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If you’ve recently moved into a new office building, you’re likely to have a lot of large, open spaces that you’ll now need to somehow divvy up into areas that will create a good flow and accommodate specific uses. So how do you do it without building new walls? The right furniture can help.

Workstations. Partitions are excellent tools for creating a sense of privacy for employees who need it. A huge range of sizes and styles are available, and many options, including those with a whiteboard surface, are mobile for easy transport. Panel systems are cost-effective, and their temporary-use design makes it easy for you to switch up the layout of the office whenever the need may arise.

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Breakrooms. Not everyone wants to chat with co-workers over their lunchbreak, and providing a peaceful reprieve can be essential for helping employees recover from a busy morning. Try adding private alcoves in your lunchroom so that employees may choose to get a little time to themselves if they so choose. Many offices provide a separate quiet room or library for employees who want some peace and quiet, but temporary options such as Safco’s Cove enclosure are also available.

how to divide a large open space

Meeting Spaces. Don’t have enough designated formal conference rooms? No problem. The illusion of a room can be created without any visual barriers at all. Simply add a standing height table or a collection of soft seating to a common area near your employee workstations and you’ve got yourself a great impromptu meeting space. This is a great solution for teams that have a lot of ideas that need to be shared on the fly. Thoughtfully placed seating can also help break up a waiting room, as it clearly directs guests where to go as soon as they enter the room.

how to divide a large open space

Waiting Rooms. Speaking of waiting rooms, seating isn’t the only thing that can help divide a reception area. Certain pieces of décor can really help to create a visual separation of space. In particular, a well-placed area rug can help define one area from another, creating a good balance while directing guests where to go.

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