How to Add Style and Function to Your Office With the Right Fitouts


The fitouts you use in your office are probably more important than you realize; they provide privacy for your workers so they can concentrate and also help to direct the flow of foot traffic. Their appearance can also set the tone of your company; if they're dull and drab, your company may seem a bit unenthused about your business. When you're ready to replace the fitouts you have or are furnishing a new office, note a few tips for how to add style and function with the right fitouts.

Color code the departments

If you have rows of cubicles, you might color code the departments or the function of staff. This is especially helpful in larger offices where a person might actually get lost trying to find a particular department, and it can also give each person a sense of teamwork if they see everyone in their department sitting behind blue or green cubicle walls and the like.

Add versatility

Opt for walls that are actually panels on a track; you can open the panels to create a private office or conference area and then close them up against the wall to create a space that's open to other workers. Choose cubicle fitouts that are easy to move so you can take them down and expand a cubicle area as needed or add a fitout to make two smaller cubicles. This allows your company to grow or downsize as needed without having your fitouts set and fixed in any particular layout.

Along with versatility in changing out the fitouts, choose fitouts that are also changeable. Desks in a cubicle might be adjustable according to different heights of workers, or some might have standing desk platforms built in. These are panels that you can raise so a person can stand while working on the computer, for better health and posture.

Don't overdo it on storage

Your fitouts might need to accommodate storage for office supplies, books, manuals, and the like, but consider that many companies today store documents digitally rather than having physical copies. You may not even need to store so many office supplies, with communication being done via email and text versus actual letters or even faxes. Chances are that this type of digital storage and communication will only increase in time, so take note of your storage needs but don't invest in fitout pieces that offer more storage than necessary, so you're not taking up more space with those pieces than you need.


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From Purely Decorative to Functional: A Furniture Blog

Choosing furniture is exciting, and it has many different facets. In some cases, you may simply want furniture that is purely decorative, such as a transitional table to hold a vase full of flowers in your hallway. In other cases, you may need furniture that is very functional such as a desk that has places to store files, a cork board for hanging memos and a work surface. Whether you are thinking about investing in functional or decorative furniture, you need tips to help you choose it and take care of it. This blog aims to fill that gap. I plan to include posts that look at furniture from a wide range of angles, and I hope these ideas help you.