Making Sense of Office Space

office-space-5The prospect of moving your business to a new space can feel overwhelming. There are dozens of things that you have to take into consideration and it can seem impossible to figure out what’s critical and what’s not — especially since there’s no one-size-fits-all solution because every business is different and every business owner’s needs are different. Suddenly it seems like setting up cardboard box cubicles in the alley might be the best way to go.

Every business is unique and every location is unique.  We can help you make sense of it all with a complimentary needs analysis meeting.  This Office Needs Analysis is something we use to get the process started, but of course we are all ears for those specific needs you may have to make a space just right for you.

If you’re trying to figure out how much space everyone in your workplace will need, The Balance has a “Guide to Help You Decide.” For criteria beyond how much space you need, offers a list of things to think about before choosing a new office. Additionally, Requirements Network has a checklist of office requirements, including essentials, communication and supplies.

The University of Cincinnati also has a comprehensive guide(as a PDF) to designing office space. While the guide may be specifically geared toward hoffice-space-2ow the university plans its space, it has lots of schematics of different types of offices and plenty of information that can be used for general planning.

If you’re planning to set up cubicles and are interested in what the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has to say about space requirements, Legal Beagle has a summary and OSHA’s website has information on selecting and arranging workstation components.

Meanwhile, if you want to just get your current and future needs defined, use our handy Office Needs Analysis Checklist or contact Lighthouse CRE today – [email protected].


About the Author

David Haug is a Madison, WI based real estate entrepreneur. He is passionate about helping clients, customers, and friends succeed in both commercial and residential real estate. He is also a raging Badger fan. #OnWisconsin Baby! Connect with David Haug on LinkedIn.