Storage Cabinets to Reduce Visual Clutter
Shelving Systems that Promote Organization
Storage cabinets and storage shelves are necessary components in a commercial office interior to reduce visual clutter and keep employees organized and focused. While the offices of today rely much less on filing cabinets for stacks of papers than did the offices of the past—thanks to most paperwork now being replaced with digital files and emails—shelving systems and solutions are still needed for office supplies, personal items, and even technology itself.
Many manufacturers incorporate storage shelves and cabinets as part of other furniture systems. For example, many workstations and desking solutions include built-in shelves to store office accessories and technology, or for employees to add personal touches to their work areas.
Other storage and shelving options are separate elements that must be specified by the designer. Wall shelves are an efficient option for a small space that allow floor space to be preserved, while a freestanding shelving unit might be a better option for a company that is leasing space and needs maximum flexibility. Storage cabinets with solid doors are a good choice when visual clutter is an issue and the designer and client want to achieve a consistent look throughout a space.
Shelving and cabinets can be made with wood to add warmth to a space, or lightweight and sturdy metal. The weight and volume of material that needs to be stored should be carefully evaluated, and a designer should anticipate the needs of a company down the road to be sure they have plenty of storage space for years to come. Contract editors regularly seek out and write about the latest storage and shelving options on the market. On our website, you will find many options that you can specify in your next commercial office project.