Few things are as beautiful as contemporary building facades. As most buildings are designed with efficiency in mind, it’s rare to find a structure that stands out from the usual grey or black/white facades of other buildings. But with a lot of patience and a little effort, it’s possible to make your building look its best.
From metal honeycomb panels to faux brick installations, there’s a variety of outdoor furnishings that you can consider to improve your building’s aesthetics, change the appearance to suit a rebranding effort, and other visual improvements.
Glass installations are the simplest and easiest way to add aesthetic value to any building for a low cost. These installations can be more than decorative—many types of glass can be used for different applications and come with a variety of features that make them more suitable for different purposes of a building.
For example, it’s possible to get the low-E glass installed in your building, which has a thin layer that helps repel heat and prevents the heat inside the building from leaking out, which can be extremely important during the hot summers and cold winters. Other types of glass can be used to repel water, obscure the inside of the building, and even insulate your building from outside noise.
Brick or stone facades
Another way to give your building a little more aesthetic appeal is by adding faux brick or stone facades. Since concrete has made building with brick and stone more or less obsolete, it has become a favorite option for architects to include at least a lining or panels of either material into the building’s facade. This gives it a more classical appearance without sacrificing either the time or building material.
This type of installation is a bit pricier than others, but the appearance that it gives your building will be well worth it. Of course, you should always keep in mind the theme of your building and determine how it matches your outdoor decor in order to keep a cohesive visual theme for your branding.
Finally, metal furnishings are among the most common and versatile types of outdoor decor that you can apply to a building. Since so much of the material is malleable and easily worked with, alloyed steel can fulfill a wide variety of purposes and designs for a relatively low cost. Since the materials are also easy to source, you won’t have much difficulty finding the right suppliers that can deliver the materials you need for the project.
If you do intend to go with metal furnishings, be sure to have all the safety precautions in place. It’s possible to forget to account for the weight of these decorations, which can lead to serious problems, such as building a settlement or potential safety hazards if they detach and drop to the ground below.
It may not seem like much, but making your building stand out in a sea of identical blocks can have a variety of benefits that you and your employees can appreciate.