Refresh Your Community With CAPX Expenditures
For many communities, keeping their buildings current and fresh can directly impact the number of lease agreements and real estate value. A fresh aesthetic and functionality of a community promote a sense of pride for residents and employees alike.
Often, communities already allocated a certain amount of CAPX dollars for updates, such as purchasing new furniture for a particular area, especially for high-impact areas such as lobbies or any rooms adjacent to the lobby. However, due to the vast amounts of harsh chemicals used to clean and sanitize spaces in the last year, the wear and tear of furniture were exceptionally high in areas not anticipated. Giving these areas a refresh can impact marketing efforts and, not to mention, produce a great first impression. Continue Reading
Why Are So Many Products Being Delayed?
As you all may be aware, many industries are still struggling to get back to normal productivity even though our country has lifted many of the pandemic restrictions. During the lockdown, many factories did not have remote work as an option, their only solution was to reduce staff at all levels, order entry, customer service, production and, shipping. Of course, this had a massive impact on the fabric and transport companies widely used in the interior design industry, leading to many delays. Continue reading
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson
With spring in mind and new beginnings, we can’t help but be cautiously optimistic about what this year may hold. We are excited to resume travel, holidays, and, most importantly, the human connection.
Although we are still taking safety precautions and we continue to learn and grow our expertise in design-related resident safety, we have learned so much during the last year that will forever impact our design initiatives for the foreseeable future and beyond. As we slowly begin to shift to what a post- COVID world will look like and how that will further influence our senior communities’ design, our goal is to continue to create meaningful spaces that people can enjoy while keeping their safety as a priority.
With the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 entering our universe upon us, we frequently think of the half million lives that were lost to the vicious and unrelenting virus. While we continue to work remotely and rotate our schedules in the office, we know how fortunate we are to continue adding new design projects on the boards. The news that residents are receiving their vaccines means the return to the social aspects of senior living is on the horizon. Since we know it will look different, we continue to research, learn, and grow our expertise in senior housing design.
It’s been exciting around here since our last update. Even though we will never get used to not being able to work together in person, we are mastering the art of online meetings, virtual award ceremonies, and conference presentations. Read on to hear what we’ve been up to!