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New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year from all of us at The Sliding Door Company! Like most, we’re overwhelmingly excited about the prospects of 2021 and hope that this year will prove to be far more relaxed, joyous, and more fruitful than the last. And just as we are, many across the country are graciously welcoming in this new year with open arms and a uniquely hopeful spirit. After the year we’ve all just endured, we find that the only direction to move is upwards. Which prompts a wonderful opportunity for each of us to define a new season of dreams, resolutions, and positive life changes moving into 2021. Need a little inspiration defining your resolutions? We’ve got you covered.

You Do You

Our advice? Stop apologizing for everything. The past year was fraught with difficulties, uncertainty, stressors, fears, and hurdles for every single one of us. Blaming yourself and feeling badly about whatever emotional, financial, or physical shape you currently find yourself in, will not help matters. The best way to move forward is to forgive yourself, reduce your internal expectations, and practice acceptance. Actively accepting things as they come into your orbit will allow you to adapt, pivot, and reorganize yourself to meet your modern demands. By being kind to yourself, and leaning into your intuition, you’ll feel a lot more filled up and relaxed moving into this new year.

Choose Health

Perhaps the best (and most common) New Year’s Resolution is a pledge to our physical bodies. Whether that means eating healthier, reducing alcohol consumption, meditating daily, starting to work out with consistency, or spending more time outdoors, all of the above are great ways to improve your well-being from the inside out. And when our bodies are at peace, so is our mind. Here are some ideas for setting yourself up for success:

  • Meal Planning

By sitting down and putting your dietary goals onto paper, you’ll be able to outline and define a health plan and have guidelines for how to stick to it. Make a weekly shopping list of the health food you’d like to transition to and have it handy when you head to the store to help remind you what to buy. The internet is a great recipe and dietary resource, use it to find your ideal meal planning tips and tactics.

  • Pick A Partner

Get a friend to partner with you for your exercise goals. That way, you’ll have not only a motivator but someone to help keep you accountable throughout the year. Even if you can’t meet in person, you can always connect online. Zoom workout sessions are super easy and fun! Plus, having someone share the challenge with you may help motivate you.

  • Bring the Outside In.

Home gyms are a great escape during normal circumstances, but especially during these pandemic-induced limitations, being able to work-out from home is essential! If you don’t have an extra bedroom to spare, construct your own private space within a larger area of the house. By using glass wall dividers from The Sliding Door Company, you can create a fully enclosed home gym within a day! Choose between sliding room dividers, and other glass partitions available. With hundreds of unique designs, you’ll have no issue finding the perfect partitions to suit your home’s aesthetic.

Put a Hold on Procrastination!

One of the biggest struggles most of us face in our daily lives is procrastinating on the things that matter most. This can look like many things, for example; scrolling through social media rather than clocking those work hours, putting off physical exercise, procrastinating on your to-do list, and in general, becoming distracted by inconsequential happenings throughout the day. In order to hone in on a more productive workday and a more balanced home-life, think about creating a special space just for yourself, even within a bustling interior environment! To do this, you can make a home office or personal study practically out of thin air with sliding room dividers and glass wall partitions made by The Sliding Door Company. Installation takes less than a day and requires no major construction, making your interior transformation a total breeze!

With the Sliding Door Company’s glass wall partitions, the options are truly endless! Start this new year off right and stick to those resolutions. Make your interiors work for you and transform your space with the solutions you need to achieve your goals. Check us out online today and schedule a free consultation with one of our team members. View our online catalog and see what glass solution suits your needs specifically!

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Utilizing Your Empty Businesses to Upgrade Interiors During COVID-19

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 efforts 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.

Assess What You’re Working With

First off, it’s important to begin your project by observing what you have, evaluate the aspects of your interior space and decide 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 a 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 investing 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!