Seating is one of the most important elements to a commercial landscape. Although understated, good seating can serve to both accommodate people passing through commercial properties and enhance their experiences. However, it is important to note that there is no such thing as the perfect seating for commercial properties.
Thus, choices must be made using these important factors:
- Seating comes in a range of designs. As a general rule, seating designs should complement the aesthetics of their surroundings, though the deliberate creation of contrasts can also produce interesting results.
- Each building material possesses its own upsides and downsides. Choosing the right material depends on the conditions of the commercial landscape. For example, wood is an attractive building material that can be used in a range of designs, but is unsuited to harsher climates because the conditions can make them brittle and damage-prone.
- Public seating should be safe to use. Potential precautions include rounded corners, fire resistant finishes, and recessed legs that eliminate tripping hazards.
- Furthermore, public seating must be usable in the sense that it provides genuine usefulness. It should be both comfortable and capable of accommodating large numbers.
For more information about seating options and other issues in commercial landscape design, please contact Hermes Landscaping.