Setting Up Shop? 3 Commercial Tenant Improvements To Ask For

When you own a business, the state of your brick-and-mortar store can say a lot about your company, as well as improve visibility and drive foot traffic. If you are thinking about moving to a new location, think about asking the property owners to make these three commercial tenant improvements before you move in. 

1. Updated Storefront

When businesses look drab and dated, it can be difficult for new customers to want to frequent the store. However, a beautifully maintained and updated exterior can make people curious enough to walk through those doors, which could be all it takes to convert a customer. 

If you are thinking about moving your business, consider asking the property owner to update the storefront. From replacing awnings to power-washing brick exteriors, all it takes is a little maintenance to make things look brand-new. In some instances, exteriors may need to be renovated, so ask owners how long it would take to make those changes. 

2. More Marquee Space

When customers drive by your building, they may look at your storefront, but more likely than not, they will also take a glance at the business signs in front of the buildings. A front marquee can be static or designed with LED signs that show displays. Either way, make sure your business is well-represented and that its sign encompasses a fair amount of space for the size of your building footprint. 

3. Improved Parking 

Depending on where your business is located, you may have an ample amount of parking or not very much at all. However, if you rely heavily on foot traffic, make sure that the existing parking lot is big enough to accommodate your customers and that the spots are labeled for use by your visitors. 

Make sure parking lots are well-maintained and that any cracks or damaged asphalt or concrete are repaired before you relocate your business. Ask the property owner when the last time the parking lot lines were repainted and if the area is maintained throughout the year to remove things like fallen snow and leaves. 

When it comes to creating a great store, listen to your gut instincts. If you have things you want the property owner to take care of, don't be shy about asking for them. By shifting your attention to the right improvements, you can create a better blank slate where your business can thrive. 

To learn more, contact a resource that does commercial tenant improvements.