Although the cranes that you see dotted around the city may signify brand new buildings being erected, they may also be a sign that commercial remodeling and renovations are going on.  What is a commercial remodel?  It’s similar to renovating and updating your private home, but done on a commercial property.  In this article we’ll explain the whys, whens and hows of commercial remodelling.

Why Should You Undertake A Commercial Remodel?

The reasons for taking on a commercial remodel are as diverse as the number of commercial buildings in existence.  But quite often the reasoning can be categorized into a few main classifications. If a building is beginning to deteriorate or become outdated a renovation can bring things up to date.  Businesses that are outgrowing their facilities often find it cheaper and easier to renovate rather than to move to a new location. And sometimes a business just needs a facelift to bring it to the next level.  A commercial remodel can improve the appearance of the business while lifting employee and customer morale.

New Building Versus A Commercial Remodel?

There are advantages and disadvantages when it comes to moving a business, constructing a new building entirely or performing a commercial remodel.  Moving a business can disrupt the day to day functioning and may require a business shut down for a period of time. The change of address will invoke administrative costs and it may cause inconvenience and confusion among customers.  An entirely new building has the benefits of a fresh start, but it will also be the most costly way of updating things. And you’ll still have the same problems associated with moving the business. A commercial remodel might cost less than constructing a new building and it could be possible to keep the business running during the renovation process.

What Are The Steps Involved In A Commercial Remodel?

Although a commercial remodel may be less disruptive compared to moving to a new building, there are still many steps involved.  Plans and designs must be created before contractors are sought out. The materials and equipment need to be sourced before the actual renovations begin.  The finishing touches will include clean up and decoration before the newly remodelled space can be used.