When we first decided that we were going to build a warehouse for the company, we weren’t sure what we were going to do with the office. We wanted to have everything together, and we weren’t sure how it would be to have an office inside of a warehouse. We starting looking around for a building that we could put somewhere behind the warehouse, and use that as an office. But at the same time, we really wanted to just be all together in one place, so we kept doing some research and ended up coming up with the idea for the inPlant office. United Partition has a great website that really helps to explain how the whole thing works, and so when we discovered that we spent some time reading up on the whole process and ended up deciding that it was the way to go for sure. We really liked the approach that they had for the way that the office is actually built inside the warehouse. We first will put up the warehouse, and then in one portion of it we will then build a small office. So that means that it essentially is modular, but you can’t tell when you look at it. The paint will make it seem like the whole thing is built as a real office building inside the warehouse. It will utilize the same foundation plot that we have to do for the warehouse already, so that really helps to cut down the costs. It’s not really building a whole new building, just putting up sound proof walls inside the warehouse that we already need to build.
The style that we decided to go with was the walls that have a lot of windows in them. Since the whole thing will be built inside the warehouse, we are going to put some windows in one of the walls of the warehouse, and then all the office walls will have windows. That way we will still be able to get some natural light into the space, and yet the warehouse walls won’t be compromised at all. We will just have one wall of the warehouse as a large bank of windows, and the inside inPlant office is going to butt right up against that wall, and have windows on the inside as well. It will look seamless actually, as if the office is actually a part of that outside warehouse wall. But in the end, eventually if we ever wanted to move the office somewhere else we could still actually just remove the inside inPlant office and put it somewhere else. And the entire warehouse would remain the same, only it would have more space without the office. But the external walls would be untouched by the whole thing. So this is actually the perfect solution for us, and it is the way we are planning to move forward with our new building. I think that it is really going to serve us well, because it is so perfect.