Whether you're building a shopping mall, condominiums, or business office spaces, renting an office trailer to keep onsite is an excellent way to conveniently meet with clients about selling and leasing commercial spaces once they're built. There are a few easy things you can do to turn the temporary office into a comfortable and inviting structure that your current and potential clients feel good about visiting – consider using one or more of the following ideas:
Enhance the Immediate Landscaping
The first thing your clients will see when they show up to the construction site is a lot of building materials, machines, and clutter. Because of this, it's a good idea to dress up the immediate exterior of your rented office trailer, so it looks clean, organized, and inviting. The area should be relaxing to help reduce the stress that is generated from all the commotion on the construction site, which should make it more pleasurable for you and your clients to discuss business.
Start by installing a short white picket fence around the front of the office that's big enough to be used as a patio. Then place a garden bench near the front door of the office trailer that can be used as a waiting area. Introduce small garden tables and easy-to-care-for plants to the outdoor space such as bromeliads, peony, and ribbon grass.
Infuse the Space with Color
Color can have a significant effect on your clients' moods when they visit your temporary office space, so infuse if with some accent hues that will keep everyone in a good mood when you meet. Use area rugs, throw pillows, chair covers, and artwork to infuse one or more of the following colors into your rented office trailer:
If there is enough room inside your rental office trailer to create different areas for things like client meetings, paperwork, and employee briefings, consider using a different color to accent each space. This will not only create a visual separation for each area, but it will also invoke a different feeling and vibe.
With the help of these two techniques, you should be able to bring your office trailer to life and make it a place where clients are happy to spend time when the need arises.
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