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Mike Brown


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The 5 Principles of Modern Healthcare Design

Feb 14, 2018 / by Mike Brown

Research has shown how interior design of healthcare facilities can help improve patient recovery times. As we become more aware of the impact indoor environments have on building users, it will be more important for designers to utilize these findings when designing for healthcare spaces.

Today we're sharing five principles of modern healthcare interiors that are proven to improve patient wellbeing and speed-up recovery.

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How to Transition from Broadloom to Modular Carpet Tiles

Jan 24, 2018 / by Mike Brown

One of the most common misconceptions about commercial flooring is that all carpet is the same, regardless of whether it's broadloom or modular carpet. However, there are some key differences between broadloom and modular carpet, which affect everything from how they look to how they perform.

If you're looking to make the switch from broadloom to modular carpet tiles, it's important that you understand the fundamental differences between the two flooring types, and what you need to consider when making the change.

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The Interior Designer's Guide to Branded Environments

Jan 18, 2018 / by Mike Brown

The office environment says a lot about a company, and its design makes a lasting impression on visitors, employees and customers. So it's no surprise that it's becoming increasingly popular for companies to look for opportunities to style their office or commercial spaces so that it becomes an extension of their brand, to maximize their visual impact and create a more memorable impression for visitors.

So today we're sharing three tips for designing a branded environment that reflects your client's company, without going too far.

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5 Flooring Specification Mistakes that Interior Designers Must Avoid

Dec 20, 2017 / by Mike Brown

When specifying new commercial flooring for a client, it's essential that you have a good understanding of their desired aesthetic, but also the practical requirements and limitations of the project. Otherwise, you run the risk of specifying a product that is a poor fit for the client's needs, and putting the success of your design project at risk.

We've compiled some of the top flooring specification mistakes, so you can avoid making the same mistakes, and make your upcoming projects a success.

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4 Essentials for Your New Sit to Stand Office

Dec 12, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Sit-to-stand working offers real health benefits, and can also lead to improved productivity in the workplace.

But unfortunately, mistakes in office design and equipment can inadvertently hamper the adoption of this healthy working practice. To help boost the adoption of sit-to-stand working in your office, we've outlined 4 essentials for furnishings and decor for sit-to-stand offices.

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Can Your Office Design Layout Improve Employee Recruitment and Retention?

Dec 7, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Does your office create an inspiring first impression for potential new employees? Prospective employees will be more excited about joining your company if you have an attractive workspace. But what about your current employees? With forty hours (or more) of our week spent in the office, the design of our working environments plays a huge role in job satisfaction and employee retention.

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How Much Does Commercial Carpet Installation Cost?

Nov 30, 2017 / by Mike Brown

When selecting new commercial carpet, it's easy to fixate on saving money on the material cost, especially if your flooring budget is over-stretched. However, the material cost is just one element of the total cost of installing new carpet.

Today we're breaking down a typical installation quote into its separate parts, to help you identify the biggest costs that are eating into your budget, and understand where the biggest savings lie.

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Flooring Types: The Pros and Cons of 7 Commercial Flooring Choices

Nov 14, 2017 / by Mike Brown

Choosing commercial flooring can be difficult, with such a wide range of flooring types available. Each type of commercial flooring creates a different aesthetic and has a huge impact on the indoor environment.

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6 Design Ideas for an Office Renovation Project

Nov 9, 2017 / by Mike Brown

An office renovation is the perfect opportunity to turn an uninspiring space into something that impresses employees and visitors. When undertaking a whole-office renovation, you want to be sure that the time, budget and effort you're investing will deliver a new space with that 'wow' factor, to help inspire and motivate current and prospective employees.

So today we're looking at six design ideas to help you create a stand-out office space.

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4 Extra Sources of Inspiration for Your Office Renovation Project

Oct 24, 2017 / by Mike Brown

When you're starting to plan your next office renovation, a little design inspiration can go a long way. It's useful to have an idea of how you want the new space to look, before you enlist the help of an interior designer, so you can guide the discussions and they can advise you on how to fit your ideas to your renovation budget.

While interior designers will have their own creative ideas about how to redesign your office space, and are experts in creating stunning spaces, it's your office, so having your own ideas to bring to the table will help keep the design in-line with something that works for your company on a practical, as well as an aesthetic level.

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