Today's Before & After Friday Projects post is going to take a different look at renovations. We're going to view commercial transformations.
A dated office reception area received a sleek makeover:
The Roth Design Group of Los Angeles
converted an uninspiring conference room:
. . . . into an amazing creative modern space:
They also turned an unused restaurant basement
into a bar where diners can wait in comfort:
A downtown Chicago duplex was a neighborhood eyesore:
. . . but is being restored to its former glory:
Storefront Architecture is a fairly new term that refers to the movement of designers and developers "rescuing" abandoned and neglected city properties:
Makes cents to me!
Some people might think, "What does commercial property have to do
with my home?" The answer is surprisingly simple: if commercial
property falls into disrepair then the entire area suffers. Tenants move
out, businesses are relocated elsewhere and home values in the area drop.
From a plain blank wall to a work of art:
An apartment building was starting to be vandalized with
graffiti. The owner challenged a group of young artists to
leave their talented mark. Gorgeous!
A struggling retail store went from cramped:
. . . . to shopper friendly:
So much more inviting, isn't it?
A 30 year old commercial building at the beginning of its transformation . . . . . .
. . . . is now an asset to the local economy:
When a commercial building undergoes a major renovation it
encourages other local businesses to improve their properties, too.
When a pediatric center relocated to a larger property their old building was converted into a neighborhood bistro and wine bar.
Studies show that office workers are much more
productive in a well decorated and colorful office:
I'll bet this doctor's patients like going to his office
a lot more now that he's renovated the building:
T. Clayton Jenkins Construction
And the neighbors feel better, too!
Check out the before inset in this photo:
It's hard to believe that it's the same office.
I'm going to close today's post with a commercial makeover
that might be closer to our hearts - a thrift store!
Now we can see the treasures so much better!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a great weekend.