Moving into new business premises is an exciting time for you and your business. They might be the first premises you have been in and the start of your business’s journey, or you might have expanded into larger premises or multiple locations. Whether you are leasing or have bought outright your new premises, there are no doubt certain adjustments that you will want to make to create the perfect workspace that fits your needs and provides a welcoming and comfortable environment for customers. Here are four essentials you should remember when renovating your new business premises.
You might not think about it that often, but choosing the right flooring is a hugely important decision for your new premises. You want to choose something that is attractive, but also hardwearing and safe. The ideal type of flooring depends a lot on your business. For example, if you run a car mechanic’s workshop, you will need heavy duty flooring that can be cleaned easily and withstand spillages from vehicle fluids like oil and diesel. It should also be non-slip, to help prevent accidents. On the other hand, if you want to encourage customers to relax in your coffee shop, choose a flooring that is hardwearing and easy to clean when coffee spillages occur, but is also aesthetically pleasing; reclaimed wooden floorboards or PVC imitation wood would be great options.
Your sign clearly identifies your business from the outside and it might be the first thing that customers see when they visit, so it is important that it makes the right impact. Your sign might also have an impact on your branding and logo, so it is important that you carefully consider what you want to ensure that your business is perfectly represented. On top of this, you want a sign that is hardwearing and able to withstand exposure to the elements and extreme weather conditions without sustaining a lot of damage and general wear and tear. Signage professionals like Signman will work with you to incorporate your branding and logo into an attractive sign made from heavy duty materials that will draw customers through your doors and give the right impression of your business.
Windows and lighting
The lighting inside your premises is an important consideration, and you should aim for a mixture of both natural and artificial light rather than relying on either one or the other. Increase the amount of natural light that enters your premises by adding large windows and glass shop fronts. Natural light is a proven serotonin booster and will help to boost the moods of staff and customers, making your business premises a bright and attractive environment that people will want to spend time in. However, this natural light is likely to have to be supplemented by additional artificial light sources in dark spots and during gloomier weather. LED lighting is a great option as it is better for the environment than traditional fluorescent lighting, as it does not contain the same harmful chemicals, and is longer lasting. It is also easier on the eyes than fluorescent lighting, making for a more comfortable experience for staff and customers alike.
Air conditioning and filtration system
Air conditioning and filtration is important for any commercial establishment to ensure that the temperature is regulated and air kept clean for a comfortable and safe environment, and to promote good airflow throughout the building. For instance, your premises might see extremes of temperature during the winter and summer months, so it is important that air conditioning and heating are provided at these times to provide a comfortable ambient temperature for guests and staff. Air filtration is important for removing dust and pathogens from the air so that customers and staff can breathe safely and easily – an important addition in the post-pandemic era. Air filtration might be particularly important if your business handles toxic materials on a regular basis. For example, if you own a nail salon, a Dyson air purifier will remove the formaldehyde from nail treatments that is present in the air, keeping your staff and customers safe from breathing in toxic fumes.
Renovating your new work premises is an exciting process. There are certain renovations that are common whatever your business, such as organizing the perfect sign and installing an air conditioning and filtration system. However, you might also need to make additional renovations that are specific to your business, such as a kitchen for a coffee shop.