If your space needs a refresh, you are likely overdue for one. However, commercial remodeling offers benefits beyond aesthetics. The investment can improve safety, morale, productivity, and profits.

Whether through leasehold improvements in the commercial tenant improvement agreement or later renovations, commercial remodeling is subject to changing trends just like any other area of construction and design. Here are a few trends most likely to show up over the coming year in Kansas City.


Commercial contractors can expect to see a continuation in demand for renovations made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2023. These remodeling projects can include updates to the ventilation systems or improved technology infrastructure to accommodate remote work.  They can also involve expanding or redesigning existing structures to create open, collaborative workspaces that help people work closely without crowding. Much of the commercial remodeling is also done to add energy efficiency.


For the stores that remain brick and mortar, the trends are leaning toward safety and efficiency as well as improved multi-sensory experiences. Renovation construction projects for retail may include improving the air filtration system to protect the air quality in the store. A retail renovation project can also mean expansions or redesigns to make room for enhanced displays or a more relaxing environment. Sometimes improving the flow also means moving or adding a point-of-sale station. It can also mean upgrading the technology at some or all the point-of-sale stations to accept modern, touchless payment methods.


Warehouses and distribution centers tend to be large facilities requiring a lot of energy to heat or cool. Often the inventory in these huge buildings requires climate control, especially in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Keeping warehouses and distribution centers at optimal temperatures as cost-effectively as possible drives the trend toward energy efficiency. Some businesses looking for energy efficiency even opt for adding solar panels on the roof to supplement the energy costs.


The healthcare industry was hit hard by the pandemic, and it caused many changes in how hospitals and other medical facilities operate. Many medical facilities had to expand their capacity quickly. Some of that expansion was needed so fast that workers put up temporary barriers. Now those temporary expansions are being turned into permanent remodels. Healthcare facilities also learned a lot about workflow efficiency by handling unprecedented caseloads with often understaffed teams. Some renovation projects that could help continue those added efficiencies include adding or moving nurse stations, adding more bunking areas, or rerouting power needs to newly designated areas.

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