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7 ways you could transform your obsolete server room

June 8th, 2018

Written by Katy Winship

When you choose to make the leap to a virtualised IT Solution and put all of your company data onto the cloud you could find yourself with a spare space where your now obsolete server room once was. So to help inspire you on how to use your space we’ve come up with seven different ways of making use of it:

1. A sanctuary

Reality pods offer a quiet and private space for anyone who needs to get away from it all and power nap or chill-out. Inside the pod you will find minimal noise and a soft mattress for lying on. There is also a shelf, LED lighting, ventilation inlets and space for a monitor to be mounted if necessary. If space is an issue these 4ft x 7ft (approx.) pods can be stacked two high on top of each other for a very savvy and futuristic solution. Reminiscent of The Fifth Element film, no?

2. A chill out room

What better way could you imagine spending your lunch break with your work bestie than lounging about watching Loose Women in the new office chill out room? The Office Nap range is perfect for this space; available in a range of colours these uber-comfy seats can be used to lie down on or can be used upright as chairs. All you need is a telly (which we also sell- wink!) alternatively you could use this room for your brainstorming sessions or informal meetings.

3. A library

If your office is anything like ours we have many books on shelves that are sitting unread. We think a great use of space and a way for those books to be discovered by others is the installation of an office library. Ask your colleagues to bring in books they either are happy to donate or loan and transform your server room into a place of study and reading. This Bookcase configuration Libreria compilation A is perfect for achieving the library look. The height of the unit really makes use of a small space and teamed with some comfortable tub chairs and side tables or glass desks would make a nice addition to any business.

4. A gym

As companies increasingly invest more into the well-being of their employees an on-site gym could be just the ticket for your business! With the TR5000 DT5 Manual treadmill desk exercise will not get in the way of work. Perfect for the smallest of rooms; alongside the treadmill a gym could have small items such as balance balls, skipping ropes and weights. Make sure you have showers and air conditioning though- nobody wants to see or smell sweaty bods.

5. A bar

What better way to treat your team than with beer o’clock Fridays? Team a stocked mini fridge of beers (or even better a working pump) with the Harlequin Poseur Height Table Bundle, some traditional accessories such as jugs, brass ornaments and some beer mats and you’ll easily achieve a fun and rewarding workplace for your team to work in. Alongside making them feel appreciated a bar provides a great place for teams to socialise in and makes them have a more positive perspective on the workplace.

6. A canteen

Add some stools and a breakfast bar to your old server room and you can make even the smallest of rooms a nice space for enjoying lunch. Dependent on space and budget you could even add in a cooking/ preparation space (or maybe just a microwave). The Booth V2 Diner Style Dining Units are a great suggestion if you want to go for an American diner theme. Pair with retro accessories such as vintage enamel signage and if really you want an authentic look invest in checkered flooring and mint green paint for the walls.

7. A new locker room for the workforce

We have a fantastic range of lockers on offer in many colours and sizes as well as coat racks and benches. This could be the perfect solution to any security worries and be an added reassurance and benefit for employees. The Probe 10 Door Media Charging Locker is a practical and secure way to store valuables and charge devices whilst they are inside as each locker has a charging point built in.

If you are interested in transforming your sever room or have been inspired to explore other ideas get in touch with one of our interior specialists today Here
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