Top 5 Projects for Your Office Building After the New Year

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The start of a new year means many things to different people, but most of us see the transition from one year to the next as an opportunity to reflect on the past and look towards a brighter future. For businesses, a new year is a great time to consider ways to improve operations, update branding, and revitalize morale -- as it turns out, the condition and appearance of your office building play significant roles in determining these outcomes. So, as a new year approaches yet again, it’s prudent to turn your attention to specific renovations that will bring your building (and your business) back to life. Here are five of the most impactful projects to consider for your office building shortly after the new year.

The Best Office Painting Projects

1. Interior Commercial Painting

No one wants to work in a drab, deteriorating environment. If your office’s walls and ceiling feature fading, peeling, and/or chipping paint, don’t expect your coworkers and employees to reach their fullest potential. Sure, your office’s appearance is far from the only factor correlated to performance and morale, but it’s more important than you might realize. Simply refreshing your interior rooms with high-quality paint this new year can give your office the boost it needs to do its best work ever. And if your office regularly sees guests and customers, freshly painted walls will also improve your business’ reputation. Applying new interior paint is also key for rebranding efforts -- if your new branding features a new color scheme, for instance, you’ll probably want your office building’s interior to match it. So, whether your office interiors need touching up or your business is rebranding for the new year, interior painting is one of the most important projects to prioritize.

2. Exterior Pressure Washing

Of course, it’s not only what’s inside that counts. The outside of your office building is the first thing passersby, guests, customers, and employees will see before entering, after all. Even if your building is pristine on the inside, first impressions matter, which is why pressure washing should also be on your list of New Year’s resolutions. The winter months can take a toll on your property’s exterior, making it filthy with debris, stains, and water damage. Fortunately, winters in Nashville, TN, and surrounding areas are relatively mild. Still, it’s best to clean your exterior at least twice a year -- once after winter and once more about six months after that. It’s often best to wait until after January for pressure washing services, however, as conditions can still be cold and unpredictable in Nashville shortly after the new year begins. February and March will offer more consistently temperate days for exterior surface preparation projects like pressure washing. When performed properly, cleaning your building’s exterior this way will remove dirt and stains, brighten surfaces, and prepare your building for additional projects like exterior painting, which is next on the agenda.

3. Commercial Exterior Painting

While repainting your office’s interior helps to establish a new vision for your company and its workers, repainting your building’s exterior will share that brand new vision with the world -- at least, those in viewing range. Moreover, a fresh coat of exterior paint will help protect your surfaces from environmental threats like harsh sunlight, wind, precipitation, pests, and more. As a general rule, it’s not prudent to seek commercial exterior painting contractors during winter, as cold conditions make the job more challenging, costly, and produce worse results. That said, you can still plan your exterior painting project as early as December or January to get in gear for early spring when the conditions are better for outdoor projects. In warmer regions like Nashville, Brentwood, and Franklin, TN, exterior painters can get to work as early as late February (depending on the specific conditions that year), through March and April see more of a surge. Regardless of the exact date, refreshing your office building’s exterior paint job can do wonders for its curb appeal, market value, and integrity, as well as your business’ reputation.

4. Restore Windows and Doors

As you’re thinking of ways to transform your building’s exterior, don’t neglect some of its most prominent and practical features: its windows and doors. If your building features paintable doors, it might be time to refresh them as well. Depending on the age and material of your doors and their current coatings, you might have them replaced or refinish them with paint, stain, or varnish (as well as new hardware). As for your windows, you obviously won’t be painting the glass -- that said, the trim and framing surrounding your windows might require your attention. Likewise, your windows might not provide your office with modern energy efficiency. Replacing your windows this year can significantly modernize your building inside and out, not only aesthetically but practically, too.

5. Redesigning Your Interior Spaces

We’ve already discussed how painting your office’s interior spaces can contribute to your rebranding efforts and transform your workplace more broadly. However, there’s more to updating your interior than merely painting its surfaces. As you gear up for the new year, think about additional ways to create a stunning, positive, and impressive office. One bold move is to redesign your office’s layout, perhaps making it more open or streamlined in various ways. You can also introduce new decorative features to liven things up; keep contrast in mind when bringing in new furniture and decor. Updating your office’s lighting can also have a huge impact on the way a room looks and feels (keep in mind that different types of lighting can alter the way paint colors look, too). There’s no limit to the ways in which you can alter your office’s interior, and the new year is perhaps the best time to get those wheels spinning.

Renew Your Office Building and Outlook this New Year

Mulling over all the ways you might make improvements to yourself and your organization this new year can cause plenty of stress. The five projects outlined here don’t all need to get done in the near future, but each one of them can have a major impact on your business in the years to come. If you’re looking for local experts to help you with commercial painting, door refinishing, carpentry repair, pressure washing, and more, look no further than Nash Painting. To learn more about us, our services, and our values, call us at 615-829-6858 today!