Smaller properties aren’t a problem. They simply challenge your Wellington architect to be more creative when planning your building.
There’s one all-important rule to follow when designing for smaller commercial spaces. Your Wellington commercial building design should feature no wasted space, and should provide plenty of multi-functionality among its rooms.
Commercial Wellington architecture usually centres around shops and office spaces. Both can benefit from multi-purpose rooms, especially since these are more affordable when a building is being designed on a strict budget. Not to mention, you’ll run out of space if you feature too many rooms on a small section. While you might not be able to afford or fit dozens of individual offices for your employees, you can leave it to a talented Wellington architect to design a fresh, functional shared workspace.
With enough natural light and visually-pleasing interior materials, a communal workspace can be an excellent all-around winner.
Retail and Hospitality Buildings
Likewise, a shop, cafe or restaurant will benefit from a big, beautiful open-plan space. Cafes that feature the point of sale and coffee bar in the centre of the space are becoming quite popular. Many stores and restaurants are adopting this method of planting points of sale and interest among the shoppers, rather than tucking them reclusively away in corners. It’s important for your customers and potential clients to get a good look at the interior layout of your establishment – the ‘passing by’ stage of a sale is often the most important!
Should you pass a cafe and see a few smiling baristas steaming milk and pulling espresso shots, surrounded by smiling customers in comfortable wall-hugging seating spaces, you might be more inclined to pop in. Moreso than you might have if you had seen a sea of seats blocking your path to the cash register and pastry case.
Let your architect inspire you to make the most of your small commercial space. All you need is a few clever visual cues and some savvy Wellington architectural design.