"Can you design a medical office waiting room for people who are in pain?" Yes we can! The goal was to create a soft, but colorful space for people to feel comfortable while waiting for their appointment. So, the semi-before pictures showed the walls already painted an existing blue and we suggested Sherwin Williams Repose Gray to coordinate with it. New flooring was already installed and a few walls were removed or added to before the design plan began.
We needed to keep a spacious walkway to the left (for possible wheelchair access), so the waiting area would be restricted to the two spaces on the right.
We wanted patients to have choices as to the kinds of seats they could sit on and relax. What if they had a child or a spouse? Maybe they'd like the sofa. A sofa always grounds a room, so that it doesn't feel like an airport terminal or time spent at the D.M.V! We chose this brown one from Wayfair. It's pretty firm, so patients who may have a hard time getting to their feet wouldn't feel trapped in it. Then we purchased really comfortable, larger chairs with wooden arms to aide in standing up. Lastly we picked a simple "cushy" smaller chair to, in honesty, save some space. The owners wanted this waiting room to seat 20 people.
This is the "almost" final product. Two or three TV screens will be added in the future to display information about procedures that this office uses - laser therapy and acoustic sound wave therapy. We ordered matching rugs, matching coffee tables, and a couple of matching lamps. Here you can see all of the seating choices that we love!
We found some great art pieces, and brought in reds because the countertop at the receptionist desk is a dark red. Don't you love these floor lamps? They're a perfect size to add a glow to the dark corners of the space.
When you first walk in, this is the view - very clean and simple, but inviting! To the left is a magazine rack, and on the left wall a TV will hang. The far blue wall will also have a TV hanging above the cream chairs, which will tone down the blue. The flooring has great colors - both warm and cool tones.
Our next task was to create space for six people to eat lunch or take a break in this area. This room was very small and narrow, so a traditional table with chairs wasn't going to be possible.
Nothing about this break room was changing, so we definitely just had to "make it work."
We purchased pub height tables and rustic/industrial counter height stools for this space. The mirror works great, because one can talk to a coworker by looking through the mirror instead of craning the neck to the side. The mirror also bounces light around in this somewhat dark space. This photo was taken on an overcast day, but the room still doesn't receive a lot of natural light. The view's not bad though!
I may post more pictures later, because we have the doctors' office to finish, and there is a classroom/conference room that is awaiting art arrival.
This was an exciting project, and we had a great time working with the staff and owners there. Thank you ReGen Medical Dallas!
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