5 commercial fit out Dos and DON’Ts
When it comes to commercial interiors, the better the design, the more successful your business will be. Customers are likely to spend more time and therefore money inside a comfortable shop or restaurant that has been well designed and installed. Poor design choices can have a really negative effect on your business but can be easily avoided by good planning and partnership with professional design and fit out contractors
Investing in good commercial fit out companies will guarantee you the best results in bringing your space to life. Ensuring that you not only get a high quality space that looks great, but also providing practical solutions that are designed to last and save you money.
DO maximise your space
Of course any business owner’s dream is to have as many customers as possible, but it’s important to find a balance between creating revenue and maintaining a pleasant environment for both customers and employees. Take the time to assess your current working environment to see whether your team and your customers are able to move around comfortably.
Don’t forget about the environment
Any commercial, residential or professional space that takes advantage of energy saving technology will be healthier and even save money in the long run. Consider tearing down interior walls or increasing window sizes to replace high cost artificial lighting with mood boosting natural light from outside. Electric heating (another environmentally friendly option) is easy to install and requires little to no ongoing maintenance. Modern systems do not require fossil fuels, do not produce carbon dioxide and even boast 100% energy efficiency.
Do make sure the design reflects your brand
The design of your commercial space should be an extension of your website and other advising materials and reflect the vision and mottos of your brand itself. Existing customers should be able to recognise your business immediately and know what to expect when they enter the space. When it comes to new customers, first impressions count. The exterior of your business should compliment and be consistent with the design of the interior.
Colour is another factor you should take into account when considering your brand’s identity. Studies have shown that certain colours can have different effects on the mind and evoke different emotions and feelings. Blue for example, is thought to make people feel calm, bright. Contrasting colour combinations are also popular as they tend to draw the customer’s eye. When planning your fit out , make sure the colour palette and overall design is sending the right message.
Don’t underestimate the power of natural lighting
Natural lighting should never be overlooked. Nowadays people spend the majority of their time indoors but we still prefer natural over artificial lighting. Natural light from outside will make it easier for your employees to perform tasks and lack of it can negatively impact both productivity, mood and even cause headaches and fatigue.
Do choose efficient electrical and mechanical solutions
Any commercial refurbishment is likely to be a relatively big investment and as a business you’ll always be looking for ways to keep your costs down without sacrificing quality. Rather than choosing cheap systems, opt for those with higher efficiency and save money over time.
Be sure to research various commercial fit out companies in advance and choose an experienced firm that able to recommend and install the best systems which will save you and your business energy, time and money.
Mobius Works is an experienced and trusted integrated service company that provides innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and luxury residential sectors. Our attention to detail and professionalism has already helped many projects realise their full potential. One of our recent projects includes being appointed as lead contractor to design and install electrical and mechanical elements of Bristol’s Wapping Wharf development. The city’s iconic floating harbour is now home to a host of independent bars, restaurants, cafes and retailers made entirely of converted shipping containers. You can read the case study here. It’s well worth a visit! If you are considering undergoing a retail fit out or restaurant fit out and are overwhelmed by the many fit out contractors out there, why not get in touch to learn more about how we can bring your space to life.