- 30th May 2023
Crafting the Perfect Coworking Environment
Are you ready to create the perfect coworking space? Planning the perfect coworking environment can be a daunting task, but with the right approach, it can be an exciting and rewarding experience. First and foremost, you need to identify the needs of your target audience. What kind of professionals are you trying to attract? Are they freelancers or small business owners? Once you have a clear idea of your target market, you can start planning your space accordingly.
The layout is essential to creating a productive and welcoming environment. You need to ensure that there is ample space for people to work comfortably, collaborate, and hold meetings.
First on the list is the essential furniture. You need to have comfortable chairs, desks, and storage cabinets. These pieces of furniture will not only provide comfort but will also promote good posture. People will be spending a lot of their time in the coworking space, so better make sure it's comfortable.
Next is the essential equipment. You need a reliable internet connection, printers, scanners, and projectors. These tools will be vital to communicate with clients and team members effectively. You won't want technical difficulties during your meetings, right?
Another important aspect of planning your coworking environment is creating a sense of community. This can be achieved by hosting events, workshops, and meetups that allow members to network and learn from one another. Providing opportunities for members to socialise and collaborate will help foster a sense of belonging and increase retention rates.
If you own an empty office space and are looking for a way to generate an income from it, making it as attractive as possible to your target clientele is essential. As experts in office design and space planning, we have put together these useful tips on what to include.
A variety of layouts and designs
As with a regular office environment, different workers will be completing a variety of tasks and require different kinds of work set ups. Creating zones including office meeting booths for groups, individual pods to assist with focusing and privacy, and standard desk setups for using a laptop and checking paperwork are all beneficial.
Bench-style desks and communal desks are also attractive options for workers that prefer a more social set up.
You can tie all the different zones together with bright and vibrant colour schemes and designs that help to keep workers refreshed, motivated, and creative.
Speaking of flexible work set ups, you may have a group that books your coworking space for a specific activity such as a presentation or teambuilding event. By including modular walls and furniture in your space, you can quickly and easily adjust the layout to meet their requirements for the day.
An excellent way to attract younger workers and business owners is by including a dedicated creator/influencer area in your coworking space. Maybe your office has a fabulous view or the building itself has particularly nice details that people would want to include in their online marketing projects.
Features like green screens or areas where halo lights can be set up for recording are great to include. It's also a bit of free advertising for your coworking space!
Outdoor working spaces
Many workers rent a spot in a coworking space solely for a change of environment, so what better way to accommodate this than with a specially designed outdoor working space? Bench-style seating is perfect for working outdoors with a laptop on a sunny day. For cooler days, you can take advantage of infrared heaters so workers can continue to enjoy the outdoor space.
Fun breakout areas for social interaction
Coworking spaces aren't just about work. Including fun and relaxing breakout areas are great for unwinding at the end of the work day, taking a well-earned break between projects, or just having some downtime for a spot of lunch.
Including a source of group entertainment such as a foosball table, a mini (or even full-sized) pool table, games console, or a TV will allow everyone to let loose and build new relationships. Don't forget to include a selection of comfortable sofas and armchairs to ensure everyone is sitting comfortably.
Create your coworking space today
A professional fit-out company can help you turn your vision into reality. With expertise and experience, they can create a space that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Plus, hiring a professional fit-out company can save you time and effort. Instead of spending countless hours researching and sourcing materials, furniture, and equipment, you can leave it all to the experts. Our team at Westcountry Group will take care of everything from start to finish, so you can focus on growing your business. Trust me, investing in a professional fit-out company is worth it in the long run.
Contact Westcountry Group today on 0330 030 0330 to discuss your requirements with a member of our team. We can turn your vision into a reality by creating a 4D virtual reality room, so you can see your project before we get started.
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