Old, outdated commercial spaces aren’t pleasant to look at, or work in for that matter. After a few decades, it’s not unreasonable to think that it’s time for an upgrade. Sometimes a new coat of paint just won’t do it. You should give us a bell when the five below points start popping up.
- Your workplace feels like a prison
Cubicles are not for the claustrophobic, and high-set windows don’t allow much natural light to get through. Most of the light you’re exposed to comes from the ones in the ceiling.
Confined, dark and musty workspaces don’t equal a healthy workplace or happy employees.
- The lights/toilets/elevator broke…again
The amount of money spent fixing these problems can easily go towards a commercial renovation. Plus, the old fixtures are generating expensive utility bills. WELS-approved taps, toilets and other fixtures use less water and LED lights to save money on the electricity per quarter.
- You’re thinking about changing locations
There’s a new space in a corporate park that’s become available. It’s about the same size as your current digs, but there’s bright colours, new carpet and incredibly fast internet connections. But then you remember the pains of packing.
Why pack up shop, in a convenient location near a coffee shop no less, when a builder can upgrade your space for you? Plus, you don’t have to change your address on emails, letters and Google My Business.
- You don’t bring in clients
Your office is convenient, its a place to work and get business done. But when it’s time to meet clients, the conference room, if there even is one, is passed in favour of a local cafe. You know that first impressions matter, and how would you feel if you were a customer walking through a dated office?
- There’s walking tracks
Walking tracks in the floor are genuine signs of wear-and-tear, and that means it’s definitely time to upgrade. So are dripping taps, faulty lights, squeaking doors…
Self-education is key