Your Comprehensive Guide to Office Space Planning

October 15, 2021

Planning for Your Office Space with Summit Properties

Searching for the perfect office space for your growing company can be overwhelming. Fortunately, by keeping some important considerations in mind, you can find the best space to suit your business and its hard-working employees.

Determine How Much Square Footage You Need

First, you’ll want to have at least a general idea of how much square footage you’ll need in your office space. As a general rule, each of your employees will need to have between 150 and 200 square feet of space. If you have 10 employees, then you should search for office spaces that are at least 1,500-2,000 square feet to ensure there is enough space for everybody.

If any employees will need their own private office spaces, you’ll need to account for this separately.

What About Conference Rooms and Gathering Spaces?

You’ll also want to consider whether you need additional spaces in your office for conferences or other collaborative projects. Most conference rooms measure around 200 square feet, which is large enough to accommodate about six to eight employees. If you need a gathering space for 10 or more employees, then you’ll want to search for an office that has a larger conference room of 500 square feet or more.

Don’t Forget About Restrooms and Other Amenities

Take some time to consider what kinds of amenities you would like to see in your office. This could include anything from a furnished break room to utilities such as Internet and phone service.

Restrooms are another important consideration; depending on the number of employees you have; you may need just one small restroom or restrooms with multiple stalls.

Think Long-Term for Organizational Growth

When shopping around for office space, one thing that is often overlooked is a company’s projected growth. The last thing you need is to get settled into an office space, only to find that a year or two down the road, you’re running out of room for your growing business and its employees. After all, it can be a huge hassle (and expense) to pack up your entire business after just a couple of years.

To avoid this predicament, it’s best to shop for an office space that will accommodate your needs now and offer a little room to grow in the future. This may mean renting out an office space that’s slightly larger than what you currently need.

Need Help Finding Your Ideal Office Space?

With these considerations in mind, you’ll be on your way to finding a great office space in no time. Need additional help? Our team at Summit Properties can assist you in locating the best commercial office space to suit your company’s needs. Contact us today at (519) 914-2766 to get started!