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How Much Office Space Do You Need?

Business Resources

September 14, 2020

If you are looking to lease new office space for the first time, or make a change from your current space, you may be wondering how much office space you need. Here are our best tips for calculating your office space and other things you should look for when choosing your perfect location.

What Areas Do You Want In Your Office? 

First thing’s first, you need to ask yourself what you want. If you are unhappy in your current space, whether that be a home office or building, what is it that you are missing? Things like access to a freeway, an available conference room, great lunch spots, and A/V features are essential factors. So, grab a sheet of paper and write down your wish list, then we can start to calculate the space you need.

How Much Office Space Do You Need? 

How much space you need per employee depends on your unique business needs. According to, you should plan for between 125-225 square feet per person of office space. This varies, of course. Some businesses don’t need much space for storage, and allow for shared workspaces, making the area required reasonably small. Others need lots of storage and room to spread out. But, a good rule of thumb is to look for 125+ per person.

If you have multiple desks in a space, be sure to include three feet for a walkway and plan for enough space that your employee can comfortably get to their desk without stumbling upon one another. It is crucial to think about access to the exit door, comfortability, and utilizing the space in the best possible way.

Amenities To Make Your Day Brighter

The office space is essential, that’s true. But, it is also important that you have access to all of the amenities you need or want. At The Centre Escondido, we have tons of amenities to make your day brighter. Our virtual golf simulator gives you a perfect chance to get away from your desk and have quality time with your team or clients.

You can also enjoy the Lexus Lounge or library (equipped with massage chairs) if you want to sneak away and relax on your break. Check your desired office rental to see if there are any areas where you can lounge and relax. We know that if you are well-rested, you will be able to go through your workday with even more energy. Learn more about our available office spaces here

Access To More Meeting Spaces When Needed

For small businesses or individuals, having enough space for a boardroom and breakout space within your suite might end up costing more than it is useful. Consider looking for a unit within a building that has additional rooms for rent when needed. Not only is this a cost-saving option, but often these rooms are already equipped with state-of-the-art features like drop-down screens, bose speakers, and ergonomic chairs. Plus, since these rooms host many different meetings and events, you will be able to change the room around to fit your needs. You can rent our extra board rooms and event spaces to host a quarterly meeting, holiday party, culture training in Escondido, happy hour, a marketing presentation, etc. 

If you would like to be a part of our business family, contact us. We have office spaces available for you to rent, and tons of ways to enjoy foot traffic and other advertising opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you soon.