Dream Offices

What does it take to turn a drab workplace into a perfect environment? A little cash and a lot of creativity

An office is more than a place to house employees. These days, it's a place to seek the inspiration of an urban skyline or a peaceful sunset. Not to mention a place to shoot a few hoops, play some ping-pong, take a nap, sip an espresso--or build a little buzz. n Today's small companies seek an environment that quickly communicates an image of success and creativity, one that wows potential clients, reassures investors, attracts hard-to-find recruits, and helps employees forget how hard they're working. Achieving all that can mean going to extraordinary lengths.

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