Let me start by saying this office used to be a Malibu Tan before we started. Although I can appreciate the bright orange and blue color scheme that made me nostalgic with thoughts of my 20’s and the desire to go to the beach with a tan, which is obviously a delusional thought on my part … it was time for a more updated trend forward office. There was not much to salvage from the previous glory days … so after a lot of demo … even the smell of coco butter was gone and we were left with a blank slate and a new floor plan to build-out.
This commercial space build-out had a lot of behind the scenes work taking place with electrical, plumbing and mechanical. A lot of work happens to make sure we have plugs for computers, copiers, coffee makers in the right place and the AC / Heat is functioning, as well as the toilets are flushing. Not much attention or praise is given to this part of the work, but as we all know we want to step into the office and have a cup of coffee while we are turning on our computers and starting the day …. it is important no matter if it is 30 or 100 degrees in Houston which we all know so well.
We installed a ceiling grid and tile throughout the lease space. Ever wonder why it is so common to see ceiling tile in commercial spaces? I’ve got the answer. Lease spaces often have changes for business needs such as cabling, technology and electrical, as well as they often operate and turnover to new tenants for many years, so the need to access the ceiling in commercial is much higher than in a residential setting. Thankfully ceiling tile has become much more attractive over the years. Oops and I forgot to mention one of the best features is that it helps with noise as they have an acoustical rating.
I know I always say that painting makes such a big difference, but it is because it does! Take a look and this one …. WOW! This shows how trends and colors have affected our lives over the years.
NOW … all the pretty parts that get all the praise and attention … we built a new reception desk with beautiful granite and exterior with shiplap. We used that same granite in the bathroom on the floating counter adorned with oil rubbed fixtures (even the grab bars) and completed with a beautiful chandelier. White Shaker cabinets were installed for the coffee bar, copy area and break room with oil rubbed hardware. Beautiful wood plank vinyl was installed in the front lobby, hallway and bathrooms. Remember the old Linoleum days? Well, vinyl has come a long way! In my opinion, vinyl is great looking, as well as durable and cost effective alternative to tile and wood floors. This walk down memory lane made me think of all the products we have used over the years for offices and how much the options have improved!
As always, thank you to our repeat clients and their referrals!