The construction phase for any business is one of the most difficult phases. It is because construction is always done with future needs in mind. Building an office based only on your current needs would render the space useless when you expand in future. This is why you have to hire professionals to do the job who can understand your needs and provide you with a floor plan that not only meets the needs of your business today but tomorrow as well. However, you can always be involved in the whole process to have things done your way.
The most important part of your office building is of course the area where the employees will be sitting. Keep in mind the requirements for having a central air conditioning unit installed. Make your decision in advance about what kind of air conditioning you want because some installations will require you to break the walls and go for reconstruction if applied later. Make sure you allocate enough space for the office depending on the type of furniture you will have in it. The floor plan should be accommodating not only for today’s needs but for future redecorations as well.
Make sure to include a sitting area for your employees. You don’t want your employees to keep working and be able to find absolutely no space for relaxing during their break time. Furthermore, if you wish to provide your employees with some refreshment, you would want to have the space for it managed before the construction starts. In addition to that, you also have to keep in mind the sitting area for visitors and guests. How many guests can you expect at any given time and what the best arrangement of seats will be to accommodate them all?
Storage room is another important thing that sometimes gets forgotten. This is a huge mistake to make when you are starting an office. It is because you will start accumulating hundreds of things as time passes that have to be stored for later use. If you don’t have any storage place you will have to make-do with the space available. However, this is going to make your workplace look like a mess with clutter all around. Lastly, you would not want to make the huge mistake that many restaurants make – having bathrooms that are more repulsive than cockroaches.
Go online and look for some great bathroom ideas so you can have some impressive bathrooms in your office too. Make sure the bathrooms are not too small or too big. Don’t use tiles that get dirty very soon because any delays in cleaning might cause your guests and employees to go through the trouble of spending time in filthy toilet. If you are of the view that keeping employees happy is the guaranty for a successful business, you might want to dedicate some space for indoor games such as pool, snooker, foosball, tablet tennis etc. A small gym would also be a great idea.