It’s been over a year since businesses, schools, offices, and restaurants had to close their doors and stop business due to the pandemic. Since then, we have seen things slowly beginning to return to normal, first at limited capacity, and hopefully soon, operations will be in full swing. We at Contractors Inc think it’s a perfect time to think about remodeling your interior spaces, so when you’re 100% back in business, you can welcome employees, students, or patrons back with your best foot forward.
Remodeling after COVID
Entering the mass vaccination phase of the pandemic doesn’t mean there won’t be a need for changes to pre-pandemic interiors. Spaces where people are likely to congregate—offices, hotels, and multifamily buildings—would benefit from new building features that maintain social distancing and provide safer living and working environments.
Yes, that means many of the open office plans that gained favor in the past few years may need adjustments to adapt to a more safe and socially-distanced future. And because a lot of companies have learned remote work is just as effective, and a lot less expensive than holding onto real estate, home offices in multifamily units will be a highly desirable selling point.
Hotels and other buildings in the hospitality industry that have offered services such as cooked-to-order breakfast are considering moving to more of a self-serve model, with grab-and-go options instead. Lobbies may need remodeling to spread out seating, and property owners are looking at HVAC systems with high-performance ventilation and antimicrobial properties as well. To ward against the spread of bacteria, porous flooring and countertop surfaces would benefit from a switch to stainless steel, porcelain, or glass. And outdoor spaces, where the climate allows it, offer employees and patrons a fresh alternative to indoor air altogether.
A true partner
Retrofitting and reimagining interior spaces is a daunting task, but with a commercial contracting partner like Contractors Inc, who can help with planning and execution, it’s more likely to be a successful and, dare we say, enjoyable experience. The secret to our success has always been in the professional relationships we nurture, and we’re excited to meet the new challenge of retrofitting interior spaces in the post-pandemic world alongside property and commercial business owners, while providing the same consistent, customer-first service we always have.
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