Businesses grow and home office needs change, which can mean you’re left with a workspace that doesn’t suit your needs. Luckily, there are easy ways to expand your office. No office space ever remains fit for purpose at all times. Whether you grow your team, need a more workspace or find that you need a layout that better encourages collaboration, you’ll probably have to extend your office at some point. This can be a daunting prospect, especially if you don’t have a huge amount of space to start with, have a small budget or need to factor in further possible expansion in the future. However, looking at the space you have and finding an appropriate solution doesn’t have to be difficult and it definitely doesn’t have to be super expensive. Expanding your home office Whether you work from home or run your own business, it’s easy for home offices to become too small for your needs. You may find that you end up needing more storage, a larger workspace or another desk, all of which can be a bit of a challenge if your home office is limited on space. You can expand your home office fairly easily without having to take over another room, allowing you to match your office to your growing needs. If you need extra storage and a larger workspace, you can use desk-high storage solutions to deal with both requirements. Not only do storage items like cupboards, filing cabinets and drawers help you find space for everything, if they are desk high, they also give you more workspace when they are placed beside your desk. For home offices that need more than one desk, you can easily create a row of matching desks or position them back-to-back. If you opt for desks from our Home Work range, they’ll take up less room no matter what as they are narrower than the average office desk. On top of this, they start from only £89 and come with free Next Day Delivery. Vertical storage As a business grows and as you increase your team, the chances are you’ll end up needing more storage. Even in this digital age, there is likely to be paperwork, equipment, training materials and more that you need to hand, which means ensuring you have somewhere to put everything while keeping your office looking professional. However, additional storage needs additional room, which you won’t necessarily have. So what can you do? To add more storage without taking up loads more room, have a look at building upwards. Making the most of all the space between your floor and ceiling can provide you with ample storage while also ensuring all of your paperwork and equipment stays in a compact area of your office – whether at work or home. Our Modular Cube Storage is adaptable so you can add to it over time if you need to, a well as build upwards. It provides different types of storage so you can create a unit that suits your needs at any one time, providing space for documents, equipment and even your team’s personal belongings. Extending desks Desks are one item of office furniture that can easily take up more room than necessary if you don’t lay them out well. It’s easy enough to plan an office that suits your needs now, but you also need to consider what will happen if you need more desks in the future due to your team getting larger. Create rows or banks of desks is a great way to make the most of your space and also ensure you can add to them down the line. This can either mean buying individual desks and arranging them in a row or ordering a large desk that’s suitable for multiple people and can be added to. Our Carbon R8 Lite range provides stylish desk space for one to eight people, helping to make your office setup easy. The back-to-back desks make it simple to create rows of desks while the add-on sections enable you to increase these rows over time. You can choose from three stylish finishes to suit your office, company branding or personal taste, while all the desks come with a 10-year guarantee so you can be sure they’ll stand the test of time. As well as desks, you can also get Carbon R8 Lite meeting tables that can also be extended with add-on sections, enabling you to grow your space or make use of the same furniture if you move into a larger office. Space-saving storage solutions If you don’t have a lot of room to build into, it’s a good idea to make the most of under-utilised space. The chances are the space under every desk isn’t being used, which means it can be perfect for additional storage. Under-desk pedestals or cupboards make help to make the most of the room you have without getting in the way. They are designed to fit under an average desk, making them ideal for personal storage. Many of our under-desk storage options also come with wheels, making them mobile. This is can make things easier if you need to move your office around or even just for saving space, as you can pull your pedestal out from under your desk as and when you need to. Making everything match No matter how you end up expanding your office space, you want to be sure that any extra office furniture works with what you already have. This is why we have created a number of incredibly stylish ranges in various colours and finishes. Each range includes desks and storage that match, allowing you to create an office that suits your needs and looks good. It also means that when you do need to expand your office – whether by adding more desks or increasing storage capacity – you can do so with matching furniture. Not only does this ensure your office space is totally cohesive, it means you won’t need to buy all new office furniture in the future in order to keep everything matching. From bright and bold Kaleidoscope, chic Urban or modern and elegant Carbon, we have a range to suit every person and every office – whether big or small. We’re here to help If you need some advice on how best to expand your existing office or what storage solutions might be best for your space, give us a shout. Our helpful customer service is available Monday to Friday to help wit product queries, delivery questions or any other issues you might have. Send them an email at email@example.com, call them on 0800 8044 760 or start a live chat and they’ll be happy to help.