Running a small business is never easy. With limited resources and expenditure, even simple tasks such as providing a practical work space can prove difficult.
Since expansion is never a ready solution, being creative with additional storage and workspace options is often the best answer. Whether you expand the physical floorspace with mezzanine flooring, or utilise cantilever racking to maximise the amount of storage you have, you can quickly and easily capitalise on the original space of your premises. By finding space, usually above, that isn't serving any purpose, you can create more practical alternatives. With warehouse systems limited, there are plenty of options to achieve these goals.
Mezzanine flooring from WSL provides a practical method of gaining extra floor space, which can then be used for a variety of purposes. Whether you want additional storage or extra work space for your staff, mezzanine floors can create as much or as little as you need.
Of course this will be highly influenced by the vertical space available to you, but the additional flooring gives the limited space multipurpose functions. You can, for instance, have storage on one floor and office space on the other. In this way you can separate two functions of your company within the same original space, essentially doubling the flooring. Mezzanines act almost identically as a second floor by allowing expansion within the building. Yet by being cheaper and semi-permanent, ensuring adjustments can be made for the future, they are a much more practical and affordable option.
Likewise, any small business will have storage needs. From filing to various goods to export, storage is always a priority. For paperwork, simple filing systems will suffice. As long as you having a recognisable storing system, that your staff can easily access and understand, then paperwork and filing is generally less of an issue.
However, if you have lots of goods or heavy materials, then you should invest in cantilever racking. These racks are strong and sturdy ensuring that whatever you put on them will be safe from damaging the shelves. Furthermore, their sturdiness allows you to have quite high racks. Similar to mezzanine floors, this is a practical way to make use of any vertical space going unnoticed overhead.
With both storage and mezzanine floors, you can now see the flexibility in options afforded by the two. Whether you extend the racking further up, or opt for additional flooring, the options are open enough that nearly any office or business need can be addressed. The needs will vary depending on your business, but they are clearly not too difficult to solve regardless.
By looking at the existing space, and identifying possibilities to create new areas, you will be able to effectively create a better workspace, which can only be a benefit for any small, growing business.