Today’s Standard Office
The resimercial work space is a design hybrid that blends elements of residential design into commercial workspaces. Achieving this design balance has become the norm.
The resimercial design method makes work spaces more inviting by bringing the comforts of home into the work sphere. These spaces are vital to enhance employees’ well being and balance.
The driving force behind this innovation is the ‘always on’ mentality American workers have taken to their careers. While we don’t always feel the term, resimercial captures the essence of what today’s workers crave in their space.
At ITL, we believe resimercial design is here to stay. Generations Y and Z are quickly taking their place as the largest workforce population.
These generations grew up with portable technology, so they are used to being mobile and adaptable to their environments. Both these generations want working environments that reflect the realities of their home lives. These employees want the choice of comfortable work settings.
Details found in homes such as crown molding, closets, kitchens, and bookshelves can be added for a feeling of comfort. Standing lamps, coffee tables, and area rugs establish living and working spaces. Residential furniture allows for more freedom and flexibility.
The Impact of Resimercial Design
The challenge of resimercial design is balancing materials, colors, and textures that have commercial durability and residential comfort. Because residential furniture does not carry the same warranties or stain and wear resistance as commercial furniture, there may be a higher cost to maintain furniture in a space. Commercial interior manufacturers are adapting their products to fit the new standard office.
Everybody’s health benefits from a resimercial environment, so it is an important part of designing work spaces. More casual break spaces encourage chit chats between employees and an overall calm feeling.
This design transition has influenced employees not just to choose an employer, but an office as well. To attract great talent, employers must not overlook the power of atmosphere. It’s now standard to provide informal areas for relaxation and collaboration.