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Laminate vs. Tile: Which is Right for You?

By Construction, Design, Installation, Office Design, Space Planning

Floor coverings have come a long way over the past several years, which is exciting news for your commercial space. Laminate flooring and tile flooring are two types of floors used by many businesses. They have a different look and style, and one might meet your needs more than another.  Choosing a floor for your business can be tough without all of the information. Here is what you need to know about the similarities and differences between laminate and tile…

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How to Use Your Office Space More Efficiently

By Office Design, Space Planning, Uncategorized

The nature of how work is accomplished has changed drastically over recent years. More workers either get things done from home or find that they are increasingly productive in different work settings than those provided. If companies aren’t collecting and analyzing data about how their workforce is using office space, there’s a good chance that efficiency and money are being sacrificed.  Why You Should Understand How Your Office Space is Used We live in an age where there is an…

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3 Important Factors to Consider When Updating Office Space Design

3 Important Factors to Consider When Updating Office Space Design

By Office Design, Space Planning

Your office space design plays a big role in how well your business performs. It also impacts how successful you are with employee satisfaction and retention.  Here are three important factors to consider when you redesign an office space. 1.Modernize your office space to boost your brand and employee morale. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. employees are not fully engaging in their jobs which reduces productivity and costs the economy between $450 and $550 billion a year in lost productivity. This…

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The Best Options to Design the Perfect Office Space Up for Debate

The Best Options to Design Office Space

By Design, Office Design, Space Planning

There is no right answer when it comes to the design of the perfect office space among the corporate world, landlords, and designers. A panel of experts at a Bisnow conference, Workplace of the Future, agreed that there is much to be debated still about how best to design an office. “We could charge an hourly rate for the conversations we have on what belongs in the building – not the shape of or the color of glass, but what…

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Space Planning – Signs Your Office Needs a Redesign

By Commercial Space, Space Planning

The aesthetics of your office is likely not your top priority, and certainly, it should not carry the same weight as your business strategy or client needs. But considering the look and feel of your office space is important as the design of your office speaks volumes about your company’s brand. Proper space planning not only helps create an office that reflects your brand well, but it can also help to increase office productivity and morale. If you’re unsure whether…

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Charleston, SC Economic Growth

Port Increases Generate Charleston, SC Economic Growth

By Commercial Space, Economic Growth, Space Planning

After several years of repeated volume growth, Charleston, SC’s port increased its container volume by 14% during the 2015 fiscal year. This is a near-record level for the SC port and is reflected in economic growth. And, Charleston’s Post & Courier reports, more contracts with container ships have been made for the year ahead. Middle Eastern companies, such as the United Arab Shipping Company, as well as Asian companies have struck new partnerships with the Charleston port, allowing even more…

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Charleston, SC Economic Growth

Charleston, SC Economic Growth Brings Need for Increased Commercial Construction

By Commercial Space, Construction, Economic Growth, Space Planning

Charleston, SC has long been a city that has attracted new residents, but recently it has been growing at a much faster rate, and experts predict that this growth is only going to increase. The New York Times referred to Charleston in this season as “enjoying a robust economy and one of the most transformative regional population booms since the Civil War.” And the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is also predicting a very positive economic turn for the area,…

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4 Things To Know on How to Remove Wallpaper

By Design, Prepping, Space Planning

Looking around your house you realize that you need a change. You might not be able to put your finger on exactly what needs to change you just realize that something does. Then it hits you like a ton of bricks one day, it’s the walls. During sometime in your decorating life you decided that wallpaper would be a fantastic idea for your home. For some, this decision is something that we love and sticks with us for the lifetime…

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Office Space Planning Guidelines for a Growing Business

By Commercial Space, Space Planning

A while ago you started your own business and now it has grown. This is awesome but it comes with a new set of needs. It can be a very exciting transition and also is a time for planning. For most businesses, you will have clients coming in and out as well as having more than one person per department. Making sure that everyone can be productive and happy in an office setting is a top priority. We at Carolina…

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What Does Handicap Accessible Mean?

By ADA Compliance, Commercial Space, Construction, Space Planning

When building a business or a home for those that are handicapped, there are a lot of angles that need to be covered. First, lets start with some definitions. Accessible means the degree to which a product, service or environment is available to as many people as possible. Also, the ADA states that “the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations,…

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