Tips For Building and Creating the Perfect Space
Tips for Building and Creating the Perfect Space
Benchmark Houston Builders has all the tools and knowledge to help you build and create the perfect space for any need. From considering abstract ideas like purpose and need to thinking about practical things like lighting and outlets, we have the best tips of 2022 for building and creating that perfect space for any need.
Define your purpose
It is important to have a clear purpose and vision for your space. A space that is intended to house hazardous chemicals, for example, will be built a lot differently than a regular office space. This will impact the material needed to create the build as well as the structure of the build. Come up with a clear vision of your space’s purpose and all you plan to do in the space. What are your goals for the space? What do you hope to accomplish there? Certain factors like the number of people the space needs to fit in, the type of activity that will be done in the space, and what kind of equipment will be housed in the space are necessary to consider in the beginning planning stages.
Who uses the space
The people who will be regularly occupying your space are necessary to think about as well when creating your perfect space. The space may look different if it is a space for your employees rather than your consumers, for instance. The number of people in the space, their physical constraints, and the actions they will be performing are all necessary to consider. The way in which people need to be able to move will also have a direct impact on the design of your project. Within your space, how will they move to different areas of the space?
Depending on the purpose and need of the room, what kind of lighting do you need available in the space? Natural lighting, fluorescent lighting, big windows, and lightbulbs all give spaces very different atmospheres and functionalities. It is necessary to consider what kind of light is best for the work that will be done in the space as well as how you want the people in the space, be it consumers or employees, to feel when they are there.
Use your space
Get the most out of the space you can afford! Use your space wisely and remove empty space that is unnecessary. This can help you get the most out of your new space by maximizing the functionality of the square footage you have to work with. Built in storage can be a great way to use your space to its full potential. Since you have previously decided on the purpose of your space and what needs to go inside of it, you can really start to think about creative ways to fill the space.
Look all around
While it is easy to focus on what is at eye level, make sure to look at the whole space from top to bottom! Closed ceilings have very different effects, feels, and functionality than high ceilings do. Get low to the ground and consider your flooring as well.
Rather than just looking around at your space and the plans for it, also look elsewhere. Look at other designs you loved for inspiration. What did you like about that space? What did you not like about it? The more you understand your likes and dislikes, the better able you will be to come up with a clear plan. How can you combine your likes and dislikes and maintain maximum functionality?
Consider outlets and switches
It may be helpful to have a general idea of what kinds of appliances you will need to be plugged in and where they will likely wire. Certain appliances may require complex wiring; as such, they may have certain areas in your space where they will more easily reside. This will impact where the power and cable outlets will go and can help prevent needing to rewire anything later on.
Make your space accessible. Whatever space you have or plans you have for it could be a space where people of many different ages and abilities come. Creating a space that is accessible will help everyone in your space be as functional as possible in that space. They will also be more comfortable there. The more at home your people feel in your space, the more they will buy into your brand. More than that, though, it is just the right thing to do.
Benchmark Houston Builders is looking forward to hearing about how we can best help you design and build your dream space! The last tip for building and creating the perfect space for any need is to contact us. Don’t miss an opportunity to tell your customers and employees your brand’s story. Tell your story with the type of buildings you own. The quality, professionalism, and personalization of the work we do will make your organization stand out and help your story be heard.