No matter what industry you are in, at some point it is inevitable that you will need to undertake a retail construction project as your business grows or times change. Retail construction in Buffalo, NY is on the rise, and these projects can be daunting to think about, but putting in the time to properly plan, budget, and research your renovation or new retail construction project can pay huge dividends in the future.
How can you set your retail renovation or retail construction project up for success? Here are 5 tips to keep in mind.
Get the Design Right. When prospective customers enter your retail location the layout, design, and even décor can tell them a lot about your business. That is why working with the right interior designer/architect is so crucial in the initial phases of your retail renovation/construction project. Taking the time to focus on providing a pleasing aesthetic to your customers, will help that space connect with potential clients and leave a positive impression while also conveying what you want to impress upon customers.
Budget. Budget. Budget. Set a budget and stick to it! While retail renovations can really pay off for your business in the long run, not setting a budget, or even exceeding your budget can cause your renovation to negate its intended benefits from your investment. Taking some time to set your budget can also help you get the most for your money, for example, we offer budgeting and value engineering services to find out where your money can be better spent to get the most impact to your space and the most return on your investment!
Find the Right Contractor. When undertaking a project like this, you want to work with a General Contractor that can get the job done right and on time. Do your research and interview potential contractors to see if they are a good fit. Additionally, ask to see what projects they have done in the past similar to yours and research to see if they have a strong reputation in the industry.
Gather Feedback. Many businesses overlook one of the most obvious (and helpful) ways to get constructive feedback on their planned retail renovation, their employees! Employees work on the front lines, speak with customers, and work in that space every day. By reaching out to them you are likely to get thoughts and opinions you may not have considered before and will make a difference in creating a space that speaks to customers and allows employees to be more effective in their roles.
Develop a Plan. What is your desired timeline for the project? Will you have to close up for renovations or could construction phasing be a good option? What is your budget? Having this information handy will make sure you and the contractor you are working with can stay on the same page and ensure that the project is a success for everyone involved.
The team here at Resetarits Construction has extensive experience in retail construction and renovation projects. If your business is thinking of undertaking a project like this, reach out to us! We are happy to see what we can do to help you build for your success!