Retail construction is important to any business because your store is where your business calls home. Unless your business can operate 100% online, where your business is physically located plays a huge role in everyday life of your business. It’s where you offer your wares or services, where employees learn and grow, and is also usually where all financial decisions take place. With that in mind, a general contractor who is skilled and experienced in delivering quality retail spaces can provide some valuable feedback. Among other things, consider discussing the following with your contractor when planning for your retail construction project.
Consider the Landscaping
Many people nowadays are going against the “big box” concepts or “corporate” looks of the past and instead are looking for something more integrated with nature. Older retail construction trends put an emphasis on “human-made” looks, including lots of concrete designs, sculptures, and fountains. Today, people want something more natural, like the integration of vines, natural stones, gardens, and other rustic landscaping. If you are operating a standalone retail construction project, try incorporating elements of nature into your outdoor concept design.
Consider a Little Renovation
If you aren’t looking for a brand new retail construction space, then a smaller scale renovation of your current space could be the way to go. Taking a pre-existing space and transforming it into what is ideal for your business might be a great option. This can be a less costly approach especially when your business is located in a crowded city with minimal space.
Consider Going Green
Retail buildings are large consumers of water and energy simply due to the nature of the business. If you are planning on doing a retail construction project from scratch, think about ecological impact and check if there are any “green” legal requirements for the building. It may be beneficial to discuss builds that have features for minimal air conditioning, better internal air quality filters, and energy-efficient lighting, heat systems for a greener impact, etc. After taking everything into consideration, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you.
Work With Encore Construction
As a premier commercial general contractor, Encore Construction is proud to provide interior and exterior services throughout Maryland and beyond. We have an impeccable track record, an impressive portfolio, and an experienced team that is ready to tackle your next big project. Our results speak for themselves, and we’re proud of the work we continue to produce for our clients.
Our office is in Annapolis, MD, and we are happy to serve Baltimore, Bowie, Columbia, Rockville, Washington DC, Tysons Corner VA, Northern VA, and surrounding areas. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for news and updates! Do you want to discuss your project with a member of our team? Visit our website, and call us at (410) 573-5050. We look forward to hearing from you!