The big question with commercial renovations is “when can we open/ re-open” so the focus is on getting our workers in – getting the work done – and clearing the team out. The days are long and intense and the motto here is “done once and out”. On our last commercial renovation we had a team of 28 workers putting in 14 hour days for 4 days straight.

The design focus on commercial renovations is generally all about “appearance to the customer” with a shorter term life expectancy. Residential renovations are typically based on a 15 – 20 year life expectancy – commercial is 5 – 10 years.

The usage is also different since commercial renovations are used to continually serving for 5 – 7 days a week by a large number of customers. Materials on these commercial renovations need to be:

  • durable
  • functional
  • purposeful
  • quickly repairable

Commercial renovations projects have a wide range and purpose and we’ve designed, or designed and built projects such as dental/doctors’ offices, pubs, retail and office spaces.

maison d’etre brings to each commercial project quality designs and style when a unique presence is desired.