For many business owners, doing an interior remodeling of the office will eventually make it's way onto the to-do list. It's only natural to want to replace old things with newer and better ones. Thanks to the passage of time, all of the once-pristine furniture, carpet and glass that you owned will find their way to become old and decrepit. Sometimes, the situation may even get to the point where moving to an alternate location is being considered as a serious option. This, however, can be considered a little on the extreme side, especially if you're already in a well established location.
So what then? What do you do once you feel like you've reached a point of no return? The answer is very simple. Take a deep breath, calm down, and start planning out your office renovation one step at a time.
At the very least, you'll want to establish both a time frame for the project, and a budget for the project. Having a time frame will allow you to plan for the least amount of down-time for your business. Having a budget will make sure that you don't end up spending too much on the project. Once you have a clear budget and a time frame, pick out specific areas to renovate - you'll want the project to be done as systematically as possible.
The first target of renovation that you'll want to start with is as follows:
Store Front Glass
The glass around your building is quite literally one of the first things that a visitor will end up seeing when they go to your business. The glass in front of your establishment (commercial or residential) will oftentimes have very visible signs of wear and tear, and with good reason as well. The glass itself is often neglected (If you're interested in cleaning and glass maintenance tips, we go over Window Maintenance Tips and Shower Glass Maintenance Tips on the blog).
Your Store Front glass will showcase your business as a whole - even while you're not there. Making sure that the literal "window" into your business is well maintained should be one of the first orders of business whenever a renovation of any sort is being seriously considered. Luckily, at Absolute Glass, we specialize in, you guessed it - glass. If you have any questions or concerns regarding glass of any sort, please, by all means, contact us.
What is the first that a customer interacts with when he or she steps into your establishment? If you answered "The Floor" you would be correct. After years and years of being walked, rolled, and stepped on, your flooring, as the case with anything else that sees similar wear and tear, will also show signs of aging. When it comes to replacing the floor, you have a variety of options. Tiling, wood floors, even carpet - your options are varied. As with the different types of glass (explained in this linked article) each different type of flooring will come with features and advantages unique to that particular type.
The furniture that you have in your commercial building will help build an undeniable ambiance that the customers will immediately notice. Whether they love it or hate it will largely depend on you. Trying to find the right balance between professionalism and comfort is very often a struggle. At the end of the day, making sure that your individual pieces compliment each other as a whole is probably one of the most important decisions that you have to make. If you have the money, consider hiring a professional interior decorator.
Walls, with time, will degrade. The once pristine paint on the walls will eventually get dingy and chip. Stains and spills will find a way to end up on your walls no matter how much care you take to prevent them.
Repainting your walls is a relatively easy decision to make, however, the decision on whether or not to hire someone to do it for you is sometimes harder to make. How large is your office? What are people charging for the paint job you need? Is it cost effective for you to do it yourself? These are the questions you'll have to ask yourself. (Note - if you're considering a new paint job for your wall, take into consideration the color of your furniture)
We hope this list will make your remodeling efforts go much more smoothly.
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