In the process of getting ready for your commercial fitout, you don’t want any details to fall through the cracks. Have you spoken with the Rod Johnstone team about any of these?
Cafes, restaurants, florists and relay companies require high-quality fridges on on the premises to stop product from spoiling. A commercial cooler (or other options depending on the business) are better suited, compared to having a regular home fridge. The builder will have the necessary contacts to get the information you need.
Don’t overlook this one! It’s important the whole picture ties together, from the ceiling to the floor. Discuss options with your team and decide. Do you want polished concrete? What about timber? Have you thought about carpets or some sort of tiling?
New shops and businesses are prime targets for robberies. Burglars will think there’s brand new equipment and other things to steal. You can stop them from breaking in by installing a security system, preferably with an alarm to scare them off. Also invest in a set of cameras. Make room for security systems in your budget, and then you can open your shop with peace of mind.
In the digital age we live in, we’re constantly connected. Until the battery in the laptop runs out. Design the shop fitout with enough powerpoints for general lighting e.g. lamps as well as appliances and laptops.
Natural vs artificial light
Natural light is the preferable choice; it’s free and it keeps humans happy. If you’re not in a shopping centre, design your commercial fitout with large windows that let in plenty of light.
Overall design and branding
Interior design, colours and the layout of your space is crucial. Will you have wall murals, decorated tiles or paintings hanging on the wall? Let’s have a look at some well-known businesses and see the patterns throughout their commercial business outlets:
- Apple: Grey and white with natural timber benches
- Chemist Warehouse: Blue, yellow and red colours, concrete floors and high shelves stacked with product
- City Beach: Blue and yellow logo, weathered timber effect floors, walls and ceilings
- Priceline: Pink, orange and green colours, bright lights and white shelves
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