What about your office?

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ochosdaddy, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. ochosdaddy

    ochosdaddy LawnSite Member
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    I'm set to frame in a new office inside our shop over this winter. Right now I'm considering around 500-600SF with a couple separate small offices inside this. I've been toying around with layouts, but seems I'm a much better landscape designer than I am architect. I searched this forum for threads on offices and nothing shows up. I just need ideas. Functionality is key. Feel free to post a picture of your office......and I don't care how messy or clean it is.
     
  2. j-ville native

    j-ville native LawnSite Senior Member
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    my office consists of a cell phone, a composition notebook, a pen, and my mom's computer
     
  3. J.Z.Smith Landscaping

    J.Z.Smith Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I couldn't seem to upload all the pictures only certain ones but it kind of gives you an idea. This is our current office "cough" storage closet " cough" haha its maybe 144 sq feet. Were starting to out grow it. For right now its very functional. It only needs to get us to the winter. Then were moving into a bigger building and a new office.

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  4. ochosdaddy

    ochosdaddy LawnSite Member
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    Hey, I have that same lamp....

    I envision at a minimum of two offices inside, maybe 8x10', but I dunno if I ought to plan for larger. The rest of the office, err addition, would include a break room, area for design work, and work areas for foreman. All this to fit in 500-600SF. I plan to use a ductless heat pump/ AC unit for climate control. I just don't know if I'm being realistic or not.
     
  5. ochosdaddy

    ochosdaddy LawnSite Member
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    Here's what I have now. The picture is a couple years old, but nothing has really changed. It's nothing more than a room in my house. I'm tried of having an office here. The 8x10' idea would be smaller than my current office.

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  6. RLS24

    RLS24 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just redecorated....its much more comfortable now.....
     
  7. J.Z.Smith Landscaping

    J.Z.Smith Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I don't know. How much space do you have to work with? Seems like it might be cramped? I need to start thinking about it too. How big is your company?
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  8. ochosdaddy

    ochosdaddy LawnSite Member
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    The shop itself is 5000SF. So room for the office is of no concern. Could even go two story if wanted, not that I want to. Right now I'm just scraping by with what I have, next year there will be big changes. Talking two mowing crews, two install crews, one chemical/maintenance and so on. I'm going to attempt to get away from doing any of the labor myself and work on sales. Most of the reason why I need to get out of the house and into something separately.
     
  9. J.Z.Smith Landscaping

    J.Z.Smith Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    I hear ya I'm in the same boat. I was toying with doing an upstairs office. I'm just really not sure how its going to go together. I thought about a break room for the guys but the reality is... why should they be in a break room? haha they shouldn't even be in the shop for more then an total of an hour a day (max) any ways. it just seems like a waste. Who works in the office with you normally? oh and I will never connect the bathroom to the office ever again. haha
     
  10. ochosdaddy

    ochosdaddy LawnSite Member
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    Settled on a layout. Outside dimensions will run 20'x28'. Basic floor plan with two 10x12' offices and the rest being one large open area. I figure no need to break up a large around with walls to create crammed quarters.

    Bought the wood and drywall yesterday and saved 11% in the form of a rebate from Menards. I'm thinking I should buy the insulation and miscellaneous goods and save even further. :dancing::dancing::dancing:
     

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