Your Worst Nightmare About Dental Office Design Come to Life

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Jun 20, 2018 10:30:00 AM

For many, (around ten percent of the population) the thought of going to any dental office is a terrifying one. Indeed, dental phobia is real, and medical professionals in the dentistry field need to recognize this if they’re going to overcome stereotypes and negative connotations. The good news is, the way your practice is laid out and organized can have an alleviating effect on nervous patients. Conversely though, a poor dental office design could compound your patients’ fears, and irritate your other visitors as well. On that note, today we’re going to examine the worst case scenario in dental office design. Here’s a few nightmarish design elements to avoid like the plague at your office:

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Topics: Dental Office Renovation

Lunchroom Renovations: 3 Solutions to Common Design Problems

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Jun 19, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Let no one ever underestimate the power a good meal has to restore and invigorate a stressed-out employee. Indeed, whether we realize it or not, the way we choose to take our meals can have a big effect on our health, mood, and productivity. Given those facts, it’s easy to see why many forward-thinking companies take their lunchroom renovations seriously. Wondering what you can do to give your cafeteria or lunchroom an update? Here are three design ideas to help you get started tackling common business lunchroom issues:

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Topics: Office Renovation

How Building Information Modeling Can Transform a Design Project

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Jun 18, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Many times in business and in life, the process is just as important as the end result: the destination as vital as the journey; the effort as integral as the outcome. If you’re a believer in doing things the right way, then know that office design projects are no exception to that rule. And with Building Information Modeling (BIM), businesses of all sizes can now renovate and redesign their offices with greater confidence, time-efficiency, and cost-savings opportunities than ever before. Don’t know how building information modeling works? Then don’t worry –– we’ll explain everything you need to know here:

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Topics: office design practices

5 Signs Your Business Needs Commercial Building Facade Renovations

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Jun 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM

You don’t have to be a linguist to figure out that the word “facade” derives from the French word for “face.” This is hardly breaking news. Nevertheless, plenty of businesses do neglect the literal “face” they present to the outside world –– their building’s facade. An uninspiring facade will not only affect companies that rely on foot-traffic to survive, but B2B and client-based businesses may also suffer due to a poor exterior appearance. Indeed, you could be losing money as a result of improper facade maintenance! So don’t put it off any longer –– here are five signs your company needs commercial building facade renovations ASAP:

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Topics: facade renovations

Commercial Office Design for Millennials: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Jun 13, 2018 10:30:00 AM

The times, they are indeed changing. According to a study from the Pew Research Center, Millennials are already the largest generation in the American workforce. And that number is going to rise in the near future. As such, businesses across all industries need to adapt in a number of ways to accommodate this new wave of professionals. In particular, companies should reconsider their office design in relation to Millennial workers. Reconfiguring your commercial office design for Millennials might sound like a drastic step, but in reality it isn’t; it’s merely a natural progression. Still, in order to help your business make this transition as smoothly as possible, here are three things to look out for when renovating your office for the next generation:

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Topics: office design practices

5 Break Room Renovations that Will Wow Your Employees

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Jun 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Who says work can’t be fun? Progressive businesses have realized over the past few years that the way their employees think about their workspaces –– and their jobs –– varies greatly from professionals in the past. As such, a modern office needs to provide more than just functional solutions; indeed, the best companies to work for tend to offer their employees a workspace where they can explore their creative impulses, collaborate with others, and –– of course –– unwind. The break room is no longer a luxury for companies that want to attract, and hold onto, top talent in their field. With that in mind, today we’re going to examine five innovative (and cost-effective!) break room renovations that your employees will love:

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Topics: office design practices

4 Tips for Creating a Modern Chiropractic Office Design

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Jun 5, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Professionals in the medical field often face an uphill battle when designing their workspace. That’s because unlike other businesses that can focus solely on creating offices that maximize productivity, medical facilities need to take more factors into account. For one, medical offices need to accommodate any number of patients, as well as other visitors to the facility. Additionally, medical facilities have to provide an intuitive layout and boast certain creature comforts that have become the norm in our modern society. And of course, good medical office design should boost employee engagement and productivity levels. In short, it takes a lot of planning, foresight, and experience to strike the right balance in a medical workspace renovation. Today then, we’re going to take a look at a specific facet of the medical field, and focus on chiropractic office design. Here are four tips to help any chiropractor (or any medical pro) get started on their office redesign:

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Topics: office design practices

Repurposed Office Design: How to Make an Old Workspace Vibrant

Posted by Dan Johnstone on May 15, 2018 10:30:00 AM

It’s natural that most business owners would have a vision in mind when they picture their ideal workspace. After all, part of the fun of owning a small business is dreaming about the possibilities of growth, expansion, and improvement. However, there’s often quite the disparity between how people would like their offices to look, and how they actually are. Indeed, more and more companies are having to make do with offices and workspaces that weren’t designed for their needs. In fact, some businesses occupy buildings that weren’t even meant for their line of work. With that in mind, today we’re going to examine several repurposed office design best practices, and show you how you can make any office environment feel like a thriving workspace.

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Topics: Office Design

3 High Tech Office Design Ideas for Progressive Businesses

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on May 4, 2018 10:30:00 AM

The most innovative work spaces are often expressions of the forward-thinking companies behind them. After all, successful entrepreneurs recognize the value of a cutting-edge office, and will take measures to equip their team with everything they need to gain an advantage over the competition. The problem many companies face when dealing with office renovation however, is they don’t know where to start. Indeed, it can be a daunting task to try and completely reimagine a workspace from scratch. So in order to provide a solid blueprint for all business owners to follow, here are three high tech office design ideas for workplaces of all sizes.

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Topics: Office Design

5 Open Office Design Ideas for Every Industry

Posted by Dan Johnstone on Apr 23, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Some companies never consider the possibility of an open office design because they feel it wouldn’t suit their business. Professionals in certain industries have ignored this potentially beneficial office upgrade, in large part because it’s considered “untraditional,” or they fear the shake-up would cause more harm than good. The truth is though, open office design can work for just about every business –– in every industry. And while we can’t cover every single profession in this blog post, today we’ll highlight five open office design ideas that can improve any workspace:

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Topics: Open Offices