What’s the Importance of a Well-Thought-Out Layout?
Layout customizability: That’s one of the many reasons why the team here at Arco Building Systems recommends steel buildings for business owners. With endless options, however, nailing down a design that’s practical, efficient and sensible can be difficult. The floor plan of a 100 x 300 steel building can make a noticeable difference in your day-to-day operations. A practical layout that makes sense for your purposes can help your business be productive for years to come. If you’re in the planning stages of your next investment, our team is here to lend a few insights on the importance of a sensibile floor plan.
Achieve Efficiency with an Ideal Floor Plan
When putting your minds together and working with a third party to come up with the best floor plan for your purposes, keep three things at the forefront of your mind: function, utilities and accessibility.
The function of your 100 x 300 steel building should be among your top concerns when determining a layout. For example, a warehouse and an office building will have completely different layouts; that being said, neither layout would be wrong – it all just depends on the purpose of the building. If you’re in the market for a new steel building, then you certainly have its function in mind. Given that, here are a few questions to ask yourself before determining a layout:
- Will we need individual offices or a large area that will utilize cubicles?
- Will clients visit my building? Do I need a foyer or lobby for them?
- Will the building need a back-of-house area?
- Will the building need a large showroom or retail area?
- What areas will I need to access every day? How can I make those easily accessible?
- How can I make the most of my area without making it feel confining?
Here are some different uses for a 100 x 300 steel building. This list shows the various purposes of the building type – keep in mind how drastically different some of these layouts would be.
- Office space
Electricity, HVAC and plumbing can play a big factor in layout design for commercial buildings. Consider where your restrooms, food prep areas, wash areas and other spaces that would require plumbing would go. Ideally, these portions of the building would be near each other – though having various, spread out areas that require plumbing could benefit your final layout. Also, keep in mind storage space that would be needed for technology such as routers or servers. Plan in advance where this area would make sense in your design. Finally, don’t overlook where the HVAC units will be placed. Make sure the air ducts are able to efficiently and effectively reach all areas of the building for the best possible ventilation and temperature control.
For efficiency, consider logistics and accessibility during the planning stages of your layout. Ideas such as having the entrance near the parking lot are common sense, but there are other rules that might not come naturally. Having rear and side access might be a necessity down the line, so consider during the design process how accessible those points are. The building’s floor plan should be a benefit of the building, not a hindrance. Having ample storage space, clear pathways and a warm entrance way could make a tremendous impact on the favorability of the 100 x 300 steel building.
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These are just a few tips to point you in the right direction on commercial interior design. If you want to talk to the leaders in the industry about what building to invest in, reach out to the helpful team here at Arco Building Systems. Since 1979, we’ve been helping businesses find their most practical solution to their needs. Experience the Arco difference today. To learn more about how our products can be a fit for your business, contact us today at 1-800-241-8339 or request a quote on our website. Be a part of our online community by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for more on how our products can benefit your business.