Blog Contributed by Stephen McClain
Patio Design Ideas for Office Buildings
No one likes to sit inside an office the whole day when there’s beautiful weather outdoors. Spring has arrived and everyone wants to get out and enjoy the warm sunshine.
So, why not give your commercial office the perfect space to relax outdoors.
How? By trying one of these great patio designs for office buildings. Offering an outdoor space is an amazing “Break Room” for people who like a change of scenery during the day or just want to enjoy lunch outside. Being outdoors can benefit everyone in the workplace. Studies have shown that green spaces can result in lower stress levels, lower heart rates, lower blood pressure, and even enhance your immune system!
Here are a few tips to enhance or create your commercial landscaping design:
Plants are one of the most popular features to install with a patio area, and there are several good options to choose from. Drought-tolerant flowers like lantanas, marigolds, salvia and zinnia will give you seasonal color that pops during the spring.
Another way to set your patio design apart is with water features. Water features add a relaxing element and focal point to the patio space. Installing a water feature to your patio will provide soothing sounds and views, perfect for tenants or employees looking to enjoy lunch outdoors without having to hear the traffic.
An important element to any outdoor space is shade, whether that’s with pergolas, sails, umbrellas or awnings. The whole patio doesn’t have to be shaded, but make sure there are certain areas that are. This is especially important for our very hot, late summers in Georgia. Just add benches, lighting, and a few privacy shrubs, and you will have the perfect outdoor space.
Now is the perfect time to upgrade your patio into an inviting, relaxing and inspiring space. This space has the potential to improve employees’ mental, physical and emotional health by giving them a place to enjoy lunch outdoors and recharge — making them more productive and happy at work. It can also positively affect your company’s bottom line.
Great Estates Landscaping offers a range of commercial landscape design/build services, including patio enhancements and installs. Our experienced team will work with you to create a landscape design for the patio space that will enhance your office building and enhance your life!
In addition to being a manager on the landscaping maintenance, installation and turf management team at Great Estates Landscaping, Stephen McClain is a sports fanatic who enjoys spending time in nature and doing outdoor activities with his family.
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