Creativity And Function In Office Space Design

By Anita Jaynes on 8 February, 2021

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When we think of office spaces, we tend to think of plain, bright, and let’s face it uninviting rooms. But things are changing, we now realise that an environment will always have an impact on the productivity of a workforce, and never more so than right now. There are plenty of things to consider, including the health and safety aspect of our office spaces. But when it comes to design, we can be a little more creative, which benefits our team and the business as a whole. But how can we mix creativity and function in such a way that covers all aspects of office life?

Visualisation

Being able to actually ‘see’ your new office before you even put a lick of paint on the wall really can help you move forward effectively. Office design can be hit or miss without the right tools, and time is money. 

The more time you spend working everything out the less time you have to waste on other business matters. Using 3D visualisation tools such as Cadesign form will reduce the time spent on design, helping you include all the minute details of the office, and try out different options at the touch of a button. You can even go as far as having the artwork and people in the office once the design is complete, allowing for much more creativity than ever before. 

Uses

Various offices are used for multiple reasons, for example, if you regularly hold meetings in your offices, then the function should be considered carefully. But that doesn’t mean you have to forego the creativity, in face being creative with your space can help you bring in new ways of working, new ways of moving around your area and possibly better facilities along the way. 

We don’t all have to sit in line with little room for movement, office design with the help of design tools can change this entirely with ideas you couldn’t imagine if you tried. Making sure you know exactly what you need from your space before you even begin is essential, but coming up with different ways of meeting those needs can be incredible for everyone. 

Enjoyment

Thinking about the people who will be using the office and the many different personalities could bring many challenges with it. But it doesn’t have to be the case, being bold with design and even asking the team to be involved always brings up new and exciting ideas, that helps everyone feel a little more at home. This can be a great way of ensuring that the people who work in the office are comfortable and happy in the environment too. It goes without saying that happy employees are great for a business. 

Mixing creativity with function can change the way your business works, and with the visualisation tools available, there’s no excuse for walking into a boring office, much less sitting in one all day.  You can also impress your team and customers with the forward thinking.