Some dental practices don’t have thousands of pounds to spend on improvements, but the good news is there are simple, budget-friendly ways to renovate your dental practice.
If your dental clinic looks tired and worn or you’re losing patients, it might be time to make some small DIY changes to help you reap big rewards. Read on to discover the benefits of dental practice renovations and five budget-friendly ways to spruce up your practice.
What are the benefits of renovating your dental practice?
Renovating your dental practice can make your business look more professional, which helps you build trust with your patients and can also boost staff morale.
Employees who come into work feeling energised and inspired by their surroundings are more likely to be more productive, leading to greater profits for your business.
And renovating your dental practice, even if it’s only changing a few small details, can help to enhance the patient experience. For example, if you create a warm, welcoming waiting area, your patients will feel more comfortable when they visit your practice.
Now you understand the benefits, here are our five budget-friendly ways to renovate your dental practice.
1. Add a lick of paint
One of the cheapest and easiest ways to transform a tired dental practice is by adding a lick of paint. You could repaint your entire dental practice or decide that only the waiting area and reception need a little refresh.
Before buying your paint cans, we recommend you consider your colour scheme. You could use your brand colours throughout the practice or combine brand colours and other hues.
If you’re unsure which colour to use, look at colour psychology and see what emotions you want to evoke. Neutral colours like white and beige are associated with cleanliness and safety. While blue shades, which are often used in clinical settings, symbolise trust, loyalty and calmness.
2. Reupholster your dental chairs
Patients want a comfortable dental chair that looks inviting, not one that is well-worn or has holes in the upholstery. So, another budget-friendly option when it comes to improving your dental practice is reupholstering your dental chairs.
You might also want to think about reupholstering the sofas and chairs in the waiting room because first impressions really do count, and for new patients, this will be the first thing they see in your practice.
3. Put new blinds up
Natural light helps to make your dental practice feel more welcoming and open, but you also need to provide enough privacy for your patients with blinds.
But if your blinds look old or dirty, it might be time to put up new ones that reflect your professionalism and respectability. It also will help make your dental practice look cleaner.
4. Decorate the waiting area
Adding homely touches to your waiting room is a cost-effective way of making your dental practice warmer and more welcoming. For example, opting for a neutral décor, putting up artwork and adding soft, comfortable touches, such as cushions, can help relieve stress in nervous patients.
You could also think about adding a collection of magazines, a TV and a water cooler or sugar free mints, so your patients can happily pass the time while they wait.
5. Refresh or replace your doors
As well as refreshing your walls with a lick of paint, you can also update your dental practice by painting your doors. This budget-friendly update will make your dental clinic look cleaner and give your patients a better impression of your practice.
You could even install new doors if you have more cash to play with or if your doors have chips and stubborn marks.
Renovate your dental practice for less
As you can see, there are plenty of budget-friendly ways to renovate your dental practice without spending too much money. Try some of our renovation tips and see how they can help improve your dental practice.
Do you need a hand with your dental practice renovations? We can help.
At Turn Key Dental, we offer a range of design and planning services from basic layout changes to full spec refurbishments; our team can help you create your dream dental practice.
Get in touch with our friendly team to find out how we can help you.