According to the latest research, an individual will have a solid impression of your brand within the first seven seconds of interaction. Some research even suggests that a tenth of a second is all it takes for an individual to form an opinion about the traits of your business including trustworthiness.

Every entrepreneur should know that interior design heavily impacts customer psychology. Colours, seating options, lighting, architecture, and even music can influence a customer to purchase more or stay longer.

Here are inspiring commercial renovation stories from around the world to further demonstrate our point:

Texas Magnolia Table

The Magnolia Table was originally the Elite Cafe in Waco, Texas, built in 1915, and served as a popular gathering spot for the city’s residents for many years. When the 1953 tornado hit the town, the diner closed down. That is until 2016, Chip and Joanna Gaines made it their mission to restore the cafe to its original grandeur with their expertise in commercial construction projects. The Gaineses reopened the Magnolia Table in 2018, welcoming both old and new diners to its signature modern farmhouse aesthetic.

While they added a few of their own personal touches during the commercial renovation, they kept the original structure intact as homage to the cafe’s 100-year history and kept the memories alive through the interiors. They have successfully created a new contemporary space that suits the changing needs and times whilst keeping the feel familiar by weaving heritage throughout.

Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Venice

The Il Fondaco dei Tedeschi is an ancient Venetian warehouse that went through a commercial renovation last 2013 to become the new department store for tourists visiting this historic destination. It was first built in 1228, and has served as a trading post for German mer­chants, a customs house under Napoleon, and a post office under Mussolini.

Because of its status as a legal monument, the interventions had to be minimal. Most of the elements and the layout of spaces has been retained while including additions of a large wooden terrace and few entrances. The commercial remodeling incorporates wooden panels, glass mirrors and golden metallic work that accentuates the rusty terracotta interiors of the complex.

Dutch architecture firm, OMA, successfully transformed this historical venue into “a contemporary urban department store staging a diverse range of activities, from shopping to cultural events, social gatherings and everyday life.” The Fondaco reopened to the public in 2016, and is now the first DFS store in Europe with over 700 boutiques offering customers unique luxury shopping and lifestyle experiences.

Absolute Cosmetic Medicine, Perth

When Absolute Cosmetic Clinic set out to create its new flagship store in Perth CBD, it had one goal in mind: to create a high-end, luxury boutique that would be the go-to destination for celebrity clients.

To achieve this, the clinic knew that privacy would be of the utmost importance. The waiting area needed to be designed with recognisability in mind, and patients needed to feel like they could relax and feel comfortable.

Understanding their client’s needs, the commercial builders created a data-driven design that aligns with industry trends, client’s brand image and company ethos. The result of the commercial construction renovation is a stunning facility with a European-inspired design and luxurious appeal.

Jandakot Flying School, Perth

This commercial flying school required a renovation of their Jandakot location because the site was not compliant and required various structural repairs. What the owners wanted was a design that will facilitate the productivity of their 50 students and 10 staff.

Their commercial remodeling contractor understood their needs and carried out a full-scale site assessment and comprehensive design plan, complete with product and competitor information. With a cleverly engineered and cost-effective strategy, they have only made minimal variations from the original construction design.

As a result of the commercial renovation, the school now displays a stronger commercial presence with a universal appeal. Not to mention, the school is now safe and conducive to the learning of their students.

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