Renovating retail spaces to keep up with the times is an essential and sometimes necessary step to extend a building’s lifespan. Any retail contractor knows how important it is to understand the unique demands this type of project entails. There are different ways to proceed with a commercial renovation, such as demolition of existing design and rearranging structures, or expanding beyond the original location and modifying the existing design.
A building renovation involves the capacity of the construction company to integrate smart solutions to the emerging need for the renovation. This includes considering and applying certain trends that take over the retail industry. This is to attract consumers to patronize a retail shop. It is the construction team’s duty to help the retail business achieve their design goals by doing the dirty work of actually renovating from the ground up.
Here are top trends in retail renovation you can look out for in 2019:
Decluttered Space, Bold Accents
Retail renovation goes forward in 2019 with some big changes on the overall look and feel of a store. What used to be the trend that showcases the number of products and opting for forgettable, neutral colors for the interior has now shifted towards a bolder option. Retail stores swing back to darker aesthetics and more intimate interaction with the products. This involves focus lighting and highlight finishes that showcase the product’s quality.
For lower renovation costs, the construction team may also opt to retain the neutral background and focus more on updating accents that make a bold statement. It could translate to smaller jobs and cost-effective solutions while still bringing the trend to life.
Renovating fixtures to incorporate cheaper LED lighting is also an emerging trend that looks to stay in the next coming years. LED lights consume less energy and prove to be a wise decision because of their tangible return on investment within just a couple of years. Rather than opting for full-scale renovations, upgrading the lighting plan is just as effective to transform the overall look of the building.
Updating the building to become interactive to consumers is another trend that continues to grow as the world develops more advanced (and sometimes outrageous) technological trends. For example, LED panels effectively replace billboards in storefronts to catch a shopper’s attention. A smart building would be the buzz around town, and a construction company that is attentive to detail would know how inculcating technology to the outcome is advantageous for renovation.
A store’s flooring is its backdrop that refuses to become ignored in the outcomes. For a construction company, focusing on budget-friendly and durable floors wins over the value of aesthetics in the retail renovation. Performance and safety are two parameters that dominate the construction trend for flooring. Updating to a hard surface like a ceramic tile highlights products and store signage without having to sacrifice the stability.
Technology plays a big role in flooring trends, particularly since replicas of natural materials abound on the market. There is virtually no need to use hardwood because wood-look porcelain would give the same effect without the need to pay an exorbitant amount for the real thing.
Carpets are still an in thing, but the slight update to carpet tile is the more practical option. This is because carpet tiles are easier to replace and are still more appealing. It is perfect for environments will no spilling issue.
Assimilating reclaimed materials is another modern trend in a retail renovation that construction companies need to look out for and follow in 2019. It stays true to the goal of accentuating the renovated space and obtaining a positive impression from consumers. For example, using reclaimed wood as the main centerpiece in a retail store is not only eye-catching but also remarkable as it is also a way to recycle materials.
Dedicated recycling in construction lessens the carbon footprint of construction companies, which have reached an all-time high of 20% of the total carbon trace in the world. It is high time to focus on implementing eco-friendly construction. Green spaces are not only a trend; it is also a conscious effort of construction companies to contribute towards saving the planet from total degradation.
Prefabrication And Modularization
This year, prefabricated and modular projects are also the trend in the renovation because these give flexibility in terms of materials used and the rate it takes to complete commercial projects. Modular construction employs a prefabricated approach to construction, saving the company from higher costs and lead time. This off-site construction uses standard procedures that assemble as many materials (i.e. walls) in a manufacturing warehouse before proceeding with the construction on-site.
Construction companies also put in the effort to go green by recycling excess material, effectively cutting back waste.
Sustainability is another aspect being pushed into the limelight for 2019. This is achieved by including sustainable options within the project, such as using energy-efficient glazed glass for windows. Aside from effectively regulating temperature, it also allows natural light to seep into the building, reducing the need to turn on light bulbs. Some redesign options within the water system allow for sink water to be reused again. These and more sustainable changes cut costs and manage resources wisely, proving highly beneficial to the industry.
Construction companies are expected to use sustainable and eco-friendly materials within the renovation premises because consumers are now more critical when it comes to a building’s environmental code.
The construction industry can only go forward in 2019, and these are shown with the trends that highlight practicality, sustainability, and time management above all. The rise of technology within the industry is also seen as a plus in construction management, making renovated buildings interactive and geared towards consumer engagement.
These trends in the retail renovation are here to stay for the remaining months of 2019, as it has been shifting every five years or so to make room for better retail renovation upgrades. This only means that renovation and construction will continue to grow and evolve in the next coming years.