Healthcare Solutions for Commercial Interiors
Interior Design Healthcare Ideas
Healthcare design is a specialty design area under the larger umbrella of commercial interior design. Healthcare environments are devoted to treatment and healing, and must be designed to accommodate the needs of healthcare professionals and patients, incorporate the latest healthcare technologies, and prevent the spread of illness.
Often, interior design firms and architecture firms will specialize in healthcare design, since it is an area that requires extensive knowledge to lay out programmatic elements and make material selections. For example, the layout for an operating room is often standardized and requires special equipment, ventilation systems, and other features that must be anticipated through extensive knowledge on the part of the designer.
Flooring and finish products for healthcare settings must stand up to high traffic and are often anti-microbial to prevent the spread of infection. Chairs and lounge furniture that is specified for healthcare waiting rooms must accommodate patients of all sizes and those who have physical disabilities, and these furnishings have very different specifications than those that might be used in other commercial settings. Many designers strive to create healthcare settings that are soothing and spa-like—a growing trend for this special project type. Finishes are often neutral or in soft tones, and furnishings are more hospitality like to promote relaxation for patients.
Contract magazine publishes and issue annually that focuses on healthcare design solutions. Our editors are on the pulse of the latest offerings for this specialty project type, and regularly feature cutting edge healthcare solutions and products on our website, including images, dimensions, and other pertinent details. Check back frequently to see products vetted by our editors that you can specify for your next healthcare project.