Whether you work in the corporate building that you own or you rent out the space to other companies, learning how to make the most of the building is important. Taking care of some upgrades, renovations and repairs can increase both the longevity and the value of the building.
Improve Heating and Cooling
A properly functioning heating and cooling system can make a tremendous difference in terms of productivity and comfort for employees. Depending upon the size and layout of the building, consider a multi-zone system. In a large building that houses multiple businesses, this type of system makes sense. Businesses on higher floors, for example, may need to turn the temperature down lower to keep the space cool. A multi-zone system allows these companies to do so without making the employees on lower floors too cold.
Repair Structural Deficiencies
Making structural repairs and upgrades is necessary for keeping the people inside of the building safe. For example, if the region is prone to dangerous weather conditions, consider hiring a hurricane roofer or a professional in flood prevention. You could also have the foundation of the building checked out for cracks or other flaws. These types of structural repairs and upgrades are also important in the event that you want to sell the property.
Hire a Pest Control Team
In a large office building, you may very well find that pests are hidden somewhere. If you’ve recently purchased the building, consider scheduling an inspection. All types of critters, including bed bugs and termites, could quickly take over the building. In the event that bed bugs travel home with employees, you might be the one footing the bill for the workers’ pest removal treatments. Termites could destroy the structural integrity of the building. If trouble is found when the inspection is done, consider opting for regular preventative services.
Divide the Spaces
If you’re able to divide up the building into more spaces, you can likely rent out the property to more people. One idea is to turn the building, or at least part of the building, into a co-working space. This idea can work out particularly well if a segment of the building is not regularly used. With the increase in remote work opportunities, plenty of individuals are looking for co-working spaces that offer office resources, such as printers, and a quiet place to complete tasks.
Improving your building might seem like a costly and time-consuming endeavor at first. While some of the projects will require a bit more attention, other upgrades can be completed in a relatively stress-free way.