Month three of construction has been exciting as we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Most of the first two months were spent on the edges of our seats and with our fingers crossed that we would get permitting so that we could even begin construction. Luckily permitting went fairly smoothly after a two-week wait, but then we had a few surprises along the way such as finding out we had to go through another building in order to get to the electrical feed and also to work on the water pipes enlarging them so that we would get efficient water flow to our fourteen pedicure chairs. After a few bumps along the way now in month three, things are looking pretty good and are moving along nicely. We are concentrating on fun finishing touches like waiting room and patio furniture. We want to create a calm, serene, inviting and clean environment where our clients can truly relax and feel comfortable.
Our custom pedicure lounge chairs are of a Tiffany design with a modern, elegant look. The nail tables were custom matched to go with the pedicure chairs design. Now, for the furniture in the waiting room and the patio furniture outside – we are going with, of course, a lounge-like patio with comfy couches where our clients can well… ‘lounge’ of course. We not only envision our clients enjoying a blissful escape while having services done but in between or after services they may relax on the patio space with a glass of wine, beer, or cup of coffee taking in the serenity of downtown St. Petersburg.
To date the previous walls have been demolished, new drywall has gone up, old tiles have been ripped out, plumbing, fire system, and other miscellaneous have been completed and painting has begun. We have custom ordered unique gray wood tiles that will get installed shortly. New ceilings, doors, and cabinets will be then be installed with our custom pedicure furniture over the next several weeks. We put much thought into the construction of Pure Natural Nail Lounge. Everything was selected with much scrutiny down to the wall paper and chandelier.
At times, it’s been quite stressful making sure everything gets done on time and that everything ordered gets shipped on time. Even with previous experience in construction of other salons and businesses, there are always lessons learned with each new project and it never seems to get any easier. However, the reward is equally tremendous when we see our finished product and when we get to see the smiling faces of our clients when they walk in. We are thrilled to bring this new, high-end nail salon and beauty lounge to St. Petersburg and can’t wait to share this exciting experience with you.
-Pure Natural Nail Lounge