Commercial Construction: Is it Better to Build, Remodel or Expand?

A good business is one that can grow and change. You hire new people, develop new skills, and invest in innovative technology.

Sometimes that growth means outgrowing your space. After enough time in business, many companies reach a crossroads: Do they remodel, expand, or build something new?

If you’re considering commercial construction in the greater Philadelphia area, it’s a smart idea to educate yourself on the pros and cons of all three options.

 

New Construction

Let’s say you started your business in the center of your town with two or three employees. Most of your customers were within walking distance.

That was 10 years ago. Now you have 30 employees, your clients come from all over the place, and you’ve decided it’s time for a new home. Here are some benefits and disadvantages of new construction.

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3D Rendering of Residential New Construction – Doylestown, PA

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Three New Year Construction Resolutions

Did you make a resolution to finally do those upgrades to your office or to your home? A renovation project can often seem daunting, but with the right team in place it doesn’t have to be. January is already more than halfway over so let us help you get your project started in 30 days!

The first thing you’ll need is a floor plan of your space. As a design-build firm, we can offer that service in house. One of our team members will come measure up your space and get a wish list of what you want to include. We’ll create a floor plan layout as well as 3D renderings to help you visualize the project. Decide you want to change something? No problem! A few minutes worth of design change on the computer is much more economical than deciding to make a change after the construction work is already underway. See how colors blend together, get options for additional windows for natural light, the possibilities are endless!

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Office Renovation Trends & Tips

Bringing an outdated office space into the 21st century is one of our specialties here at Souder Brothers. Clients come to us all the time with a desire to renovate, but no idea where to start.

As a one-stop shop design/build firm, we have the expertise and the experience to give you the most efficient space possible for your needs through an office renovation for your facility in Pennsylvania & the greater Philadelphia area. The planning stage of any commercial renovation is essential. Here are our top tips to maximize your renovation project:

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Help! I Can’t Visualize My Construction Project

So you want to do a renovation project, but you’re having a hard time visualizing the final product. Worry not! In this technology age we’re living in it’s easy to make changes on paper, or rather on screen, before construction starts. Spending a little money up front for these 3D rendering & drawing services will save you a bundle in the long run if you’re undecided about the layout, scope of your project, or even room finishes.

Improve your design and save money

office-renovation-layoutMaybe you have a vague idea of a layout for your kitchen renovation, but you’re not sure if everything will fit, or if the layout will flow nicely from a user perspective. Being able to see your ideas on a floor plan and in real time 3D can help you decide if you’re happy with the idea or if you want to make changes.

Think of it this way – once a new wall is actually built it’s going to be much more expensive to move after the fact than it would be to change it on the rendering first with just a few mouse clicks.  You may think you have room to add an island in your kitchen, but once it’s drawn out with accurate measurements you realize you don’t have enough space. Finding out these things up front are well worth the cost you’ll invest in the drawing design services.

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