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Remodeling On a Budget

Top Tips for Updating Your Store On a Budget

With the holidays & New Year sales behind we are sure you like many retailers are making plans for your business in 2015. As they say it’s out with the old and in with the new. Now is the perfect time for taking stock. Take a fresh look at your store and invite friends and family to do the same and give you honest feedback. You might be surprised what ideas come up!
Top Tips for Updating Your Store On a Budget

 

We’ve put together some quick tips for refreshing your store that won’t break the bank:

1. Deep Clean

Hire an industrial cleaning crew or pay your most meticulous staff members to give your store a thorough cleaning from top to bottom. Dusting, vacuuming and getting into those hard to reach places. Don’t forget the windows as these are your introduction to the world.

2. Clear the Clutter

Yes you’ve heard this before but we’re repeating it again as we all know this works better than anything else to change the appearance, energy and ambience of your store. This doesn’t mean changing over to ultra minimalism it just means reassessing and getting rid of stuff on the floor, behind your cash/wrap desk, in the corners and halls. Start with one area a week until your store is done. It will feel fresh and new.

3. Apply Make-Up

Freshen up with a coat of paint. If you’ve always painted your store in a neutral color then try changing it up. You don’t have to redo the whole store in a bright bold new color. This might be too much of a shock to the system. Instead consider creating a focal wall with a great eye-catching color and see the area pop! Don’t forget to apply a fresh coat to the other walls.

4. Update Signage

Signs get old fast. You can update your store immediately by updating your signs. Whether you decide to add new sign holders or create new visuals this is a great way to change up your store and attract customer’s attention. Use signs not only for information and pricing but more importantly to reinforce your store brand and the ambience you want to create.

5. Reconfigure Your Fixtures

A new season almost always means a new range of products for retailers whatever type of store you have. Being able to quickly and easily accommodate the new range by reconfiguring fixtures is incredibly important so start planning now to optimize your store potential. Your fixtures should be flexible to allow for this.You might not want to invest in a total renovation but adding some additional fixtures could greatly improve your store’s function.

Does My Store Need Remodeling?

While a freshen up can work wonders, if you haven’t renovated your store for several years then it may need more as even a well designed store can start to look dated. A full store remodel can breathe new life and energy into your store and of course increase sales. If you’re considering a full or partial remodel instead of just quick fixes then check out our site's Customer Projects section, for inspiring retail display ideas. All our display fixtures are available from stock and designed to be modular so you can create the perfect display solution for your store. The fixtures are all designed to work individually or can be combined for a full store solution.