Sustainability can go hand-in-hand with business together these days, and it’s a good investment that can prep you for the future. Not only will it be better for the environment, but it can make a space that has seen its time to find some new life yet. It can bring in more people and give you a chance to make some necessary adjustments to modernize the place and make it more profitable (or at the very least, maintainable). Here are some excellent places to start with:
Recoat with epoxy.
It may not come to mind as a sustainable variant at first. However, a good coating of epoxy can be a great environmentally-sound option. That is because its manufacturing process does not produce harmful biohazards and it essentially lasts you years of protective coating, lessening the need for reapplication. The materials also don’t contaminate the environment or have detrimental effects on people when exposed. So, if you’re going to have any concrete resurfacing done, go for this option so that you can have a reliably sturdy and durable coat to keep your floors looking fresh without feeling guilty about the repercussions it might have down the line. That can be done as a new coat, whether you have a previous finish or if you’re going for a complete overhaul.
Install some plants.
What better way to bring a place back to life than by actually bringing in a new life? Plants have so many benefits when incorporated into your interior design. First, their mere presence can significantly improve the air quality inside. Second, they add a lot of visual appeal to the space, especially if you place them around strategically. Third, they have been proven to be soothing fixtures that enhance mood, combating negative feelings, reducing stress, and even improving concentration and productivity.
There are various ways to go about this, too. You can install a living wall, put up some planters, or have some potted plants here and there complementing the design of your space.
Put in some new light fixtures.
Light, in itself, can significantly impact the feel of a space. It can make it feel livelier, bigger, and more inviting all around. You can manipulate the visual effect of a room by affecting shadows using your light fixtures. If you want to spruce up the space, feel free to go more artistic and use fixtures to make a statement. There are a plethora of options now, from pendant ceiling lighting to geometric lamps and more. It depends on your own aesthetic.
The beauty of opting for newer light fixtures is that you can go for LED, which is significantly more sustainable than any other lighting option out there. They use up much less energy, making them the right choice to save the environment and save on expenses. Plus, you can still mimic the look of incandescent lights without the heat production it does.
Bring in more natural elements.
If you’re going to redo the design of your space, consider diving into biophilic office design. The great thing about this is that it doesn’t have many restrictions in terms of settling on the vibe of your business. Whether you sell car gear or quirky shoes, you can find a way to weave in natural elements that make the place feel more organic to walk around in. Some studies have shown that humans feel more comfortable in spaces wherein the natural environment is mimicked to an extent. A great way to accomplish this without feeling like you’re making an indoor jungle is by using great wooden and stone pieces throughout your design.
Create more sources of natural light.
Building on light, you also want to add in more sources of natural light. It makes people feel more at ease or more productive, depending on how you design your windows and shade. The best thing about this, though, is that it can adequately brighten up a space and make it feel alive while lessening the need for sources of artificial light during the day. That is another way to cut down on energy usage while adding a visual element that elevates your interior design.
All of these design choices can make your business more inviting to people, attract new customers, and encourage their continued patronage. The best thing about these options as an investment is that they are more likely to last you a long time and that they are sustainable for the environment. Consider what you should add to become a business that takes care of the environment.