NB Interiors improves workspace

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Months of planning by Nancy Bounds of NB Interiors resulted in a more efficient workspace inside a local chiropractor’s office.

Bounds is the owner and operator of NB Interiors. She utilizes her decades of experience and a master’s in science with a specialty in the interior design of medical facilities to create an efficient design from a particular building’s space.

She used those skills to turn the lobby at Moore Chiropractic Clinic into a more private and efficient entrance.

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Using a four-phase process, the near five months of renovation work was carefully scheduled so the office could continue to provide care to its patients.

By moving the entrance and lobby to the opposite end of the building, Bounds was able to provide staff with a friendlier workspace, She also moved the consultation room and x-ray rooms to a more secure location to maximize patient privacy.

Adjustment rooms were moved to the front of the building adjacent to the lobby to allow patients to receive treatment quickly.

Bounds began the planning stage of the project back in October of 2017, not only drawing up 3D models of her vision for Dr. Debbie Moore to review, but also working as the project manager to oversee the project and negotiate with contractors.

One of the other objectives of the renovation was to address Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, particularly pertaining to the bathrooms.

Her goal was to zone staff and patients, which has increased efficiency, calms the patients and boosts employee morale.

And by keeping the patients and employees separate through careful planning, Bounds said staff can now traverse the essential areas of the office without disturbing the patients.

By selecting the ideal color schemes Bounds was able to  create an inviting atmosphere for the patient while accentuating the clinic’s existing furniture. Bounds said she achieved this by using multi-colored curtains and purchasing artwork with an emphasis on nature. The same color scheme was used in the development of Dr. Moore’s Lumberton location and will be used when she opens a Hattiesburg location as a way of creating brand recognition, Bounds said.

Workspace was also improved. Bounds said that by placing the adjustment tables at an angle allowed for the creation of six stations in the adjustment area.

Moore said that her staff and patients are pleased with the renovations, and she’s received comments that the flow of the building is improved.

Bounds can be reached by calling 601-215-4496.