Interior design is important for any space. An interior design that considers adequate space planning and branding standards is pivotal to satisfy both employees and customers. Every space is different, business owners can’t be expected to understand the ins and outs of design.
That’s where Tran + Thomas Design Studio comes in. Professional designers know how to create a welcoming atmosphere that reflects not just the business’s brand but also its customers’ expectations. They make it their business to study design trends across industries and collaborate with business owners, architects, and others to create well-planned, polished spaces.
Every Space Is Unique
Every commercial space is different, which is why it’s so important to work with an experienced design team that understands the full range of commercial interior design principles. These principles can then be applied to each space to create unique effects. Business owners need to find experts who have studied and currently practice commercial interior design.
Why Design Matters
Interior design for commercial spaces is very different from designing residential spaces. Good designers have many of the same skills, such as space management, creative thinking, and the ability to plan and execute complex ideas. However, commercial designers must consider factors that don’t generally come into play in residential spaces, such as branding and how to blend different areas of large spaces to create visually compelling designs. In addition, contract furniture and finishes have their own codes and are very different from residential.
Tran + Thomas Designers are licensed professionals, know Life Safety and building codes that affect the interior, have a deep understanding of construction means and methods, and know how to read complex floor plans. Trusted designers also have:
- Knowledge of software and ability to build a full set of construction documents for the architect and builder using ACAD and/or Revit
- Provide assistance through the construction process by providing construction administration services to the client, architect and contractor
- Understand how the other trades, such as MEP and Structural affect the construction and design
- How to communicate design intent
Well-designed commercial interiors aren’t always showy. Visitors don’t necessarily notice the effects that a stellar interior design has on their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Again, though, every situation is different. The aesthetic goals of a corporate office will be very different from those of a popular local restaurant. That’s why the experts offering design services take the time to get to know each business and its target audience before moving into more active stages of the design process.
Key Factors to Consider
A well-designed commercial interior helps to define the business. In offices, it can change how employees, clients, and partners interact. In stores, it can attract and retain customers. No matter what kind of space a design studio is working on, some key factors must be considered to achieve the best results.
The Versatility of Structural Elements
The structural elements of commercial spaces need to be versatile enough that they can be changed easily to reflect different business goals or keep up with the latest trends. What that means is furniture, equipment, and decorative items should be easy to move or replaced to customize the space as needed. Office interiors, for example, often feature movable elements that allow for different configurations depending on the team’s current needs. The same principle can be applied to nearly any commercial interior, from restaurant seating to retail store fixtures.
These days, technology plays an important part in most business models. Good interior design involves accounting for current and future technologies to ensure that they will be easy to use. In all cases, the function of spaces must be balanced carefully against aesthetics so that technological systems can be implemented seamlessly and subtly. Planning for digital control systems is also a must.
Choose the Right Aesthetic Elements
Choosing the right interior design products is integral to supporting a company’s branding efforts. For tech companies with younger audiences, that often means adopting a clean, modernist vibe. For established luxury brands that target older consumers, the right aesthetic elements could be those that evoke a sense of elegance and timelessness. No matter which direction designers wind up going in, aesthetic renovations should always respect the basic branding parameters.
Experienced business owners know how important it is to minimize liability risks by ensuring that their spaces prioritize employee and guest safety. There is never a good reason to incorporate design elements that could place customers or workers at risk, nor is there ever a justification for ignoring municipal regulations.
Work With Professionals
The only way to get professional results when it comes to interior design is to work with industry experts. Here at Tran + Thomas Design Studio, we’re committed to getting to know each of our clients so that we can provide the perfect solutions to their practical and aesthetic needs. We have worked on spaces as diverse as sports arenas, retail stores, and educational facilities. We have a deep understanding of what it takes to meet different clients’ expectations. Call (913) 268-9595 to schedule a consultation today!
About Tran + Thomas
Built on the foundation of a 30-year, family-owned Interior Design business, Jill Tran and Carmen Thomas opened Tran + Thomas Design Studio in 2011 bringing a combined 36 years of experience to their projects. They work on both residential and commercial projects across several styles. Interested in their services? Call (913) 268-9595 or schedule a consultation below.