When a building is getting old, the building construction company will be doing some renovations work to give a fresh look. There are several reasons of making renovation, which is to improve the internals and structure for longer life span, change the purpose if building, building code updated, and expanding the building for other purpose. Any reason of renovations should go through specific a stage which is professional planning in advance. Interior design and build company has a important role in this stage as the upgrade and renovations may affect the businesses of current space. Follow the tips below for your commercial renovation projects as a guideline.
Evaluate Current Building Situation
The first stage before starting renovation work is evaluating the building and decides which part should be renovated. It is a good timing to investigate where is necessary to change and make improvement. When evaluating, check on the electrical system if they are kept up to date. A good plumping system is needed to avoid error happened. Make sure the safety system of the building is working if emergency happened. You will also need to do the planning of electricity, plumbing, and safety during renovations. Make sure there is no problem of accessing the building during renovation. By doing evaluations, it will help you on improving the building accordingly. Although many old building still remaining their charms after years, you will still need to keep the standard up to current construction codes and space demands.
Take Case Study as Reference
Although commercial renovation is not an easy task, but there is a great way to bring success, which is referring case studies. If you are planning to renovate an office building, always ask your designer and contractor what they would require from office space which is lacking in your current space. For retail space, you may visit other retail for ideas or seek for opinion from shoppers and tenants. As a developer, these case studies allow you to target the right businesses for your commercial building development. You may talk to the tenant to get the brief idea what they require in order to develop the space desired. If you are looking at new place to develop, you can still consult your current tenants.
Help Your Current Tenants
When you are developing, your tenants may be interrupted which you need to handle it. If you are good in organizing, you can minimize the interruption to their business. You will then interrupting specific part of the building for a short period. Get experienced interior designer or contractors who specialize in commercial renovations. They often offer free consultation for customers to allow them understand the procedures and tools of the projects before making any payments.