Unless you happen to own a construction business, renovations are probably more overwhelming than exhilarating. Commercial renovations can be costly. Set a budget before even considering if you can complete a commercial renovation is the first objective. You will probably need help gauging the budget and establishing goals. Getting assistance from a profession can help you plan your renovations and stay within budget. Communication and posing thoughtful questions will help you decide upon a professional to help you. What do you want to accomplish with this renovation? There are many different things a remodel can accomplish. A few examples include:

Making Eco-Friendly Changes

Going green means pursuing knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations. Going green can save money in your day-to-day operations. It will attract clients who value green businesses. Your renovation will mean replacing fixtures and appliances with Energy Star certified models. It can mean improving insulation, putting in new windows, and adding Solar technology.

How To Improve The Aesthetics Of Your Business

  • Invest in High-Quality Signage. Installing excellent signage will make a great impression on visitors, customers, and investors.
  • Give Your Walls a Fresh Boost.
  • Dress to Impress.
  • Declutter Your Space.
  • Add a Touch of Nature to Your Building.
  • Replace Dated Furniture.
  • Replace Lighting and Flooring.

Improving aesthetics can be just as important as improving any major functional system of the building. In commercial buildings where the styles are decades old, your clients may get the impression that the building is not well maintained. And this can reflect poorly on the business as a whole.

Upgrade Old Systems

As buildings age, upgrades and system repairs can keep the building comfortable all year round. Replacing the roof, HVAC system, and piping system can protect the structural integrity of the structure.

Shell Space, 2nd Generation, and Spec Suites

What type of building are you remodeling? New buildings in shell condition are more expensive to remodel than a second-generation building. You must consider everything that must be replaced in the building, and what can be reused. New buildings in shell condition cost around $40 per square to renovate while a second-generation building may cost between $25-$30 per square foot. You can get very creative with placement of old doors and windows to enhance the aesthetic of the inside of the building. With a second-generation building, contractors can re-use material. While remodeling a building in shell condition, your contractor will need to shop for inexpensive building material to keep costs down. Large spaces like open office buildings are less expensive than a building with many rooms and small offices.

Deciding Upon The Grade Of Materials And Finishes

The decision to use high-end materials depends on the needs of the business. Commercial structures have no need for high-end material in their business. However, if your business serves high-paying customers with high expectations, your building will need high end finishing materials. Restaurants that serve gourmet goods must impress their clientele with high end materials.

Hire the right renovation partners. The value of a good renovation partner cannot be overstated. A cross-disciplinary team with significant experience and a deep expertise in your industry and real-time knowledge of current construction market costs can minimize surprises, reduce down time of your ongoing operations, and provide an accurate estimate of the renovation costs. Ultimately, such a team will provide you with a building that goes beyond simply meeting your current functional needs, to fulfill your long-term vision that will keep up with the ever-changing needs of your structure for decades.


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About CSP

Complete Structural Partners (CSP) provides commercial and residential contracting, renovation, and remodeling services to the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area. We specialize in retail, office, healthcare, warehouse, and manufacturing construction projects. CSP provides quality craftsmanship that is completed on time and under budget. Our Interior Design Division provides decorating, staging, and space planning services as well as construction services for small remodeling projects.