When office space is limited, that can make it hard to create an effective conference room. Lack of office space can force small business owners to conduct their meetings outside the office at nearby restaurants. This is not the ideal option.
Even though space is limited, there are ways to utilize every square inch of space to transform previously unusable space into a functional, tidy conference area. Below are steps on how to transform a small office space into a functional conference area.
Step 1: Clear away all clutter. Make sure to clean out as much items as possible such as file boxes, old office equipment that is no longer used, tired looking furniture, etc. Save all hardcopy files on your hard drive or rent a storage space to store old archived files.
Step 2: Paint the conference room a cheery color. A fresh coat of paint can clean up a space from dingy to new. Try painting a soothing color such as blue or green. If you do not have a room to dedicate to just a conference room, define the conference area with an accent wall. Paint that one wall a different color from the rest of the walls. That way the conference area becomes distinguishable.
Step 3: Take measurements of the space designated for the conference area. This will help when selecting furniture.
Step 4: Select a conference table that is to scale for the space allotted, preferably a small round table like the 47 1/4" Round Meeting Table - 968-LV-ESP. The 47 1/4” round meeting table’s contemporary design of having the leg posts towards the outside creates plenty of leg room and also allows chairs to be pushed all the way in when not in use. The table becomes a space saver and functions as an extra work station for an employee when not in use as a conference table.
Step 5: Select chairs that work with your small circular table such as Mesh Chair - 5126B. Go with armless chairs that are less bulky and can be pushed all the way in when not in use.
Step 6: If there is room left over, add a tall filing cabinet to organize documents or setup a buffet table for coffee, tea, and water. Then sit back and admire your new tidy functional conference area.