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6 Ways to Get More Beauty and Function Out of Your Retail Space

The perfect retail store can be created. It is rare to find a commercial space that has already been designed perfectly for business operations. Because of this, it is up to the business owner to come up with a design to suit his or her store’s needs.

A design is easy enough to create but to make that design work in the space you have is a completely different matter. It is imperative to be as innovative as possible especially if you are dealing with certain restrictions such as fewer square feet and awkward shape of the space.

And when it comes to innovative solutions for retail spaces, interior fit-outs are considered the best. Not only do they outwork the present restrictions of the location, but they can likewise boost the functionality of the basic fixtures and furniture a retail store requires. Aesthetic implements, on the other hand, can do so much more to support the operations.

If you need to get more out of your retail space, here are six ways to do so with interior fit outs.

1. Add storage to your display tables and racks.

Let your display implements serve as additional storage for the store. Have interior fit-out contractors hollow out tables and pedestals and place drawers and compartments in. This way, you can easily replace purchased items with fresh ones or have marketing paraphernalia ready.

2. Install lights in shelves and cabinets.

Properly illuminating your merchandise can boost their market appeal. So, when you have shelves and cabinets installed, make sure that that they either have downlights or small spotlights to draw attention to your products. 

Adding lighting fixtures to store fixtures is also a great way to make everything look more sophisticated. You do not even need additional décor when you have lights installed strategically around your retail store.

3. Have multipurpose furniture created.

Make fixtures and furniture do more than just one thing. For example, if you need a cabinet to store extra items of clothing, you probably can add a fold out table or seating to it.

If you sell clothes, the fold-out table of the cabinet can hold a portable sewing machine where alterations can be made for customers’ purchases. Or, it can create a mini office for your store manager where he or she can work on his or her laptop.

4. Add display shelves to your cash register counter.

This is a popular implement for mobile stores. Commercial interior fit-out contractors come up with various shelving designs to make a typical cash register counter display select products of the store. This is a must for retail stores because a display by the cash register increases the potential for greater sales.

Therefore, do not let your counter be a plain one where customers pay for their purchases. Tap into its power as an upsell opportunity by having the counter created as an attractive display fixture as well.

5. Use awkward corners as secret storage.

Have awkward corners of your retail store closed to create the look of balance in your commercial space. But instead of simply closing them off, use them as extra storage (for cleaning equipment, packaging supplies, or stocks) or as a cozy seating area for customers.

6. Create storage stairs.

Retail stores can never have enough storage. If you need stairs for certain areas of the shop, you can have them created hollow so you can store all kinds of things your operations need.

There are two ways interior fit-out experts create storage stairs. They either create a top lid that you can push up to open or they install drawers that you can pull out. Both designs do not alter the look of the stairs or compromise the stairs’ primary function.

Creating storage opportunities as you are constructing your store can help you manage your budget well. You can avoid the need to rent a self-storage solution for your stocks and other business materials.

These are not all that you can do to get the best functional mileage of your commercial space, with a consultation with the best interior fit-out specialists, you can learn about the many other options you have.


Shane Curran

CEO at Interact Group LLC

Interact Group is a design-led interior fit-out company that aims to set new standards in the UAE interiors market. Driven by their dedication to total customer experience, the company’s mission is to bring truly specialized teams to complex design and fit out challenges, utilizing their unmatched ability to deliver spaces efficiently and above expectation.

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