5 Mistakes To Avoid When Building An Office
Not making an impression
Clients will visit your offices, you want their first experience of you to be memorable. Your office should be striking and impressive in its facade.
Forgetting natural light
Natural light is a great way of opening up your internal space. Never underestimate its importance and never rely on electrical lighting only.
Not leaving room for employee growth
If things go well, you small business won’t be small for long. So don’t forget to leave room for more employees. Growth can happen fast, and you need to be ready to adapt.
Not leaving room for company growth
What happens in three or four years when your entire building needs to be expanded? You should already be thinking about extensions, even when you’re just starting to build. This will ensure that you can build new office space without any problems.
It’s easy to forget about how your employees will be moving through the building. How often do they need to access the warehouse? Other offices? Is there room?A good office won’t make its inhabitants feel cramped or awkward when moving through it.
8 Of The Most Beautiful, Decadent Homes Ever Built
This enormous home is right in Mumbai and it cost well over 1 billion dollars to build.
The home is owned by the fifth most wealthy person on the planet. The interior looks like a hotel – decked out with the most expensive decor imaginable.
2. Fleur De Lys, Beverly Hills.
This ludicrously expensive home in California sold for over $100 million. Mariah Carey was interested in buying the property.
Despite it’s traditionalist French design, the building was only constructed in 2002 – it’s just made to look historical.
3. Dar al-Hajar, Yemen.
This amazing rock-cut residence was built for then-leader of Yemen in the 1930s as a summer retreat.
The amazing building is not a tourist attraction, offering amazing views.
4. Largest Wooden Home in the world, Russia.
This enormous wooden home was never intended to be so huge or unusual. Built by a Russian gangster, the building got larger as the home-owners ambitions increased.
It was eventually extensively damaged by fire while the owner was in prison.
5. 1009 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
In a city where closet-sized apartments go for millions, this huge building seems almost unfair.
Worth $80 million, the cavernous interiors are grand but plain.
6. Fallingwater House, Pennsylvania.
Perhaps the most famous house ever built in America, this originally cost $155,000 (it was built in 1964).
Since then, it has become a landmark and a public museum. It’s essentially priceless. Many of the architects other buildings sell for around the $1 million mark, but this would likely sell for more than $100 million.
7. Beach House, The Dominican Republic.
This luxurious, expansive house has an enormous shallow pool (it’s not trick photography – it’s huge).
It can be rented for $5,000 a day.
8. Church Home, The Netherlands.
With a breath-taking exterior and interior, this amazing conversion creates a very memorable home in the Netherlands.
Honourable mention: A Louis Vitton House.
This not-so-glamorous house seems to be the work of someone with a passion for fashion and some spare time (and paint) on their hands.
Not exactly luxury, but it’s trying.
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