An outdoor space can be a tremendous asset to your business, boosting your property’s curb appeal and providing an escape for your team members to work or hold meetings. For restaurants, it provides patrons with an outdoor dining option, expanding the number of tables you have available and offering an alternative to indoor dining. For retail businesses, a well-kept outdoor space can help attract new customers.
Discover four tips to help you craft an appealing commercial outdoor space.
Your Guide to Creating Commercial Outdoor Spaces
#1: Think Of How the Space Will Be Used
What type of outdoor space would have the most advantage for your business? There are many creative ways to build comfortable, inviting areas for people who visit your commercial space to get outside and enjoy the fresh air.
Consider creative uses for your outdoor space, such as:
- Outdoor dining
- Meeting or workspaces
- Recreational opportunities
- Gardens and greenery
- Fences or plants to create natural barriers and privacy
Your space could become a walking trail for team members on their break, an outdoor working space to help keep employees refreshed and focused, or a picturesque patio for lunch in the sun.
#2: Brainstorm Amenities
Planning your space around its intended functionality will help ensure that it provides a real benefit to your team members, customers, or business partners.
What features will make your commercial outdoor space more appealing?
Offer flexible seating, such as benches, chairs, tables, etc. If this is a space for working or hosting meetings, you’ll also want to make sure that wifi and electrical outlets are accessible.
Depending on your space’s intended function, you may also consider things like a barbecue grill, cornhole boards, or other features.
#3: Plan Any Landscaping Upgrades
Now that you have a vision for how your space will be used, it’s time to plan out your renovation. This might look like:
- Paving walking trails or basketball courts
- Landscaping for gardens and flowerbeds
- Laying stone for a patio
- Setting up tables and chairs
Planning out what work will need to be done to create your space will help you plan out what contractors you’ll need to work with and what it will take to make your vision a reality.
#4: Invest in Long Term Maintenance
Once your space is set up, stay on top of maintenance to ensure you’re able to enjoy your investment for years to come. This should include things like regularly resealing any asphalt, landscaping services, and other necessities.
Beautiful outdoor spaces can help add curb appeal and property value to your commercial space and provide an appealing benefit for customers and employees.
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