Revitalize Your Workplace with Commercial Renovations

Revitalize Your Workplace with Our 7-Step Commercial Renovation Process


How Commercial Renovations Can Lead to Happier Employees and Better Productivity

Over time, workspaces can easily become dull and dated. But with expert commercial renovations, you can quickly give your place of work, and your business, a new lease on life.

At LIDA Construction in Victoria, BC, we take pride in our expertise as a premier commercial renovation company. Our dedicated team understands the importance of creating spaces that perfectly align with your business needs. 

By actively listening to your requirements and aspirations and using our proven 7-step commercial renovation process, we craft unique renovations that directly reflect your company’s values and objectives. 

At the end of it all, you’ll be left with a beautiful office or retail environment tailored just for you. It’s sure to make a great impression on clients while also energizing your staff so they feel more productive!

With our unwavering commitment to quality and attention to detail, we have become the trusted choice for businesses seeking exceptional transformations in Victoria and beyond.

Read on to find out how our 7-step commercial renovation process could transform your workplace.

Step1: Defining Your Commercial Renovation Goals

The most important step in a renovation is defining what you hope to achieve. What are your plans for your business, and how can a site upgrade support that?

Write down your ideas and communicate them with your commercial renovation contractor at your initial meeting. Understanding your goals will help us create a plan that will meet your expectations.

As part of the LIDA Construction Proven Process, we start by creating a detailed list of requirements and sketching out an initial layout or design. At this time, we can also discuss specific products or materials that are required or preferred for the renovation process.

Step 2: Creating & Maximizing Your Budget

Maximizing your budget is essential for a successful commercial renovation. At LIDA Construction, we employ strategies to help you get the most out of your investment:

  • Prioritizing Needs: We identify key areas that will have the greatest impact on your business and allocate resources accordingly.
  • Value Engineering: We explore cost-effective alternatives without compromising quality to optimize functionality and design.
  • Detailed Budgeting: Transparent budgets and real-time cost tracking ensure proactive management of expenses.
  • Trusted Partners: Our network of reliable suppliers and contractors offers competitive pricing, maintaining quality standards.

We manage all our commercial and residential projects through our project management software which allows us to track the progress of the project and effectively manage the budget, timeline and resources involved. 

Our goal is to deliver exceptional commercial renovations that provide long-term value while optimizing your budget.

Step 3: Developing A Renovation Plan

Working together with our clients, our experienced team of architects and designers collaborate to develop a comprehensive plan that aligns with the client’s goals and requirements.

We prioritize creating functional layouts for commercial renovations. Our architects and designers collaborate closely with clients to optimize traffic flow, spatial utilization and accessibility. 

By evaluating existing layouts and incorporating ergonomic designs, intuitive customer flow and compliance with regulations, we create efficient and user-friendly spaces that support business goals. For example:

Retail Stores

  • Optimal customer flow and product placement increase sales potential.
  • Eye-catching displays and strategic product positioning enhance the shopping experience.

Office Spaces

Trust us to deliver visually appealing, practical and growth-oriented commercial renovations.

Step 4: Select Furnishings, Fixtures and Equipment

During this step, LIDA collaborates with our clients to determine their specific needs for furnishings, fixtures, and equipment (FFE). This includes:

  • Integrating the chosen FFE with the overall design scheme of the renovated space, considering factors such as style, budget, and sustainability. 
  • Evaluating suppliers, procuring high-quality items and planning the installation process.
  • Ensuring compliance with building codes and safety regulations while prioritizing client satisfaction.
  • Working closely with our clients to ensure the selected FFE enhances both the functionality and aesthetics of the commercial space.

Step 5: Upgrading Electrical and Plumbing Systems

At LIDA Construction, we prioritize upgrading electrical and plumbing systems during commercial renovations. We recognize that outdated or inefficient systems can impede productivity, compromise safety, and lead to increased energy consumption and utility costs. 

Our experienced team collaborates closely with skilled electricians and plumbers to assess the existing infrastructure, identify areas for improvement, and develop effective upgrade plans tailored to the specific needs of your commercial space.

By implementing energy-efficient lighting, smart controls and advanced plumbing fixtures, energy consumption and water wastage is reduced. Our upgrades enhance functionality, safety and long-term cost savings for your commercial space.

Step 6: Installing Modern Lighting and Accents

Revitalizing your workspace doesn’t just mean making it look good but also ensuring the right amount of light and accents to create a comfortable environment.

Installing modern lighting and accents can bring an exciting new feel to any space while creating a more productive atmosphere. From sleek recessed lights that won’t take up too much ceiling space to wall sconces that give off both direct and indirect lighting – adding the perfect touch of ambiance – there are many options for you to choose from.

Step 7: Incorporating Technology into The Space

Incorporating technology into your workspace is an important part of any commercial renovation.

This can include the installation or updating of existing IT systems, audio-visual equipment and digital signage. Modernizing your space with these types of components can increase efficiency and productivity in the workplace.

  • Implementing a cohesive tech system helps to streamline processes between departments while also providing enhanced security protocols such as strong passwords and two-factor authentication.
  • Up-to-date hardware and software solutions ensure that all shared data remains safe from cyber threats. Investing in reliable technology not only benefits the workplace but gives customers peace of mind knowing their information is secure.

LIDA Construction – Your Commercial Renovation Experts in Victoria, BC!

From the smallest office space renovation to a full-scale commercial remodel, LIDA Construction is the premier choice for commercial builders in Victoria, BC.

Our experienced team of professionals has been building and renovating spaces for over 25 years, and we know just how important it is to get that perfect balance between aesthetics, functionality and cost efficiency.

Take us as an example! Our team needed an updated workspace, so we designed and built our own commercial space for the LIDA team. You can check it out here. 

We understand what your workspace needs to look like to make an impression on customers and employees alike – from modernizing layout designs with open floor plans, installing energy-efficient lighting systems, or doing a full-scale renovation. 

No matter what your project calls for, our dedicated staff will be there every step of the way throughout the entire process, offering invaluable insight into making sure you get exactly what you need. So, give us a call and let us help you bring your vision into reality!

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