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By: Kevin Ahern on March 10th, 2016

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Commercial Remodeling Plans That Your Company Can Grow Into

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Remodels don't happen very often. When your company makes the decision to remodel your commercial property, it's important to make your remodel last for a long time. In this post, we'll discuss the ways that your upcoming commercial remodel can meet your company's needs.

Go Green

In addition to reducing your business's carbon footprint, green remodeling allows your company to make more efficient use of its resources, and that can save your business money over months and years. Here are a few ways that your company can "go green" in its next commercial remodeling project:

  • Reduce water use. Installing low-flow toilets, low-flow faucets, and other green fixtures and appliances can help your company reduce water usage in its bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Eliminate air leaks. Installing a new HVAC system with leak-free ducts can help your company save hundreds or thousands of dollars on utilities to heat and cool your office building. In addition, installing new windows and doors can prevent the climate controlled air inside your commercial building from escaping, which can help keep your building comfortable during winter and summer months.

Keep Your Space Flexible

Open office designs provide the ultimate flexibility for companies that are constantly growing and changing in size of staff. In an open office space, companies can simply moving over a desk and install a new work station when a new hire is made.

By creating a large open space in your building, your company can continue to add employees for years and decades. If your company is relatively small now, but anticipates big growth, this will enable you to create a space that will grow with your company.

Provide Employee Perks

Employee perks like kitchen space, a relaxation room and a game room can help boost employee morale and improve employee retention. In addition, giving your employees a place to relax may encourage them to think creatively and generate innovative ideas. In this way, making these types of changes to your office can lead to improved productivity and production of a better product overall.

Focus on Employee Safety and Ergonomics

Employee safety and ergonomics are often overlooked when companies go through renovations. Installing safety features and making employee work stations more ergonomically correct can help lower your healthcare cost while making your workplace a more positive environment. Consider providing your employees with convertible sit/stand desks, adequate lighting and non-slip floors in wet places like the bathroom and kitchen area. These small ergonomic changes can reduce accidents and workplace injuries.

For more information about how your upcoming commercial remodel can further the interests of your company, talk to your contractor. If your company is located in the New Haven area, contact Litchfield Builders. We'll be happy to discuss your options.Commercial Construction Trends and Predictions