Choosing to renovate or build your healthcare practice is an exciting decision, and for some, it is a long-term goal that is finally coming to life. It offers many benefits for your business – improve efficiency, expand your space, and most importantly, it allows you the chance to customize your practice to be exactly how you want it.
Based on the type of construction project you are doing, there are some initial style decisions that need to be made to set the tone for the project and ensure you are 100% content with what you will be getting. For example, is your style modern or do you gravitate towards more traditional design? Do you like bold palettes or stay with something more muted?
As a healthcare professional, you understand the significance of a patient’s surroundings to their health, well-being, and recovery. Identifying and implementing the best design for your practice can benefit your patients and your practice. Whatever your style is, with a little creativity it can be both inviting, comfortable and functional at the same time.
It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process though! With a few pointers, choosing the ideal design will be easier than you think.
What Design Trends Do You Want to Incorporate into Your Office?
Start by creating an inspiration board where you collect all your ideas, similar to a Pinterest board. Have all your thoughts in one place, so you can see your preferences. This is integral to clarifying what you like and makes it easier to move in a general design direction. Even if you have no idea of what you want your project to look like, you’ll have many examples to draw inspiration from.
In case you still lack an idea of where to begin, look at our recent projects. The portfolio covers many different themes; you can mix and match the portions you deem fit for your taste.
What Is the Main Thing You Want Your Patients to Notice When They Enter The Facility?
This points to the overall impression you want your patients to have when visiting your practice. Do you want them to feel happy, calm, inspired, or lively? It’s all possible with the kind of design you have in place. For instance, the colors you use in a particular room can influence a patient’s mood. This is known as color psychology, and it can be a valuable tool for managing patient moods, thus improving treatment outcomes.
The small details add up together to make a healthcare design and construction project a success in the long term.
Find A Few Ideas That You Love and Build Off Those
Healthcare design isn’t a one-size-fits-all task. Depending on your goals and your specialties, there are many options to choose from. Once you have your initial ideas or inspirational photos picked out, it’s best to narrow down to the styles you absolutely love and build from those designs. This helps in solidifying what type of style you want to move forward with.
Don’t forget to put a little bit of yourself somewhere in the design.
Keep in mind this is your practice and we want it to feel that way to you! If your favorite color is yellow- adding something with that color can open the door for your personality and preferences to come through.
Figuring out what your design preferences are is not a quick process, especially if you are unsure of what you want. But with some attention, patience and guidance you will find a style that speaks to you and your patients will appreciate the effort.
As a full-service construction agency, we can walk you through the design process and help you with your vision. For more details, fill out the contact form on our website. You can also call us at our Chicago office at (630) 734-0883 or the Tampa office at (813) 587-1964.