I don’t do a lot of commercial work, but I will for certain situations, namely friends. My mechanic and former employer from WAY back called me to refresh his office space. I wonder why?
The paneling had to go. Scratch that, everything had to go. We did a full gut of the office space. Lights, ceilings, walls, floors all replaced.
We had planned on simply replacing the ceiling tiles on the drop ceiling and painting the cross members, but because it was so old it was easily damaged beyond repair. We redid the entire ceiling and installed new LED office lights. This was the first and hopefully last drop ceiling I install. I think it turned out well.
The next phase was drywall. We did a light knock down texture painted gray. Trim was a nice cream color and doors a deep red.
The old used-to-be-red vinyl tiles were replaced with a nice ceramic. This was installed by a sub-contractor as I’m no good at tile work.
Once the walls were painted, tile work done, and trim installed it was time to install a coffee bar. We went with a budget friendly option by using inexpensive yet high quality stock cabinets. These were solid oak face frames and drawer fronts with complete plywood construction. NEVER buy particle board cabinets. We stained them and installed them. A local countertop company installed some nice granite.
Cleaned up and ready to move back in…
A huge THANK YOU to the owners of B&B Automotive for allowing Dailey Woodworks to renew your office space. If you live in the Brazos Valley and need a good mechanic they are the people to go to.