Secrets of the most enviable offices – Tip 5

Layout can matter more than size in determining the best value in a space. Traditional office plans divide the unit into private offices for senior staff and conference space. Open concept office plans maximize the use of shared common space, exchanging privacy for a more collaborative feeling environment and avoiding the dreaded gray cubicle park.

Both concepts can be executed in an attractive, contemporary way while maximizing the benefits of each. Glass partitions and sliding doors and half walls can make a divided office feel more open and distribute natural light while maintaining privacy and focus. While open concept spaces can maximize use of the space in smaller units by having fewer walls and private offices blocking off access to large portions of the square footage.