As far as modernising your commercial property goes, there’s many an argument for doing so! If your own business occupies the premises, you’ll present a far more professional image and increase the morale of your workforce and if you simply rent out the space, you’ll be in a position to command a higher level of rent. Of course, there’s certain things which you need to take into consideration, however and, as such, we’ve teamed up with commercial maintenance specialists, Wilkinson Maintenance, to bring you three top tips for modernising your commercial property.
1. First things first, always sit down with your contractors and put together a plan of action. What do you want to achieve with the modernisation? Is it simply a cosmetic overhaul or are you wanting to use this as an opportunity to restructure the internal space and make it a little more functional? Perhaps there’s things you’ve been wanting to change in there for years but haven’t been able to because of what a big job it is? Perhaps you’re looking to expand and see this as the perfect opportunity to add that extra space to your premises? Whatever your visions and goals are, sit down at the start of the project and define them clearly!
2. Second on our list is be realistic! Rome wasn’t built in a day and significant renovations do take time! You’ll need to have a plan in place to deal with any building work going on at your premises and that can often mean temporarily closing sections of retail space or relocating staff on a short term basis. If you look at it in the way that it’s a worthwhile investment and inconvenience, you’ll be in a far better position to put together a plan to ensure that the building work doesn’t affect day to day business and that things still run as smoothly as possible.
3. Thirdly, it always pays to consider the exterior as well. On so many occasions, it’s only the interior which is considered for modernisation and renovation but what about the outside? Never forget that the exterior is the first thing which potential customers or clients see and, if anything, should be held of at least equal importance. A new shop front or general overhaul could make the world of difference to your premises (or business) and now is the perfect time to do it. See this as an opportunity to completely overhaul both the inside and out of your space and that it will be a worthwhile investment. Don’t be the one who has a fantastic interior but no one understands that because of a let down exterior!
All in all, working with the right commercial contractors can help to ensure you are able to get the best out of your modernisation and that, at the end of the day, you end up with a premises which works for you and your business!