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Appearances sell: refitting your retail space
Appearances sell. That’s why it is essential that your shop looks perfect to your customers. Too many shop
owners fail to see the importance of a good-looking shop, not realising that a well organised shop fit can make
or break that all-important sale.
After all, your retail space should be a representation of how you are as a business, and a poorly attired shop
isn’t going to impress anyone. Here are a few ideas to get your shop’s appearance in tiptop shape during your
next retail refit.
Use a bold palette of one or two colours throughout your shop. This will help create a clean and concise
appearance. Think of when you visit somewhere like IKEA or Spar. They use simple, bold colours to create a
definite retail experience that looks tidy and clean. Avoid overly dark colours or whites.
Fixtures and fittings
Make sure you replace your shelves and fixtures periodically. Old fixtures and fittings can wear and tear after a
few years, and if they don’t look good, you are going to drive customers away. Try to find out what fixtures
would suit your shop, and if planning a retail refit, see what other retailers are using to promote their products
Floors often get worn out over the years with scratches and dents. You may want to consider a new type of
flooring. Carpet is a popular choice for electronics and fashion stores, while a grocery chain may benefit more
from linoleum. Take account of your customers and any apparatus they use, such as trolleys, which could
affect the floor’s longevity.
One of the worst things a retail space can have is an exposed industrial ceiling. If you are working from a
warehouse structure, it may be time to get a suspended ceiling to hide this. It will make your space seem
more inviting and commercial.
If you need help planning your retail space, have no fear – Quantock Interiors can help you create the perfect
retail space. We carry out retail refits across the West London area, and will be able to provide you with the
retail interior design you want.
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