Questions To Ask When Building Out Your New Retail Space

Retail Space Design: What to Ask When Building Your New Retail Space

What’ll help guide your business to success is your retail space design. This will dictate how people see both your brand and your products. It can also influence their experience shopping there. 

Here are some questions to ask, whether you’re planning a retail space or a custom office space.

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What Amenities Are Included?

First of all, it’s important to know what amenities are already included with the retail space. This will help dictate what kind of commercial contractor you need to hire. 

Some of the most important amenities include reliable Wi-Fi, parking options, some kind of outdoor space, and a break area. A design and building company can help add in these essentials during your renovation.

What Changes Can Be Made?

The second most important thing to find out before you design a lease space is what you can actually do. Some leases forbid you from adding or knocking down walls, for example. You may also not be allowed to hammer nails into the wall to hang photos and such. 

Your design company should be able to speak with the building’s owners to learn more about their limitations.

Who Pays for the Build Out?

One concern you may have is who will actually pay for the build-out. After all, most people rent and don’t outright buy retail spaces. It all depends on what you’ve negotiated with your landlord. 

For example, your landlord may agree to help cover some costs if they’re necessary. However, they may choose to use cheaper materials and labor.

You’ll want to pay for the build-out yourself if you want more control of the process. 

Is the Location Safe?

Another thing to consider is the safety of your new location. You may need to implement some extra security measures depending on the area. There are various security options such as monitored alarms, access control measures, and video surveillance.

If you use security cameras, you want to ensure that all of them have a good line of sight. Keep in mind that you may need to check local jurisdiction regarding security cameras pointed outside of your store. 

How Can You Increase Visibility?

When planning out your interior design, it’s important to take into account product visibility. If everything is too cluttered, then it’ll be hard for customers to find what they want. 

Try to maximize sight lines and keep products within reach at all times. The color design will also influence shopping behavior and where their eyes are drawn. Talk to your design company about how to optimize your layout for the best results. 

Get Help With Your Retail Space Design

How you plan out your retail space design can determine how easily you acquire new customers and if they’ll return. It’ll also help make the space more comfortable to work in for your employees. A professional designer allows you to create a place worth returning to.

Broderick Dean Construction can help you develop design solutions for your next project. We can design and build up your next commercial space.

Book a consultation or call us at 281-895-1897 with any questions and to book a consultation. 



At Broderick Dean Construction, we know the importance of blending good design with quality construction. We specialize in all phases of custom residential and commercial design solutions for all project types – from conversions or extensions to new builds and redesigns.