Three tips for those who wish to renovate their commercial premises

Construction & Contractors Blog

Having your commercial space renovated is a huge undertaking. However, it can pay off in many ways; it can, for example, create a more pleasant work environment for your employees and help you to attract more customers. Here are three tips to keep in mind if you decide to renovate your premises.

Invest in high-quality floor materials

Renovating a commercial premises can be expensive. As such, you might be tempted to opt for cheap-and-cheerful floor materials in order to save yourself a few dollars.

However, this will probably end up being a false economy. The floors of business premises are subjected to a huge amount of foot traffic from both employees and customers. As such, if you choose a cheap, thin floor material, it will wear out rapidly and need to be replaced in a matter of months.

In this instance, investing in a high-quality, durable type of flooring will save you money in the long run

Close down the business for the duration of the project

Some business owners choose to keep their businesses open whilst they have their premises renovated. This usually results in the construction work taking much longer, as it needs to be done bit by bit over the course of several weeks or months.

If at all possible, you should avoid taking this approach. Keeping your premises open will create problems both for your construction team and your customers.

The former may struggle to do their work when there is a continuous stream of customers coming and going, whilst the latter are likely to find the noise, dust and fumes that accompany construction activities to be irritating, distracting and unpleasant.

By completely closing down your business for the duration of the renovation work, your construction team will have the space, time and freedom they need to do their jobs quickly and efficiently.

Opt for low-odour paint

If your renovation project will include repainting your premises' walls, then it would be wise to ask your chosen commercial painter to use a low-odour variety of paint.

If you do not do this, it could take a week or so after the renovation work for the paint fumes to dissipate. This could be extremely problematic if you need to reopen your business as soon as possible, as potential customers may find the scent of the fumes overpowering.

The lingering smell could be particularly troublesome if you own a business which sells food or drink products, as most people would find it difficult to enjoy a meal or a drink in a room where there is an overwhelming smell of paint.

As such, whilst low-odour paint may be slightly more expensive than their standard odorous counterparts, it could actually save you money overall by ensuring that you can return to business and continue to attract customers as quickly as possible.


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