Designing Beautiful Office Spaces in a Comeback Economy
You’ve heard it before, “Why should we spend money to redo our outdated office, it still functions just fine!”… is that really true?
In the last few years, it’s been tough enough for small businesses to survive and those who have, had to work hard to set themselves apart from the rest of the competition.
Sure, the most important thing is the product and service the business provides, but having a renewed, inviting space in which to do business is a breath of fresh air for customer and worker alike.
1 & 2. Before: A busy physician’s office. While adequate in seating needs, it is greatly lacking in patient comfort and visual appeal.
3 & 4. After: Artwork, defined seating areas and the addition of upholstered pieces enhance the consumer experience.
The trick is to plan, plan, plan, before starting any renovations. Much of the work needs to be done at night and on weekends when the business is closed, which can increase labor costs if not accounted for in the building proposal. Delay beginning work or installation until everything has arrived so that the project can be completed in as little time as possible.
A Few Keys Things to Remember:
- Durable flooring that can withstand heavy traffic
- Commercial grade fabrics that will wear well and minimize staining
- Flexible carpeted areas such as FLOR carpet squares, can be removed and cleaned or exchanged if soiled
- Customer friendly options like Wi-Fi access and coffee stations are much appreciated
5 & 6. Before: This is a small waiting area in a healthcare related office.
7 & 8. After: Warm colors, updated furnishings, window treatments and artwork enhance this space with minimal investment.
Even in a tough economy, changes in public interior spaces can make a huge impact on your business. At Nandina Home & Design, we’d love to help you boost your bottom line and have happy, comfortable customers as well.