More and more businesses are recognising the importance of introducing a breakout area to their working environment. These spaces have proven to be exciting areas of the office that allow staff to relax and recharge their batteries, returning to their workstation refreshed and ready to take on the next task.
In the main, the breakout area is generally used for employees to grab a coffee or eat their lunch; however, they can also be used to host informal meetings with members of staff or even clients.
At Whitespace as well as designing the space, we are able to supply and install a wide selection of breakout area furniture.
So, how should you furnish the space? We feel that this area shouldn’t just be filled with surplus office furniture. The important thing is to determine what you actually want from the space, once this has been established you should look to create an area that is different from the rest of the office; some companies introduce a mixture of sofas and dining furniture, others opt for funky beanbags and picnic bench style seating. Space permitting, some even provide a variety of furniture options. Whatever you decide, it’s important to have a place where staff feel that they are having, and more importantly benefitting from time away from their desk.
However you choose to furnish your breakout area, you don’t need to spend a fortune; investing in some essentials, like: colourful soft seating and new tables and chairs, will give you the basis for a great space.