4 Steps to Your Next Commercial Remodel
Posted on December 13th, 2018
Contrary to popular belief, your business actually has two first impressions, one is the people and the other is your brick and mortar location.
What is your business telling your customers? Have you ever thought about the impression you are leaving your customers with?
Even if your employees are the vision of perfection, not having a location that shows your personality, work culture, or professionalism might be hindering your commercial company from reaching the goals you have set.
So, what can you do to make that first impression pop? And what if your current location isn’t putting your best foot forward?
Is a move in your inevitable future?
4 Steps for Commercial Remodels
A commercial remodel isn’t actually as scary as it might sound. In fact, it really only takes 4 simple steps.
So, if your business space is lackluster and it isn’t giving your customers the impression you want, then read on and see just how easy it can be to give your commercial space a full remodel that’ll really wow your clients, customers, and employees.
#1 Logistics,Paperwork, Permits, & Planning
Like any great endeavor, it needs to start from the top down, meaning all your ducks needs to be in a row.
This could mean looking into property violations, permits needed, zoning laws, understanding what the CO (Certificate of Occupancy) says, or simply acknowledging what is wrong with the building in the first place.
Is it old and tired and in need of a facelift? Or is there a deeper, structural problem you need to be dealing with – and budgeting for?
None of the future steps can be kickstarted until you have your paperwork and planning neatly set up, so you know what you are getting yourself into.
If this very first step seems difficult, have no fear – Covenant Construction knows the ins and outs of the industry and can help you every step of the way.
We can even help you plan your budget and figure out where you’ll be getting the money, which is one of the most important parts of the planning step.
#2 Choose Your Partners Wisely
After your initial paperwork scavenger hunt, the next thing you need to decide is who will be doing this work for you?
This is where you can begin to interview contractors and designers to find the best commercial remodelers there are.
You will work with these contractors for the remainder of the steps, and maybe again in the future, so be sure you’ve chosen a good company with strong references and fair prices.
Your commercial remodeling contractor can help you flesh out a reasonable budget, and even give you quotes so you know what to expect.
But of course, this again makes it very important to choose a good company who won’t overcharge you, but also won’t do the job poorly with cheap materials.
#3 Design Your Dream
Here is by far the most enjoyable step in commercial remodels – the design!
What did you hate about your old visuals? What are other business’ that you find aesthetically pleasing? What are some of the features you would like in your new remodel?
All of these questions and more can help you streamline your design process and find the style that speaks most directly to you, your customer base and your business persona.
Working with a commercial contractor, or contractor and design team might be a great way to sift through all the options and find what best suits you, but it can be done without a designer as well.
Consider each business you enter as a potential design board or inspiration board for your new and improved commercial remodel and dream big – you can always pull back if needed.
#4 Inspect it All to Stay Up to Date
Once the team is assembled, the budget worked, and the design polished, the final step is always to make sure you have everything on the legal end crossed and dotted.
Like many modern undertakings, it all begins and ends with the paperwork.
Get your new, beautiful commercial space inspected and approved, so you can get back to your booming business without any legal hiccups down the road.
Simple As 1, 2, 3, 4! Covenant Construction Can Help Your Commercial Remodel Be a Success
We hope our four-step process helped you see the light at the end of the commercial remodel tunnel, but if you aren’t super excited about going it alone, then consider working with a construction company you can trust.
Call Covenant Construction today to learn more about our pricing, planning, and commercial remodeling services!