Retail Store Remodeling Considerations
The layout, look, and feel of your store says a lot about who you are as a business. Every customer that comes into your business presents an opportunity to make a great first impression with their experience or maintain the experience that keeps them coming back to you. It’s important to recognize when your store needs a refresh so you can maintain a great experience and provide your customers with value.
What Is the Optimum Time That Should Elapse Between Refresh or Remodels?
Retailers should plan on refreshing high-traffic areas every three years before visitors notice the environment looking shabby. They should also plan on remodeling their locations every five to seven years. Some retailers, especially those involved with technologies, will typically experience several rollout projects each year through such things as fixture installations, kiosk relocations, and display case installation. If you’re thinking of undergoing a refresh or remodel to your retail space but aren’t sure where to start, here are some considerations to get you started!
What Is the Purpose?
If you’ve been wondering when the right time to remodel your store is, there is a good chance some things have caught your eye. It’s important to identify why you are going to remodel. Store spaces often get damaged and worn down every few years from traffic and everyday activities. Will you be doing cosmetic changes like fresh paint or updating your store fixtures and shelving? Or will you be doing a total remodel? Before starting the process, you might consider creating a written plan that includes your store floor plan, details of the priority fixes, a timeline, and budget.
What is the Scope?
Getting a written plan together may help you realize just how much work will need to go into the project. It’s not uncommon for store owners to start projects not realizing the scope which can sometimes lead to delays or unexpected costs. To have a successful remodel, it’s important to make sure your project is realistic, aligns with your timeline for the project, and is within your budget. Seeing the full picture can then help you adjust any of these elements if they are out of scope so your project can remain manageable for you and your staff.
Let Gondola Train Help
Are you in need of experts to partner with you during your retail store remodeling project? With more than 23 years of experience in the field, Gondola Train has partnered with some of the most powerful retailers in the world while they renovated and remodeled their stores. From our equipment movers to our speed skates, we have solutions to help your remodeling project go smoothly! Our team of experts is here to help you every step of the way and answer any questions you might have.