As time passes, your once vibrant store may begin to lose its vibrancy. The paint becomes dull. The furniture begins to look old. The employee areas begin to look dingy. You need to remodel your store to regain its former glory. After all, your retail space creates an impression. A fresh and vibrant store with plenty of open spaces will appear open, friendly and safe to customers. A worn out look creates a negative impression even before the customer browses through the store.
The only question is how? What measure should you take? What should be replaced and what should be refurbished?
Here are some tips that will make the remodeling easier:
Brainstorm for ideas: Spend some time looking at design magazines and scoping out different retail spaces to gain an understanding of design elements you like. This will give you an idea of what is available and what you would like to incorporate in your store. You can also speak to the contractor to find the latest trends in retail space design.
Source a reliable contractor: Find a contractor to remodel your retail space. Do not just pick up the phone book and contact the first contractor available. Ask around. Check with fellow merchants or associations to find out if they can recommend a reliable contractor. This will ensure that the remodeling is successful, within budget and within the deadline.
Always look for commercial contractors that are licensed, bonded and insured.
Space and layout: When remodeling your retail space always remember that customers scan the store as they enter. This quick scan creates an impression. An open, airy layout with accessible shelve units and comfortable aisle space encourages customers to stay and browse.
Paint: Choose your paint wisely. Consider what type of impression you are trying to create before choosing a color or shade. Study color associations to pick the right color for your retail space. A few examples of color associations is red for hunger, green for growth and health, blue for tranquility and peace, yellow for joy and so on.
Light: Always add adequate lighting to your retail space. Dark stores do not feel safe to customers. They are less likely to enter and linger. Also use the lights to create a pleasant ambiance. Add lights into shelving units so that customers can view and examine products easily.
Also make sure dressing rooms, if any, are brightly lit.
Use these 5 tips to remodel your fading retail space into a vibrant one – and contact us for a free estimate.