Small Office Floor Plan Examples

Small office floor plans are generally used by companies and businesses with ten employees or fewer. One example - a small firm of professionals who consult with local clients, such as accountants, real estate agents, and lawyers. As such, this small office layout usually includes individual work areas with desks and one or more rooms in which to meet with clients. Another typical use for this size office space is a small medical practice, which may have a reception area and several patient/exam rooms. For home office floor plans, check out our home office floor plan examples.

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Small Office Floor Plan Size

The typical size range is 1000 square feet (100 m2) and less for a small office floor plan. One way to get a rough estimate of your best floor plan size range is to multiply the number of workers by a particular space allocation. The allocation per person for an office layout should be about 100 sq ft (about 10 m2).

Small Space, Big Functionality

With a small space, every bit of floor plan matters. So, it’s essential to consider the key functions and needs for your particular small office layout. Some ideas to consider:

  • Does your business work best with an open office style, individual closed offices, or a combination?
  • Can some workspaces or offices be shared due to flexible work schedules?
  • Make sure each work area will be super-efficient, space-wise. For example, choose double-duty desks that include filing and office supply storage. Share one printer among multiple employees. Cut the cord clutter by using WIFI and Bluetooth as much as possible.
  • Many small office layouts include a conference room. A 100 ft square (about 10 m2) room should comfortably seat up to 4 people. Will that be enough for most needs?
  • If clients come to your office, how will they navigate the space? Do you need a small entry area, perhaps with seating? What path will you take when walking clients to the conference room or a patient office?
  • Do you need a small break area or mini-kitchen? Workers will appreciate a small coffee or tea bar and a mini-fridge to store snacks or lunch.
  • Is there a shared restroom as part of a larger building? This is often the case with small office floor plans. If not, you may want to include at least one small gender-neutral bathroom.
  • How much space do you need to allocate for storage beyond what each employee will store at their work area?

Creating a detailed list of the functions you want to accomplish is an important step. You’ll have a thorough checklist of rooms and areas that are musts for your particular business - super helpful while browsing or creating floor plans.

Plan for Growth

While you are a small business today, where will you be in 5 years? As you plan the layout, make sure you think about the projected growth rate of the company. For example, if you’ll be adding employees over the next few years, where will they sit? With more employees, will you also need additional meeting space or other key rooms?

Are you ready to develop or update your small office floor plan layout? With some upfront planning and research, you can create a pleasant small office workplace that maximizes productivity, creativity, and employee satisfaction. Browse our small office floor plan examples.


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