Your commercial property needs to be in the best condition possible year round so that your current tenants are satisfied with the spaces they occupy and your prospective tenants are attracted to all that your property has to offer them and their line of business.
Large renovations will need to be done perhaps every five to ten years, with upgrades to interior spaces that keep your property looking fresh and modern, such as replacement of large appliances, HVAC systems, and roofing, just to name a few. It might even become necessary to add square footage or remove interior walls; perhaps you are thinking more and more about adding solar panels and more efficient HVAC units throughout, and all these are pretty big, and costly, undertakings.
When these larger projects are not necessary, however, there are a lot of smaller renovations you can have done that will go a long way toward maintaining your commercial property as an attractive space for your tenants and clients. It’s important to stay on top of the current trends; there are always innovations happening in the building industry, and implementing a few of the simpler ones every year or so will keep you at the head of the pack.
Here are few smaller renovation projects to consider for your commercial property:
- Landscaping. You might not think of this aspect as an actual renovation, but remember that resource conservation and sustainability is a huge concern the world over. Your tenants and your clients will appreciate your environmentally conscious viewpoint. A re-do of your grounds that replaces thirsty foreign plants with growing things that actually belong to your area will save water used for irrigation and blend in attractively with the surrounding areas, while attracting wildlife such as birds, bees, and butterflies.
- Is the flooring in your building wearing down and starting to look shabby? Is it hard to maintain and keep clean? Perhaps it’s time to replace flooring. Check your building’s envelope, as well, and replace windows and doors that may need to go.
- Accessibility for the disabled can be overlooked, so ensure that your building is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This could mean adding a ramp in spots, and ensuring that all bathrooms can fit wheelchairs. Many older buildings have had their compliance grandfathered in, but it will be a benefit to your property if you provide full accessibility to any and all comers, while undertaking major renovations down the road could trigger the need for your property to become compliant with the ADA.
Here at Ascension General Contractors, we apply our experience and expertise to all your commercial renovation projects both large and small. Call us today at (615) 750 2345.