If you own or manage a gym, the changing room can sometimes be little more than a second thought. But, as the space in which your customers get ready after arriving, wind down before leaving and trustingly leave their possessions, it’s clear that proper care should be taken to make this space customer-friendly. Today, we’re opening up our recipe book on facilities design, giving you the key ingredients you need for a user-first changing room.read full article →
As your retail business grows, you will need to make some changes to keep up with that growth and continue the positive trend. More customers means more sales and more sales means you need to have more inventory on hand to meet the needs of those customers. While adding on to your current business location or moving your retail location to a larger building would be a good solution, it can also be an expensive one and one that would mean a loss of some of your customer base as the move could make it more difficult for them to find your store.read full article →
There’s no doubt about it – the world of retail is inherently fast-paced, requiring stores to achieve an exceptional level of efficiency to stay afloat in today’s economy – and, ultimately, survive. With a plethora of big-name retailers feeling the pinch in recent years – and many recording record losses – there’s continued pressure for high-street chains and independents alike to streamline their in-store operations or risk failure.read full article →
There’s no question about it – a key function of any locker system is to provide security for the possessions within. If a locker doesn’t offer that, it simply isn’t fit for purpose.
However, it’s not always the design of the locker that can cause its security to be compromised – there’s a level of responsibility that the user and owner have, too. Whether it’s keeping the key in an unsafe place, stuffing the unit with too many items (causing the door to become jammed) or simply installing them in an unsecure area, there are a number of ways that innately safe lockers can become not-so-safe thanks to improper use.read full article →
When it comes to designing or improving your spa facility, the installation of spa lockers is never quite top of the list. In fact, lost amid the excitement of luxurious new swimming pools, hot tubs and saunas, you’d be forgiven if they didn’t make your list at all.read full article →
In the past, when you wanted storage solutions for your commercial warehouse, school, retail outlet or distribution center, you had very few options to choose from. Your local storage solution retailer was expensive but close by, the dealer who was affordable was farther away but their quality wasn’t very good and the selection was minimal at best. So what do you do? Choose overpriced storage solutions that were local or pay less and get less from the dealer that was a couple of cities away?read full article →
Despite the meteoric rise in online shopping over the past few years, the high street store remains a powerful presence in the world of retail. From eye-catching window displays to immersive shopping experiences, convenient payment methods to efficient shelving systems, the layout and design of your store plays a huge part in ultimately influencing whether your customer converts to a sale.read full article →
We’re all a little guilty of neglecting our garages. Whether we’re using them as a dumping ground for unused appliances and furniture, as a makeshift filing cabinet for an overflow of paperwork, or simply a storage space we only dive into come winter, our garages often aren’t front of mind when we think of home renovations – but why not?read full article →
A fun and stimulating environment is vital to enhance the learning experience of every school child. With children spending five days a week in the classroom, an engaging setting plays a pivotal role in inspiring and encouraging the intellectual and creative capability of every child. The days of boring, laborious lessons have been replaced by fun and interactive activities for both student and teacher, and as such, this should be reflected in the classroom workspace.read full article →
In the modern office workplace, there have been many innovations introduced by manufacturers that have both made our jobs easier and that made them worse. Remember stand up desks and those exercise ball chairs? Two examples of bad office productivity ideas.
But every now and then, an idea comes along that actually has some merit and makes us more productive. Coworker offices was one in which employees, usually entrepreneurs, would use a large office space on a daily or drop-in basis. Another, and one is called hot desking, or simply desking. It involves employees taking whatever desk is available from a pool of fully featured, ready to use desks in an office area. No assigned seating, just check-in and start working. This innovative method is especially important for the rapid scaling up, or down, of a business.read full article →