The ever-growing size of the population has not only created paucity of the living space but also brought up the spacing problem at offices or workplaces. The people or owners are constantly struggling with space management at their place of work operations. The major issue is to put up all the articles that they want to be visible with naked eyes of the customer at display in addition to creating space for the storage of additional material or their stocks. Besides, there are many things in the shops or workplaces that are for the personal use of the store owner and they are to be kept away from the eyes of customers. Thus, there are not only one but many issues related to space in stores.
This calls for resolving this issue. It is not possible to increase the space for everyone by buying a bigger land or owning a bigger store. However, proper space management techniques or some methods that create the illusion of space can work wonders in making the existing the small place appear visibly larger and spacious. The implementation of the following techniques is of great aid in creating a deceptive appearance of space:
- Playing with Colors: colors are of paramount importance at any place. A rightly chosen color can make a small area look bigger. In contrast, a wrong choice of color can go against a wider area making it appear congested. Thus, knowing the ideal color for creating proper space and not disturbing the adequate space is significant. For this, either the help of professionals can be taken or the internet can be of great assistance too. For example lighter yet brighter colors such as pale greys and blues, beige and creme make small spaces appear larger and airier.
- Making use of external space: there are many areas which have an external space for them too. This space front mostly goes underutilized. Whereas, this space can be put to use in two ways. Either, it can be merged with the inner space to make the area bigger. Or the outer space itself can be utilized without merging for displaying certain articles or placing things which can help to attract more customers. The use of Bi-fold doors can come as a great rescue too to create more space.
- Use of mirrors: mirrors are a classic illustration of creating illusion space. A big mirror when placed appropriately makes the products and space appear wider, bigger and more attractive. Even small mirrors can bus used for creating an illusion of space. Mirrors reflect light making space lighten up and glow so it appears visually bigger than before and immediately space is created without actual creation of it.
- Proper lighting: just as colors make space appear larger or smaller, similarly lighting can create the same effect. A well-lit place makes a small area look bigger and a dark area can make large space appear smaller. The use of overhead lights, a combination of small and big lights, choice of color of lights are essential in making space appear bigger, brighter and wider. Curtain walling too can way for more light or create an illusion of light.
Space definitely is the most important aspect of every store or workplace and thus adequate creation of space by using some simple methods can be very fruitful.