Warehouse Space Renovations

Warehouses are generally used for anything ranging from storage to office spaces. Even though there are a broad range of uses, there is some basic information you should be aware of when renovating a commercial warehouse.

Types of Warehouses

Here are a few of the most common types of warehouse spaces:

Office Space Warehouses

These spaces include offices, meeting areas, storage rooms, filing rooms, private bathrooms, and other common rooms found in offices.

Storage Space Warehouses

Storage space warehouses typically includes areas for storage, machinery, vehicles, loading areas, and employees.

Light Industrial Warehouses

Light industrial spaces are used for manufacturing packaging, assembly, repairing, and much more. Print labs, commercial laundry spaces, repair garages, and other shops typically fall under this warehouse type.

Loading Dock Warehouses

These warehouses are largely used for transportation and shipping and must be able to accommodate employees and large machinery, such as vehicles and forklifts.

No matter what warehouse type of space you occupy, there are multiple areas that warehouse owners consistently want renovated or included in their build-out.

Common Warehouse Renovations

For most warehouse renovations, there are a number of modifications that owners request time and again. The most common requests include:

  • Front office space
  • Docks and staging areas
  • File areas
  • Package disassembly areas
  • Package assembly areas
  • Rack storage areas
  • Controlled storage areas
  • Bulk storage areas
  • Forklift parking
  • Tenant offices
  • Compressor installation
  • Installation of hydraulic lifts

3 Important Factors to Consider When Renovating a Warehouse

1. Adequate Space

There should be enough space for all occupants to comfortably complete their duties. If the company plans to grow, the layout should also be able to accommodate any necessary changes such as more storage space, a different layout, or room for loading docks.

The logistics of the warehouse space will depend greatly on the type of warehouse and the kind of work being completed within its walls.

2. Functionality

Functionality should always be a top priority when conducting warehouse renovations. Warehouses that don’t function well are often costly to operate and can be difficult to fix once construction is complete.

3. Security and Safety

Ensuring the safety of all warehouse occupants should also be a top priority that’s kept top of mind during renovations and build-outs.

In each warehouse project, there are multiple safety hazards that should be addressed.

For example, in warehouse spaces where aerosol, paint, petroleum, and other hazardous chemicals are going to be used there should be an adequate exhaust and ventilation system in place. Along with proper ventilation, safety measures such as combustible gas and carbon monoxide detectors and alarms should be present in each room in case of emergency.

In general, all warehouses should meet fire suppression requirements, be constructed in a way that addresses any common environmental issues in its location such as hurricanes, and have adequate entries and exits in case of emergency.

Many warehouses have docks, conveyors, storage areas, and other potentially dangerous spaces that should be properly secured, labeled, and have safety features like slip-resistant flooring installed to reduce risks.

Why You Should Hire an Experienced Professional for Your Warehouse Renovation or Build-Out?

Having a contractor that has worked on a wide range of warehouse projects ensures your project is completed to professional standards within the set timeframe. Professionals who regularly work on warehouses have experience with a variety of warehouse types and common issues, which means your project will be completed on time and within budget.

What Sets Us Apart from Other Warehouse Contractors?

Over the years, Max Tripodi has renovated numerous warehouse spaces. One of the most recent renovations was for Robe Lighting, Inc. and included a 25,000 sq. ft interior office build-out. Aside from that project, he has created spaces for the following users and uses:

  • Lighting companies with a display showroom
  • Food storage facilities
  • Food manufacturers
  • Automotive repair shops
  • Lighting manufacturers
  • Distribution centers
  • Assembly and/or fabricating plants
  • Plants used for manufacturing, packaging, or processing of materials
  • Repair facilities
  • Spaces for printing
  • Commercial laundry facilities
  • Photographic film processing
  • Vehicle repair garages
  • Building maintenance shops
  • Metal work
  • Millwork
  • Cabinetry work

What Should You Do?

If you have questions about a warehouse renovation or build-out, please feel free to contact Max Tripodi, a licensed Florida commercial contractor, at (954) 931-6688. Max has a wide variety of experience with warehouse renovations spanning many different industries.

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