In the entryway, a pile of mail sits unopened. The kids’ clothes are strewn across the floor of their bedrooms. A basket of laundry awaits folding in the living room. From the kitchen, the dishwasher beeps incessantly. How are you supposed to get any work done surrounded by all these undone chores?
Coffee shops are great, but in our friendly community, you’re bound to run into so many people you know sipping their lattes, it could be hours before you find enough peace and quiet to finish a project or even make it through your inbox.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go far to find a co-working space that suits your style. With complimentary coffee, fast, free WIFI and your choice of private offices or comfy couches, once you settle in, you’ll never want to go home again.
Hyperlocal Shared Space
Conveniently located and generously donated by Chroma Realty, Co-Work Lamorinda has modern, tidy desks with task lamps, cheerful, inspiring artwork and meeting rooms available upon request. The cozy lounge area is just like home without the distractions and the coffee and snacks are free.
Owner, Kristina McCann, “donates it to the community as a joint effort to provide selfless service and as a fresh take on what it means for a Realtor to ‘support the community’. Get in touch for an invitation...there are no strings attached and 24 hour access - so, even those with funky business hours, small budgets, kids at home or just wanting to telecommute a few days a week have options besides crowded, loud and expensive coffee shops. Free. Absolutely free.
Get a membership, reserve a meeting room or book an event space at Victory Workspace in Walnut Creek. In the heart of downtown, Victory has a range of options for people looking to get things done.
Whether you work best at a collaborative table or in quiet, private office they’ve got the right spot for you. With fast, free WIFI, networked printers, scanners and copiers, free flowing coffee and abundant snacks, you’ll never work from home again.
Close to the to the Walnut Creek BART station, Office Evolution offers a staffed reception. Their fully furnished offices, conference rooms, shared workspaces and telephone answering service are membership based. Check their website to find the best level for you. Pacific Workspace, situated in a ten-story building, can help you rise above the fray. In addition to open workspaces and meeting rooms, Pacific’s clients can avail themselves of reception services, administrative support and video conferencing.
When traveling, members can use their sister company’s CloudTouchdown passes to pop into any of the 700 locations within the network. Day passes, good from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. are also available. Regus, a national co-working chain with over a thousand locations, has two options for office space in Walnut Creek, both with outdoor areas and secure underground parking.
Book for a day or a month.
Visit their website to arrange an appointment for a tour. Need a personal business concierge or on-demand administrative services? Who doesn’t? Intelligent Office can hook you up. Hourly rentals, cubicles and large and small conference rooms are also available.
On the Other Side of the Hill
Looking for something a little different? Just a short drive through the tunnel will bring you to The Workshop in Emeryville. Full-time membership gives you access to a desk, lamp and chair, as well as a mailing address, storage and 8 hours of flexible conference room time.
Fun events and wine tastings also included. For options other than full-time, check out their website. If you’re looking to entertain clients, or even friends over the weekend, rent their 3,600 foot venue for an afternoon. You can bring your bike to Temescal Works.
A few blocks from the MacArthur BART station, their co-working space has sound-mitigating phone booths for private calls and videoconferencing, in addition to mail service, locally roasted coffee, meeting rooms and a variety of membership options for office and desk use. Schedule a tour Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Time to get to work!