We are a creative care design team on a mission to rethink, redesign, and refurbish care homes

Call 07894 480 241 to arrange a free no obligation design consultation

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INTERIOR Design

We can design for a wide range of care needs, whether its residential, dementia or complex nursing care, and we believe our imaginative design improvements will not only lift the spirits of residents, staff and visitors, but also improve the economic performance of your business. 

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UPLIFTING SPACES

We can help you rethink dated interiors, often making simple design interventions that can make a big difference to residents and staff alike with modern colours, natural flooring, fresh textiles and better lighting.

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EXTERNAl Design

Good activity design helps maintain minds and bodies and encourages participation, so designing activity areas and outside spaces that make residents and staff feel good about their day with things to do or just a bit of fresh air and exercise is a key priority for our design practice.

How we can work with you

 

To help you create your new care home we first of all find out what is working and what is not. We then prepare a simple report, detailing the options that could be explored.

If appointed, we review the main plan to improve movement flows, opening out spaces, and by providing more natural light in the building. We can link interior to external space with improved access and landscaping. These changes are often about modifying the existing space to work better, rather than by starting from scratch.

Once agreed, our interiors team works on signage, equipment, furnishings, internal colours and finishes. We believe that simple is often best; wooden floors, light walls, bright fabrics can all make a big difference. We can then tender for you and manage the building contract to provide a complete service from start to finish.

 
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It’s more than meeting the minimum requirements…

 

The minimum size requirement for a single room is 12 m2 (excluding an en-suite) in a new care home. The room design should offer space for visitors in the room and for a carer to access both sides of the bed. Purpose built space also includes en-suite facilities with wet rooms or floor level shower access. We can easily redesign existing layouts to accommodate this.

New rooms can a bit soulless. Accommodation needs to lifts the spirits for those living and working within it. Along with plenty of natural light and good materials, it needs to be a room where residents can show their personal possessions. We think that a group of photos, assembled as a ‘Life Story Board’ is a simple way of making a the space truly personal.

 
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Good ways to spend the day

 

We don't just rethink how your internal spaces might work better, we can also help plan and refresh your communal activities.

The Scandinavian model of care homes where interesting activities are widely encouraged is one that we would like to see adopted more fully in the UK. Art and craft, reading and listening to books and stories, puzzles and games are all better brain gym than just watching TV! 

 
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Good food is an important part of an enjoyable day

 

We believe that cooking with great ingredients is a central part of improving any care home and we can offer your catering team a complete rethink in this area.

Making sustaining, tasty food can also involve residents as a core activity by encouraging their participation in menu making and food preparation as well as simply being good for everyone to eat.

 
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Inside to Outside  

 

A good interior space should maximise natural light, thus making the inside feel connected to the outside world, and also make ways to get outside feel enticing and not too difficult. Once outside, residents should be able to easily find uplifting and beautiful green garden space (something we are very good at developing with our specialist designers and contractors, with low maintenance planting). We can also help you develop a good range of outside activities, such as gardening with easily accessible high level beds.

 
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