Anyone who has watched more than 9 minutes of HGTV will be able to tell you about the importance of curb appeal. While their Property Brothers-inspired rant will likely just pertain to selling a recently flipped house, curb appeal is a big deal for commercial buildings too. Good curb appeal can increase foot traffic and attract quality tenants, but bad curb appeal will act as a repellant. Commercial property owners looking to boost their curb appeal can take the following steps to help their buildings stand out.

Landscaping

Nothing brightens up a place like some fresh flowers and a little greenery. It’s important to note that landscaping is not a one-time investment. Make sure you can keep everything alive and looking good if you go green. 

Windows and Doors 

Over time windows and doors will inevitably be scratched and start to look rundown. Updating the building with new windows and doors will make a dramatic difference in the overall appearance of the building, and increase the energy efficiency.

Lighting

Installing new lights will help show off the building at night, help customers find businesses, and promote a safe and secure environment. New lighting can come in the form of large lights on the side of the building and in parking lots, and it can also include smaller ground lights along walkways. 

Pressure Wash 

One of the easiest and quickest ways to take a few years off the look of a building is to hire a pressure washing company. Using high-powered water sprayers, all the dirt and grime that’s slowly been building on the exterior of the building will be blasted off.  

Boosting the curb appeal is a great way to attract more tenants and support their business, but sometimes it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Investing in tenant build outs for incoming tenants will help seal the deal for the kind of tenants you’re looking for. If you need a trusted partner to help improve your commercial property, call Cowen Construction.