Thinking of hiring an interior designer for your spa? Here's what to consider

August 1, 2005

One critical but often-overlooked component of providing patients with the best possible spa experience is design.

One critical but often-overlooked component of providing patients with the best possible spa experience is design.

A comforting, well-designed space can elevate the overall patient experience, leaving a lasting, positive impression. Particularly for a business in which appearance plays such a critical role, design matters.

An interior designer should understand the nature of the practice in order to best navigate a complex design process. Good designers should handle:

Rates and timelines will vary depending on the nature and depth of the project and on the designer. Typically a simple, small lobby overhaul will cost approximately $10,000 to $30,000, and larger projects where construction is involved can run between $50,000 and several hundred thousand dollars.

- Candice Mathers, owner, Design Fruition of Chicago, a medspa and laser clinic design firm She may be reached at (312) 933-3717 or via e-mail at DesignFruition@hotmail.com
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