How to Utilize an Interior Designer During Commercial Renovations
As a business owner, you have to think about every aspect of your company when you are considering a renovation project. Instead of getting stressed out by the process, working with an interior designer can help get things done more efficiently. However, since your designer will handle pretty much everything about your project from start to finish, it is important that you choose the right person for the job. Lions Den Construction has a few suggestions that will help you get the most out of your working relationship with a commercial interior designer.
What Does a Commercial Interior Designer Do?
A commercial interior designer assists with design creation for a space. They then work with the construction team to ensure the plan is executed properly. Their experience and training allows them to create beautiful spaces that are customized to fit the needs of their client. Many designers will also have their own crew or connections to reliable contractors in the area.
At Lions Den Construction, we provide designers and professional contractors, which means that we are able to see each project through from start to finish. This helps to remove the pressure and stress that can come with looking for a commercial renovation company, sourcing materials, designing the space, tracking the project, and more.
Make Realistic Goals
Commercial interior designers may be able to work miracles in a space. However, it is important to maintain realistic goals. If you only have a 2,000 square foot space on the second floor, it is not realistic to expect a walkout commercial space that can hold 100 customers. Evaluate your space and think about what you want to achieve. Then, work with the designer to create a plan that comes as close to your goals as possible.
Communication is a Priority
Our commercial renovation experts will handle many of the small details of the project on your behalf. However, it is still important to communicate your desires clearly and often. Talk about your dreams and ideas for the space and be clear on your budget and expectations. It’s also important to voice your opinions on any changes that you don’t like. Use pictures, magazines, and Pinterest if needed to help you get your goals across.
Don’t Rush the Project
The best-designed results take the longest to complete, so if you or your designer rush, the results may be less than you were anticipating. Take your time and create a space that will fit your needs and one that falls within your desired budget. Make a plan for how long each aspect of the work will take and be sure to pad extra time in the schedule for delays.
Use Your Building’s Strengths
Every building or commercial space has its own built-in strengths that you should take advantage of. If your space has a lot of windows and natural light, design your floor plan to use this light. If you have naturally high ceilings, consider building your storage up instead of across. Make the most of the space you have for the best renovation results.
Choosing the Right Designer
Compatibility is important in any relationship, including the one with your designer. At Lions Den Construction, we work closely with our clients to fully understand their needs and any requirements. We then use this knowledge to design and build an efficient yet unforgettable space, all within a strict budget. If you’re interested in speaking with us about your custom commercial renovation project, contact us at (416) 893-8318 today.