Types Of Office Spaces

Office spaces come in different sizes, shapes and classes. With so many types of spaces available, it might be difficult to make the perfect choice. Some different types of office spaces are traditional office spaces, creative office spaces, contiguous spaces, coworking spaces, shared office spaces and executive suites. Following is given a brief idea about these spaces.

Traditional Office Spaces

Traditional office space layout is best suited for law firms, hedge funds or we can say businesses offering financial services. The employees are provided with peaceful and private areas so that they can concentrate on their work. Traditional office spaces comprises areas like reception, bullpen, boardroom, and private offices. Traditional office spaces require multi year lease usually 3 to 5+ years.

Creative Office Spaces

A creative office space is any office space that falls outside of the traditional layout. These types of office spaces encourage flexibility, creativity and collaboration. Although these kind of office spaces differ in style, color, themes, layout, decor etc but they share some common traits like

  • Polished concrete or wooden flooring
  • High ceilings
  • Wet pantries
  • Large windows
  • Fewer walls
  • Upgraded Lighting

These are just the few features that creative office spaces usually have in common. Some other creative office design features include open kitchen, exposed ceiling, moveable walls that can be extracted or contracted, sound proof room, private offices and much more.

Contiguous Office Spaces

Contiguous office spaces are those office spaces which consist of multiple suites in the same floor of a building rented out to a single tenant or a block of space that is spread over adjoining floors of the same building. These types of office spaces are usually leased by large businesses that require multiple workplaces for different units of their business but want them to be situated in the same building.

Coworking Spaces

Coworking is a space where different people work together either on same projects or on different projects. Coworking spaces are different from traditional office spaces. Coworking spaces are effective for small organizations that range from one to several employees, startups, freelancers and also serve a purpose for larger organizations looking to innovate.  Coworking has many benefits like there are flexible cost, plan and space options, 24/7 access, increase in productivity and creativity of workers, expansion in professional network as you get to interact with people from various professional backgrounds, basic amenities and services like complimentary beverages, snacks, high speed internet, power backup, housekeeping services, printing and scanning services and much more. 

Executive Suites

Executive suites are private office spaces that are fully serviced and furnished along with shared amenities such as lobbies, break rooms, conference rooms and reception area. You can lease the executive suites  on a monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, or yearly basis according to your convenience. 


What are different types of office options?

The different office options are coworking desk, private office, virtual office, enterprise suite.

What are different types of office properties?

Office properties are divided into three categories

  • Class A
  • Class B
  • Class C

What is the difference between rent and lease?

The main difference between rent and lease is their duration. A rental agreement tends to cover a short term period usually 30 days while a lease contract is applied to longer periods.

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