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Commercial Renovation Projects

November 28, 2016

If you have ever embarked on a home renovation project, you most likely know that remodeling can be messy, inconvenient, and expensive until the work is completed and you can enjoy the result. Commercial renovation requires similar planning and budgeting, but it can be well-worth the investment if it improves business efficiency and productivity, increases a building’s safety, improves business image, and attracts more customers. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few tips to minimize any headaches you might experience with business renovations, as well as maximize the enjoyment of your commercial space.

Hire licensed, insured professionals

Just like home remodeling, it’s important to hire a licensed, insured contracting company that oversees the aspects of the project, obtains the proper permits, and makes sure all the enhancements comply with local codes and ordinances. Many business owners also decide to consult an architect for ideas and feedback before moving forward with any renovations.

Have both a short-term and long-term plan

During remodeling, business cannot simply grind to a halt for long, so it’s good to have a plan for how your business will continue to function while the renovations are in progress. Think about how you will continue to serve your clients, deliver your services or products, and where your employees will have space to work.

Before going forward with renovations, think about how the business might grow in the future. Will you have enough space for future expansion? Generally, renovations should help create space so that you don’t outgrow your improvements within a few years.

Consider increasing productivity and efficiency  

Think carefully about the office environment you strive to project, and use renovation projects in your favor. Does your business need a stimulating, vibrant environment, or a more serene, calm atmosphere? Color choice impacts efficiency and productivity, as well as ambience. You can read more about using color choices to match your goals here.

Studies also show that natural lighting has a positive effect on employee health, wellbeing, and in an indirect way, productivity. Adding windows, skylights, and natural lighting is a way not only to benefit employees, but can also be green improvements designed to reduce utility bills and energy consumption.

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