Effect of Covid-19 on Interior Design

While office buildings, restaurants, and retail spaces remain void of workers and clients, now is the perfect time to tackle that interior upgrade you’ve been delaying. Due to the far-reaching shelter-in place mandates of the past two weeks, almost everyone is staying home in an effort to stop the spread of this novel Coronavirus. While everyone is temporarily out of normally bustling marketplaces, as a business owner, consider utilizing this rare opportunity to remodel or make those long over-due changes to your establishment you would have the time or financial ability to undertake. Whether you own a hair salon, a restaurant, a clothing store, or run a start-up, you’ll want to reemerge from this crisis better than how you looked going into it, and hopefully, inspire a new wave of excited customers who are all ready to get back to normal life and enjoy your flourishing business.

With all the extra time on your hands, turn this economic stagnation into a productive work investment, and take advantage of your freed-up schedule, the decreased cost of building materials, and the wealth of contracting companies hungry for work. This waiting period doesn’t have to consist of wasted time and lost business, but rather a unique opportunity to make the most out of an otherwise unfortunate circumstance. Here’s a simplified step-by-step process on how to reevaluate your interiors and invest in the future of your business coming out of this pandemic.

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Assess What You’re Working With

First off, it’s important to begin your project by observing what you have, evaluating the aspects of your interior space deciding what parts you like about your retail space, and then the areas that need improvement. Outline your clear vision and goals for the space before taking to the sledgehammers and hiring a full construction crew. See what aspects of your interiors you can keep and update with minor facelifts, and then identify which areas need serious attention. Breaking the space up into zones could be a useful way to prioritize certain projects or areas of improvement over others to keep on a steady track and not become too overwhelmed by the entirety of your remodel.

Determine Your Desired Aesthetic

Simply owning a business is work enough, so for many, to imagine undertaking an interior remodel can lead down a rabbit hole of fears and understandable excuses. With little free time, and the constant need to keep things running smoothly with a steady flow of customers, it’s hard to imagine committing to a project of that scale. Relinquishing time, money, and clientele for as long as it takes to finish a remodel is typically unfeasible for most business owners. Because of this, many businesses suffer from an out-of-date aesthetic, worn-out furnishings, and outdated interior design. This can greatly hinder any business’s brand identity, desirability, and draw. When setting out to redesign or enhance your interior, carefully consider how you want your business to be seen. Maintaining a consistent design theme will give your business better brand identity, and enhance its memorability. Are you going for a modern, sleek look? Integrate contemporary spatial solutions into your open floor plan such as glass wall partitions and frosted glass sliding doors rather than drab front-opening doors. For a more worldly, rustic feel, add warm tones and textiles throughout your space, such as colorful pillows, and intriguing wall art. What’s important is to pick a theme, and stick with it.

Maximize Space

Crafting a successful interior business space means working within your available square footage and optimizing what you can do with it. For businesses that need to partition space, consider upgrading your aesthetic with light allowing glass partitions that expand the inside space while still providing needed spatial barriers and helpful distinction. Choose from varying glass opacities to reach your desired look and level of privacy.

Add Contemporary Flourishes

Modern interior design has reintegrated a lot of design themes and textiles we saw in the sixties and seventies. A contemporary take on the bohemian theme has recirculated and proven to be quite successful in just about every retail space. From hairdressers to restaurants, this current trend inspired by Palm Springs mid-century modern mixed with worldly bohemia and plenty of house plant greenery has effectively rejuvenated outdated interiors and boosted business across the globe. Inspired flourishes such as bi-fold doors with glass, the use of material juxtapositions (such as wood and metal), and thought-provoking art are all great means to draw people in and keep them coming back.

By utilizing the above steps, you can integrate some of these considerations into your design process. Turning your time into a productive business investment could be the ultimate silver lining of this disastrous time. For more inspiration and space optimizing solutions, Visit Us Online to browse our online viewing catalog and Enjoy A Free Consultation from one of our team members to upgrade your facility today!


Top Five Sliding Door Designs and Where to Use Them

With a wonderful and exciting array of space-saving solutions, from wall partitions to room dividers, and sliding doors, The Sliding Door Company offers unique designs and quality craftsmanship to all we build. Each of our stylish door designs creates interest, value and increased usability to any home. Most are enticed by our wide variety of options but left stumped on which sliding door design to use and where. It all depends on the room, and the intent behind each space you wish to partition. Every room in the house serves its own unique purpose. From kitchens to laundry rooms, living rooms to bathrooms, no one room is the same. So why should it have the same door? Well, it shouldn’t. Here are the top five cutting edge sliding door designs on the market today, and how and where to use them.

Sliding Glass Mirror Doors

Sliding glass mirror doors are an aesthetically pleasing, updated approach to the ordinary closet door. Doubling its function as a door and a full-length mirror, you instantly save space, increase usability and update your room. Mirrors are, needless to say, amazing at reflecting light- meaning if you have a dark room, with perhaps a small window or simply it’s situated in an inherently dark side of the house, this is a fantastic solution. This lack of natural and/or available light can be easily mitigated by installing sliding glass mirrored closet doors. This design undoubtedly will save you money on energy costs and usage by optimizing natural light. Our sliding closet doors never dislodge from their track and are exceptionally easy to close and open with our 3S Smart Shut System. Our wheel-to-track locking mechanism is not only safe, but it also makes opening and closing a total breeze.

Sliding Shoji Doors

These beautiful, oriental-inspired sliding doors are an artistic flourish and design feature you won’t want to miss. Perfect for a traditional Tatami room, craft studio or yoga room. The modern approach we see with stunning traditional Japanese Tatami interior rooms now serve as study areas in temples and as living or sleeping areas in homes. The Tatami room, with its simple furnishings and open atmosphere, successfully introduces the Eastern qualities into any Western home. Not many doors compare to a beautiful shoji design. Typically constructed with paper, our contemporary take on this timeless design are doors made of tempered glass that offers increased durability, style, and a good sound barrier.

Frosted Glass Sliding Doors

Frosted Glass Sliding Doors are a must-have in any home. Out of all the available door options, this one is perhaps the most versatile, often ranging from bathrooms to home offices, and even closets. A great solution for closet doors, as they still allow for some transparency, creating intrigue to any space and offering a beautifully modern look. Home offices make great use of this design as well, with low opacity still allowing for natural light to come through while providing necessary privacy and solitude.

Sliding Glass Barn Doors

This stunning contemporary take on a seemingly rustic western door has everyone excited. Inspired by the homeliness and comfort of the country feel, these Sliding Glass Barn Doors are a wonderful addition to any living room. Mostly used to separate kitchens from living rooms, or one shared space to the next, these barn doors slide along the wall and are one of the best space optimizers offered. Our doors are available either framed or frameless, crafted with 5-10 mm thick tempered glass, and so easy-glide open and close. Moreover, they are available in seven unique glass opacities to choose from. Offering one of the most elegant space-dividing solutions yet, you won’t be dissatisfied with our custom-built barn doors.

 Interior Pocket Doors

Many people today find themselves living in an overly cramped apartment, tiny home or even average-sized home with limited floor space. Especially when downsizing from a larger size home into something a bit smaller- this can be a difficult transition for anyone. Living with limited square footage can make even the most simple features of the home seem overbearing. Creating discomfort and unnecessary stress. Our space-saving interior pocket doors are a great option for smaller spaces that may not have space for a full-swing door. They’re a total must-have for closets, small bedrooms, or connecting two spaces such as between an en-suite and a walk-in closet. With this easy to install and cost-effective solution, you’ll be happy you made the upgrade!

With all of these available artful and creative design options, you can bring your home up to date with simple cost-effective sliding doors. Whether updating a bathroom, living room, shared space, or setting out to craft a special room for tranquility or creative endeavors, The Sliding Door Company has the solution for you. Don’t hesitate to check out our website, which offers a myriad of design examples, photos, accessory options, and customizable choices. Get in touch with one of our knowledgeable representatives by scheduling a free consultation and start the transformation today!