – great! – that gives us some great guidelines to help you make selections. If you don’t know what your budget should be, we can work with you to assess your needs and help you determine what you’ll need to spend to get what need in the style that you want.
Interested in a modern, contemporary look with an open concept? Or maybe you want something more private and traditional with rich wood tones and a stately feel? Having an idea of what style you’re looking for can help us narrow down options for you more quickly. Visit our inspiration galleries to get an idea of what style you prefer. Better yet, if you’re in the Houston area, visit our showroom just north of The Woodlands and get inspired!
It’s never too early to start planning for new office furniture. Schedule a consultation today to meet with an expert and get your furniture project off to a great start!