Designing a 300sq ft Space

So my buddy just leased a 300sq ft space, and wants to transform it into a nice work space. Here’s a photo of the room, empty.

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I’ve mocked up a concept to help him visualize what you can do with a small room. The space is tight, but I believe you can always create an environment that feels like home.

I felt like it needed a couch and a small entertainment center. Since it’s a startup, I’m assuming the team will be there all hours of the day. The couch could probably be a pull out bed for hackathons.

Without that unexpected design touch, I’m worried that the space will feel like a prison. Heh. Anwyay, I hope my buddy likes it. He’s still digesting the design, but I think there could be elements he could incorporate into the space and work culture.

From the entrance
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Another angle of the entire space
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Lounge area
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Lounge area, looking into the work space.
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Work space. I probably need to add some peds in there so people can put their personal belongings and files somewhere.
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Another angle of the work space. I’m loving the idea of a blue wall, to bring in some of the identity colors into the space. Colors are a good way to interalize a brand. If you look closely, you’ll see a poster of Rocky. Heh. 🙂
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So, I think we could probably build out this space for less than 3-4k if we shop at Ikea and get a couple items from Craigslist.

Ps. I designed and rendered this in less than half a day. Not bad, right?