Remember the fun commercial office space that I had talked about a few weeks ago? I stopped by the space the other day to check on the progress and everything is coming along really well! You might not think much progress has been made judging from the pictures, but the space has certainly come along way since day one. So far, the drywall is up, some flooring is in, and most of the walls are painted. What I am most excited for is to get the final details completed in the space, like the awesome carpet tiles that I am using for an area rug, the stainless steel wall panels, and a brick wall. This part of the job is also the most nerve racking because you want everything to go smoothly, the design to turn out amazing, and the client to be happy. So far so good!
Above, is an image of the kitchen area. The unpainted drywall is where the cabinetry will be going. I have chosen not to use any upper cabinetry because I felt that using uppers in this space will make the area look too confined. I wanted this space to have an open feel. Instead of using the traditional tile back splash, I am using a thin brick veneer from the top of the cabinets to the ceiling. The brick will give the space some color and texture and will be a focal point for this area. The flooring throughout most of the space is a wood vinyl planking, but I decided to use a concrete vinyl tile in the kitchen area to define that space and make the kitchen the main focal point. In the kitchen, there will be two large islands that will have a white quartz waterfall counter top. Above the islands, I have selected some cage pendant lights. If you take a look at the ceiling you will notice the I have defined the kitchen area with a drywall ceiling soffit. I really wanted to do an exposed ceiling throughout, but budget would not allow for it. So I had to make some compromises. Ceiling tile is the majority of the ceiling, but by adding the drywall soffit it really breaks up the space.
This area along the windows is located across from the kitchen. This will have booth seating coming off of the drywall painted walls. There is a large stainless panel that will be attached to the drywall with large industrial sized bolts. The stainless steel panel is magnetized which allows for people to hang paper work and also use it as a whiteboard for notes when they have casual meetings or for an employee who wants to work in the kitchen. Above the booths, I am using these awesome bubble light fixtures. I can’t wait to see them installed. Along the window walls throughout the space, I have designed a bar height counter top with some bar stools, so people can sit with their food or computer and look out the window. Again, you can see the drywall soffit that I have added to the ceiling. It defines the space and also breaks up the ceiling tile.
Above is a picture of some window film selections that will be going on a large conference room window that looks directly into the kitchen area. The customer wanted to create some sort of privacy with out completely blocking the light out.
This is the carpet tile that is installed in the training rooms.
This is a closer view of the vinyl planking that is installed in majority of the space.
A closer view of the carpet tile in the training room. If you notice the carpet tile is not seamless. The random pattern was intentional and I think it adds character to the floor. Next time I stop by, I will post more progress pictures and hopefully I will be posting the final space soon!