December 31, 2021
By Workspace Resource
It’s been two years since the covid started and it has completely disrupted and revolutionized how we think about offices and working spaces.
As we have seen in the past two years, the monotonous, old-fashioned offices were perhaps not that important. We could all work in PJ’s from the comfort of our homes.
But there is still a need for the offices because, let’s be honest, working from home can stink.
Everything is messy and out of place (I hope you never see the space around me as I’m writing this). This has certainly taken a toll on our productivity, and what’s worse is that we can no longer keep our personal and professional lives separate.
We need an alternative–something in between the office and home. Something fun and friendly like home but organized like an office. You know the word… Co-working.
Co-working isn’t a new thing, though. The concept was first introduced around 1995, and now, two decades later, it has changed how we think about working spaces.
Co-working spaces are in vogue lately for all the right reasons. Their culture and atmosphere increase work satisfaction and productivity. In fact, a study by Harvard Business Review shows that people in co-working spaces show higher levels of thriving.
So, to make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of some of Houston’s coolest co-working spaces. They allow you to break from the bland, robot-like environment of the old-school offices without compromising your productivity.
These shared working spaces are exquisitely designed to provide the best work/play experience. All the places mentioned offer excellent service to their members and have received tons of positive feedback.
Here are the 7 most chic co-working office spaces in Houston.
WeWork is a global name and holds a special place in Houston’s co-working space scene. With four different locations, each having unique features and amenities, WeWork serves anyone and everyone.
WeWork offers a complete co-working experience. It caters to everyone’s needs by offering private offices, small studios, and enterprise office spaces.
The workspace is fully optimized to keep a healthy atmosphere for its members. The improved HVAC protocols keep the fresh air flowing into the building. Proper sanitizing equipment, such as hands-free dispensers, is installed, and intensive cleanings are in place. The seats in the meeting rooms and shared spaces are adjusted to ensure personal space.
Except for the Woodlands, all other locations have a dedicated, private, and lockable mother’s room. So, if you have a precious darling you can’t leave alone, this could be the best co-working option for you in Houston.
The price of renting offices is not fixed. It varies based on the sizing and layout per location. You can contact their staff for further detail.
WorkLodge is a coworking space company operating in Houston for about seven years. They have two locations — Vintage Park, which covers the Spring, Cypress, Tomball & Magnolia areas, and Woodlands, which covers The Woodlands, Conroe, Willis & Magnolia.
WorkLodge offers artsy, sleek, and modern private and shared working space. Amenities at both locations include complete mail handling, lightning-fast internet, and unlimited coffee, to mention a few.
The meeting rooms are equipped with enterprise-grade tech such as fiber-based WiFi, and 4K LED displays. Depending on location and how much space you need, they can cost you from $30 to $105 an hour.
Both locations have an impressive common space with a grand patio as well as indoor common areas and break areas. They are designed to make magical interactions happen right within the community.
They have a wide range of plans to care for everyone’s needs. The “Office” plan costs $699/month and is best for small businesses and solopreneurs. The “Coworking” plan is best for freelancers, startups, and remote workers. It costs $300/month. The “Virtual” plan costs $85/month, while the “Enterprise” plan is available upon request.
Phone: (844) 967-5563
Phone: (844) 967-5563
The Local Office is a great place to work. It offers co-working services with a peaceful lounge area, comfortable table space, a kitchen with free tea and coffee.
You can get access Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm (and can bring along your pup), complimentary coffee and snacks in the co-working area, as well as cold drinks!
For a more exclusive experience, you can get a beautifully designed private office to enjoy the perks of co-working while maintaining privacy.
The meeting rooms are sleek and modern, with ergonomic chairs and aesthetic glass doors. The advanced A/V technology combined with a 60-inch smart HDTV/flat-panel display provides a seamless video conference experience.
Local Office takes our “Most Modern Houston Coworking Space” award with its trendy design and beautiful ambient lighting.
You can visit their website for membership details and a virtual tour.
This one has to be Houston’s most unique co-working space. Why? Because it’s not located in some soaring corporate tower, instead, it’s a remodeled house in Midtown.
The premises are gated and offer a great outdoor working experience. You can bring your bike inside and leave it unlocked.
Its bright colors, funky artworks, and delightful interior design make the entire house a work of art in itself. It blends the elements of home and office to make it a dreamy place from a fairy-tale.
Wicowork takes the “Most Aesthetically Pleasing Houston Coworking Space” award.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find their website and pricing details. You can check out their Facebook page or call them for more information.
Industrious Houston is perfect for anyone looking for a modern, hip, Millenial-esque coworking space in Houston. The place is excellently designed to accelerate productivity.
It’s grand and spacious with a beautiful WiFi-enabled patio for a great outdoor working experience. The indoor space is bright with ample natural light.
I don’t know why but the word “industrious” made me picture a claustrophobic, kafkaesque place congested with people, but Industrious Houston was just the opposite.
The space has a calm and relaxed feeling, perhaps due to its sapphire-tinted glass doors (and outdoor greenery). It also looks sleek and “expensive” despite being minimalist. The neighborhood is also great, with gardens, fountains, and lots of greenery.
Industrious Houston definitely takes the title of the “Most Modern Houston Coworking Space.”
Renting a private office costs $585/month while all other plans have varying prices, and you can check the official website for details.
Origin Cowork is located at the corner of N. Post Oak Road and Old Katy Road in Houston, just minutes away from downtown, the Galleria, and the Energy Corridor.
The place is spacious, bright, quiet, homelike, yet professional.
Large conference rooms optimized for social distancing. No stairs or elevators; just walk straight into the building. Plus free parking for members and visitors.
The co-working “Roaming Member” plan allows you to work from their “O” Lounge or “2.0” Lounge featuring the kitchen island, farm tables, armchairs, and couches for $300 a month.
Customizable Private Office Suites are also available for $650-$2500/month with desks, chairs, and a rolling file cabinet. You can decorate your suite however you like and make it your own.
Firmspace is a stylish co-working space at the heart of Uptown Houston’s vibrant urban environment.
The offices are fully furnished with a stand-up desk and provide maximum privacy with thick floor-to-ceiling privacy glass, masked up to 5’9”. The doors are fully secured with cylinder locks, accessed only through your keycard.
The workspace has elegant decor with an eccentric but professional feel to it. Also, the stunning Houston views all around make this place “premium” and certainly make it the “Most Stylish Houston Coworking Space.”
1-person offices start at $749 a month, while the 2-8 person offices start at $1499 a month.
Working from home is great…until it’s not. The best way to stay focused and productive while socializing is to join a co-working space, and Houston has got some of the best ones out there.
Houston’s co-working scene is full of amazing options as we have seen. Now it’s up to you to explore them and see what works for you.
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