October 10, 2019

Transform Wasted Outdoor Office Space Into an Office Retreat

Whatever the industry, having a professionally landscaped exterior will make a great impression on those walking through the door. It doesn’t even need to be the front door. If there is unused patio space, or even an accessible blank rooftop space can be remade into an oasis from the daily office grind or into an impressive and unique area to meet with clients. The question is, how to go from a blank slate to an inviting and tranquil landscape? 

Decide the Purpose 

Before anything can be done to a particular space, there needs to be a decision on what uses it needs to serve. Will it just be for client meetings or parties? Does it need to cater to workers looking for a relaxing moment away? Deciding on the purpose of the space will affect the design and keep the plans on track. 

Start From the Ground Up 

One of the simplest changes that can be made to an outdoor space is to have a lovely patio or elevated deck installed. A landscaper can assist with the design to use available deck space for the appropriate furniture. Whether the area will be used as an outdoor meeting space or a place for employees to hang out and have a break, starting with a great floor is the best way to go. 

Time to Decorate 

Once there is an attractive foundation, the look will already start to improve. At this point, adding furniture to fit the purpose and design will come more naturally. A landscaper can offer their expertise regarding any plants that will be placed. It wouldn’t work well if the plants needed too much maintenance or weren’t suited for the climate.  

Adding an outdoor area to the office environment is a wonderful way to bring a bit of the outdoors to the office. Good design and a beautiful foundation will make any outdoor area and transform it into an office retreat.