Your business is moving. Congratulations! You’re now faced with a major challenge – creating a floor plan for the new office. How should the new office space look, and what furniture should we bring from our current office? Making a floor plan involves taking measurements and creating a detailed blueprint of what furniture and equipment will go where.

It is generally a difficult and stressful process to move offices, and it is often fraught with issues. However, getting your floor plan right before the move will help you avoid many issues during the relocation.

Making a floor plan with the exact dimensions and shapes of all your furniture will help you decide where everything will fit. Also, you will know what you need to buy and what their dimensions should be. You can also gain peace of mind during the move by planning how everything will be organised in the new office. Making a detailed floor plan will allow you to give it to the movers, so they can handle the move without involving you too much.

Locate electrical outlets and other installations

Electric outlets are essential in an office. You will need to mark their exact locations on your sketch. This allows you to identify the number of outlets and where all the items that require electricity should be placed. If you need to install more electrical supplies, you can decide where to place these.

Take measurements of your furniture

Measure all the furniture that you would like to bring to the new office. Once you create the floor plan with all the furniture, you might discover that some pieces don’t fit in and you may have to buy some new pieces. When you create a floor plan, you can determine what furniture you can move into your new office and where it will go.

Floor plan creation tools

A floor plan for your new office can be created using a variety of tools. It is possible to use a free online tool where you can enter the sizes of the pieces of furniture, along with the dimensions of the available space. You can also experiment with the tool and create different layouts, then compare the versions to determine which you prefer.

The other option is to use a mobile app, in which you can take photos of the office. In some apps, a floor plan is drawn for you with all the measurements.

Floor plan mistakes to avoid

You should avoid making some common mistakes when creating a floor plan.

  • Disregarding safety and convenience. Design the layout in a way that ensures employees’ safety. Plan the layout so that emergency exits and windows aren’t blocked.
  • Going over your budget. Relocating can be expensive. Consider the cost of the furniture and equipment you’ve included on your graph sketch when creating the floor plan.
  • Forgetting to consider the acoustics. For open offices, the quality of the acoustics is crucial. In order to reduce noise, you will need to consider where certain equipment will be placed, as well as use acoustic materials.

Get in touch with your office movers today

Hire a moving company to take care of the relocation. Over the years, Bambisana has handled thousands of successful office moves of every size. Movers at our company are highly experienced in planning, packing, moving, and unpacking your belongings.