We have now officially been in our new office just over a week! There are still a few pieces of furniture that we’re waiting on (i.e. we’re using temporary desks until a custom 15ft community desk is finished). One thing we wanted to create was a space that was comfortable and inviting to our employees. We’re all accustomed to working from home, which is hard to beat on a convenience and comfort level, so we decided to bring some of the elements of home into our office.
No one wants to work on an empty stomach, so we put in a full kitchen that’s stocked with food, snacks, drinks… and of course, caffeine. Being able to walk a few feet and grab lunch for free is a nice perk when you’re in the zone.
We also wanted a media / gaming room with a comfy lounging area. Get your frag on with some MW3 or catch up on the Family Guy episode you missed last night with Hulu.
We also have a washer and dryer on site so the team can do laundry. Some day we hope to provide pick-up laundry service as a perk since no one likes doing laundry, and this is how my floor looks right now.
The bar was set high for us to create a comfortable office, especially when you’re used to working from home, but I think we did pretty well. Employees still have the option to work from home, but this way the comfort level is the same when you do come into the office.