A beautiful landscape outside of your building will draw attention as well as provide a relaxing area for your visitors to sit or employees to take lunch. Thinking about where to start can be overwhelming, so John Mini Distinctive Landscapes will provide some insight into the best go-to lunch break designs.
Your employees are staring at a computer screen all day, talking on the phone, writing, or even doing physical labor. Regardless of the type of job, they are all tiring. Providing a nice place to take lunch outdoors will give them a change of scenery and allow them to relax and reset their brain for their next task.
The most important part of an outdoor landscape designed for a lunch break or relaxation is a seating area. This can be achieved with benches, table and chairs or maybe even some outdoor couches. Whether used for a break or a change in scenery while you work, outdoor seating blends the indoors with the great outdoors.
Another addition to this area that will provide relaxation is a water feature. Water features such as ponds or fountains provide a soothing sound as well as beautiful visuals. Employees can sit on the bench near the pond and listen to the water trickle down the rocks. This can replace the sound of phones ringing and office chatter while enjoying their lunch. It also provides entertainment as wildlife tends to flee to water features.
Surround these benches, couches, tables, and ponds with nature. There’s nothing like taking a lunch outdoors with trees, plants, and colorful flowers around you. The fresh smell and pure oxygen will surely restart your employees’ engines and send them back into the building with a positive attitude. If there’s room to add a small walking trail around the property, employees will likely take advantage to walk off their lunch before heading back into work. They say exercise feeds the brain!
Lastly, a gathering space, like a patio, will allow employees to take lunch breaks together and catch up while enjoying their meals. This is a great way for your team to build relationships and create out-of-work friendships. Not to mention, it’s a nice break from talking to clients and customers all day!
Outdoor landscaping is important to stand out among your competitors, draw attention to the public, and provide a sense of value. However, it should also include a spot for your employees to take a break, relax, reset, and eat their lunch. If you’re looking to add an area like this to your place of work, contact John Mini Distinctive Landscapes today for more information.