Improving Interior Utility Areas
Designing practical and efficient Interior maintenance and utility space should be an important consideration for a business. Whether building a new facility or modifying your present location, it’s smart to take a good look at the connections between facilitation and results.
Practical space planning that considers the specific equipment, machinery, tools and utilities makes the difference for time and money. Everything from appropriate lighting and safety related design to the correct floor, wall and window treatments are as important here as they are in your client or customer reception and service areas. Remember that your maintenance staff also appreciates a pleasant work environment!
Coordinating certain elements from your main interior facility with the dedicated maintenance spaces conveys continuity between your white-collar and blue-collar aspects. Using similar colors, for instance, can blur the line a bit and connect both aspects. Music and art? Why not? After all, it takes all the parts of your operation to achieve the daily successful results –for business or family!
Integrating some utility and maintenance equipment inside your personal home is illustrated easily by the typical folding doors in a kitchen or hallway that reveal laundry machines. It’s friendlier and more easily accessed than the garage – which is where it’s usually heaped when there is no specific utility room in the plans. For other housekeeping tools, equipment and machines, it makes sense, when possible, to have a small, dedicated room that is planned and strategized to be convenient, pleasant and efficient.
It’s just a fact of homes or business environments: upkeep is a necessity! We all spend many hours in that endeavor, and there’s simply no reason why such Interior areas should not be
well-designed, pleasant places to be. Your Interior design team knows how to transform cluttered, inefficient utility areas.
Robert Boccabella, B.F.A., Certified Interior Designer
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Collaboration & Writing: Ms. Zoe Tummillo