The Official Start Designing and Building a Commercial Space By Barbara Schmidt, studiobstyle, inc.
We’ve started! We’re kicking off our new commercial interiors project—an office fit for Kerry Meath-Sinkin, a mom and business woman who’s in need of a new office for her financial planning practice.
Kerry is working with us to build out the new space. The space has been gutted and is ready for the initial work to begin. Our role is to help them created an updated sophisticated and comfortable space for her offices and meeting spaces.
Our first quest is to work on the flooring specifications including noise abatement and to consider daily wear and tear. We chose this new Burano Bianco Veletta Durabody Ceramic tile from Interceramic for not only the entryway but also for the focal wall where the firm’s logo will be placed. It’s a beautiful soft patterned stone look that is timeless in soft grays and whites.
I like this product for a couple of reasons – its shape is more modern at 12’ X 24’ the tile will run in a brick pattern horizontal to the front door. It’s lighter color will brighten the opening of the office too.
Want to know more about Kerry? Here’s an excerpt from her blog:
“I’m a financial planner not a designer, so this is a new undertaking. I have done more nighttime Houzz and Pinterest research than I would like to admit, but when it comes to design I really want it to be perfect….or at least as close as we can make it. In designing the space we are looking for a few key components: a great inviting lobby/open work area, large conference room, and a few small offices for individual work and intimate meetings.
We want to have an open and airy feeling, but also a sense of privacy because of the personal discussions we often have during our client meetings. As much as I personally wanted to leave the ceiling exposed and use all glass doors, after more research, I realized that the noise might drive us crazy after a few weeks. More importantly it might not provide the privacy that our clients need during meetings. This steered us towards choosing solid wood doors and drop ceilings in some of the offices.” – Kerry
Our next steps are to choose the rest of the flooring, the ceiling materials and the lighting before moving onto the furniture. We will share our process and resources over the coming weeks – stand by for gorgeous!