Friday, August 8, 2014
Designing commercial property is a lot different from creating an interior design for residential property. The design used for commercial property must adhere to specific guidelines that meet your needs based on the type of business you have. Even though each type of property has different designs, there are a few rules that apply to all commercial property.
For example, you want your design to be fully functional, so it must include everything you need to conduct business in an organized and productive manner. You’ll also need enough space to accommodate your employees and all of the necessary equipment.
Below are three more things to consider when designing commercial property to ensure you get the most from your design.
Sustainability is the word used to describe creating structures that meet current needs while making sure future generations can do the same. Most modern structures are designed with sustainability in mind to help ensure future generations can live with the same conveniences we’ve grown to expect and depend on. Some ways to achieve a sustainable design is to install energy efficient equipment and lighting throughout the structure and to use recyclable or renewable materials in the design.
Reducing the carbon footprint your company leaves behind is something every business should strive for when designing structures for commercial use. You have a chance to make a difference and you’ll be rewarded for your efforts in several ways. For example, you’ll reduce overhead costs and gain loyal customers who look for businesses that care about the future of the planet. Our experts here at J. Design Group will help you create a sustainable structure that serves your needs perfectly.
When working with a corporate interior design, safety is an issue that you need to address right from the start. The safety of your employees and visitors is always your number one concern and there are many issues to address from choosing fire-resistant materials to putting up security cameras. When creating your design, keep safety in mind. Give us a call today to talk about how we can help you create a design that maximizes safety.
Another major area that you need to consider is whether the design is cost-effective or not. The best way to make sure this happens is to plan for the future now. You obviously cannot predict what will happen with your company in 5 or 10 years but you can look at your past to get an idea of what the future holds.
Ask yourself these questions. How fast is your company growing? How big do you expect to be in ten years based on current and past sales? Will you need to hire more employees in the near future? How much merchandise or equipment is needed to run your business efficiently? The answers to these questions will help you create a design that will allow your company to grow and that is a cost-effective design.
By considering and implementing these three things into your commercial interior design, you can create a structure that will serve your purpose for many years.