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Navigating the Change of Use Process for Your New Business Space in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
June 6th, 2024

Commercial spaces often see many owners and are used for different purposes before they're torn down. What starts as a warehouse can eventually be turned into a restaurant, apartments, a bank, an office building. The change of use process for a building can seem intimidating if you're a relatively new commercial property owner, but it doesn't have to be. Aligning yourself with the right team of professionals can help reduce stress and make the process smoother and easier. If you're a CT property owner with a building that needs to be changed to meet the needs of new tenants or a new type of organization, understanding the process can help you get started. This article will discuss how to assemble the right team, navigating the zoning process, and what to expect at each step of the way.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

Renovating vs. New Build for Connecticut Businesses

By: Kevin Ahern
May 29th, 2024

Business owners have a decision to make when they need a new property: build or renovate? In many ways, these choices are very different. If you're a business owner in the position of picking between these two options, you may have a hard time deciding which one is correct. Whereas new construction is easy to customize and can be built completely to meet the needs of your organization, there are often significant advantages to renovating an existing property. Zoning laws, locations, your business's budget and the special needs of your particular organization should all be taken into account. It's also very important to work with a fully qualified contractor and architect throughout your project. When you have a team of skilled professionals working for you to help with the process, your building or renovation project will have the greatest chance of success.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

Technology Integration in Commercial Renovations: Smart Offices for Enhanced Productivity

By: Kevin Ahern
May 1st, 2024

Smart technology has changed the way we live and work in fundamental ways. If your Connecticut office hasn't yet been outfitted with smart technology, you're missing out on opportunities to save money, save energy and make life more convenient for yourself and your employees. There are many smart devices that are used in modern offices, and often those devices control the basic qualities of the environment, like light in the room and the temperature of the space. You can benefit from installing smart devices in your office, but first you should know what the options are and which types of smart devices are most applicable to your office space. Once you know which type of technology is right for you, find a Connecticut contractor that can install smart devices during your next office remodel.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

Healthcare Facility Renovations: Adapting to Changing Patient Needs in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
April 18th, 2024

Healthcare facilities can age quickly. Wear and tear from constant use can cause cosmetic damage as well as physical damage to the walls and floors. In addition, the healthcare industry is one that changes frequently. Innovations in technology and patient care often necessitate changes to facilities to help ensure good patient outcomes. If you own or run a healthcare facility, you know how important it is to maintain modern, comfortable facilities that can facilitate good patient care. Healthcare settings have a unique set of considerations that impact the renovation process. Maintaining patient safety and protection is critical. This is why it's important to hire a team of capable renovation professionals with knowledge about upgrading healthcare settings. As you're planning your next facility renovation, here's what to consider.

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The Art of Renovating Mixed Use Commercial Spaces

By: Kevin Ahern
April 10th, 2024

Mixed use commercial spaces fill a special role in many cities around Connecticut. They bring residential and commercial groups together into one building, creating a natural community in downtown areas. Mixed use commercial spaces are good for businesses and good for a healthy, thriving city. If you're an investor hoping to get involved in mixed use commercial space, there's much to know about renovating and modernizing these spaces. This article will go over some of the steps and processes. Aligning yourself with a capable and experienced commercial contractor is critical. Working with the right professional, you can enjoy a more efficient and satisfying renovation process. It's also helpful to have some knowledge of the renovation process before getting started. In this article, we'll go over some of the most important steps.

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Creating Accessible Commercial Spaces in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
March 13th, 2024

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that is designed to protect the rights of people with disabilities. ADA affects businesses in many ways, to ensure that people with disabilities are able to access services and products that they want and need. One of the ways that ADA affects businesses is in the construction of commercial buildings and parking lots. ADA compliance can be mysterious and confusing to many business owners. If you own a commercial property or operate a business housed in a commercial building, knowing about ADA and maintaining ADA compliance can help ensure that your business is accessible to people with disabilities. You don't have to be an expert in the ADA law to ensure that your business is ADA compliant. Working with a contractor that's familiar with ADA compliance can help you achieve compliance during your next remodel. This is what you need to know about achieving ADA compliance through renovation of your commercial property.

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Negotiating Renovation Costs with Contractors in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
February 15th, 2024

Remodeling isn't cheap, so how can you control costs? Can you negotiate with a contractor? Which costs are fixed and which ones are not? There's more than one way to save money and control costs when performing home improvement projects. Your contractor is a partner in your home renovation process. It's important to find a contractor that is able to engage in open dialogue about your budget and the cost of your project. Ultimately, it's important to hire the right contractor, even if you're on a tight budget. Here's what to know about negotiating renovation costs in Connecticut.

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Budgeting for Commercial Renovations in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
February 8th, 2024

Creating a budget is an important part of any commercial remodel process. To create a budget, you'll list your goals, assemble a team, approve designs and shop for financing. Budgeting for commercial renovations in Connecticut can be an involved process. It's important to have a solid budget in place before beginning your project, so start early and give yourself adequate time to create a budget that works for your business. In this article, we'll discuss each step at length and share tips to create an effective budget for your commercial renovation project in Connecticut. This is an important part of ensuring a successful and cost-effective outcome. Here's what to know.

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Creative ideas for restaurant renovations in Connecticut to enhance the dining experience

By: Kevin Ahern
December 28th, 2023

Heavy use of a restaurant space can quickly lead furnishings and fixtures to show wear and tear. Restaurants need regular updates in order to maintain their beauty and value. Upgrading your Connecticut restaurant on a regular basis can keep customers coming back for more. Before beginning a project, it's important to have a goal. Below are some inspiring ideas to help you plan your next restaurant renovation in Connecticut. Following restaurant trends can help you decide what's worthwhile and what's not. Once you have a goal and know what you want to do with your restaurant, it's important to find the right contractor for the job. Finding the right contractor is one of the most important things you can do to make your CT restaurant renovation a success.

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Commercial | Commercial Remodeling

Renovation solutions for outdated commercial buildings in Connecticut

By: Kevin Ahern
December 21st, 2023

Commercial buildings need periodic updates. As a commercial building owner or business owner, it's important for you to keep up with your property to ensure that your commercial building is safe and functional for the people who spend time there. This article will discuss some common commercial building upgrades that can improve your property. Performing smart improvements and choosing the right contractor for the job can help ensure that your commercial property will continue to meet the needs of your business, your customers and the people who work there.

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