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After long days and nights, finally, your startup is moving from your home to a physical office. Offices are referred to as second homes. But startup’s offices are much more than that.

In a startup, people let go of the hierarchy and work together to make the brand a success. And it means more intimate conversations, thought sharing, more energy, and motivation in spite of a tight budget and small office spaces.

Designing a perfect workspace keeping in mind the budget and space constraints is a big challenge.

Light, Air, and Space

Employees spend most of their day away from the natural light staring at a computer.

Research says that a lack of exposure to natural light can cause more harm than good.

Here, you should focus on using more natural light in designing modern office space. You can plan a semi-open floor plan.

Clear the bulky solid walls and replace the same with glass walls when an area needs to be separated. It will enhance air circulation and air quality.

Reflect Your Company’s Personality in Designing

Reflect your company’s personality in your office design. You can use company logo in your office designing and pick colours that complement your corporate visual identity to create your own unique work culture. I

t is best to let your team customize their workplace with their art and objects.

Brighten Your Office Space with Paint

A lick of paint will go a very long way. Brighten your office space with the right combination of colours and take this on as your little project.

Paint the space yourself and cut down on costs. While it is tempting to splash out on brand colours in paint, they can be hard to meet, and bright colours should always only be kept to a feature wall.

Go for Second-hand Furniture

You do not want to pay full price for desks and drawers, buy second-buy furniture. Furniture is one of the biggest costs while starting a company so get a rummage at your local flea market or second-hand store.

Breakout Areas

You must think about breakout areas when you are thinking to have a smart office. Here, employees can get space to engage in communication and exchange spontaneous thoughts.

It helps you to bring out the best in your people. 

Do Some Plantation

Plants are an affordable and effective way to brighten up an office space.

They work great in reducing stress in offices so they can be a sound investment in your team and your office space.

Cacti, succulents, and trees are easy-care plans that do not need lots of watering or sunlight.

Take Care of Storage

In a small office, you should focus on maintaining a tidy office to do away with clutter. For this, you should have proper storage solutions and also some rules in place like don’t eat on the desk, keep things arranged and more.

Also, exclude bins from work areas to ensure that junks will not accumulate on the workstations.

Look Around

See that you have already, maybe lying around the house! Do you have things you can use at your office? It can be a really good way to cut costs and still pimp out your office.

This is especially for those starting their own online business. You may only require a laptop, PC screen, chair to get your office space decked out and chances are your already have things lying around your home.

After all, the fact is that success is not evaluated by trendy and fascinating office layouts, amenities or the design. Revenue and profits show your growth. So make sure the structures of your office support you generate the revenue and benefit you need to make your business a success. 

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