Let’s face it: most office buildings are pretty ho-hum when it comes to finishes. The office you’re sitting in now probably looks an awful lot like the office down the hall.
The problem is the term “building standard”.
This means every suite/tenant gets the same doors and hardware, the same light fixtures in the ceiling, the same carpet, and the same floor finishes. It’s very cost-effective for the owner and builder, but it’s pretty boring for the people who have to work there every day.
We spend a lot of time at our workplace, whatever business you happen to be in. But there is nothing that says you have to do it in a dull and drab space—in a space that looks like the one next door, or on the floor above you or four floors above you.
Many of the same design cues used for homes can be adapted to an office building. This allows the mixing of material finishes, colors, and textures to create a warmer, more comfortable work environment.
One trend that is getting very popular is the use of stone to add contrast to interior and exterior walls. But stone and masonry work are dirty, dusty, time-consuming, and most of all, expensive.
GenStone has created an entire line of faux stone panels that install with basic hand tools, fasteners, and carpentry skills. This means you can skip all of the above-listed issues associated with using a real stone product.
Best of all, GenStone faux stone panels cost a fraction of the price of real stone!
The faux stone panels manufactured by GenStone can be used almost anywhere around the office building.
Here are a few ideas that might get your attention:
Let’s start with the building exterior, and then we will move to the inside of your office building.
These are just a few ideas for the innovative use of faux stone in an office building. With a little creativity and some high-quality GenStone faux stone, it’s easy to add contrast, texture, and visual interest to an otherwise plain and dull work environment.