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How Outkast Guides Clients in Material Selection

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Selecting the right materials for your commercial construction project is a delicate art that combines functionality, aesthetics, and practicality. At Outkast, we pride ourselves on guiding our clients through this intricate process with expertise and care. Here’s how our design team works with you to specify products and materials that align with your vision and needs.

1. Understanding Your Brief

Our journey begins with understanding your brief. Our design team takes the time to comprehend your objectives, preferences, and constraints. This understanding is crucial as it forms the foundation for the material selection process.

2.  Specifying Products

Based on the brief, our design team meticulously specifies products that align with your goals. Whether you’re looking for custom marble reception desk or a standard laminate option, our team has the expertise to recommend materials that will bring your vision to life.

3. Sourcing Tangible Samples

We believe that seeing and feeling the materials is an essential part of the selection process. That’s why we go the extra mile to source samples whenever possible, such as carpets, materials and tiles. These tangible samples allow you to experience the materials firsthand, ensuring that you make informed decisions.

4. Striking the Right Balance

At Outkast, we understand that it’s all about balance. Our team ensures that the materials not only look good but also serve their purpose efficiently. For instance, in a recent spec suite, our client desired a herringbone wooden floor for the high-traffic reception area. Understanding the maintenance challenges of real wood and budget constraints, we opted for a vinyl floor that impeccably replicates the real thing. This choice ensured aesthetics without compromising on durability. We also consider factors like acoustics; for example, wood-look tiles in this particular space may have disrupted acoustics, so we ensure the environment is always considered in full.

5. Expert Advice on Practicality

Our team also provides expert advice on the practical aspects of material selection. We consider factors such as maintenance, cost, and sustainability to ensure that the materials are not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical for long-term use.

At Outkast, we are committed to guiding our clients through the material selection process with expertise, care and attention to detail. Our design team works closely with you, specifying products, sourcing tangible samples and ensuring the right balance between aesthetics and functionality.

Your vision, combined with our expertise, results in spaces that are not only visually stunning but also built to last.

Contact us today to experience the Outkast difference in your next commercial design and construction project across Brisbane, the Gold Coast or beyond.


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