There are many different reasons why you might consider a renovation for your business. Some motives may be for aesthetic purposes, to update your current design, or to increase employee and staff productivity. You can even improve the health of your team by using things that expand your comfort level, such as ergonomic furniture. If you are thinking about revamping your business, read our top five renovation tips to give you some neat ideas!
1. Create the “WOW” Factor
Before you start on a renovation journey, make sure you make a statement with a “WOW” factor. Be unique by having something that stands out and is one-of-a-kind. For example, does your entry have an impressive quality that would make someone feel excited or surprised when they first see it? If not, here are some renovation ideas you may be able to incorporate into your remodel:
An updated grand staircase
Adding an accent wall such as a wall covering or backdrop
Awe-inspiring nature decor
Flooring with tiles and patterns
Transforming your cabinets
Updated backsplash in kitchens or bathrooms
2. Choose the Right Flooring and Patterns
The decision for the flooring of your building should not be taken lightly. Be aware of trends that may be going out of style. With this in mind, try to pick something timeless. Pick the right kind of flooring for your business needs–especially if it is an area with high traffic. Think about the durability of the flooring, how easy it may (or may not) be to keep clean.
Flooring comes in all kinds of different colors and materials. Your general contractor can help you explore the diverse patterns and textures available. Think about your renovation timeframe and how long you have to install new flooring. Another deciding factor is whether you need it to be waterproof or not. Anything prone to water damage and humid conditions–such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements–do best with porcelain, ceramic, or stone tile. This is due to their easy installation, consistent color throughout, and low maintenance. Unlike carpet, they won’t soak up water, creating unwanted mold or mildew.
3. Get Correct Lighting
Another great renovation idea is getting the correct lighting. Does your space have ample lighting? Transform the look and feel of your community or business by renovating with new light fixtures. Updating your light bulbs with newer ones that last for many years will save you money in the long run. If you have harsh fluorescent lighting, it may be time to update them with warm lighting instead. You don’t want something that is too bright, but you also don’t want something too dim. Try to find the perfect balance.
Add character to your building by using lighting to create an atmosphere. Different colored light bulbs can even be used to incorporate your branding colors to leave a lasting impression on visitors, guests, and clients. Even if you don’t plan on doing a major renovation with new lighting, simply replacing key fixtures is well worth the effort once you see the improvement.
4. Make It A Team Collaboration
A great way to improve the team rapport at work is to get the input of your staff and residents. What are some areas they would like to see improved? Do they have any ideas on how to better the work place or their community? The more you can involve the community and gain their feedback, the happier they will be with the results and the process of disruption. This allows you to have a user-focused renovation and highly improves the satisfaction of everyone involved!
Incorporating your team in the renovation process creates a more engaging workspace. Your employees or residents will be excited to provide their input. Not only will they be honored to be a part of such a huge, important process, but you will be improving workplace culture, efficiency, and employee retainment by listening to their wants and needs.
5. More Bang for Your Buck!
One of the most exhilarating things to do with a renovation, is getting more bang for your buck! When you have a budget that you need to stay within, think about how you can make every last dollar count by stretching it out is crucial. Your general contractor will be able to give you an estimate of how much things cost and provide you with renovation ideas that you may not have thought of.
For example, have you heard of the mirror effect? Adding mirrors can help you make a small area look much larger than it really is.
Other areas you can get more back for your buck are:
Improving energy efficiency
Investing in curb appeal
A new coat of paint
Increase your square footage
We hope we have given you some renovation ideas for your business. Consider these tips when researching for ways to improve your next remodel. If you’d like to talk to a professional about renovation ideas and what can be done for your budget, please contact us, we’d love to help!