Cottee Parker Architects
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Cottee Parker Interiors refurbished this busy and boutique 10 year old salon with a brief to create a clean image with fresh space.
The long narrow space needed to retain the nine cutting stations and three wash basins. An illusion of space was created vertically by simplifying and lengthening the joinery units for these areas. To also exaggerate the height of the space, the ceiling was painted in a dark colour.
The shop front was upgraded and opened by upgrading from loose furniture to a banquette seat bay window arrangement with product and magazine storage on either side. Cutting stations in the salon were contrasted with the predominantly white wall as work areas however remained clean and unobtrusive as recesses.
When the time came to update the Salon a second time Jackie Trout Hair Design returned to Cottee Parker Architects’ Interior Design team. The long narrow space retained exactly the same efficient equipment layout that had been designed previously and new rich surface treatments economically delivered a look in total contrast to the existing store.
This smaller refurbishment demonstrates that delivering good base design will dramatically reduce “churn” costs, a premise applicable to retail, commercial and residential environments large and small.