“Begin with the end in mind” is a classic piece of advice from Stephen Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – and it’s a piece of advice that also applies to the design of your fitout.
If, from the outset, you approach your interior fitout layout with a clear picture of your goals and vision, you’re more likely to achieve them in the finished product. That’s why the Premis team places such an emphasis on understanding exactly what you need for your fitout, both now and into the future. Our end goal: to ensure your interior fitout works for you, not against you.
Aesthetics are important, but aesthetics shouldn’t be the only driver behind your fitout. Instead, you should consider how your design can complement and improve your business. For example, can your design be tailored to optimise workflows, increase productivity, or even boost collaboration between teams and departments?
With years of experience optimising commercial interior fitouts, Premis can assist you with understanding the best options for your space.
Your fitout needs to meet your company’s current needs – but it should also be optimised for meeting your future needs. That means thinking ahead and incorporating flexible options.
The more you know about your future needs, the easier this will be. For example, if you expect your workforce to double in the next five years, setting aside the spaces for this expansion now will make the process much simpler later. Even if you have a less certain idea of the future, you can still allow for flexibility by using modular furniture that can be easily rearranged or switching out walls for moveable partitions.
Stakeholder engagement is a key aspect of Premis’ approach to interior fitout design – and some of the best information you can gather during this step is from your employees.
To improve workflows and productivity, speak to your employees about how your current space works. What works well and what doesn’t? What changes would they like to see made? They may have valuable insights that will help to guide the direction of your fitout.
Premis Solutions has worked with a number of commercial businesses on their interior fitouts. For inspiration for your next commercial interior fitout, check out our project gallery here.