When you are considering the design of your vet clinic or hospital, think about the impact of natural light. Studies have shown that staff are happier and even more productive when they work in an environment with natural light, with daylight also linked with speeding up the healing process.
Glass doors, expansive windows, skylights and mirrors that reflect natural light can all be incorporated into your vet clinic design to maximise natural light. Designing your practice space around how best to optimise natural light is important for the ambience of your clinic.
Take a look at how these veterinary clinics are making the most of natural light in their practices.
Elite recently completed work on the Reedy Creek Vet fitout. The new structure has steel beams running through the reception and waiting area. The majority of the building exterior is glass, with large windows on both the lower and mezzanine floors.
The owners now have an edgy, industrial design to their vet practice that gives it a modern look as well as providing a lot of natural light for the practice.
The Park Ridge Animal Hospital features timber panelling and finishes throughout a modern vet environment. The clinic has a large number of windows offering both natural light and expansive views of the surrounding bushland.
The owners of the far north Queensland Tropical Vets practice wanted their clinic to be friendly and vibrant, while still looking professional. The chosen palette of fresh tropical colours took inspiration from the beautiful blue and white colours found in the Greek Islands. The fitout was complemented by natural timber tones and large glass doors and windows to provide the natural light needed to showcase the clinic’s Greek Island “look and feel”.
Elite worked with the owners of Spring Gully Animal Hospital to carefully adapt their premises from a medical centre design to suit the building’s new role as a veterinary practice. The owners wanted a white palette with branded décor. Our designers worked with them to feature their logo’s shades of blue and green in the paintwork throughout the reception area, and complemented by elements of grey. Honey elm timber-look joinery and laminate adds a sense of warmth to the clinic environment.
Located in a stand-alone building, the practice also benefits from a large number of external windows. This provides plenty of natural light throughout the hospital.
Elite recently completed the fitout of Toowoomba Family Vets. With the site for the practice a historic building formerly housing an iconic seafood restaurant, considerable work was required to meet the owner’s vision for a modern and easily-flowing space, while still preserving the building’s charm.
The end result was a homogenous space, with lots of light and clean lines. While the clinic has a modern feel, it is still rustic and in keeping with the character of the site.
Contact Elite Fitout today to discuss your new design and fitout project.