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?

5 thoughts on “Designing a 300sq ft Space

    • thanks man! we’ll have to design your space soon. 🙂 i think we can do something really sweet… get some turn tables, high quality monitor speakers, etc. like a mini studio inside your office!

    • thanks! the 3d rendering is fairly accurate. we dropped some tape on the ground to see how it laid out, and it fits surprisingly well. we stopped by ikea and picked up about 90% of the stuff we wanted for about $1300. It’s cool we still have a little budget to play with.

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