Is your commercial space a little outdated? Or maybe you are just looking for a way to jazz things up? Making small improvements to modernize your commercial space can make a big difference in the long run! Whether it is retaining tenants, increasing rent charges or gaining business, it’s never a bad idea to make things modern and efficient. Here are 3 ways you can modernize your commercial space this year.
More frequent, now, new buyers or renters care about the impact they have on the environment. Reducing your environmental footprint is not only appealing to others, but it can help you out in the long run financially. Check on things like lighting and plumbing to see if you can get energy efficient light bulbs or low-flow plumbing fixtures. Other things to consider are your heating and air systems, insulation, doors and the roof. Making sure each of these things have been updated and highly efficient at doing their job. Making these changes to a greener space can lead to an increase in productivity and a decrease in expenses and eco impact.
It is important to make sure the outside of the commercial space is just as appealing as the inside. The appearance of a space can be a large influencing factor in buyer/renter behavior. This can mean improving the entryway, landscaping, roof tops, siding, paint, walkways, lighting and signage. Anything that a potential customer/buyer/renter might see before even stepping foot in the door needs to be updated and modernized.
Each and every square inch of space in a commercial building has purpose. Make sure your layout, and even floor plan, is functional and purposeful. If there is a wall that is obstructive to the flow of your business, consider taking it out to open things up. Additionally, focus on common areas such as hallways, lobbies and bathrooms and make sure they have been given just as much attention as other rooms. A clean, open space is inviting and can give the illusion to a larger area or square footage. Whereas a dingy bathroom is off putting and can give the illusion of carelessness. Don’t overlook an inch of space!
If you need some help with selling or leasing, or just want some more advice on how to modernize your commercial space, give us a call and we will be glad to help you navigate the process!