There was a time when the exterior of commercial buildings hardly mattered at all. But now, the conception has changed completely. The exterior of commercial buildings nowadays matters as much as the interiors. A lot of designing ideas are therefore available. When clients walk in your building, the exterior will create the first impression of the place. Therefore, it is very crucial that you hold your building updated with the latest exterior designs. Keeping the space cleaning is also equally essential. So, here are some ideas that you can implement to upgrade the exterior of your commercial building.
A Grand Entrance
A great front door can add up a lot to a building. Walking in through an exquisite gate can change the impression of the whole building for your clients. The easiest way to make the gate stand out is by painting it. While one shade can do the work for you, painting it in tow shades will make it more unique. As for the shades, always go for bright and bold colors. Also makes sure that the color of your entrance gate is in contrast with the color of the rest of the building. This will make sure that the gate stands out from the rest of the building. Along with painting, you can also add up features like rugs, entrance seats to add that element of difference to your entrance.
The Best Window
The windows on your building cover up a huge part of the exterior of your building. Therefore, you should choose the windows very carefully. Most of the modern office buildings have the floor to ceiling windows which adds a very stylish touch to the buildings. But these windows are a bit complex when it comes to maintenance. Not only are these windows are quite costly in term of maintenance, but regarding durability also, these windows do not top the list. The traditional white- paned windows which are rectangular and are placed symmetrically are better when it comes to durability and maintenance. Choose the windows that seem to be better for you.
Work on the Lights
The sunlight falling on the building at different angles can cause glares. Not only this, but assign vehicles can also cause glares. Along with creating problems in monitoring visibility, it can also be very distracting. While this problem can be solved by installing bamboo roll-up shades, but these can be tricky to use. A better solution to this problem is installing power-operated shades on the screens which can prevent the glares of the sun from distracting the people working. These are remote operated which makes it easier to use.
Pay Attention to the Exterior Walls
The exterior walls of your building are not only responsible for the look of the building, but it also protects the building from sun, wind, rain and other elements of nature. You need to build a strong wall that will be able to protect your building from all odds. While painting the walls with high-end paints is a good option, recladding them with stone and brick veneer is a better one. You should go for recladding if your building's exterior walls have been damaged over the years. The veneers will not only hide all the leaks, molds, dark patches, etc. some problems like flaking or bulging are bigger than what simple sealing and painting can repair. Recladding is the best that you can do for the walls in these cases.
Invest in Some Excellent Green Landscaping
Adding some greenery in the exterior of your building can be helpful in a lot of ways. First of all, it adds an aesthetic appeal to the building. Secondly, it protects the building from heat in the summer season. Now, lining up the exterior of your building may become a bit expensive and hard to maintain. But, there is no need to drop the idea just because of this reason. Instead of using original plants you can go for artificial plants. More and more people are now going with this option as it is less costly and much easier to maintain.
Also, in the recent years, with its increasing popularity, a lot of options have become available in the market. You can choose from a variety of fake plants according to your budget and choice. These faux plants work just like original plants but cost you much less. Not only regarding money but, also a lot of water is saved when these plants are used. If you do not like the idea of only landscaping your building's exterior with plants, you can also add some artificial flowers to make it look even more colorful, diverse and beautiful.
Some Water Features Never Go Wrong
Adding a water feature in the exterior will work in many ways in favor of your building. It adds not only a touch of uniqueness but also the calm and soothing sight and the sound of flowing water can make a serene scene in the exterior of your building. This sereneness will give the employees in the office a few seconds of peace before entering the office and starting with their hustle with work. The sight of the water feature can also act as a place for those wanting to escape the madness of the workplace for a few minutes. Not to mention, the water feature will also make your building stand out. A lot of simple options are now available, so there is no need to go for the traditional big stone fountains. While adding the water feature, keep in mind space. A huge fountain in a small space will look clumsy, and it will simply ruin the main objective of adding the water feature in the first place. Also keep in mind the maintenance cost, the bigger the feature, the bigger the cost will be.