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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal


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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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Before a business can move into a building, there are likely some changes and improvements that must be made to the structure. Without these changes, the building may simply not be suitable for the needs of the enterprise. Luckily, the business will not have to implement these changes on its own as it can hire professionals for handling many of the more routine commercial tenant improvements that are requested or required.

Removal Of Interior Walls

Having an open interior space can make it easier to fit various pieces of equipment into the building and to ensure that there is sufficient space for workers and customers. To this end, the building may need to have some of its interior walls removed so that there will be more space. This can be a challenge for those without training as they may not be able to determine which walls can be safely removed. With professional help, you can remove interior walls without affecting the stability of the building's roof.

Upgrading Electrical And Plumbing Systems

The equipment that your business may need in its building can put an extensive strain on the electrical and plumbing systems of the building. To avoid the risk of overwhelming these systems in a way that could cause damage to the property or compromise the performance of these key systems, there may need to be some upgrades made. For example, a business that uses extensive amounts of hot water may benefit from upgrading to a tankless water heater as it can provide far larger amounts of hot water.

Installing Accessibility Improvements

Ensuring that the building can be accessed by individuals that may have mobility impairments can be an important legal responsibility, and it can also be a step for making the business open to as many potential customers as possible. The installation of access ramps, automatic doors, and other basic accessibility improvements may go a long way in satisfying these needs. However, a business will need to be thoroughly evaluated so that an optimal plan can be created for installing the accessibility improvements.

Adding Workstations

Many businesses will be organized so that their employees will have their own workstations. The exact requirements for these workstations will be determined by the exact tasks that your employees must complete. Generally, these stations will involve desks, chairs, and ample lighting. Working with a professional when adding the workstations can allow you to easily anticipate the electrical needs of these stations as well as the weight limit that they must support.

To learn more about commercial tenant improvements, consult a resource in your area.