Executive Suites Bring Flexibility to Your Office Floor Plan

Settling on a new commercial space for lease is a daunting process. After you and your moving team have finalized a space and design strategy for your business and conducted a lengthy search for the best space, there is still a long haggling process between lawyers as the final price is hashed out. Then, once that is said and done, your business is now chained to a space for five or ten years. Who knows to what extent the economy, real estate market, or your own business could change during that time? Consider where your business is now and the growth expected over the next few years. Is such a lengthy commitment best for the company? Where can your business turn for more and better options?

Executive suites allow companies expand into pre-designed spaces that meet their needs. An executive suite rental is a short-term, pay-as-you-go system that offers furnished offices, meeting rooms, and work spaces for growing businesses. This is especially a great option for new businesses that are just starting out because all services are provided for you at a flat rate. Instead of pouring a large amount of money and time into a commercial lease, office design strategies, and bid haggling on movers and IT staff, a business can simply rent an executive suite at a fixed price and actually focus on what’s important-running the business. Then, when your company does have increased success and needs to expand, it is easy to end the current rental agreement and move into a larger executive suite that better fits your new needs.

And don’t think just because you’ve turned over the office design reins to a commercial property owner that you won’t have a choice when it comes to aesthetics. Continue reading »

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A Checklist to Design a Floor Plan

A floor plan is very important. It will largely determine how your house will turn out. While hiring an architect is required in some states prior to the construction of a house, you may still want try to design a house floor plan yourself. You will find lots of software programs on the market that can help you with designing a plan layout. Once you have finished your design, you can seek the services of an architect or building designer to help you improve on the beginning stages of your concept.

First and foremost, you should first consider how big your house is going to be. Determine what square footage you plan to max out at. Big houses used to be trendy; but ever since Sarah Susanka started a trend with small houses, homeowners are now choosing smaller houses over big ones. The key is maximizing the available space within your set amount of total square feet. Even if your house is small, you can still make it comfortable and cozy. You just have plan traffic flow and know about correct furniture placement. Position your things in a way that they do not hog space.

Next, you should consider your geographic location. A busy street or the size of your lot may put limitations to your options. Nevertheless, you should also consider any features that you would be able to take advantage of such as trees. Continue reading »

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