When it comes to the value of a commercial property, there are a lot of different factors that can contribute. However, one of the biggest and most influential factors is appearance. So, the million-dollar question is, how does your commercial space look? Please note appearance doesn't just apply to the outside of the building, but more importantly, the inside. You want to both attract and retain tenants.
The Importance of Commercial Repairs
Most commercial buildings are in need of some sort of upgrade. But truth be told, one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your company’s look is by simply keeping up with commercial repairs. You don’t want customers and tenants seeing cracks in your concrete or unpolished, stained concrete floors.
Maintaining the building and keeping it in the best shape possible is the most effective way to keep its value intact. Anytime you delay commercial repairs, you end up with even bigger problems later on down the road.
A bigger problem means you will be spending more money to get it fixed. So anytime there is an issue with your commercial space, make sure it gets fixed as quickly as possible.
Other Ways To Update Your Company’s Look
While commercial repairs is the most cost effective way to update a company’s look, there are other options you will also want to consider. While these options can be costly, if done right they can add a great deal of value to the property.
Upgrade The Entrance
The entrance of a commercial space matters. It is your first opportunity to make a good impression. And since your number one priority is to get customers in the door, you want to make sure your entrance looks inviting. The floors should have a nice design and be polished.
It doesn’t matter what type of business you are running, be it a restaurant, bowling alley, luxury hotel, or warehouse, an outdated entrance can have a negative impact on the overall customer experience.
This isn’t to say you need a big fancy entryway. Your focus should be on function and aesthetics. In other words, the entrance should be both functional, as well as aesthetically appealing. This alone will change the way customers, as well as potential customers, perceive your company.
Improve The Layout
Having a poorly designed layout is one of the biggest mistakes business owners make. They believe the more items they have available, the better off they will be. This however is completely false.
A bad layout is one of the main reasons customers leave and never return. So instead of trying to stuff as much as you can in one space, focus more on functionality. The goal is to utilize the space to the fullest of its potential.
Please know this doesn’t mean you need to completely change the floor plan. It simply means you need to figure out a way to do more with what you have.
If layout design isn’t your area of expertise, it may be to your benefit to bring in a professional. They will be able to help you design the space in a functional yet beautiful way.
In some cases you may need to simply rearrange the space, in other cases you may need to knock out a wall.
Whatever you do, just know that as long as it improves the overall layout, that’s a big win for your company.
One last tip is to make sure you don’t overlook areas such as the bathroom and hallways. These highly trafficked areas need regular TLC. There is nothing worse than having an amazing space with subpar bathrooms and hallways.
Your bathrooms should match the overall quality of your brand. If they don’t, it may be time for an upgrade.
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