Whether you moved to an old building for a new business set up or want to improve the appearance and functionality of an existing space, you may consider renovating some of the features. The following are important things to remember when renovating your business space.
Commercial buildings’ walls tend to deteriorate fast due to stains, scratches and peeling paints. For external walls, you can renew them by painting or installing wallpaper. You may also opt to use prefabricated wall panels on the surfaces that are beyond simple repair. The design of panels to use will depend on the size of the wall and the purpose of the room. For a more stylish design, you can use PVC wallpapers on your old walls for a new look. If you are thinking of partitioning your office space, you can use office panels or dividers. You can also add privacy walls to separate your office from the rest of your employees’ working spaces. If you want to accommodate a large number of employees in one open area, you can use panel dividers for creating working sections for each worker.
Commercial doors should be durable and provide maximum security. You may need to use different doors in different rooms. Example: for the main entrance you can use steel doors or double doors for safety reasons. Glass doors are best suited for office rooms and store front entrances. This is because you can utilize them by displaying items to draw attention from passersby. When renovating commercial doors, you have to consider the access site since not all doors are suitable for all openings. Example; Roll up doors are useful in locations with limited space for operation and require a large opening like warehouses or display shops.
Your business determines the type of floor to install. Depending on the activities carried out in your commercial business, you should evaluate the best flooring material to suit the space. For example, warehouses will require strong concrete floors to withstand external pressure from heavy load. An executive office may need a more classy type of floor such as hardwood, laminate flooring or tiles. You can also use slip retardant flooring for the safety of users. There are plenty of emerging trends for commercial spaces depending on the type of business and size of the premises. Terrazzo, tiles, and hardwood have been widely used in business for style, branding and providing an aesthetic value.
Commercial spaces should also put into consideration the importance of bathrooms and similar facilities. The surfaces are prone to water damage and over time tend to deteriorate. You can use waterproof materials on walls to protect the underlying surface from damage. In a case where the walls are damaged, you can renovate by fixing ceramic tiles or marble.A commercial business should provide adequate washrooms for employees and clients. With limited space, you can use toilet partitions to provide more facilities without constructing brick walls. Toilet partitions can be of metal or plastic material. For a more sleek and stylish design, you can use stainless steel partitions.
5. Mechanical Systems
Mechanical systems are essential for any commercial business. Electricity, water, gas, sewer lines, telephone and HVAC systems should be maintained in good working conditions at all times. Renovations would include checking electrical distribution lines, individual circuits, and sub panels. You may need to hire a certified technician to ascertain the condition of your electrical lines.The drainage system is also necessary and requires regular inspection to identify possible faults that may arise. In old buildings, clean water supplies have heaters or boilers for the provision of both hot and cold water. You can renovate such systems by installing point-of-use water heaters to enhance the distribution system.
Renovating your commercial space will help improve the appearance, your company’s brand and maximize productivity. Different surface materials are available for walls and floors to enhance the aesthetic value of your commercial building. Also, you should consider drainage, electrical and HVAC systems of your commercial office as they have an impact on the services your business offers.