Creating a Floor Plan for Your Client
Every one of your clients is unique, and all have their own sets of needs, but there are needs that most of your clients have in common, and serve as a great guideline on how to create a floorplan for your client. Let’s explore this further.
Creating the Ideal Floor Plan
Determine Your Client’s Needs
Consider the type of business you have, the number of employees you have, the nature of the services or products you offer, and the type of customers you expect to attract. This information will help you determine the layout and the design of your floor plan.
Measure the Space
Measure the dimensions of the space where your customer plans to set up, including the walls, windows, doors, and any other features that could affect the layout.
Create a Rough Sketch
Draw a rough sketch of the floor plan, including the walls, doors, and windows. The sketch will give you a visual representation of the space you have to work with and help you decide on the best layout for your client.
Plan for traffic flow- Determine how people will move through the client’s space, including customers, employees, and delivery personnel. Plan your layout to accommodate traffic flow and eliminate any bottlenecks that could slow down the business’s operations.
Make sure your floor plan meets the Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility requirements, including wheelchair accessibility, if necessary.
Plan for storage and inventory- Plan for adequate storage and inventory space, including shelves, cabinets, and storage rooms, to ensure that your client can efficiently manage their inventory and stay organized.
Plan for utilities
Plan for the placement of utilities such as electrical outlets, water and drainage pipes, and HVAC systems to ensure that your client’s business functions smoothly and meets all safety and code requirements.
Design your customer’s floor plan with their brand in mind. Consider the colors, materials, and decor that best represent their business and create a welcoming atmosphere for your customers.
Positioning the POS
If your client is a retail customer, deciding where to put a POS (Point of Sale) and checkout system is an essential part of setting up their store. Here are ideas regarding POS and checkout system placement:
Near the entrance
Placing the POS and checkout system near the entrance of the store can make it easy for customers to find and access it. This is also a great way to welcome customers and make them feel comfortable as they enter your client’s store.
Close to the Products
Placing the POS and checkout system near the products your client is selling can make it easier for consumers to find and purchase items. This will also help to reduce the time consumer spend walking around the store looking for products, which could lead to increased sales and customer satisfaction.
Away From High-Traffic Areas
Placing the POS and checkout system away from high-traffic areas such as aisles and doorways can help to reduce congestion and improve the flow of consumers in your client’s store. This will make it easier for customers to navigate the store and find what they need.
Let New Horizons Construction Services Create Your Floorplan
Let New Horizons Construction Services design your floor plan. We are a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor serving the greater Orlando and Central Florida areas. Get in touch today, we will be happy to discuss creating a floorplan for your business. Don’t trust just any contractor, our professionalism and accountability set us apart from the rest. Call us at 407-574-2164 or fill out our easy contact form. We look forward to designing your new floor plan.