The atmosphere you create with your dental office matters. When someone comes in for a treatment, you want them to feel comfortable and have confidence they have chosen the right dentist to care for their oral health. If you are not creating the right environment, then a renovation may be in order.
Your clinic renovation needs will largely depend on the current state of things, the space you have to work with, immediate needs, your wish list of nice to have updates, and, as always, your budget.
Are you ready to renovate your dental clinic? Is it time to create a more modern and welcoming space? Even if you are on a tight budget, you can still have a transformative impact on your space.
Even though dental clinics have some similarities to other types of medical clinics, they do have unique characteristics and considerations. Here we offer up some great budget friendly renovation ideas for dental clinics.
Think In Simple Terms
You do not need to reinvent the wheel. The expectations for a dental office are pretty standard across the board. But first impressions still matter very much. Take a look at your space and ask yourself a few basic questions:
- Is the main entry and waiting area inviting?
- Are there areas that could use some improvement?
- How can you better use the space you have?
- Is there anything you are missing that your patients expect when they visit your clinic?
Obviously, a well lit and clean space is the objective for a dental clinic. How you make it unique is up to you with your paint colour and design choices. But keep things simple. There is only so much you should invest until you reach a point of diminishing returns. Start with affordable options that can make a big difference such as updating the lighting and paint. Then start to add more to your project as your budget permits.
Get The Clinic Layout Right
The flow of your clinic is a very important consideration. It is even more important amid the pandemic. From the time a person walks into your clinic, it should be clear where they need to go. Each move from the front desk to the waiting area and then to the examination room should make logical sense. Improving your clinic layout can help you make the best use of the space you have to work with.
This is very important for growing denial practices or offices with limit space and no room for growth. Fortunately, there are many ways you can improve functionality. Eliminate used space, install adequate storage, have multi-function areas, and make every inch count.
Something For People Of All Ages
Your design ideas need to consider the broad range of patients that come into your clinic. Most offices have people from age 2 to 80 or older. Therefore, you need to design your clinic with this in mind. Is your office fully accessible? Do you have an area for children to play in the waiting area?
Are your rooms big enough to accommodate parents who bring their children in for appointments? If you are not properly service the needs of a specific portion of your patents, your new design should account for this.
Durability Is Important
If you are investing in your dental clinic, you want to choose materials and furniture that will stand the test of time. Even if you must invest a little more upfront, choose durable products, especially for high traffic spaces, will help you get a better overall return on your investment in the project. Choose good quality seating, flooring, and equipment for all areas of your clinic space.
There is a lot of things you can do your dental clinic. You need to find the right balance between things that need to do, things you want to do, and what will fit within your budget.
Start Planning Your Dental Clinic Renovation Today
At Fuhrmann Construction, we can help you get the most out of your dental clinic space. Let’s chat about what you would like to improve and the type of budget you have to work with. Together we can create a refreshed space that you will enjoy working in each day. Speak with us today to set up a free consultation.
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