Renovate Now? Or Later?

As your business changes and grows, it makes sense that the office space it occupies is going to need to evolve to keep up. Whether you have experienced massive growth, have more office staff working from home, or have simply changed the focus of your business, now might be the perfect time to think about remodeling your space. 

Your office needs to reflect your brand, and this is tough to accomplish if it isn’t functional or its look is outdated. As you think about whether or not to take on a new project, here are several reasons that renovating your office space might deserve priority status. 

Stay Current With the Times

We’re not talking about the changes brought on by COVID-19, but we will in a minute. As a general rule, your office space should be modern and inviting, not dated and run-down looking. The last thing you want is for clients to walk in and think you’re a few steps away from closing your doors. 

Office spaces should also reflect the latest iteration of your brand and way of doing business. Brands evolve, and if your space reflects your business values from two decades ago, this won’t be inspiring. 

Boost Productivity

Renovations can be a challenge to productivity, but the right commercial contractor can help you stay open and productive while you are renovating your space. And, once the project is finished, your business will get the improved efficiency it needs. Some examples include more function storage and work areas that facilitate better and more comfortable workflow. 

Reduce Maintenance and Operating Costs

It’s not always easy to make ends meet in today’s business environment. One of the goals of your remodeling project should be to reduce maintenance and operating costs by creating a more energy-efficient space. Some examples of ways you can accomplish this include:

  • Adding more and better insulation; 
  • Improving your use of the space;
  • Installing energy-efficient doors and windows; 
  • Updating your cooling and heating system; 
  • Increasing the use of natural light; 
  • Switching to LED lighting; and 
  • Using more durable materials and furnishings. 

Lowering your business’s energy bills and maintenance costs can help improve its bottom-line results. 

Make Room for Growth

What company doesn’t have some form of growth as one of its goals? When you renovate your office space, you can ensure that you are on track to achieve your short and long-term goals for business growth. Smart remodeling can help you stay in the same space as your business expands, provided you optimize your space the right way to account for any new equipment and staff needs. 

Keep Employees Safe

One of the best reasons in the current climate for an office remodel project is to keep your employees and customers safe. Some older offices are hazardous environments with poor airflow, obstructed exits, and unsafe furniture or flooring. Obviously, you should address these issues first and make your commercial space ADA compliant if this is a requirement. 

But, COVID-19 has created other health and safety concerns. Open offices were once the norm, but a deadly pandemic has changed the rules. The CDC now recommends that businesses create social distancing in the workplace to prevent the spread of the virus, which might necessitate some significant changes

Whether your business wants to renovate its space or needs to, working with a qualified contractor can ensure your success. Carolina Services Inc. (CSI) is Charleston’s premier provider of commercial space planning, improvement, and construction services. Since 1976, we have helped business owners, office space managers, investors, and property owners achieve their goals. Contact us now to learn more about how we can help you achieve yours.