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6 Reasons Why An Interior Designer is Critical To The Success of Your Commercial Building

Reinhart Working With Interior Designer

The words ‘interior design” may conjure up images of floral wallpaper patterns and designer furniture. What relationship do these things have to a steel building?  None. That said, an interior designer is critical to a successful project, which is precisely why we have worked closely with several professionals over the years.

Reasoning for this includes:

A Shift in Expectations

In the 1950s, people were happy to work out of their garage with nothing more than the bare necessities like tools and a roof over their head. Expectations have evolved. Employees both expect and work much better in a clean, separate office and an aesthetically appealing workshop, resulting in a happier, more productive staff.

The Before and After Difference

Clients often say they are not happy with the appearance of their current space.  When we show them some of our buildings where interior designers have worked their magic, before entering the building we say:

“Remember, this building is made with the same materials as used on the inside of your building.”

Their reaction is all the confirmation we need to support our theory regarding “interior design”.

Savings in Materials Costs

Interior designers are always on the lookout for new, interesting and cost effective materials.

When the Time Comes to Lease Your Property

If and when the time comes to move from your building, you will have to sublease or sell.  If you are unable to do so for whatever reason, it could end up costing you dearly when paying unnecessary rent or mortgage payments for a building you no longer fit.

How much easier would it be to sublease or sell a building offering potential tenants the ‘wow factor’ from the moment they walk through the doors? How much easier would it be, should you  want to find someone to take that space?

Making Sure You Get What You Sign up For

While it’s true interior designers are creative people, a good one will see the clients vision and implement what is requested without indulging unnecessarily in their own creative whims.

The result will ensure the finished product is your vision, that it works to suit your needs and that nothing is lost in miscommunication.

Maximizing The Use of Space

A professional interior designer will work closely with the architect to ensure no square meter is wasted. While the use of space is primarily the concern of the architect, the interior designer is the other side of the same coin and strong communication between the two will result in a more efficient and effective use of space.

In summary, having someone who is skilled at interpreting the vision of the client, and creating an effective industrial environment will make a world of difference to the end result.

Reinhart 4 step building process

The Reinhart Group’s 4 Step Building Process

During construction, one little mistake could halt an entire project. Each and every single step must be thoroughly planned, examined, and executed.

We plan each project using our 4-step method. When a client inquires about leasing a long-term building, we guide them through each step starting with an initial consult.

Step 1: Initial Consult

Planning a large building project is a daunting task but by breaking it down into actionable pieces, we are able to minimize risk and help avoid mistakes in the building process.

This is started with a checklist, covering off details of the build. Many clients discover that undertaking a development project is a complicated process with more options involved than they realized, so we simplify it by breaking it down into categories.

We listen. Each client’s issues, concerns, and needs are different, so we narrow it down to specifics. We also encourage the client to think forward and consider upcoming costs rather than just present needs. We try to be as upfront and realistic as possible to ensure our clients always consider the big picture.

We take industry sector into consideration, figuring out the best building layout for day to day effective operations.The better the building layout, the more efficient the business runs while ensuring employees enjoy their work environment.

Step 2: Inspection

With a clear vision of our client’s needs, we inspect their existing property which can be done physically or remotely. We gather technical details including the weight of materials handled, and type of gravel be used for current and expansion requirements. When expansion happens, we must ensure there is adequate room for this to happen.

Step 3: Compliance

There are a multitude of codes and details to be addressed when planning a build. When we have accurate details about a property and know the purpose of the building, we determine the unique permits, codes, and requirements for each individual project.

It is time to move on to the next step…

Step 4: Design

It has been proven that the interior design of a building has a huge impact on company employees as well as clients.  Thus, we make it mandatory for clients to hire an interior designer, or use one of our recommended designers. An experienced interior designer brings value to the table by taking the same materials you or I might choose and adding in a mix of color to produce the “Wow!” factor.

Attention To Detail

There can never be too many details. The more detail you gather during the planning stages, the fewer mistakes you will make during the actual building process.