The Best Renovations and Improvements You Can Make to Your Business This Spring

March 29, 2024
The Best Renovations and Improvements You Can Make to Your Business This Spring

If you’re the owner or manager of a business, you’ll periodically have to consider renovating your company’s building and grounds. It’s wise not to wait until one of the vital features of your building gets too obsolete to do your employees any good. If the number of people in your office staff is increasing too quickly to fit into your available space, it’s time to consider an extensive office remodel. Here are some factors you may want to consider as you decide what aspects to change:

Consider the Projected Costs

Before planning your upcoming renovation, you may want to get a better idea of how much a renovation may cost. According to DGI Communications, the average cost to renovate your office floors will be $2 – $15 per square foot. If you decide to paint, you’ll pay the workers an average of $55 to $65 per hour. As for light fixtures, each light fixture you buy for the office will be $120 to $180.

Ask for Employee Input

Although management will bear the remodeling project costs, your employees may have valuable insight into what can be done to improve working conditions. Your employees will know which office features most need repair and how their workflow might best be rearranged. For example, many offices find that adding breakout spaces can improve collaborative opportunities. Employees can also let you know if their workstations currently offer them ergonomic options.

Reseal the Parking Lot

According to statistics, asphalt covers over 90% of parking lots. Asphalt is the ideal choice for commercial parking areas since it provides a smooth surface with optimum durability. According to GLE Associates, a properly-paved asphalt lot can last 20 – 30 years. To help your company’s lot last as long as possible, the same source recommends you apply a protective seal to your asphalt lot every 2 – 6 years.

Install Sustainable Components

Deciding to replace some of your current systems and appliances with eco-friendly versions is not just a trendy fad. Acquiring eco-friendly components such as solar panels or energy-efficient office machines will reduce your company’s energy bills. With the same goals in mind, when participating in new construction, your company could intentionally include eco-friendly building materials or construct a green wall. Companies that replace current systems with sustainable features are also eligible for tax incentives or rebates.

Utilize Suggestions from Annual Inspections

Wise companies will maintain a good business relationship with contractors who can evaluate and repair their electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. Before a renovation, asking these contractors to inspect their respective systems can allow you to see if any repairs will be a necessary part of your renovation. For example, according to Plumbing Manufacturers International, leaks are responsible for almost 14% of the water companies use. During a plumbing inspection, any leaks in your system may be found and cause a component to be repaired or replaced proactively.

Bring Your Team Outdoors

Many of today’s companies have discovered the advantages of having accessible outdoor spaces for their employees. Some companies have added an enclosed patio, while others capitalize on the benefits of fresh air by creating a deck area. After all, according to the 2021 Cost vs. Value report in Remodeling Magazine, the average ROI for installing a wooden deck was almost 67%.

If you’ve decided to schedule a renovation this spring, some of these tips may help you with ideas about where to begin. Listen to your employees and take advice from your contractors. Enlist the help of a professional construction team to ensure the highest safety and durability standards. Here’s hoping your renovations will allow you and your employees to work in a safer, more modern facility.

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