Whether you are the owner of a commercial space or are looking to open a new store or office space, then you’ve likely considered renovating the space in order to make the building your own. Carrying out renovations in a commercial space is no doubt a large project and for many managers, it can be an overwhelming prospect.
If you’re considering a re-brand of your business premises or simply want to give your space a fresh new look, then a renovation is a great way to give your space a brand new lease of life. But, taking on a commercial renovation is no easy task and a lot often rides upon the success of a renovation, so let’s take a look at some tips for managing a commercial renovation and ensuring you get the best results.
Create A Budget and Schedule
One of the first and most important steps you should take when it comes to any renovation is setting a budget and schedule. You need to be highly realistic with your budgeting and be sure to go down to the very finest of details, making sure to include around 10% more budget than you think you will need.
When it comes to scheduling, it’s important to remember that renovations take time and if you are hiring the help of contractors, then remember that they often won’t work to the same time frames as you. If you’re planning on operating your business alongside your renovations work, then try to create a schedule which minimises the interruptions to your day to day operations.
Plan With The Future In Mind
If your business is still in the early stages of operation, then when you are considering a commercial renovation it’s important to plan this with the future in mind. Consider the potential for expansion or ways in which your commercial space may need to change or adapt in the near future. You might need to consider adding in more space for additional employees or an increase in customers in the future, or perhaps think about increasing your storage facilities.
When it comes to planning expansions for the future, try not to over or underestimate yourself. There’s little point in spending time and money on futureproofing your business if you either need to re-assess and expand in the near future, or have the unfortunate issue of needing to downsize. Look at your business projections closely and plan accordingly.
Prepare For The Reopening Of Your Business
When the light is at the end of the tunnel and you’re almost at the end of the renovation, it’s time to start planning for the grand reopening of your business. After a long and arduous renovation process that’s likely involved a lot of building work, it’s recommended that you enlist the help of specialist cleaning services, who can use the best tools and processes to ensure that your business is ready to go, free from debris, dust or any harmful chemicals.
Once renovation work has been completed and your new premises is sparkling, you can start to focus on the fun additions that come following a renovation – the decorating and furnishing! No matter if you’re expecting customers or are kitting out the office for your employees, this is your chance to let your business and branding really shine! Why not prepare an open day event with a special discount if you have products or services to sell, or have a small launch party with your team?