Six Design Trends For Commercial Fitouts Lisa May 9, 2022

Six Design Trends For Commercial Fitouts


If you’re about to open a new enterprise or give an existing one a facelift, are you aware of what’s hot – and what’s not – in the world of commercial fitouts? 

Commercial fitouts and interior design refers to the creation of businesses and workplaces such as offices, laboratories, hotels, hospitality venues and retail outlets. The aim of the game for designers is to develop these spaces to be engaging and effective for both employees and customers alike. Ideally, well executed commercial fitouts should be able to deliver benefits to the business in question, such as greater innovation, faster-problem solving, a positive culture and profitability.

In order to bring this to life, specialists in commercial fitouts discover what’s actually needed from the space in question, before creating a design to realise these goals and fitting out the venue accordingly. However, we do indeed live in unprecedented times, so the everyday needs of commercial enterprises have changed. In turn, this has been reflected in design trends spotted throughout the year – but what are some of the more notable ones?

Six Commercial Design Trends We’ve Spotted This Year 

Commercial design trends that have been identified so far this year are equally about function as they are style. Whether we like it or not, the way we work, eat, and play has changed for the foreseeable future, and in turn businesses from all sectors have been forced to adapt accordingly – so how have these changes manifested when it comes to commercial fitouts and overall design?

The Great Outdoors – In line with strict density limits that affect all states and territories in Australia, more businesses are expanding on their accessible outdoor space. In particular, restaurant commercial design for hospitality venues has pivoted to focus on developing or adding patios, rooftop areas, and more to accommodate al fresco diners.

Air Filtration Systems – It’s been proven that the key to reducing viruses spreading indoors is having good air filtration systems in place, and building owners would be wise to improve their current setup if it’s sub par. Experts recommend investing in systems that extract stale indoor air and filter in fresh outdoor air instead of systems that recirculate the air.

Integrated Technology – While communication was already important as a means to service global markets and workforces, it’s arguably even more so now. When we refer to integrated technology for commercial fitouts, it relates to devoting specific rooms for video conferencing, streamlined cable management, additional power outlets, and even digital whiteboards. .


Resimercial Design
– Resimercial design blends the comforts of home with the high performance functionality of a commercial work space. As employees slowly transition back into the office, the use of multifunctional furniture, purposefully zoned work and break areas, and homey accent pieces are being deployed to provide flexible working environments. 

Greenery Is In – Much like the popularity boom that we’re seeing in residential settings, indoor plants and greenery is rapidly on the rise. Whether it’s the aesthetics, health benefits, or even the simple fact that plants help to bring the outdoors in, adding living walls and other greenery into commercial environments is one of the more evident design trends we’ve seen this year. 

Energy Efficiency – The cost of maintaining a physical outlet, office or business premise is eating into many Australian pockets, and as a result – many are doing everything in their power to reduce the cost of their outgoings. As a result, many are looking to improve their energy efficiency through methods such as solar power, LED lighting and even water storage. 

As we all continue to adapt to this new world, if you’re weighing up your options when it comes to undertaking commercial fitouts it’s important to partner with a reputable provider – but where do you find one?

Meet The Go-To’s For Commercial Fitouts 

Whether you’re considering a residential or commercial facelift, it’s always important to speak to a professional before you start tearing down a wall or two. In operation for over ten years, Brisbane based  Kibo Constructions believe that quality, reliable workmanship with an honest approach shouldn’t be the exception to the rule. 

With a wealth of experience in commercial fitouts already under our belts, our in house joinery provides access to having your very own custom home furniture and features such as tables, desks, shelves and drawers to fit any space or design requirements necessary. By working closely with our clients, we ensure that the entire process is both a transparent and enjoyable experience from start to finish – after all, undertaking a construction project shouldn’t be painful. 

If you know that there’s an upcoming project coming up for you, your brand or your business, we would love the opportunity to provide a quote – you might be pleasantly surprised at the result. As we specialise in commercial, hospitality and residential fit out options in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, please get in touch to discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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