Tips For Commercial Remodeling

Taking on a commercial remodel is a big job. The improvements that can be made to a building are well worth it, but it can be aCommercial Remodeling Houston, Business Remodel Houston huge source of stress and hassle to the business owner. That stress is only compounded if you don’t totally understand how the process works or what to expect. This article has a few simple tips about commercial remodeling that may be helpful for you.

Tip 1: Remember to take care of any necessary permits

Depending on where your building is located and the type of work being done. Make the effort ahead of time to check and double-check that everything regarding permits is ironed out. Not doing so could cause progress to stop, or result in annoying delays.

Tip 2: Make careful plans ahead of time

A commercial remodel is a lot different from a residential remodel because it affects more than just you. Making plans for a successful remodel includes everything from creating a detailed budget to providing for enough time to complete everything on a schedule. This is extra important in commercial remodeling because you will likely have clients or potential clients coming in and out of your property. While people do understand the need for remodeling from time-to-time, it would not be a good impression for your clients to see things in disarray and disorder at your place of business. All that chaos can be easily prevented or at least limited by taking the time to make careful plans ahead of time.

Tip 3: Make sure your remodeling fits your brand

With so many remodeling variations and property styles that are available to us, it can be easy to fall into the trap of going after the newest, most popular fad. No matter how popular or inventive the choices you make, a remodel won’t be successful if it doesn’t reflect your brand. For example, the design considerations for a family-style restaurant would be far different from that of a downtown coffee shop. So make sure that the renovations you are making strengthen your brand, not muddle it or take away from it.

Tip 4: Think about how the remodeling will affect the people living and/or working in your commercial building

This falls closely under the planning category. Before things start to get crazy with all the remodeling work, make sure that everyone that utilizes your building will have space to work and that all the necessary functions performed at work are still possible and efficient. This may require moving some things around and making adjustments beforehand to ensure that work is not disrupted during the remodel.

As mentioned above, all of these tips are very important and helpful, but the most important decision you will make is which contractor you choose. Do some research. Read reviews. Interview a few restoration companies in your area and make sure you find one that will work diligently, honestly, and with good communication. In Houston Texas, Century Construction Services is a great choice with a healthy reputation. Their solid background is something you can trust.

The 4 “Don’ts” of Business Remodeling

Just like remodeling a home, remodeling a business can be a very exciting adventure for everyone involved. It is likely the remodeling is happening because the business is doing well, and it is time to expand or upgrade. Century Construction has helped more Pinehurst businesses wow their customers (and staff) with amazing remodels than we can count, and we want YOU to be next!

In past blogs, we’ve talked about ways to make sure the remodeling process is a positive one for you and anyone else at your company involved in the process – be it the decision making, the check writing, or choosing the tiles for the new breakroom space.

This time around, we want to dive into five things we encourage you to stay away from during a remodeling project. At the end of the day, avoiding these things will make the experience much less stressful, and much more enjoyable.

  1. Don’t buy your own materials.

We understand the desire to try to save money, but there is a good chance we can get better quality materials at a lower price point through our suppliers. We can guarantee the quality of the materials we use during your business remodel; others may not be able to say the same. Plus, we buy in such large quantities that we are able to gobble up goods at reasonable prices.

  1. Don’t go without a budget … AND a contingency fund.

Even the most realistic budget for a remodel simply may not be enough when all is said and done. Have you ever watched a remodeling show on HGTV where a floor or wall is ripped out, only to discover a support beam is in the wrong place, the wiring is dated, or there is a serious mold problem? Unfortunately, things like that happen – and they require some additional cash to be solved correctly.

We want all of our clients to enjoy the remodeling process as much as possible, and we make our quotes as accurate as we can, but like you – we can’t plan for the unexpected.

Trust us, you will enjoy the whole project a lot more if there is some flexibility in what you are going to spend. Set some money aside for those unexpected expenses. If you don’t need it by the end of the project, great! Use that cash to throw an open house for the community to show off the new space!

  1. Don’t delay decisions.commercial slider

As you plan for the remodel and look at architect drawings and sketches, think about all the decisions you will need to make – and try to make them ahead of time. Those kitchen tiles being two weeks late means other parts of the project have also been pushed back two weeks, and you’re waiting even longer for the remodel to get done and your business to return to normal.

  1. Don’t change your mind all the time.

Changing your mind sometimes is totally okay! Seriously, don’t sweat it! Just try to do your due diligence before the project starts so, again, your decisions are made and you are confident with them. Lots of changes to a plan not only slows down the process, it can increase the bill if different materials have to be purchased, and certain parts of the job have to be redone.

One bonus tip – don’t be a distraction. We understand a remodel is exciting, and you want to witness the transformation as it happens. However, we encourage our clients to stay as out of the way as possible to allow our crews to work as efficiently as they can. The better they are able to work, the sooner you will have your business back!

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