Interior Battle: Designing Residential vs. Commercial Spaces
According to Merriam-Webster, Interior design, by definition, “the art or practice of planning and supervising the design and execution of architectural interiors and their furnishings.” In short, interior design is about transforming spaces to suit your needs. On the other hand, interior design is not the same for every space. As mentioned before, your interior design must suit you. In addition, there is a significant difference in creating infrastructure for either residential and commercial spaces.
In this article, we will figure out what are the similarities and differences between the two spaces so you will have a clear view on what to do for your own interior design.
Residential Interior Design
In designing Residential Interior Design, there is a special between the client and the designer in creating a living space that is suited for the client’s personality, preferences and lifestyle. That is to say, the main to remember residential interior design is to carefully and strategically map out the space that will compliment the client’s everyday needs. Furthermore, in today’s homes, we aim to create more eco-friendly designs and more sustainable. Above all, making sure that the house can withstand the test of time for generations and generations.
Residential Interior Design includes single-dwelling homes, apartments, condominiums, cottages, large estates, etc.
Commercial Interior Design
Meanwhile, Commercial Interior Design is more diverse and requires different qualities that the business needs to operate. For example, restaurants and other retail stores must have essential elements for their marketing and branding needs. In other words, different functional requirements should be met on top of the creativity needed for specific branding of your business.
Commercial Interior Design includes, stores, restaurants, banks, bars, hotels, offices, cruise ships, shopping malls, museums, private hospitals, government and public offices, etc.
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Differences and Similarities in Two Interior Designs
-The use of Wood is commonly found in Residential Homes and neighborhoods.
-safety and integrity of the house is important
-Consideration of Building Codes
-Important to know the basement depths
-It is also important to make sure the plumbing to electricity infrastructures are functional.
-Create a homey, comfortable and welcoming living environment.
-Metal frames in the walls are used instead of wood
-A dense concrete is used for strength; depending on how many floors you require
-Commercial spaces must include infrastructures that accommodate Handicapped and People with Different Abilities.
-Must also include emergency exits and emergency equipment in case of calamity and disasters.
In HomeDecor247.com, they made a comparison between residential and commercial that you can also check out for more reference.
In the end, Interior Design is about creating a design that will compliment the needs of every member of the family or every employee needs. That is to say, your space should not consume you. You must not clutter your home with items you do not need so you can fill your space. Your space must adjust to your needs.
Residential and Commercial may have a lot of differences but they share one element that is important to all. So we must understand all their requirements to make a better environment to all.
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