If you run a store – or a chain of shops – you will, at some point, have to renovate. This will involve bringing in a specialist contractor to undertake a retail fit out at your premises.
But how do you know when it’s time for a fit out – and how much will the project cost your business?
What is a retail fit out?
A retail fit out could involve upgrading your lighting, fitting new high-tech shelving systems, reflooring, and repainting your premises. To create a better sense of space – and let in more light – suspended ceilings are sometimes fitted (in other words, a ceiling with a space between it and the floor from which it is hanging).
Every business is different, of course, which means no two commercial fit outs are ever the same. That’s why it’s important to choose a contractor with extensive experience in your sector,
How do I know I need a retail fit out for my building?
Here are three signs it’s time to start renovating:
1. Poor atmospherics. Does your store feel crowded and dark? Is it often noisy when busy? A suspended ceiling system could solve this problem by providing superior acoustics – creating a quieter and more relaxing experience for shoppers.
2. Busy back office. Most shops have a dedicated area where staff can complete admin, call customers, or perform other duties. Solid partitions or glazed partitions can be used to reorganise this space – reducing noise and, overall, making everyone more productive.
3. Jaded aesthetics. A retail fit out is a great way to give your shop a facelift. Replacing worn out signage, repainting, updating your flooring and introducing more comfortable seating areas are all things you could do to make your shop more appealing to passing customers.
How much does a retail fit out cost?
The cost will vary depending on the size of your store, whether other sites need renovating, and the scale of work involved. Before speaking to a trusted local contractor, it’s worth making a list of the changes you feel are needed. It’s also important to set a budget for the work – so your renovation partner can work within your financial parameters.
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