5 Essential Spring Updates for Your Commercial Property

The sun is shining and afternoons are growing longer, which means spring is here. For many of us, that means it's time for spring cleaning at home. Your business may need some touch-ups this season, too!

This is the perfect time of year to make sure your commercial property is in great shape and to plan out any springtime renovations you’re interested in. Here's what to look for.

Spring Maintenance & Renovations for Your Commercial Property

#1: Inspect Your Parking Lot

Winter storms and cold weather can damage your parking lot and other asphalt surfaces. Now that spring is here, take some time to survey your property’s exterior to check for signs of wear and tear. 

Look for:

  • Pavement that's cracking or showing signs of wear. 
  • Potholes or any other patches needing repair. 
  • Faded or improper striping that may need to be redone.
  • Damage to wheelchair ramps or other accessibility features that may impact ADA compliance.

#2: Brush Up Your Landscaping

An easy way to freshen up your business and add to your commercial property's curb appeal this spring is to touch up your landscaping. Help your flower beds look neater by adding a fresh layer of mulch, and replant and vegetation that needs it. To save on water, try planting native plants.

#3: Repaint the Building

If your building's paint job predates the iPhone, it's time for a refresh! Adding a new coat of paint to the exterior of your commercial property is a great way to freshen up the look to make it more appealing to customers or tenets. 

#4: Invest in an Outdoor Space

Add an outdoor space to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. This can be a great way to add value to employees and customers alike, giving people a place to mingle outside. Consider options like these, depending on your needs: 

  • A patio for dining or outdoor meetings
  • Picnic areas
  • Walking trails
  • Recreational space

#5: Consider Eco-Friendly Upgrades

The weather is warming up, and as spring fades into summer it will only get warmer. Look into environmentally-friendly upgrades that could help you save as your AC bill climbs. You may consider adding solar panels to take advantage of that bright summer sun and potentially cut back on your electricity bills. 

Is your commercial real estate property ready for spring? As you put together your list of contractors for your big spring renovation projects, don't forget to reach out to JV Lucas. We can provide a free consultation to help make sure your parking lot is in peak condition and compliant with local regulations. Reach out now.