Most homes are designed as a solid shell on the outside enclosing a living space that can be designed in any number of ways according to the taste and desire of the occupant. This overall design is functional as the home can be altered according to times, tastes and size. With an open space, all it takes to define a new accommodation is simple drywall renovation. The modular characteristic of open spaces filled with partitions of drywall make modern construction a delight. Older construction ideas used walls of brick between rooms that required heavy renovation in the event changes were envisioned. There was also the issue of load baring walls to contend with. In modern construction the ceiling beams stretch across wide open spaces and stood on top of slim pillars of concrete, which enveloped steel. This allowed the best utility of the space.
With an open space, it is possible to design the space into almost any layout. New offices are designed the same way, where the tenant can bring in his own contractor and have the drywall renovation done to reflect their corporate image and maximize on the worker space as much as possible. Using drywall makes the job easy to work with. Drywall comes in sheets so they can be transported from the hardware supplier to the point of the renovation. It is easily stored then easily lowered into place and erected. A 500 square foot space can be renovated in less than two days, depending on the complexity of the interior design.
Using Space Wisely
When using drywall, the wall foot print is less than half when comparing brick partitions. Brick also takes a longer time to lay and requires stronger beams to keep them aligned. Floors need to be strengthened as well to accommodate the weight, and this can increase the total cost of the building when brick partitions are to be used on wooden floors. So that is usually never done. Wood is another option to erect partitions in an open space. However, wood can get expensive and should be used sparingly. As such, for space considerations combined with weight and cost issues, works out better. Drywall yields better usable space.
One of the best ways to keep the office energized, or the home for that matter is to periodically have the entire place renovated. Drywall renovation can be done easily unlike the earlier mentioned brick or wood. There are two kinds of changes that one can make to the home or office annually. Once is to just move the furniture around. This does a lot in terms of energizing the room. However, after a few moves, it’s time to change the room itself.
This is when renovation comes in. It’s even possible to not have to use new drywall. The old drywall can be dismantled and erected in a different location easily. There will be some slabs of drywall that would have to be replaced, but not more than just a few.