Finding Your Perfect Orlando Office Designer
Anytime you start a new office workspace project — especially one you’re not as familiar with — you want to make sure it’s done right and well the first time around. When designing and planning your office or workspace this might mean hiring a commercial interior designer. Yet, if you’ve never done it before, how do you know who to look for? Here’s everything you need to know about finding the perfect office designer right here in Orlando.
Why is office interior design important?
You may look at your office space and find it rather insignificant to the work you do. However, between layout, lighting, furniture, fabrics, coloring, and more, you determine whether or not your employees can collaborate, be productive, and support a healthy culture. The perfect Orlando office designer will incorporate all of the elements you’re looking for in your business and your company values into the space planning. Keep these tips in mind when meeting with commercial interior designers so that you get exactly who you can help you.
- Hire a licensed interior designer. Hiring a licensed, Florida or Georgia interior designer is one of the best ways that you can set yourself up for success. This means that your commercial designer has the credentials and work experience in your state to use the title. You’re much better off utilizing someone you know has a tried and true record.
- Ensure that they’re familiar with commercial office furniture and commercial office spaces. In that same vein, an individual who has specifically worked in your field is much more likely to achieve an optimal result than someone who has only worked in homes. Not all interior design is created equal. Balancing a bedroom and creating an office space that will foster an inclusive culture isn’t the same. On your first meeting, ask specifically what commercial office spaces they’ve designed and note whether they’re similar to the project you’re hoping to complete. Past work performance is the best indicator of future work performance!
- Come prepared. One of the best things you can do in this project is some of your own homework. What type of budget are you working with? What type of style do you think you might want? What kind of culture do you have or are you trying to steer clear of? Do you want a more collaborative environment? Private? Both? You don’t have to come ready with a plan — your designer will help you put that together — but having some ideas will make you that much more productive. It gives them a place to start, so they can really make sure they’re giving you all the options out there.
- Check their level of engagement. Many commercial designers are quick to chat with you about a project over the phone but try to identify an office furniture dealer whose interior designers will come to you. This is an often a complaint we here especially in the Orlando market, that office furniture dealers will not actually visit, in-person, with their client. Interior designers better understand a project and its scope when they visit your current and/or planned workspace.
At Interior Contract Services, we offer are proud to have one of the largest interior design teams in Orlando. Our licensed, interior designers bring decades of experience in the commercial office space arena and have worked with many Fortune 100 companies in outfitting their desired office space. Our designers are licensed in the State of Florida and have a 35-year history in the furniture market. Visit here to learn more about Planning Support. With ICS, you don’t have to do it alone.