Are you planning on remodeling or renovating your salon? Renovating and remodeling is no easy feat and it comes with its own unique set of obstacles. However, when it’s done on-budget and on time, renovations can be very beneficial for your salon business. Whether you’re looking to add more space to your salon or give your salon more of a modern look, it’s exciting to start planning for a renovation. Before you begin planning, there are some important factors to keep in mind, though.
Check out these salon remodeling tips that could save you time and money while making sure your renovation and remodel start off on the right path.
Plan a Budget That Is Feasible
Of course, before you embark on any large plans for your salon, it is critical to develop a budget. However, when it comes to remodeling or renovations, you need to make sure that your budget is comprehensive and makes financial sense for your salon business. Renovations can be delayed and can unveil more work that needs to be done for a number of reasons. This is why it’s important for your budget to accommodate any last-minute changes, additional repairs and any other things that may require more money during the renovation. It can be hard to predict things that may occur in a renovation that are out of your control, but you can prepare your budget in a way that is very lean and practical. This will allow for some wiggle room if need be.
Consider the Timing of the Renovation
Depending on what kind of renovation your salon may need, these projects can take time and happen at inconvenient hours – especially if you plan on remaining open during the process. You will need to determine if your salon will be open during the renovation or if you will close it for the duration of the process. If you plan on staying open, you will need to plan the renovation in phases so that you can keep parts of your salon open. If you plan on closing your salon, you will need to factor your business losses into your budget. You can also rent out a salon suite to take clients during your renovation.
Get Inspiration Before You Consult Contractors
Do you have an idea of what you would like for your salon to look like after the renovation? If not, it’s a good idea to gather some inspiration from social media platforms like Instagram or Pinterest. You can create a mood board or print out some examples of salons you love and bring them to your chosen contractor or interior designer before the renovation. Having a solid idea of what you want your salon to look like will help prevent any delays or rework that could be costly and time-consuming during the renovation.
Don’t Forget About Renovating Equipment
As you give your salon a facelift, it’s important to also renovate your space with quality salon equipment. If your business needs modern and stylish equipment to complement the renovation, you can always factor things like new salon chairs into your remodeling budget. Equipment financing is available from some companies, so be sure to consider that as well. As you begin to think about placing new equipment into your salon, make sure you are keeping the style in mind so that it matches with your salon’s new look. There are many different styles of equipment and accessories, but it would be beneficial to determine a style or aesthetic you are going for so that your new salon will look cohesive in the end.
Consider Space-Saving Salon Stations
How are your salon stations set up currently? As you plan to remodel your salon, will you have the opportunity to maximize space savings? If so, you could prioritize space-saving layouts or build in storage closets that help you to keep your floor plan open. Building a floor plan that can be flexible in terms of salon floor layout can help you grow with your business and adapt your layout to meet high demand. Salon stations with wheels are perfect for these situations and can be moved around for additional flexibility.
Create a Mockup of Your New Layout
Similar to finding inspiration for your salon’s new design, you can easily create layout mockups with 2D salon design tools, which allow you to configure your salon’s layout, as well as place furniture. These tools can be very useful in helping you understand how your salon will look after the renovation.
Figure in New Lighting Plans
Most times, a renovation will include new lighting fixtures. Make sure you factor new lighting into your budget as you are planning this remodel. Another thing to consider with lighting is whether or not you want to change the look and feel of your salon. Bright and warm lighting can give your salon more of a modern look while dimmer lights can give the space a more rustic feel. If you opt for dimmer lights, you can always invest in other lighting fixtures like salon stations with lighted mirrors.
Make Room for Modern and Trendy Spaces
If you are looking for ways to make your salon more appealing and trendy, plan for your new salon to have a photo room or a wall dedicated to getting photos of your stylists’ work. Creating an Instagrammable spot in your salon is a great marketing tool that both your clients and stylists can use to boost your business and get the word out about your salon.
If you take these considerations and implement them into your renovation and remodeling plans, you are on track for a smooth sailing experience. Good luck with the remodel!