Optimizing Office Space to Save Money
By Ashley Caputo, TMCnet Web Editor
With an economy still plagued by a slowly receding depression, even the largest corporations are looking at their expenses and trying to figure out a way that they can minimize their costs. Instead, businesses alike should be looking at the bigger picture, literally, which is their actual office.
For call centers, the most efficient way they can cut down costs of their overall expenditure is by choosing the right space saving furniture, which can inevitably cut down bills like electricity and heat, along with real estate spending (i.e. taxes). These space saving changes have the potential to save a business from economic disaster, which is why educational furniture awareness has become so vital for consumers to learn about.
Here is a list of examples of how businesses can take this educational awareness and apply it to their facilities:
· Chase Wire Management Systems
This type of system stores wires and cables neatly behind sliding doors to free up floor space and deliver up to 80 times more cabling capacity than traditional furniture systems.
· Environmental Friendly Products
By instating energy conservation and green projects, businesses can save thousands per year and a staggering annual return on investment. According to LEED, on average an upfront investment of two percent in green building design results in lifecycle savings of 20 percent of the total construction costs, which is more than 10 times the initial investment.
· Cluster Pods
These types of stations, also known as circular core stations or pods, maximize floor space and allow for more privacy and surface area for employees.
Image via Interior Concepts
· Customized cubicles
Every business has a different size and shaped office, which is why a customized paneling system can save space. Unnecessarily wide paneling can waste square footage that could be used to fit another employee.
· 3D Floor Planning
There are many office furniture companies like Interior Concepts that offer its customers a 3D virtual products tour that enables them to see how their furniture and overall layout could look. This visualization method provides customers with the best possible tools to create an office that will optimize space.
Edited by Jamie Epstein