5 Things to Consider Before Renovating a Commercial Space

Have you come across a commercial space that you’d like to repurpose? Commercial renovations are never easy, and there are so many things you have to consider before doing it. Take a look at these five things you should consider before renovating your new commercial space.

Purpose

First, you need to determine the purpose of your renovation. Are you renovating the building to become more efficient or are you converting it into something completely new? The needs of a restaurant are different from the needs of an office building. Determining the purpose of your renovation will give you a blueprint for how to move forward.

How the Building Can Be Used

Before you make any cut or hammer any nail, you need to understand the zoning, rules, and regulations of the building. You may want to turn the space into residential apartments, but there are rules in place that say you can’t do that. Also, learn what is the owner’s usage when you rent or purchase a new property.

Maintenance

Another thing to keep in mind before renovating the building is maintenance. What will the short term and long term maintenance needs be? To determine maintenance needs, check to see how old the building is and see if any system will need to be repaired or replaced. 

Safety 

What are the safety regulations related to the new property? These regulations will guide your renovation since some things need to be done a certain way due to safety regulations. Most buildings will require a fire alarm system and need to adhere to OSHA’s first aid standards, but if you’re renovating into a restaurant, there may be additional codes.

Work With The Right Design/Build Company

When you work with Northstar Commercial Construction, one thing you don’t have to worry about is hiring a design team and a building company. This is because Northstar Commercial Construction is a full-service design and build MD commercial renovation company. We take the hassle out of commercial property renovations. Call us today to get started. 


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