Designing a Workstation? Tips from COMMERCIAL DESIGN CONTROL
At COMMERCIAL DESIGN CONTROL we have created thousands of workstations. Some large, some medium, and some very small. Each one designed to suit the user. So believe me, we have seen and heard it all!
If you are looking or thinking about upgrading your existing workspace, here are some things to consider as you are sitting at your desk designing your new layout.
(a) What is the purpose of this workspace? Who will be using this workspace? Is it an open concept for workgroups? Private office? Is it for customer service, admin, sales/hotel, executive or something in between?
(c) Now you need to decide what’s important within each workspace. Lots or little storage? Desk surface … do they need a small working space, or lots of room to spread out? Special sized private workstations or shared spaces for multi user? Standard or special shapes, unique transaction tops, image creating or functional reception work units. All of these must be part of your planning and layout process. We tell customers not to worry about “what is possible” just think about what you’d like to see. Let your furniture provider do the rest!
(d) With thousands of shapes and pieces to work with, don’t be shy to match one up a custom designed unit with a standard run of mill sized station. Combining a custom made desk shape with a standard storage component is a great way to achieve your unique and stylish look workstation without blowing your budget.
(e) Mix and match your colors and finishes. With over 30 finishes to choose from there are over 500 different combinations that you can make using a standard color of laminate. Get create, and let your wild side go! On the other hand, if longevity is what you’re after in your look, stay on the conservative side, and go with something neutral in tone. Remember it is not just about matching the desk tops, but you can also blend or contrast the supports, edge details, hardware such as handles and seating. These combinations can enhance and compliment your new color scheme.
(f) Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Need some guidance? If you get stuck on a project and realize that it is taking over your business and after business working hours, call us, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to visit your location to look at your space, give you some free design advice, as well as take a look at your layout to see if there is anything that needs a “quick fix”.
Or even better, call us before you start! We will provide you with insight and design tips that will help make your office renovation run as it should … smooth and effortless.
Worried about your budget? Our commitment is to help you make smart purchases for things you really need … and only what you need.
If you still need inspiration, check out our Website Gallery or Products section on line at: www.comm-design.com. There are lots of great colors, interior design ideas and pictures of completed jobs that show real products in real applications. Shopping on line is a fast and private way to pick up new ideas for your upcoming project.
Lastly, good luck, we hope that your project is a huge success!
Office furniture changes – when is it time?
If you are sitting in your office and you have bodies sitting at conference tables that you’ve moved out of the training room, or you have two people crowded into one workstation … it’s time to start thinking about how you can make some room to fit in more people.
Client’s are amazed when we show them alternate ways to position their staff creating instant free space. When you sit in an office day after day, you start to lose your spatial sense on the most efficient layout for your space. It’s hard to tell someone that has been sitting in the best spot next to the window, that they have to move.
Having an objective view of your space opens up options to the space that can usually be made quickly and easily. We can normally fit one to two more bodies in without re-organizing the entire space. We call that a “quick fix” and temporarily gets some companies back on track.
Our job is to make these space changes easy for you, and to keep you doing what you do best … your business at hand.
So call a space planner, sit back and let them do their job. They can lay out the offices and workstations to improve workflow, open up natural light paths, and make a cramped space feel like a new office. Best of all you don’t have to deal with the office politics of “why do I have to sit here when Sally gets to sit there?”.
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