Molins Design commercial interior design project: Phases and duration
What is commercial interior design?
Commercial interior design is the process of designing and creating attractive and functional environments in spaces intended for commercial activity, such as offices, stores, restaurants, hotels and other similar establishments.
This discipline of interior design goes beyond simple decoration, as it involves the study and careful planning of each element of the environment. From the distribution of space and the selection of colors, to the choice of furniture, lighting, materials and decorative details.
The importance of commercial interior design lies in its ability to enhance the customer experience within a space. By designing a welcoming, aesthetically pleasing and functional environment, it creates an atmosphere conducive to attracting and retaining clientele. In fact, carefully thought out and executed interior design can influence people’s moods, generating positive feelings and stimulating all five senses. All of this can influence the user to be influenced by a brand to which, ultimately, they become loyal because of the vision and values it represents.
Interior design and decoration in commercial spaces
By creating spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, functional and tailored to the needs of a target audience, you can establish an emotional connection with customers. In addition to increasing their satisfaction, boosting sales and building a strong brand image.
In offices, commercial interior design can improve employee productivity and well-being. This is often achieved by creating ergonomic, functional and attractive working environments.
In stores and restaurants, commercial interior design also plays a crucial role in creating unique and memorable atmospheres. This is where aspects such as product layout, appropriate lighting, choice of materials and sound ambience come into play.
Any commercial interior design project begins with a first contact. For this, our team will ask you for feedback about your needs, how you want the script to be developed and where the intervention is going to take place.
With all this information as background, we start analyzing all the documentation we have about the space. It is important to know what is the commercial activity that governs the space, in case it is necessary to make any license changes before starting the reform. In addition, it will be necessary to have some graphic documentation, whether photographs or videos, of the space to intervene. From there we will obtain a first impression, which we will use as a starting point.
2. Economic estimation
After this first phase of information gathering, we move on to the economic assessment of the project. And, in this sense, we will provide you with two documents.
On the one hand, the economic valuation of the project fees, that is, the conceptual, aesthetic and distributive definition of the project. On the other hand, we will prepare an estimated economic valuation of the execution of the reform that we are going to carry out.
In short, two documents in which you will have all the necessary information to make the decision to proceed and start with the interior design project.
3. Project start-up
Once we have accepted the project budget, we start the project with our entire team. For that, we need to know more in depth the space. We usually go to the site of the intervention and make a three-dimensional scan of all the rooms. In the case of a smaller space, this measurement can be done manually.
More in detail and, in relation to the company in question, we have to do an immersion exercise to get to know the business itself. Before the execution phase we must understand who the end user of that space is going to be and what their interaction with the space to be intervened is going to be. Therefore, in this phase three it is also important to communicate with the marketing and art direction departments, in order to transfer and translate the corporate image to the project. This is essential so that the space also respects the main characteristics of the brand, both visually and aesthetically.
4. Project development
Phase four is the most important period, the moment when our team would get down to work. The first issue to address would be the proposed floor plan distribution of the space, i.e., what routes are going to be created within this space or commercial premises.
Once the floor plan distribution works for us, we will go on to define the elevations. Here we make a detailed definition of all the rooms to be intervened, including a detailed description of the required furniture.
Once we have the floor plan distribution and the elevations defined, a proposal for installations and technical and decorative lighting is made. In the case of commercial spaces, the lighting proposal is key to help us highlight certain elements or spaces with a clear intentionality.
The last part of this phase four is the choice of materials that will intervene in the proposal. Let’s say that it would be the main course, in which we are going to propose all the materials that will be present in each area or space in which we are going to intervene. These materials will always be chosen taking into account the technical specifications and requirements that a contract space needs.
5. Space rendering
In phase five comes the rendering of the space, that is to say, the visualization in three dimensions of the premises or store to be executed. In a commercial interior design project, this part is essential to create a visualization prior to the execution of the physical space at a material level.
We must take into account that, in many occasions, these projects have to be presented to different teams such as management, commercial department, financial department, etc. That is to say, to all the interlocutors that are going to intervene in the decision making in a project of these characteristics. Therefore, it is a very good tool to put on the table all the points worked on and to contrast if what has been agreed meets the requirements and expectations of all the teams.
6. Economic valuation
Finally, comes phase six or economic valuation of the project. Here a compilation is made of all the documentation defined to economically value all the proposed elements, with the measurements, units, references, etc. In short, a detailed budget of the proposal is made, to leave everything well defined in a dossier.
Phases of a commercial interior design project
We tell you about the different phases we deal with in a commercial space design project:
Preliminary economic estimate
Rendering of the space
We make the design of commercial premises a reality!
The duration of a commercial interior design project will depend on the complexity of the project. But, as a general rule, our professionals in interior design and decoration take between one and two months in reforms or interventions of this type.
Do you want to share your interior design project with us? Send us an email or call us now to explain your needs. At Molins Design studio we will be happy to become your design guide for comfortable and unique spaces.
13 November 2022